Maggie Conway scored two goals in the first half, and Saratoga Springs unleashed 18 shots to Columbia’s two in a 5-1 Section II Class A field hockey quarterfinal win Wednesday at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
Marisa Larkin also scored in the first half for the Blue Streaks (12-4), Lindsey Frank and Mimi Liebers added goals in the second half and Liz McIntyre made one save.
Colleen Kennedy had a second-half goal for the Blue Devils, assisted by Renee Smith, and Suzanne Clarke made 13 saves.
Saratoga, the defending tournament champion, will host Shaker Wednesday. Shaker beat Guilderland in overtime 2-1.
Shenendehowa will host Niskayuna in Wednesday’s other semifinal. Shenendehowa had a quarterfinal bye, and Niskayuna beat Bethlehem 1-0.
The Class B quarterfinals are today, with Scotia-Glenville hosting Johnstown, Queensbury hosting Hudson Falls and Emma Willard entertaining South Glens Falls. Defending champ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake received a bye into the semifinals.
Mayfield WAC champ
Kaylee Bumpus delivered 22 kills, Ashley Madeiros assisted on 39 points and Mayfield rallied for a five-set victory over host Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in the Western Athletic Conference overall championship match.
Bri Eagan totaled 19 kills, and Alleya Garcia and Bumpus both had 19 defensive digs in Mayfield’s 25-15, 15-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21 triumph.
Bumpus also had 23 service points, and Emily Garrigan added 15 digs for the the North Division champion Lady Panthers (11-0, 15-0).
Sarah Del Vecchio and Rebecca Nichols paced the South Division champion Lady Knights (12-1, 20-2) with 21 kills and 36 assists, respectively.
Julie Nichols had 13 kills, and Treasa Kozakiewicz had 21 assists for ND-BG, which was looking for a third win in as many days after beating Bishop Maginn Monday and Catholic Central Tuesday.
Kyleigh Hayner worked for 10 kills, Kendell Sweeney had 12 digs and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville beat Middleburgh 23-25, 31-29, 25-23, 27-25 in a WAC crossover.
Saige Barton had 13 kills, and Camryn Leggett had nine aces and 12 points for Middleburgh.
Hannah Bramer aced nine of her 21 service points and assisted 17 times to lift Galway over Schoharie 25-14, 19-25, 19-25, 28-26, 25-16.
Rachel Sherman had 10 kills, 16 points and four aces for Galway. Alexis Dathine slugged down 13 kills for Schoharie, Kelsey Hayes had eight aces and 24 points and Hannah Madison had 10 assists.
Fort Plain got 11 kills from Sydney Ekstein, 16 assists from Mackenzie Islip and seven aces out of Sophia Armao in a 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 win over Mekeel Christian Academy.
Emily Potter had 10 kills, 10 digs and six aces for Mekeel.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (16-0, 26-1) capped another perfect run through the Suburban Council with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-6 victory over Guilderland.
Meghan Keyes had nine kills, and Kelly Waters collected seven kills and three blocks for the Spartans, who will bring a 377-match league win streak into the 2016 season. CaraMia Reutter had four kills for Guilderland (9-7 league).
Schenectady staged a big comeback against Shaker, winning 18-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-18 behind Cy’Anne Frazier’s 52 digs, 14 service points, seven aces and eight kills.
Camille Nowak had 14 kills and eight blocks for Schenectady, and Ruverlyn Marrero contributed 22 service points. Shelby Connors piled up 59 digs for Shaker, Caitlin Kim had 22 assists and 17 digs and Sam Hardwick had six kills, nine points and 10 digs.
Julia Wagner was a net force with nine kills and four blocks, and Leila Nayer had 18 points and four kills in Niskayuna’s 25-10, 25-9, 25-18 sweep of Albany.
Morgan Richards added 10 points for Niskayuna.
Kaity Ludder and Maddy Dunigan had 11 and nine kills, respectively, and Danielle Pardo came away with 29 assists and 19 points to propel Averill Park over Bethlehem 25-18,
25-15, 24-26, 25-13.
Shannon Ryan piled up 23 kills, and Tori Westfall amassed 47 assists and 16 digs to lead Columbia over Ballston Spa 21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17, 25-11.
Selena Lott had 18 kills, 14 digs and five aces for Columbia, and Justine Torre had seven kills and five blocks.
Paige Phelan served six aces among her 19 points, Kristin Blazar had eight points and four kills and Mechanicville posted a 25-17, 25-12, 25-19 Wasaren League win over Cambridge.
Miranda Nethaway excelled up front with 14 kills and eight blocks, and Hanna Moore had 24 assists and 14 points as Fonda-Fultonville beat non-league foe Catholic Central 25-9, 25-17, 25-8.
Gianna Cruz had 10 kills for the Braves.
Matteo Iagrossi scored three goals and assisted on another, and Mohonasen opened Section II tournament play with a 5-2 first-round win at Gloversville.
Conway Vum Bacao and Brandon Moore had the other goals for Mohonasen.
Thomas Hacker produced two goals, including a header to cap the scoring, and fellow freshman Logan Bielawski had two assists, in Averill Park’s
4-0 win over Hudson Falls.
Johnnie Aretakis and Conor Wilsie had the other goals for Averill Park, and Junter DuPont made six saves for the shutout.
Anthony Clements scored a first-half goal, and C.J. Tironi stopped the two shots he faced as Mechanicville clipped Watervliet 1-0 in a preliminary game.
Fonda-Fultonville was another preliminary-round winner, getting all three of its goals from Stiven Florez in a
3-2 victory against Johnstown.
Jacob Billa and Jake Petrie countered for the Sir Bills in a game that saw all the scoring in the first half.
Hoosick Falls beat Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 5-1 in a first-round game.
Garrett Axtmann had a hat trick, Justin Smith picked up two goals and two assists and Bryan Kern finished with four assists as top-seeded Maple Hill rolled to a 9-0 first-round win against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.
Tyler Hall added a goal and an assist for Maple Hill.
Thor White headed home Galway’s first goal 20 minutes in and set up Quinn Smith for the clincher with 11 minutes left as Galway beat Waterford-Halfmoon 3-0.
Erik Matthews scored a minute before Smith.
Mayfield spotted Doane Stuart a goal in the 30th minute before roaring back for a 4-1 win.
Jack Albertin, Taylor Madeiros and Brendan Gifford had a goal and an assist in the comeback, and John Fancher started it in the 35th minute.
Sam Statham booted in two goals, and Cole Ackerman, Tyler Biernacki, Bryan Drossel and Dan Herder-Dwarika eachg added one as Greenville eliminated Saratoga Catholic 6-1.
Tyler Klingenberg scored for the Saints.
Luke Vanderminden accounted for a pair of goals, and Kaleb Helms also found the net to lift Lake George over Cambridge 3-1.
Max Ratelle had the Indians’ goal.
Dylan Klock and Devan Battisti scored two goals apiece, and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville rallied for a 5-1 first-round win at Hartford.
The Wolves trailed 1-0 at the half. Their second-half surge included a goal by Ezra Lynch and an assist by Battisti.
Danny Reidell scored his second goal with nine minutes left after handling a feed from Skyler Edwards, and Northville got past Germantown 2-1.
Carlee Lockrow scored Troy’s only goal in the first half, and struck for five more in the second frame to carry the Flying Horses past Amsterdam 8-0 in a first-round game.
Hannah Avery made good on a penalty kick and had two assists for Troy, Eliza Stewart also scored and Lauren Paravella made seven saves.
Brittany LaPlant generated four goals, and Lauren Vetter, Alli Pierce and Brielle LaPlant all had a goal and an assist, as part of Queensbury’s 7-1 triumph over Lansingburgh.
Natalia Gevena scored for the Knights.
Sierra Fancher had a goal and an assist, and Alex Benfatti made four saves as Gloversville topped Emma Willard 4-0.
Sydney Loux, Madison Fancher and Hailey Dunlap rounded out the scoring.
Hannah Almy scored all four goals in Cobleskill-Richmondville’s 4-1 preliminary-round win at Cairo-Durham.
Sydney Dymes made 12 saves for the Bulldogs. Mikaela Phillips tallied for the Mustangs.
Ava Panto scored two goals, Kathleen Harris also connected, and Bella Tranco had two assists to back Skylar Miglucci’s three-save effort as Holy Names beat Hoosic Valley 3-1.
Madison Eddy scored for Hoosic Valley.
Gabbie Cox scored in the second half off a Ama Boham assist, and Jenna Kolb made seven saves as Ichabod Crane eliminated Stillwater 1-0.
The 45th annual Albany County Cross Country Meet will take place Friday at Colonie Town Park.
State-ranked girls’ teams from Colonie, Guilderland, Bethlehem and Shaker are entered. State-ranked boys’ teams from Guilderland, Bethlehem and Christian Brothers Academy are entered.
The girls will run at 4:45, and the boys at 5:15.
Top individuals include Maryanna Lansing and Paul Nichols of Shaker, Katherine Tenney and Jake Johnson of Colonie, Emily Bini, Noah Tindale and Noah Carey of Guilderland and Holly Machabee and Dawson Homer of Bethlehem.