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High schools: Ballston Spa soccer team runs record to 9-0

High schools: Ballston Spa soccer team runs record to 9-0

Connor DeFilippis scored two goals, and Ballston Spa remained the Suburban Council’s only unbeaten b
High schools: Ballston Spa soccer team runs record to 9-0
Alberto Cannistracci of Colonie and Eddie Sichilongo of Schenectady go after the ball at Larry Mulvaney Field Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

Connor DeFilippis scored two goals, and Ballston Spa remained the Suburban Council’s only unbeaten boys’ soccer team Thursday with a 3-0 win over Shaker.

The Gray Division-leading Scotties (8-0-0, 9-0-0) did all of their scoring in the first half, starting with Patrick Haller’s unassisted goal at the 20-minute mark.

Griffen MacWatters and Haller set up DeFilippis’ goals, his second coming with one second left.

Shaker (5-2-1, 6-2-1) is the league’s defending overall champion.

Saratoga Springs got goals from Stephen Klimek and Tyler Chung in the opening six minutes, and Danny Var­sames added a goal in the Blue Streaks’ 3-1 win over Averill Park.

Thomas Hacker scored for the Warriors.

Kevin Lika had a hat trick and an assist, and Matteo Curto collected two goals and an assist to lift Colonie over Schenectady 7-0.

Christian Iraheta had a goal and two assists for Colonie, and Connor Newton had a goal and an assist.

Eamonn Conway scored the last goal after twice setting up Luke Dole, and Blue Division leader Bethlehem beat Albany 5-0.

Noah Weinstock also scored two goals for the Eagles (7-1-0, 7-2-0), both assisted by his brother, Nate.

Malik Sykes and Byron Stewart-Drysdale scored in the first half after Shenendehowa got an own goal, and the Plainsmen went on to post a 3-0 win over Mohonasen.

Nicholas Nadareski converted a second-half free kick for the decisive goal in Columbia’s 3-2 win over Christian Brothers Academy.

The Blue Devils struck twice in the opening 15 minutes before Chris Radliff and CBA teammate Luiz Clemente sandwiched goals around Nadareski’s tally.

Niskayuna and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake settled for a 1-1 tie after Glen Ramos scored in the second half for the Spartans and Dan Laurilliard answered for the Silver Warriors on a header.

Giovanni Gomez and George Cox provided the goals, and Peter Volkman made eight saves to highlight Ichabod Crane’s 2-1 Colonial Council win over LaSalle.

John Gordon scored for the Cadets.

Thomas Seeberger and Yan Soe registered goals as Loudonville Christian beat Doane Stuart 2-1 in a Central Hudson Valley League game.

Ryan Willis scored the first two goals in Berlin’s 3-0 win over Germantown.


Rachel Cardinal broke a 1-1 tie in the second half, and Schalmont stayed clean in the Colonial Council with a 4-1 victory over Catholic Central.

Cardinal finished with two goals and an assist. Julia Rossi had a goal and an assist and Davia Rossi had a goal for the 9-0 Sabres.

Lexi Riffelbach scored for the 7-2 Crusaders.

Veda Hensel scored three goals, and Talia Crisafulli notched another as Voorheesville turned back Lansingburgh 4-0.

Hannah Loder had two goals and an assist, and Holy Names pulled away in the second half for a 5-3 win over Ichabod Crane.

Veronica Febus, Ava Panto and Bella Tranca also scored for Holy Names.

Cassidy Henderson assisted on a goal and scored in the 84th minute to give surging Saratoga Springs a 2-1 overtime win against Averill Park.

The Blue Streaks (6-1-1) are unbeaten in the Suburban Council since opening their schedule with a loss at Mohonasen. YaYa Van Ness scored in the 73rd minute for Saratoga, and Sally Holden countered in the 78th minute.

Marika Contompasis broke through two minutes into the second overtime off an assist from Izzy Lynch, and Niskayuna clipped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1-0.

Niskayuna’s Morgan Kel­leher made six saves in her 100 minutes of work, and Anna Scott stopped 16 shots for the Spartans.

Bree Ford assisted on goals by Karly Meacham in the first half and Caroline Callender in the second, and Taylor Dorado made five saves as Guilderland beat Troy 2-0.

Heather Moss made 18 saves for the Flying Horses.

Grasie Mailey, Tanya Leggiero, Kelsey Martin and Abby O’Connor delivered goals, and Kelsey Jessup made six saves as Scotia-Glenville beat Amsterdam 4-0 in a Foothills Council game and remained perfect (7-0-0, 9-0-0).

Quinlan Gowett turned Renate Gerstenberger’s pass into a first-half goal, and Lauren Claeys made eight saves to lift Mechanicville (5-1-0, 5-2-0) past Stillwater 1-0 in a Wasaren League game.

Kerry Golden scored a goal in each half, and Maple Hill rolled to a 6-0 Patroon Conference win over Hudson.


Nicole Adams produced eight service points and nine kills, Rachel Millington put down 11 kills and Julia Pal­iwodzinski added 27 assists to propel unbeaten Shenendehowa (9-0) to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-13 win over Mohonasen in the Suburban Council.

Rebecca Straubel and CaraMia Reutter combined for 11 kills, Teddy Palmer recorded 15 service points and Bridget Yankowski added 10 assists in Guilderland’s 25-17, 25-8, 25-12 sweep of Troy.

Averill Park’s defense was superb, with Shannon Meyer and Katy Ludder combining for 32 digs in a 26-24, 25-14, 25-15 win over Saratoga Springs.

Lydia Pleasantis had nine kills and 12 digs to pace the Blue Streaks.

Natalie Schurman’s eight kills and four aces sparked Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 25-17, 25-9, 25-17 win over Niskayuna.

Hannah Shell added seven kills and two aces for the 8-0 Sparetans. Niskayuna (3-5, 3-6) was led by Diana Pinchuk with two kills and Rosie Conti with seven service points, including three aces.

Ruverlyn Marrero had 23 service points, including nine aces, and Camille Nowak added seven kills and five blocks to lift Schenectady over Col­onie 24-26, 25-12, 25-19, 25-21.

Jennifer Laven contributed 13 assists, and Jaclyn Dickson recorded 10 service points for the Patriots. Lexi Szesnat (five kills, 17 digs), Katie Abel (10 assists) and Jenna Jewell (18 digs) excelled for the Garnet Raiders.

Aspen Darling had six kills and nine assists, and Abbey Johnson backed her up with five kills to lead Gloversville over Amsterdam 23-22, 25-18, 25-11 in the Foothills Council.

Guiliana Pritchard’s four kills and Maria Lomanto’s three kills led the 1-4 Rams. Gloversville is also 1-4.

In the Colonial Council, Ichabod Crane swept Holy Names 25-10, 25-20, 25-23.

Calysta LaPort was dominating with 18 kills and 24 digs to power Lansingburgh over Voorheesville 25-18, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22, 2 7-25.

Serena D’Amico added 13 kills and three blocks for the Knights. Emily Bablin had 14 kills and 24 digs and Katy Bablin added 14 service points and 19 assists for the Blackbirds.

Catholic Central got 17 digs, 15 aces and four kills from Megan Dumenapp in a 27-25, 25-17, 22-25, 13-25, 25-23 win over Schalmont.

Catherine Almeida and Sarah Ingalsbe had 11 and nine kills, respectively, for the Crusaders. Alayna Fredenburg had 16 kills and 17 digs for the Sabres, Megan Hyde had 13 kills and 10 digs, and Rebecca Mathurin served seven aces.

In the Central Hudson Valley League, Kristin Hannay had eight kills, 11 digs and six serving aces to lift Loudonville Christian School past Germantown 25-11, 25-17, 25-19.

LCS is 5-1 in the league and 5-2 overall.


Scotia-Glenville ripped Hudson Falls 5-1 on goals by Emilee Rosenberg, Sage Plem­enik, Zoe Purvis, Jenna Stuart and Cristiana Bianchi.

Naudia Smith made two saves for the Tartans (4-4, 5-4). Katellynn Wolfe had 12 stops for the Tigers.

Queensbury blanked Johnstown 4-0 in a Foothills Council match at Knox Field.

Brianna Pierce and Stephanie Hand scored in the first half, and Katlyn Travers and Amanda Guido scored in the second half for the Spartans. Hand also had a pair of assists. The Lady Bills, who got seven saves from keeper Emma Gottung, dropped to 3-4 and 4-4.

Ali Burnham scored in the opening half, and Kaitlyn Gunter added a second-half tally to push Schuylerville past Glens Falls 2-0.

Hunter VanArnum made one save to protect the shutout for the Black Horses.

In the Patroon Conference, Marybeth Zahnleuter scored a pair of goals and also assisted on Heidi Zahnleuter’s goal to push Emma Willard over Coxsackie-Athens 3-1.

Kaitlyn Marrell scored for 1-2 Coxsackie-Athens. Sasha Bonesteel stopped three shots in goal for the 2-1, 2-3 Jesters. Margaret Benson made eight saves for the Indians.

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