High schools: Mekeel Christian girls’ volleyball picks up four-set WAC win


SCOTIA Mekeel Christian Academy got 29 assists from Gabriella Luna to lead a 25-13, 25-10, 23-25, 25-11 Western Athletic Conference girls’ volleyball win over Middleburgh on Tuesday. 

Amelia Armao added eight aces and 10 kills for Mekeel Christian, which also got eight kills apiece from Jahdey Jackson and Avya Dell.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo defeated Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 25-19, 25-18, 25-9, led by five kills and an ace from Faith Coates and four kills and two aces from Ruby Poole. For Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Julia Dobkowski collected nine digs and four aces, Julia Jaworowski had three kills and six digs, and Rylee Van Auken provided five assists.

Schoharie was victorious against OESJ by scores of 25-20, 25-14 and 25-22, with Annabell Gell posting five kills, two aces and a block in the win. Emily Lehoe provided eight assists for Schoharie. Leading the way for OESJ were Brooke Trumble and Maddie Simonds, each of whom posted three aces, four assists and two kills.]

Fonda-Fultonville beat Canajoharie/Fort Plain 25-9, 25-15, 25-11, with Maddy Mott spiking home eight kills and Amber Cole providing 22 assists and nine aces in the win. Monika Kulcynski had three aces for Canajoharie/Fort Plain, with Gab Murphy and Avery Ficthorn each contributing two kills.

Mayfield’s Blake Hoose had eight aces and Madison King added 11 kills and 12 digs in a four-set win over Duanesburg by scores of 25-21, 21-25, 26-24 and 25-16. Meara Fitzgerald chipped in eight assists and five digs for the Panthers.

Broadalbin-Perth notched a 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 Foothills Council girls’ volleyball win over Johnstown. Sami Westfall led Broadalbin-Perth with nine kills and served up 10 aces among her 17 points. Haley Tomlinson added six kills and served 15 aces for Broadalbin-Perth, and Laurel Mitchell provided 21 assists.

For Johnstown, Camille Gray had two kills, two blocks, three digs, three assists and four aces, and Abbi Lewis chipped in five kills and six digs.

Allie Salvione served up nine aces for Gloversville in a 25-21, 25-11, 25-19 win over Scotia-Glenville. Jackie Rattray added six digs and Nia Rush had nine service points in the win. Keeley Kristel led Scotia-Glenville with six kills, four aces and nine service points.

In the Suburban Council, Bethlehem was led by five kills, five blocks and three aces from Caroline Davis in its 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 26-24 win over Saratoga Springs. Anna Waltson added eight kills and Nina Pallela had 17 assists for Bethlehem, while Saratoga Springs was led by 10 kills and six aces from Brooke Poutre, and nine kills and three blocks from Sam Tracy.

Columbia posted a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 victory over Albany, led by six kills, eight assists, 13 digs and four aces from Arricca Silliman. Columbia also got six kills and four blocks from Grace Dwileski, and Sarah Bayly accumulated 13 digs.

In a back-and-forth match, Shaker defeated Troy 27-29, 25-18, 25-20, 27-25, with Layla Shipley putting up a huge performance for Shaker with 17 kills, 17 assists, 14 digs and seven aces. Hannah Hipwell added eight kills and 15 digs for Shaker, and Bri Hardwick had seven kills, 12 digs and 20 assists. Troy’s Zahara Diaz tallied six kills, and Rolenda House provided eight blocks.

Guilderland won 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-13 over Schenectady, led by four kills and five digs from Kailey Lockwood, along with 12 assists and five digs from Katie Dickerson and 13 digs, two aces and two kills from Jaimee Lowe.


Ella Blesi scored in the 32nd minute and Anya Kotkoskie scored in the 63rd minute to lead Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a 2-1 Suburban Council girls’ soccer win over Niskayuna. For Niskayuna, Gabby Kedik scored off a Kaleigh West assist, and the Silver Warriors got eight saves from Maddie Mills and six from Anna Joyce.

Micaela Tahoe had two goals and two assists for Shaker in a 7-0 win over Troy. Alina Lagace also scored twice for Shaker, while Hannah Bouchard, Eleanor Keough and Lindsey McCulloch added a goal apiece. Genny Austin and Lizzy Myers combined on the shutout, making two saves apiece.

In Wasaren League action, Stillwater defeated Hoosick Falls 3-0 behind goals from Bridget Coon, Bella Estil and Elliott Patenaude. Kylie Peacock and Brooke Coon provided assists, and Miranda Price recorded the shutout in goal with a pair of saves. Hoosick Falls goalie Hope Granger made 12 saves.

Mechanicville beat Cambridge 8-0, with Maddy Hopeck putting up two goals and two assists. Also scoring for Mechanicville were Madison Daley, Marissa Krosky, Abby Pugliese, Bella Raucci, Bella Fogarty and Meghan DiSiena. Cambridge was led by goalie Lexi Pederson’s 12 saves.

Jillian Sassanella scored five goals in Broadalbin-Perth’s 11-0 Foothills Council win over Gloversville. Chase Tyler added two goals for the Patriots, Olivia Rogers added a goal and an assist, Mianna Barboza and Aubrey Fisher each had a goal and an assist and Molly Russom rounded out the scoring. Gloversville goalie Jalyn Smith made 17 saves.

Madi Meca scored twice in Amsterdam’s 4-0 win over Johnstown. Also for Amsterdam, Kaijah Fowler and Shasha Cooper scored a goal apiece, while Nikki Turney and Felise Fowler each had an assist.

In a Suburban Council boys’ soccer match, Saratoga Springs and Bethlehem played to a 1-1 draw. Both teams scored late in regulation, with Saratoga Springs’ Lucas Varghese getting the Blue Streaks on the board in the 77th minute and Ryan Fenlon answering for Bethlehem in the 78th minute.

In Foothills Council field hockey play, Ava Barker’s three goals and a goal and an assist from Cole Krempa led Johnstown in a 4-0 win over Scotia-Glenville. Goalie Maya Westbrook made 16 saves for Scotia-Glenville.

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