Abby O’Connor, Gracie Mailey and Maddy Carroll all finished with a pair of goals Wednesday to lead Scotia-Glenville past Broadalbin-Perth, 8-0, in the Foothills Council girls’ soccer opener for both teams.
Dom Puglisi and Olivia Powhida had the other goals for the Lady Tartans in a game that matched up a pair of 2013 sectional semifinalists.
Kelsey Jessup and freshman Lauren Hosner shared the shutout.
Lucy Tougas and Sophie Tougas both had a pair of goals to lead Glens Falls past Hudson Falls, 7-2, giving Larry Young a win in his varsity coaching debut.
Hannah Young and Olivia Curran added goals, with the seventh coming on a Hudson Falls own goal.
Madison Akins and Alexus Catalfamo had the Hudson Falls goals.
Macie Holmes returned from injury to score three goals, giving Mekeel Christian Academy a 4-1 win over Duanesburg in their Western Athletic Conference opener.
Holmes suffered a severe knee injury late last soccer season that sidelined her for the entire basketball season. Nicole Pigliavento had the other Lady Lions’ goal.
Amanda Barton scored for Duanesburg.
Reigning Class C champion Canajoharie opened its season with a 10-0 victory over Northville as Jordan Hammons, Dainara Veeder and Ariannah Logan all scored a pair of goals.
The league’s other returning sectional champion, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, fell to Middleburgh, 2-1. Marilyn Hanley got the winning goal in the final minute of regulation for the Lady Knights, who also got a goal from Carley Ryan. Alexis Romeyn scored for the Lady Wolves.
Carrie Krohn’s three goals lifted Schoharie past Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 6-0. Seana Cleveland, McKenzie Phelan and Kaitlyn Kendle all chipped in with a goal for Schoharie.
Kendra Trombley scored a pair of goals, helping Fort Plain past Galway, 6-0.
Kaitlyn Behan added a pair of goals, and Loren Shirley also got one for the Lady Indians.
Bridget Ryan’s three goals carried Hoosic Valley past Waterford-Halfmoon, 6-1.
Alyssa Davis got three goals as Mayfield shut out Saratoga Central Catholic, 8-0.
Sophia Calabrese had a goal and assist, and both Kaylee Rickert and Shannon Russo added a goal as Bethlehem beat Guilderland, 3-1, in a Suburban Council opener.
Emma Oliver had the Lady Dutch goal.
Danny Reidel and Dustin Buyce both were in for a pair of goals as Northville blanked Canajoharie, 7-0, in a WAC boys’ opener.
Skyler Buyce, Wolfgang Reinke and Michael Intelisano had the other Falcons’ goals.
Saratoga Catholic spotted Mayfield a pair of Todd Briggs goals before coming back on a brace of Liam Rice goals for a 3-2 WAC win.
Nick Nagengast’s two goals got Berne-Knox-Westerlo a 2-0 victory over Schoharie in another WAC opener.
Aiden VanLoan scored from 30 yards out with two minutes to play, giving Fort Plain a 2-1 victory over Galway.
John Stever had put the Hilltoppers up when he scored late in the first half. Galway’s Taylor Hartman tied it.
Fernando Ruiz scored off a Patrick Palmer assist as Schenectady (2-1-1) played former Big 10 opponent Troy to a 1-1 non-league draw. Brian Segarras-Torres had the Troy goal.
Osaac Rosen, Eyobel Baati and Andrew Kosinski had the goals as Albany blanked Catholic Central, 3-0. Crusaders goalkeeper Mark Curry made 13 saves.
LADY BILLS WIN
Morgan Catania had 19 assists, 12 points and four kills as Johnstown swept Gloversville, 25-10, 25-13, 25-15, in the Foothills Council.
Annie Stock (13 kills, 14 digs), Jerica Holland (nine kills, eight assists) and Madison Smrtic (15 service points, nine digs) also had good games for the Lady Bills.
Christina Pavlovsky had seven assists, and Jenna Putnam had four assists and five kills for Gloversville.
Gabby Smith has 17 assists and had five aces among her nine service points as Broadalbin-Perth swept Amsterdam, 25-8, 25-7, 25-13. Zoe Simonson served for 17 points and added six kills, Chelsea LeBlanc had a dozen points and Jordan Marshall had 10 service points for the Lady Patriots.
Gracie Adams finished with 21 service points and eight kills to get Canajoharie past Middleburgh, 23-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-18, in the Western Athletic Conference. Brittani Nestle added seven kills, 11 digs and seven aces. Sunny Dickerson led Middleburgh with 11 kills and 12 digs,
Rachel Sherman, Rachel Jones and Brittany Orminski combined for 39 service points, 11 aces and 14 kills as Galway swept Saratoga Central Catholic, 25-9, 25-11, 25-20.
Lisa Orsini and Bridget Naughton had a combined 11 service points for the Lady Saints.
Clare Nelson served eight aces, and teamed with Gladstonya Greenwood and Mackenzie Islip for 27 service points as Schoharie downed Mekeel Christian Academy, 25-14,
25-14, 11-25, 25-17. Emily Pieniazek and Grace Gathen had a combined 11 aces and 23 points for Mekeel.
Fort Plain swept Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville, 25-20, 25-15, 25-22, with Ang Gomez leading the way with nine points (eight on aces) and four kills. Catherine Subik contributed seven service points and seven assists.
Katie Pabis racked up seven digs, a pair of kills and five service points for OESJ.
Freshman Maria Dobkowski had six aces among her 16 service points, and Sarah DeVecchio and Juie Nichols had a combined 20 points and eight kills as Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons swept Watervliet, 25-16, 25-7, 25-5, in a non-league match.
Carolyn Corcoran (seven service points), Taylor Hines (six points, four kills) and Paige Phelan (five aces) led Mechanicville past Hadley-Luzerne, 25-16, 25-6, 25-12.
Ashley West had nine points and 14 assists, and Kimberly Jeans contributed eight service points and 13 assists, as Loudonville Christian beat Cambridge, 25-12, 25-10, 25-16.
Mitchell DeBortoli hammered down 13 kills, and Reid Hartl finished with 20 assists as Shenendehowa knocked off Niskayuna in four games — 25-16, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22 — in a Suburban Council boys’ match,
Senior middle hitter Thomas Glozman finished with 15 kills and five blocks to help Saratoga Springs top Mohonasen, 25-21, 7-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-23.
Sophomore Cahal Kolakowski added seven kills and four blocks up front, and junior setter Nick McDonough and Ethan Ostapazuck combined for 26 assists.
Bethlehem swept Shaker, 25-8, 25-10, 25-22, behind Kevin Cahill’s nine kills and 30 assists from Duncan Homer.
Will Marcklinger had seven kills and three blocks, Jarod Martel knocked down five kills and Liam Dollard had 17 assists to lead a Colonie sweep of Columbia, 25-19, 25-9, 25-16.