High schools: Scotia-Glenville boys’ lacrosse scores wild comeback win (with 6 photos)

Scotia-Glenville's Ryan LaPoint goes after the loose ball with Johnstown's Cameron Arminio and in front of goalie Bryce Layton Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Scotia-Glenville's Ryan LaPoint goes after the loose ball with Johnstown's Cameron Arminio and in front of goalie Bryce Layton Thursday, May 5, 2022.

HIGH SCHOOLS Scotia-Glenville forced overtime, then earned a 9-8 Foothills Council boys’ lacrosse comeback win Thursday in the extra period against Johnstown. 

Johnstown led 8-6 in the final minute of regulation, but Dante Bianchi and Nick Coons each scored in the final 30 seconds to force overtime. In overtime, Coons scored his second goal to seal the win. 

Coons also had two assists. Bianchi led Scotia-Glenville with four goals, Dylan Bzdell had three goals and an assist, Jake Dariano had two assists and Bryce Layton made 18 saves. Ryan Hoyt had five goals and an assist for Johnstown, Matt Wheelis scored two goals and Maddox Pedrick contributed one goal. 

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”86″ display=”basic_imagebrowser”]Scotia-Glenville used a 3-1 third quarter to pull ahead 6-5, but Johnstown scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter before Scotia-Glenville’s comeback.

Ian Collins’ five goals and two assists powered Glens Falls to a 15-11 win over Queensbury. Hudson McHernan added four goals for Glens Falls, which outscored Queensbury 7-2 in the second quarter to take the lead. Glens Falls finished with a 4-0 fourth quarter. Stephen Deutsch led Queensbury with six goals and three assists.

Shenendehowa won 13-7 against Saratoga Springs in Suburban Council play. Shenendehowa led 10-1 at halftime. Colin Bullock, Drew Canterbury and Nathan Wolfe each had three goals, while Canterbury added three assists for Shenendehowa. Mason Carroll produced one goal and three assists in the win. For Saratoga Springs, Huck Patton and Kyle Griskowitz each had two goals and an assist.

Several high-scoring efforts led Schenectady/Mohonasen to a 19-6 Colonial Council win against Maple Hill/Ichabod Crane. In the win, Azai Baker scored six goals, Ryan Della Rocco contributed one goal and six assists, Keegan McGovern added four goals and three assists, Rorick Perry had four goals and two assists, and Sean Willis produced four goals and one assist.  Luciano Todd made 10 saves in the win. Schenectady/Mohonasen led 8-1 after one quarter and 12-1 at halftime. Connor Booth scored four goals for Maple Hill/Ichabod Crane.


Emily Robbie scored three goals in Ballston Spa’s 8-7 Suburban Council win against Albany. Brianna Bonds contributed two goals in the win. For Albany, Courtney Fish scored two goals.

Caroline Marotta had six goals in Bethlehem’s 17-1 win against Columbia. Addison Daggett produced two goals and an assist, while Maeve Conway, Sophia Kline and Kait Tietjen each had two scores, and Avery Eick added a goal and an assist. Bethlehem led 12-1 at halftime.

Avery Connolly and Isabella Boardman each scored four goals in Colonie’s 14-9 win against Shaker. Connolly added an assist. Also for Colonie, Shannon Coyle, Natalie Boardman and Kate Boardman each had two goals, with Kate Boardman also registering four assists. Morgan Dence made eight saves in the win. For Shaker, Lauren McCulloch scored five goals.

Alexandria Pollizatto scored three goals to lead Schenectady/Mohonasen to a 7-4 win over Emma Willard in a Colonial Council game. Schenectady/Mohonasen outscored Emma Willard 4-0 in the second half. Austin Summers added two goals for the winners. Jenny Jimenez and Ceci Christian had two goals each for Emma Willard.


Mike Kennedy struck out 10 in seven innings, and also had a home run, single and drove in two runs, as Troy topped Columbia 6-2 in a Suburban Council game. Austin Francis added three hits and an RBI for the Flying Horses. Korin Laurilla had two hits to lead Columbia.

Guilderland won 5-0 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Dan Keaney struck out a dozen batters in six innings to lead Guilderland, which received two doubles and two RBIs from Nick Mahar, as well as a triple and a single from Aidan Chrysler.

Danny Zheng had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run in Bethlehem’s 10-5 win against Averill Park. Caden Bernardo and Matteo Cubello each had two hits and an RBI in the win, while Bernardo also scored a run.

Colonie collected a 5-1 win against Saratoga Springs. Tyler Sausville struck out 12 batters in six innings to earn the win, while Daniel Barbero had two home runs and three RBIs.

James Dixon had two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored in CBA’s 18-2 win against Albany. Ryan Bilka had two hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Michael O’Shaughnessy earned the pitching win. For Albany, Jonneobi Figueroa had a double and scored a run.

Nevin Wilkie had three hits, including the walk-off one, to help Tamarac to a 7-5 win over Greenwich in Wasaren League action. Liam Ring drove in two for Tamarac. Aidan McPhail had two hits and three RBIs to lead Greenwich. Joey Skiff drove in two for the Witches.

Hoosick Falls delivered a seven-run fifth inning in its 8-1 win over Waterford-Halfmoon. Jake Sparks had a complete-game three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks. He also had a single and a two-run home run. Andrew Sparks had two singles, a double and an RBI. Harrison Chapin had two singles and an RBI to lead the Fordians.

Hoosic Valley won 10-3 against Stillwater. Jeff Finkle struck out six batters in the complete-game win, while Thomas Field had a hit and two RBIs, and each of Lukas Cates and Connor King each had two hits and an RBI. King also scored three times. For Stillwater, Jaxon Mueller had a home run and a single.

Jedadiah Trudeau struck out 15 batters in pitching a no-hitter in Cohoes’ 10-0 Colonial Council win against Voorheesville. Austin Smith and Nick Chicaway each had three hits and two RBIs, with one of Chicaway’s hits being a home run.

Geneo Savoca hit a home run and had three RBIs in Albany Academy’s 11-5 win against Mohonasen. Nico DeSanto had a double and three RBIs in the win. For Mohonasen, Vince Carollo had two RBIs, and AJ Crux and Jimmy Wilson each had a double.

Andrew Van Dyk, Andrew Schraa and Jason Natalie each had two hits in Schalmont’s 10-0 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. In the five-inning game, Schalmont’s Dereck Perez struck out eight batters and allowed two hits. Van Dyk and Tyree Parker each scored two runs and had one RBI. 

Brody Becker had three hits and four RBIs to lead Cobleskill-Richmondville past La Salle 11-10. Sal Liardo added three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Eddie Girtler had two hits and two RBIs for La Salle.

Canajoharie won 4-1 against Fonda-Fultonville in a matchup of Western Athletic Conference programs. Jack Montanye struck out three batters in the complete-game win, while Richie Tamsett had a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Derek Duval had two hits for Fonda-Fultonville, and he also struck out 11 batters and allowed one earned run in a complete-game pitching performance.

Duanesburg collected a 7-1 win against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Duanesburg’s Peyton Fall pitched a complete game with 15 strikeouts and only gave up two hits. Fall also had a hit and scored two runs. Duanesburg’s Kyle Williams and Ethan Myers each had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, and Ryan Coons had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. ND-BG’s Kyle Lussier and Rocco Knapp each had a hit. 

Schoharie scored 11 runs in the fifth and sixth innings in its 13-3 win over Middleburgh. Quin Barton went 2 for 4 with a double and three runs to lead Schoharie, while Justin VanGasbeck hit a bases-loaded double. John Shaw and Kevin Fuller each had a hit and an RBI for Middleburgh.

Andrew Wilson struck out 15 and threw a complete-game one-hitter, as Scotia-Glenville shut out Gloversville 8-0 in a Foothills Council matchup. Cody Rogers had a triple and two RBIs for the Tartans. Derek Robinson had two hits, while Kyle Brown had a double and a single. Micah Forgette had a double, and Luke Brandow singled twice. Dane Dillenback had a single for Gloversville’s lone hit.

Tyler Spaulding went 3 for 4 with a triple and two singles to help Queensbury earn a 5-3 win over Schuylerville. It was the 999th career win for the program. Adrian Caron went 2 for 4 with a triple and two runs. On the mound, Logan Smith allowed just one hit over 6 ⅓ innings. Ashton Morris had a single to break up Smith’s no-hit bid. Adam Degregory had the Black Horses’ other hit.


Morgan Ormerod pitched a no-hitter and struck out 15 batters in Ichabod Crane’s 9-0 Colonial Council win against Mohonasen. Ormerod walked one batter and Ichabod Crane committed one error. Makayla Walsh had an RBI, a run scored and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. Abbey Milazzo also had three hits, plus two runs scored and an RBI. Ichabod Crane scored seven runs in the sixth inning.

Hannah Yager had two doubles, a single and four RBIs in Schalmont’s 20-2 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Alana Judekis had three hits and three RBIs, and Mikayla Townsend had three hits and two RBIs.

Amanda Danz had two hits, including a home run, and struck out a dozen batters in leading Voorheesville to a 4-0 win against Albany Academy. Ella Kelly had two hits and two RBIs. For Albany Academy, Jewels Graziano tripled, and Kyra Van Denburgh had a double and struck out eight batters.

Lily Brennan, Marissa Dodge, Hannah Burgess and Arianna Sousis all had two hits in Cohoes’ 14-2 win against Holy Names. Sousis had two RBIs, while Shelby Dawe had a double and two RBIs. Brennan, Dodge and Burgess each had an RBI. For Holy Names, Kylie McLaughlin had two hits.

In a 2-0 Suburban Council win against Columbia, Troy’s Olivia DeCitise struck out 15 batters and pitched a no-hitter. Ava Salvaggio had a double, single and run scored, while Emma Thompson had an RBI single. For Columbia, Mya Parkinson struck out four batters in four scoreless relief innings.

Colonie won 1-0 in walk-off fashion against Saratoga Springs. Adrianna Laraway went 2 for 3 and drove Jenny Shafer — who was 3 for 3 — in for the game-winning run on a single. Lauren Cosselman struck out four batters in the shutout, while Jackie Cutting struck out three batters for Saratoga Springs. Karley Austin, Natalie Conroy, Bella Labate and Maddy Vaughn each had a single for Saratoga Springs.

Hoosick Falls scored in the top of the sixth and seventh innings to eke out a 2-1 win over Berlin/New Lebanon in Wasaren League action. Kennedy Boisvert struck out 17 to lead Hoosick Falls. Kai Jones and Bella Stefanovich drove in the Panthers’ runs. Bailey Catlin struck out 14 for Berlin/New Lebanon.

Amsterdam and Broadalbin-Perth split a doubleheader that included a game played on each team’s home field. Each of the Foothills Council teams won on its home field — and by the same score. Broadalbin-Perth won 12-4 in the day’s first game. Broadalbin-Perth scored four runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth. Sami Westfall had a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning and Haley Tomlinson had an RBI single in the frame. Megan Bazan and Mairead Marsden each had a single and a double. In the loss, Amsterdam’s Elianna Tirado and Shelby LaMont each had two hits, while Tirado had two RBIs. Also for Amsterdam, Natalie McNeil and Gabby Kelly each had a single and an RBI. In the day’s second game, Amsterdam won 12-4. Nani Cintron struck out three batters in the complete-game win, and had a two-RBI single in the first inning and an RBI triple in the third. LaMont had a two-RBI single in the fourth inning and a two-run home run in the sixth for Amsterdam, which also received three RBIs from Kelly, two hits, an RBI and three runs scored from McNeil, and two runs scored from each of Carolyn Sculco and Tirado.

South Glens Falls topped Glens Falls 10-1. Tori Young struck out five batters in the complete-game win and Jillian Capozucca had a home run, two singles and three RBIs. Emma Martens had two hits and three RBIs.

Fonda-Fultonville scored in each of the first four innings on its way to a 9-5 softball win over Canajoharie in Western Athletic Conference action. Talor Ferrucci, Emma Crahan and Kamryn Walton each had two hits to lead Fonda-Fultonville.  Kirsten Hyney struck out six and also had an RBI to lead Canajoharie. Julia Hojohn also drove in a run for the Cougars.


Niskayuna beat CBA 8-1 in Suburban Council boys’ tennis behind singles victories by Zain Choudy, Jeremy Burstyn, Syed Saeed, Vivek Lanka and Masum Shah.

Bethlehem scored a 9-0 win against Averill Park. Will Bievenue won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Winning singles matches without losing a game were Hayden Brown and Ian Jin.

Columbia earned a 5-4 victory against Colonie. Thomas Roche won 6-3, 7-5 at No. singles in the victory. Other singles winners for Columbia were Evan Witte, Shashwat Panigrahi and Brice Dryzmala.

Singles wins by Ean Lantzy, Brett Richards, Simon Papas and Holden Reynolds helped Ichabod Crane edge Schenectady/Mohonasen 4-3 in a Colonial Council match. Hasan Serville won at singles for Schenectady/Mohonasen, which swept the two doubles matches.

Schohaire beat Middleburgh 6-1 in a non-league match. Winning at singles for Schohaire were Justice Amos, William Bond, Clark Skinner and Zachary Zinzow.

Scotia-Glenville cruised to a pair of  7-0 Foothills Council wins over Schuylerville. Shane McKone and Aiden Snyder won at singles in both matches.

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