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Lacrosse: Dutchmen crank up attack, turn back Blue Streaks

Lacrosse: Dutchmen crank up attack, turn back Blue Streaks

Guilderland got its offense going in the third quarter and held off Saratoga Springs, 9-6, in the Se

Guilderland got its offense going in the third quarter and held off Saratoga Springs, 9-6, in the Section II Class A quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The Dutchmen led by just 3-2 at halftime, but erupted for five goals in the third to take an 8-3 lead.

Bead Johnston scored three goals for Guilderland, and Stephen Polsinelli and Cody Dyer each scored two.

Trevor Honis scored two goals for the Blue Streaks.

Shaker broke open a low-scoring game with six goals in the third quarter to beat Colonie, 9-2.

Liam King had three goals and an assist for the Blue Bison, Stephen Rehfuss had two goals and four assists and Tim Leahey had two goals an an assist.

Aidan Snyder made 10 saves for Shaker, which led at halftime, 2-0.

Second-seeded Christian Brothers Academy took a 12-2 lead at halftime and went on to beat No. 7 Bethlehem, 18-4.

John Bassett had five goals and an assist for the Brothers, and Josh Frese had four goals and two assists.

Shenendehowa defeated LaSalle, 18-4, as Kyle Marr had six goals and two assists for the Plainsmen.

Joe Romano had three goals and three assists for Shenendehowa.

Niskayuna scored 18 goals in the first quarter and defeated Troy, 29-2, in the Class B quarterfinals.

Mike D’Amario had four goals and an assist for the 17-0 Silver Warriors, Sam Kaplan and Matt DiVietro each had three goals and an assist and Lucas Maloney scored three goals.

Jake Gargiulo had four goals and an assist as Ballston Spa defeated South Glens Falls, 17-7.

John McDonald had three goals and an assist, and Sam Groves had a goal and four assists for the Scotties.

Girls play tonight

Guilderland’s bid for a fifth Section II Class A girls’ lacrosse champ­ionship ended with a one-goal loss to Shaker last year.

“Revenge has nothing to do with our motivation,” Guilderland coach Gary Chatnik said of tonight’s 7:30 rematch with the Blue Bison at the University at Albany. “Our motiv­ation is to win another championship. We’re looking at this as a great opportunity.”

Guilderland’s string of four Section II titles included wins over Shaker in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Guilderland lost to Niskayuna in the 2011 final, 15-14, before last year’s 9-8 setback against Shaker.

Shaker raced to a 6-1 lead in that contest, and Guilderland surged ahead, 8-7, before Maddie Devine and Julia Lennon provided the last two goals. The Blue Bison had never won a sectional title before.

“Our season ended the last

couple of years in this game,” Chatnik said. “Hopefully there will be a different outcome.”

Guilderland (No. 1 seed, 15-1) defeated Shaker (No. 2, 15-1) during the Suburban Council season, 14-11, and Shaker has bounced back with 10 straight wins capped by a 15-6 semifinal triumph over Shenendehowa in which Lennon delivered six goals. Guilderland beat Beth­lehem in its semifinal behind Morgan Hardt’s five goals, 17-3.

Guilderland has won nine in a row since a 13-10 loss to Longmeadow, Mass., taking each game by double digits.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (No. 2, 11-6) and Queensbury (No. 1, 16-0) will meet in today’s 5:30 Class B final, while Albany Academy (No. 1, 16-2) and Emma Willard (No. 3, 12-3) tangle in the Class C title game beforehand at 3:30.

Haley Schultz scored two of her three goals in overtime, including the sudden death game-winner, to lift Burnt Hills over Niskayuna in the semifinal round, 11-10. That win set up a third straight championship game between BH-BL and Queensbury.

“History repeats itself,” BH-BL goalie Lexie Ball said after making eight saves in the semifinal victory. “Hopefully, we’ll end up with another title.”

Burnt Hills secured its only sectional title in 2011, 12-11, and Queensbury claimed its first area crown with a 12-8 win last spring. Queensbury built an 11-0 halftime lead in that game before holding off the Spartans.

Queensbury got seven goals from Mary Rahal in its 20-8 semifinal win over Averill Park.

Albany Academy got seven goals apiece from Emma Malicki and Emma Hardy in a 16-5 semifinal win over Schuylerville. Emma Willard topped Glens Falls in the other Class C semifinal, 12-5, when Francesca Gundrum and Natalie Kiley-Bergen both scored four goals.

Academy won the last five Class C titles, and owns the Section II record with 10 championships in all. Emma Willard won its only titles in 2007 and 2005, and made its last appearance in a final in 2008.



Bethlehem 0 2 1 1 —  4

CBA 5 7 4 2 — 18

Bethlehem scoring: Brad Bettinger 2-0, John Fredette 1-0, Joe Versandig 0-1, Nick Gostolla 1-0. CBA scoring: Ryan O’Hagan 2-0, Josh Frese 4-2, John Bassett 5-1, Andy Curro 2-3, Don Vivian 3-2, Aiden Murphy 0-2, Isaac LaRue 1-0, Sean Behrmann 1-0.

Goalies: Bethlehem, Dan Comber, 25 saves. CBA, Wacksman, 5 saves, O’Connell, 4 saves.


LaSalle 0 0 0 0 —  0

Shenendehowa 6 2 8 2 — 18

Shenendehowa scoring: Corey Acker 0-2, D.J. Edick 2-2, Drew Hanagan 2-2, Jack Healy 1-0, Nick Hess 1-0, Henry Jensen 0-1, Kyle Marr 6-2, Brian Rogers 2-2, Joe Romano 3-3, Pete Sacks 2-0, Mitch Turiel 1-0.

Goalies: Shenendehowa, Ben Robbins, 8 saves. LaSalle, not available.


Guilderland 1 2 5 1 — 9

Saratoga Springs 0 2 1 3 — 6

Guilderland scoring: Stephen Polsinelli 2-0, Cody Dyer 2-0, Brad Johnston 3-0, Jake Smith 0-3, Alex Gillingham 1-0, Jeff Easley 0-1, Alex Cardinal 0-1, Kevin Dyer 1-0. Sar­atoga Springs scoring: Jeff Hardey 1-0, Neil Murphy 0-1, Trevor Honis 2-0, Evan Struck 1-0, Kevin Mauro 0-1, Grey Laniewski 1-0, Johan Ruhm 1-0, Bobby Frank 0-1.

Goalies: Guilderland, Ryan Rafferty, 15 saves. Saratoga Springs, Austin Deginer, 11 saves.


Shaker 1 1 6 1 — 9

Colonie 0 0 1 1 — 2

Shaker scoring: Matt Woods 1-0, Stephen Rehfuss 2-4, Tim Leahey 2-1, Jake Quay 1-0, Liam King 3-1. Colonie scoring: Cam Carter 1-0, Mike Mineau 0-1, Chris West 1-0.

Goalies: Shaker, Aidan Snyder 10 save; Colonie, Brendan Deedy, 9 saves.



Troy 1 0 0 1 —  2

Niskayuna 18 6 2 3 — 29

Troy scoring: Tyler Littlejohn 1-0, Tony Brava 1-0. Niskayuna scoring: Lucas Mal­oney 3-0, Mike D’Amario 4-1, Luke Goldstock 2-3, Aidan O’Brien 2-1, Ryan Lawson 0-2, John Prendergast 1-0, Anthony Massaroni 1-3, Sam Kaplan 3-1, Reed Avveduti 0-1, Tyler Pantalone 2-1, Brandan Melius 1-0, Cam Pierce 1-0, Sam Assini 2-0, Matt DiVietro

3-1, Jack Burns 2-1, Dylan Pantalone 0-1.

Goalies: Troy, Watts, 5 saves. Niskayuna, Evan Quinn, 0 saves, Nick Testa, 0 saves, James O’Rourke, 0 saves, Dalton Goldstock, 1 save.


South Glens Falls 2 3 2 0 —  7

Ballston Spa 2 7 5 3 — 17

South Glens Falls scoring: Kyle Bidwell 1-0, Pat Fish 0-1, Jake Kerr 0-1, Pat Kimmell 2-0, Callan LeMay 1-0, Jake Normandin 1-0, Andrew Patterson 1-0, John Stycynski 1-0. Ballston Spa scoring: Collin Cunningham 1-1, Jake Gargiulo 4-1, Andrew Gentile

1-1, Sam Groves 1-4, Matt Hommel 1-0, John McDonald 3-1, Coltin Moseman 1-2, Garrett O’Grady 2-1, Chris Stedry 1-1, Stephen Wade 2-1.

Goalies: South Glens Falls, Matt Brady, 17 saves. Ballston Spa, not available.

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