Scotia-Glenville senior Emma Schaub was still on the court when host Queensbury won its sixth and final set at Friday’s Foothills Council girls’ tennis championship.
“The team match was over. They were up 6-0, and it didn’t matter. She wanted to finish undefeated,” Scotia coach Geoff Olson said of Schaub. “It meant something to her.”
Schaub rallied from a 9-8 deficit. After two hours and with all the other players watching, she completed an 11-9 victory over Natalie DeJohn.
Schaub, who also plays softball for the Tartans, capped off a 12-0 season.
“She hits the ball hard, moves it around and has a big serve,” Olson said of his No. 4 singles player. “She is an athlete with a racket. She knows how to compete.”
Scotia completed its season at 9-3, with Friday’s 6-1 title-match loss and two others coming against Queensbury (11-0). Meghan Chase prevailed at No. 1 singes for Queensbury and completed an 11-0 campaign, while Alexandra Murray, Olivia Przybysz, and Annabelle Troubridge also recorded singles victories for the Spartans.
“Obviously, we wanted to win it. Queensbury is our rival, and I thought we had a good shot,” Olson said. “They were too tough today. It’s motivation for next year.”
Queensbury won its second straight regular season Foothills title before beating Glens Falls 7-0 and Scotia for the tournament title. Scotia beat South Glens Falls 7-0 in its semifinal match.
“They [Queensbury] would battle for the [Section II] Class A title if there was a tournament this year,” Olson said. “They would be right there.”
Cassie Cenzano went 11-1 for Scotia this season, Charlotte Tvelia went 9-3 and Sophia Velasco went 8-4.
Kendall Eggleston had two goals and two assists, Julie Kuzmich collected two goals and one assist, and Lauren Shanahan picked up a goal and three assists as Shenendehowa beat Niskayuna 8-1 in a Suburban Council field hockey game.
Hannah Merritt broke a 1-1 tie in the second quarter, starting a four-goal outburst for the league-leading Plainsmen (9-1).
Jocelyn Hild scored three goals and set one up, and Paige Thowe had a goal and two assists to lift Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (8-2) over Shaker 6-0.
FOOTHILLS COUNCIL TOURNAMENT
QUEENSBURY 6, SCOTIA-GLENVILLE 1
Singles: Meghan Chase (Q) def. Sophia Velasco, 10-2; Alexandra Murray (Q) def. Charlotte Tvelia, 10-0; Olivia Przybysz (Q) def. Cassie Cenzano, 10-3; Emma Schaub (S-G) def. Natalie DeJohn, 11-9; Annabelle Troubridge (Q) def. Maddie Cook, 10-3. Doubles: Brigid Duffy-Julia Demboski (Q) def. Kaitlyn Blucher-Piper Wiegert, 10-0; Molly Gannon-Bayley Duffy (Q) def. Emma Mathes-Natalie McGlauflin, 10-1.
SHENENDEHOWA 8, NISKAYUNA 1
Shenendehowa 1 4 1 2 – 8
Niskayuna 0 1 0 0 – 1
Shenendehowa scoring: Kuzmuch 2-1, Eggleston 2-2, Merritt 1-0, Shanahan 1-3, Sterle 0-1, Satterlee 1-0, Morlock 1-0. Niskayuna scoring: Randire 1-0, Makarowsky 0-1. Goalkeepers: Shenendehowa, Kisling, 2 saves; Anslow, 1 save. Niskayuna, Wilson, 10 saves; Cropsey, 4 saves.
BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 6, SHAKER 0
Shaker 0 0 0 0 – 0
Burnt Hills 3 2 1 0 – 6
Shaker scoring: None. Burnt Hills scoring: Thowe 1-2, J. Hold 3-1, H. Pochobradsky 0-2, M. Pochobradsky 1-0, M. Hild 0-1, Todd 1-0. Goalkeepers: Shaker, Teso, 18 saves. Burnt Bills, Matson, 0 saves; Jensen, 0 saves.