Fields set for Suburban Council soccer, field hockey tournaments

ERICA MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Shenendehowa's Rachel Sterle with the ball against Guilderland's Caitlyn Caulfield during their high school field hockey game at Afirm's Sports Park in Latham on Friday.
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Shenendehowa's Rachel Sterle with the ball against Guilderland's Caitlyn Caulfield during their high school field hockey game at Afirm's Sports Park in Latham on Friday.

Categories: High School Sports, Sports

Shenendehowa earned the top seeds for this week’s Suburban Council tournaments in field hockey, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer when the brackets were released Sunday morning.

The three Shenendehowa teams posted a combined regular-season record of 31-1-3.

Shenendehowa and No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake both received byes to the semifinal round in the six-team field hockey tournament. The two quarterfinal matchups will be held Monday, with No. 4 Guilderland facing No. 5 Shaker at 4 p.m. Afrim’s Sports Park in Latham and No. 3 Saratoga Springs hosting No. 6 Columbia at 5:30. Semifinals will be held Wednesday, with Shenendehowa hosting the Guilderland/Shaker winner at 4:15 p.m. and Burnt Hills hosting the Saratoga Springs/Columbia winner at 5. The championship game will be held Friday.

The eight-team boys’ soccer tournament gets underway Tuesday. In the top half the bracket, Shenendehowa will host No. 8 seed Colonie at 3:30 p.m., No. 4 Saratoga Springs will host No. 5 Guilderland at 6:30 p.m. On the bottom half of the bracket, No. 2 Christian Brothers Academy will host No. 7 Albany at 2 p.m., the same time as the kickoff No. 3 Niskayuna’s home game against No. 6 Shaker. Semifinals will be held Thursday and the championship game is set for Saturday.

The girls’ soccer tournament also begins Tuesday. The top half of the bracket features No. 1 Shenendehowa hosting No. 8 Colonie at 5:45 p.m. and No. 4 Columbia hosting No. 5 Guilderland at 6:15. The bottom half of the bracket features No. 2 Shaker hosting No. 7 Saratoga Springs at 5:30 p.m. and No. 3 Niskayuna facing No. 6 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at 4:30 p.m. at Schenectady High School.

The boys’ and girls’ soccer postseason will also feature consolation tournaments for teams who finished ninth and lower in the regular-season standings. 

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