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High schools: Nisky girls bounce back, blank Spartans

High schools: Nisky girls bounce back, blank Spartans

Meghan Doyle and Mimi Curro both had a goal and assist Thursday as Niskayuna bounced back from a los

Meghan Doyle and Mimi Curro both had a goal and assist Thursday as Niskayuna bounced back from a loss to Shenendehowa by beating Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 4-0, in a Suburban Council girls’ soccer game.

Maddie Karafanda, Doyle and Meaghan Reihs all had first-half goals for 7-2-0 Niskayuna, with Curro knocking home a Doyle cross to complete the scoring.

Ellery Bianco had a goal and an assist as Saratoga Springs topped Ballston Spa, 3-1. Cassidy Driscoll and Katie Russo added goals for 4-3-1 Saratoga. Yanique Van Ness had the Ballston Spa goal.

Shenendehowa went to 7-0-1 with a 1-0 victory over Shaker, with Jaclyn Romano scoring the winning goal for the second straight game.

Bethlehem got goals from Shannon Rose, Grace Hotaling and Samantha Tallion to beat Colonie, 3-1. Courtney Yule scored for Colonie.

Emma Oliver scored two goals, and Emily Center added one from the penalty spot as Guilderland blanked Mohonasen, 3-0. The 8-1-0 Lady Dutch, the reigning Class AA champs, have posted five straight shutouts.

Kylee Arno and Gayle Woods had the goals as Columbia edged Averill Park, 2-1. Sophie Sorrento had the AP goal.

Catholic Central had Alexis Riffelbach and Madison Purcell both score two goals in beating Amsterdam, 4-0, to break a tie for the top spot in the Big 10.

Nisa Cortes scored off the rebound of a penalty-kick attempt as Schenectady beat Mayfield, 2-1, in a non-leaguer, the Lady Patriots first win of the season.

Cortes set up an Emily Brown goal for Schenectady’s other score.

Madison Gowett scored off a Keara LaFountain assist, giving Mechanicville a 1-0 win over Holy Names in the Colonial Council. Kim Thompson made six saves for the 6-3-0 winners.

Rachel Cardinal, Hailee Metzold, Julia Rossi, Rachel Strijek and Madeline Saccocio all had a goal as unbeaten Schalmont shut out Cobleskill-Richmondville, 5-0. The 8-0-0 Lady Sabres have given up just three goals.

Val Taylor had a goal and assisted on Talia Rockmore’s score as Albany Academy kept Watervliet winless, 2-0; Miranda Charette and Morgan Slurczyk scored as Cohoes edged Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk,

2-1; Mariela Jacome had three goals as Ichabod Crane topped Lansingburgh, 4-1; and Voorheesville got goals from seven different players in a 7-0 victory over Fonda-Fultonville in other Colonial games.

Jessi Hagadorn had two goals, and Rylie Smith added a goal and an assist as Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville beat Middleburgh, 5-1, in the Western Athletic Conference.

Boys’ soccer


Ryan Capron scored with 11 seconds remaining in regulation as Burnt Hills beat Niskayuna, 1-0, to open the second half of the SC schedule with a win.

Matt Nocito and Brian Pfiel assisted on the goal for the 4-4-1 Spartans, who had Jake Jablonowski make eight saves. Riley McDonald made six saves for the 5-2-1 Silver Warriors.

Gus Reefman came up with the game’s lone goal as Shaker handed Shenendehowa its first loss, 1-0, to tighten things at the top of the SC North.

Tommy Macutek made five saves for the 6-1-0 (8 points) Blue Bison. Shenendehowa remained at 91⁄2 points on a 6-1-1 record.

Nick Comiskey put away a Connor DeFilippis pass 15 minutes in as Ballston Spa beat Sararoga Springs, 1-0, for its second win of the

season.Evan Forbes was credited with 13 saves as Columbia played Averill Park to a scoreless draw, and Ethan Strauss scored three goals and assisted on both of Matt Henning’s goals as Bethlehem topped Colonie, 5-1, in other SC games.

Logan Ackley scored in the final eight minutes of regulation, and Justin Marek won the game with his second goal, two minutes into OT, as Broadalbin-Perth rallied past Glens Falls, 5-4, in the Foothills Council.

Glens Falls (1-6-0), which had scored only seven league goals — five in one game — coming in, rallied from three goals down on a pair of goals by Sean Hooker and single scores from Justin Orr and Willy Herrmann.

Francesco Mastrocinque had the other two goals for 6-2-0 Broadalbin-Perth.

Devin Hazewski, Jace Lennon and Alec Potter had the goals as South Glens Falls beat Scotia-Glenville,

3-0. The 7-1-0 Bulldogs have not allowed a goal since losing to the 5-3-0 Tartans, 3-0, in the league opener.

Jay Mullen and Preston Hendrick had the goals as Queensbury remained tied for first in the FC with a 2-0 victory over Johnstown.

Tom Hogan and Jared Kilmartin had goals as Hudson Falls blanked Gloversville, 2-0, in the other Foothills game.

Zach Ericson scored three goals, Gino Rossi had two with three assists, and Devin Murphy had three assists as unbeaten Schalmont topped Cobleskill-Richmondville, 9-0, to get to 6-0-0 in the Colonial Council and 8-0-0 overall.

The shutout was the sixth for the Sabres, who have permitted just two goals this season.

Seth Scarano had a hand in all four goals as Ichabod Crane shut out Lansingburgh, 4-0, to get to 7-0-0. The Riders host Schalmont on Saturday in a matchup of the Colonial division leaders.

Kevin Clark and Sean Nolan divided the scoring as Voorheesville beat Fonda-Fultonville, 4-1, and Carlos Reuter and Vince Grecco accounted for five goals as Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk topped Cohoes, 6-0, in other Colonial games.

Emmanual Ishiwe and Erick Kwizera had the goals as Albany handed Troy its first Big 10 loss, 2-0. Amsterdam got goals from Andrew DiSalvo and Jared Gallup in topping Catholic Central, 2-0, for its first Big 10 win.

David Onzo had both goals, and Tim Monette made four saves, as unbeaten Northville topped Mayfield, 2-0, in a matchup of the top two teams in the Northern Division of the Western Athletic Conference. The Falcons improved to 8-0-2, while the Panthers fell to 5-2-1.

Garrett Wysocki’s two goals and one assist got Schuylerville past Greenwich, 4-0, in the Wasaren League. The Black Horses are 4-0-1 in the league.

Adam Kinne scored three goals as Tamarac beat Cambridge, 5-1, in the Wasaren.

Jared Gardner’s goal was the difference as Waterford-Halfmoon (6-0-0, 7-2-0) edged Loudonville Christian School in the Central Hudson Valley League.

Justin Flanagan’s goal got Stillwater past Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 1-0, in a non-leaguer.

Girls’ volleyball

pats back on track

Brielle Lazzari served five aces among her 23 points, and Schen­ectady bounced back from a pair of Big 10 setbacks with a sweep of Troy.

Camille Nowak had seven kills, and Nicole Donadio added seven points and two aces in Schenec­tady’s 25-6, 25-17, 26-24 victory. The Patriots (5-2) beat Troy for the second time.

Christy Gordon led the Flying Horses with four kills and three aces.

Yari Laboy served nine aces, and Destiny Smith served six aces and had three kills in Amsterdam’s 25-12, 25-19, 25-18 sweep of Bishop Maginn.

Kathleen Schurman collected seven kills, five aces and 10 digs, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (9-0, 12-2) began the second half of its Suburban Council schedule with a 25-16, 25-14, 25-12 win over Niskayuna.

Jessica Dillon had 20 assists and five aces for the Spartans, and Lindsay Bynon had nine digs. DeAnna Whittemore had four kills and eight digs for Niskayuna (4-5), and Lauren Litz had eight assists and four digs.

Saratoga Springs (7-2) got eight kills from Nicolette Bonaquist and 11 digs from Kaela Bonaquist in a 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18 win over Ballston Spa.

Jessica Witkowski had four kills for the Blue Streaks. Ballston Spa got seven kills and 12 blocks out of Cassie Campion, six kills and 14 blocks from Quin Feder, 12 digs from Jennifer Groat, and three aces and nine points from Taylor McMahon.

Mackenzie Smith and Jennifer Hoffmann delivered four kills apiece, and Jessica VanDoren totaled 14 points, four aces and 17 assists as Guilderland took down Mohonasen, 25-19, 25-19, 25-17.

Arianna Christou paced Mohonasen with six kills, and Dominique Nardacci had 17 digs.

Alaina Thaxter was a factor at the net with seven kills and four blocks, and Courtney Mahar led Cobleskill-Richmondville’s defense with 14 digs in a 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 Colonial Council win over Cohoes.

Taylor Stack had 12 service points for the Bulldogs, and Mahar came away with 10.

Emily Zawisa slugged down 10 kills, Rachel Sherman had six kills to go with eight aces and 12 points, and Galway remained unbeaten with a 25-12, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23 win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

Adrianna Watrobski had seven kills and eight assists for Galway (8-0), and Brittany Orminski had seven kills and 19 points. Emily Brown had 19 assists for the Golden Knights, Lauren Ferucci had seven blocks, Sarah Del Vecchio had eight kills, and Caroline Bouchard and Julia Nichold combined for 20 points and five aces.

Field hockey

Gundrum lifts EW

Olivia Gundrum scored her second goal with 7:55 left in the second overtime to propel Emma Willard past Coxsackie-Athens, 2-1, in a Patroon Conference game.

Hannah Christian and Mary Beth Zahnleuter assisted on Gundrum’s goals, and Zoe McGuire made four saves to help the Jesters improve to 5-0 in the league and 7-2 overall.

Rachel Young scored for Coxsackie-Athens.

Kelsi Barnholt had a goal and an assist, and Bridget Valk and Nicole Bentley also knocked in goals as Johnstown posted a 3-0 Foothills Council win over Scotia-Glenville.

Naudia Smith made 15 saves for the Tartans.

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