Jessica Dillon had 15 assists, five kills and three blocks Friday as reigning state Class A champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake swept Columbia on the opening day of the Suburban Council girls’ volleyball schedule.
Natalie Schurman contributed a pair of kills and five blocks as the Lady Spartans extended their SC win streak to 314 matches with a 25-6, 25-8, 25-16 success.
Amara Pascuito had nine aces among her 14 service points as Ballston Spa rallied from two games down to beat Bethlehem.
Kelsey Schuette and Taylor McMahon combined for another 22 points; Morgan Herrick had nine points, 12 assists and nine kills; and Daphne Braun had a strong game at net with eight kills and four blocks as the Lady Scotties won, 13-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-17.
Madison Rowland had 13 kills, Katie McLean turned in 17 assists and Olivia Bruni had a dozen digs as Shaker opened by beating Mohonasen, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21.
Ally VanDoren and Quincy Kinzel both served five aces as Guilderland swept Niskayuna,
25-20, 25-18, 25-21. Kinzel finished with 11 service points, eight assists and kills.
Samantha Atchison had nine points and 19 digs for Niskayuna, with teammate Katelyn Lampman adding eight blocks and three kills.
Josh Olsen had eight kills and five service aces, Austin Jensen added seven kills and five aces and setter Tyler Ostrowski had 19 assists as Shenendehowa swept Niskayuna, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15, in its SC boys’ opener.
Burnt Hills also opened with a sweep, topping Colonie, 25-6, 25-8, 25-15. Jon Weaver and Geoff Putman had a combined 14 kills, and Devin Sandman had 11 assists.
John Sica and Myles Bergere combined for 11 kills and Drew Duguid served six aces as defending league and Section II champion Bethlehem beat Columbia, 25-8, 25-9, 25-8.
TARTANS WIN OPENER
Eric Denny scored a first-half goal as Scotia-Glenville beat Schenectady, 1-0, in the opening round of the Capital Cup at Schalmont.
Freshman Owen Fingar assisted on Denny’s goal.
Mitsu Htut and Elijah Leslie both scored a pair of goals as Troy beat the host Sabres, 5-1, in the other first-round game.
Rafik Mekhaldi had the other goal for Troy, which will play Scotia tonight at 7 in the championship game.
Gino Rossi had the goal for the Sabres, who meet Schenectady in the 5 p.m. consolation game.
Jordan Newton scored three goals in the final six minutes of play to lift Albany Academy past Queensbury, 4-1, in the first round of the Adirondack Shootout.
Chris Locaputo gave the Spartans a lead 3:26 into the game. Damis Osofisan evened it before the end of the first half.
Peter Hamlin scored two goals, and both Chris Skiba and Will McMahon added one as LaSalle beat host Glens Falls, 4-0, in the other first-round contest.
Erica Chase had all three of her team’s goals as Galway edged Johnstown, 3-2, in a non-league girls’ game.
Johnstown led, 2-0, on goals from Megan Anagonostopulos and Morganne Dick before Chase converted a penalty kick with 3:19 left in the first half.
Chase added a pair of goals in the second half, and Rebekah Reichard made 18 saves, as the Lady Eagles won their opener.
Alexis VanArdsale made 18 saves in Sharon Springs’ 6-0 non-league loss at Cherry Valley on Thursday. The Lady Spartans were held to three shots, and did not earn a corner kick.
BOTTINO GETS WINNER
Anna Bottino scored from a Caroline Cady assist with 2:30 remaining in the first overtime as Shenendehowa beat Johnstown, 1-0, in a non-league game.
Melissa Nealon had six saves for Shenendehowa. Alyssa Pertell made seven saves for the Lady Bills.