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Mesitri tallies for Dutchmen in boys' soccer win

Mesitri tallies for Dutchmen in boys' soccer win

James Mesitri scored in the 42nd minute, lifting Guilderland past Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 1-0, Fr

James Mesitri scored in the 42nd minute, lifting Guilderland past Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 1-0, Friday in a Suburban Council boys’ soccer game.

Kedrick Weeden made two saves in the win, and the Spartans got seven saves from Kurtis Souza.

Playing most of the game with just 10 on the field, Mekeel Christian Academy battled to a 1-1 non-league draw with Christian Brothers Academy.

Early in the first half, MCA lost TK Majekodunmi to a head injury which required 16 stitches, according to an email account of the game. The Brothers went up a goal in the first half when Nick O’Brien assisted on Brandon Bolger’s score, but the Lions found the equalizer in the 51st minute as Kenny Aderounmu scored on a corner by Tai Aderounmu. Rhani Zaronda made 15 saves for MCA, while CBA got five stops from Sean Connelly.

Doane Stuart won its non-leag­uer with Saratoga Central Catholic, 4-0, with goals from Jon Hacker, Hasson Harris, Win Myint and Jeffrey Stone. Deshawn Speights made eight stops for the shutout.

Northville beat Fonda-Fultonville, 5-0, in non-league action, getting two goals and an assist from Brad VanNostrand. Jimmy Grega scored twice, and Tyler Henderson had a goal and an assist. Tim Monette made two saves in the shutout for the Falcons (7-3-1).

Tyler Folmsbee made nine saves for the Braves (2-9).

Schoharie beat St. Johnsville in the Western Athletic Conference, 2-1, with a goal from William Vedder and a Saints’ own goal. St. Johnsville got a goal from Kyle Smith.

Marcus Failing and Will Logan both scored twice as Fort Plain got past Duanesburg, 6-0. Joe Ray had a goal and an assist, Trenton Douglas scored a goal, and Derrel Diffin had two assists. Chris Hanifin made five saves for the shutout.

Duanesburg’s Zach Wissenbach made 15 saves.

The Indians got a goal from Sean Hooker and eight saves from Gabe Alagna.

Chatham’s Ryan Mackerer scored on a direct kick in a 1-0 Patroon Conference win over Coxsackie-Athens.

Greenville beat Catskill, 1-0, with a goal from Sam Statham, assisted by Charlie Dieterich. Greenville’s Matthew Snow made three saves for the shutout, and James Miller made five saves for Catskill.

Stillwater and Greenville played to a 1-1 Wasaren League draw with goals coming from Ben Thomsen (Stillwater) and Nate Passino (Greenwich).Tamarac’s Casey Boswell scored five goals in a 6-0 win over Granville. Matt Murray had the other goal, and Brady McMurtry made one save for the shutout. Granville’s Phil Hicks made eight saves.

Ryan Walsh, Jacob Film and Justin Scott scored in Loudonville Christian School’s 3-1 win over Germantown. Will Reed scored for the Clippers.

Schuylerville got goals from Dom Mercurio and Charles Henle to beat Hoosic Valley, 2-0.

Queensbury topped Gloversville, 4-0, in the Foothills Council. Chris Goodemote scored on a first-half penalty kick, then Kyle Chambers, Cole Crotty and Taylor Neil found the net in the second half to pull away.

South Glens Falls beat Glens Falls, 2-1, with goals from Alex Potter and Luke VanDixhorn. Joshua Hay made seven saves for the Bulldogs.

Ben Bellandi had two goals and an assist in Broadalbin-Perth’s 5-1 win Thursday over Queensbury. Jeremy Serpa scored for the Spartans.

Girls’ soccer

Eagles win

Andrea Barton and Maeve Mc­Keeby scored for Duanesburg in a 2-0 Western Athletic Conference win over Fort Plain. Amanda Goodwin made seven saves in the shutout, and Fort Plain got 14 saves from Jenna Barhydt.

Emily Wickert and Briana Sir­ianni scored for Saratoga Springs in a 2-0 Suburban Council win over Columbia, pushing the Blue Streaks’ league record to 6-4-1. Carley Slade made six saves for the win, and Columbia’s Jessica Schafer made 10 saves.

Both Abby Fountain and Ashley Lefebvre scored three times and assisted once as Waterford-Halfmoon won its Central Hudson Valley League match with Rensselaer, 11-0. Helana Purvis added two goals and an assist. Fountain also made three saves while splitting time with Courtney Gardner, who made one stop, in goal for Waterford (6-3, 6-5). Rensselaer (1-8, 1-8) got 11 saves from Betty Brooking.

Loudonville Christian School’s Fiona Fittro scored twice and assisted on a goal in a 4-1 win over New Lebanon. Cassidy Allen made 11 saves for the win, and other goals came from Anna Arcodia and Amanda Allen.

New Lebanon’s Eva Weeks scored, while Christine Bienes (10 saves) and Meghan Moffit (six) split time in goal.

Natalie Kiley-Bergen scored the lone goal in Emma Willard’s 1-0 win over Berlin, and Meaghan Saus­ville made eight saves. Berlin’s Jodi Thomas also stopped eight shots.

Megan Russell made 10 saves as Heatly shut out Doane Stuart, 2-0, with goals from Cayla Heffern and Teigin Legault. Erin Murdock stopped nine shots for Doane Stuart.

Girls’ volleyball


Natalie Pikus and Liza Orsini totaled 13 kills, and Erin Thornton, Meghan Mensler and Liza Orsini combined for 29 service points in Saratoga Catholic’s 25-15, 25-19, 27-29, 25-16 win over Duanesburg in a Western Athletic Conference match.

Rebecca Gallup’s five kills topped the Eagles, who also got eight service points each from Taylor Martineau and Breanna Aanensen.

Lena Pigot (four kills), Carissa Miller (four digs) and Shyla Hinkley (three blocks, two kills) lifted Mayfield over Middleburgh, 25-11, 25-17, 25-13.

Nicole Little (six kills, 12 service points) led the Panthers.

Emily Potter (eight kills, five service points), Liz Hubbard (nine service points, nine aces) and Shawna Cotton (13 assists, eight service points) lifted Fort Plain over Mekeel Christian Academy, 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19.

Jamie Frank led Mekeel with nine kills, 11 service points and eight assists.

In the Big 10, Amsterdam outlasted Albany, 10-25, 25-22, 26-16, 21-25, 25-20.

Bayley Archinal was tough up front with 15 kills and two blocks for the 3-5 Rams. Mylah Chandler’s 12 kills paced the Falcons.

Hannah Breda’s five kills and Annie Stock’s 12 aces and seven digs helped Johnstown sweep Glens Falls, 25-15, 25-19, 25-10, in the Foothills Council.

Behind 10 kills apiece from Jenna Putnam and Katlyn Pierce, Gloversville defeated South Glens Falls, 26-24, 26-24, 23-25, 25-18.

Gloversville improved to 6-4 in the Foothills Council and 8-4 overall.

In the Central Hudson Valley League, Alex Lefebvre put down eight kills to go along with seven digs and six aces as Waterford-Halfmoon swept Hawthorne Valley, 25-15, 25-7, 25-12.

Emily Schumacher (11 aces, 20 service points, five digs) and

Michaela Miller (six kills, 16 service points, six digs, eight aces) also filled up the scorebook for the 7-1, 10-1 Fordians.

Germantown topped Albany Academy for Girls, 10-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23, in a non-league match as Angela Fix and Emily Rifenburgh produced 20 kills each.

Boys’ volleyball


Dan Seymour produced eight kills, while Sam Pelton, Geoff Putman, Geoff Putman and Jon Weaver combined for 20 more to lift Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake over Niskayuna, 25-17, 25-6, 25-14.

The Spartans improved to 10-2 in the Suburban Council and 12-3 overall.

Bethlehem (12-0) remained unbeaten with a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 triumph over Guilderland.

John Sica and Myles Bergerer combined for 13 kills, and Aaron Carrk tacked on seven more for the Eagles.

Shaker held off Colonie, 25-22, 23-25, 30-28, 25-22.

Mohonasen blanked Columbia, 25-10, 25-18, 25-20.

Junior Scott Grable contributed 10 kills, and senior middle Justin Hickok added seven kills and two blocks as Shenendehowa stopped Saratoga Springs, 25-11, 25-15, 22-25, 25-123.

Ryan McSwiggin chipped in with eight kills for the 10-2, 11-3 Plainsmen.

Field hockey


Columbia surprised Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 2-1, in overtime.

Helena Masiello scored the overtime goal for the 1-8 Blue Devils. Brittany Aupperele collected the other goal.

For 6-3 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Amy LeBel scored the goal, and Brittany Ryan made seven saves in goal.

Saratoga Springs scored a goal in each half to stop Shaker, 2-0.

Sarah Ryan scored both goals for the Blue Streaks. Ann Mahoney and Emily Petruccione collected the assists.

Sam Geils made five saves to preserve the shutout. Emily Phillips stopped three shots for Shaker.

Anna Torri, Ally Wells and Ali Frary scored goals in Niskayuna’s 3-0 victory over Guilderland.

The 9-0, 10-0 Silver Warriors also got assists from Mia DiRienzo and Carrie Hanks, while Emily King made one save in goal.

Guilderland dropped to 1-10.

Jordan Brazis-Eberle scored the lone goal in the second half to send Bethlehem host Shenendehowa, 1-0.

Lauren Downey and Mary Kate McDonough combined to make 15 saves for the Eagles. Melissa Nealon stopped two shots in goal for 8-4 Shenendehowa.

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