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Numbers of note: Galway, Burnt Hills, Mekeel athletes among standouts

Numbers of note: Galway, Burnt Hills, Mekeel athletes among standouts

Highlights and key stats from the past week
Numbers of note: Galway, Burnt Hills, Mekeel athletes among standouts
Claire Hutton had a productive week for the Bethlehem soccer team.
Photographer: Erica Miller

Here are 10 noteworthy numbers produced in the past week by Section II fall sports athletes.


Defensive digs Galway volleyball player Katy Kurtzner finished with after the host Eagles won their Folds of Honor Tournament. Julia Reedy had 53 kills, and Hannah Hoffman had 84 assists for Galway, which went 6-0 in pool play, swept Waterford-Halfmoon (25-16, 25-21) in the semifinals and rallied past Fort Edward (23-25, 25-4, 15-6) in the title match.


Points accumulated by the Bethlehem girls' swimming and diving team when it dealt Niskayuna its first Suburban Council dual meet setback since the 2014 season. The meet was tied at 63 before Bethlehem won three of the final four races to prevail 100-86. Sydney Sorbello was a four-event winner (200 IM, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay), and Anna Bernasconi was a three-event (50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay) winner.


Cross country teams Mohonasen beat when it won the girls' White Division championship with 137 points at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. Kate Sherman placed third, and Natalia Sawyer finished eighth to lead the Mighty Warriors in a race that included 343 runners. The Niskayuna girls were second in the Brown Division.


Assists for both Aidan Calhoun of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Andrew Baker of Bethlehem when the Spartans beat the Eagles in a Suburban Council volleyball match 25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 25-11. Jake Baker of Burnt Hills and Henry Bievenue of Bethlehem had 19 and 18 kills, respectively.


Goals scored in the first 10 games by Mekeel Christian Academy soccer player Lens Lima after the junior netted four in a 5-2 win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. The four-goal performance was Lima's third this fall, and boosted his three-year varsity goal total to 55. Lima scored at least one goal in nine of those 10 games.


Saves recorded by junior goalkeeper Senja Matson when the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake field hockey team defeated reigning Section II Class A champion Saratoga Springs 2-0 in a Suburban Council game. Matson also posted shutouts this season against Shenendehowa, Cicero-North Syracuse and Greene.


Goals scored by Bethlehem eighth-grade soccer standout Claire Hutton in three-game stretch, starting with four in a 7-0 win against Schenectady. Hutton also had a hat trick in a 7-0 win over Columbia, and notched two goals in a 6-0 win over Troy. The all-state forward/midfielder increased her season goal total to 22.


Number of Greenwich runners in the top 10 in the girls' Division I race at the Everett T. Grout Cross Country Invitational at Central Park in Schenectady, including Brynne Wright (third), Nina Sgambelluri (fourth) and Quinn Collins (sixth). Greenwich — a state champion three of the last four years — won the team title with 30 points. Bethlehem won the girls' Division II title and Shaker won the boys' Division II title.


Goals generated by Saratoga Central Catholic senior soccer player Dante Marin in a 5-2 Wasaren League win at Hoosic Valley, including three in the second half as the Saints rallied from a 2-1 deficit. Marin, who excels in baseball as well as soccer, also had a four-goal game earlier in the season against North Warren and shows 19 goals this fall.


Number of Schenectady High School varsity runners who have won at the Everett T. Grout Cross Country Invitational after Patriots' senior Shazim Permaul prevailed in the 2.75-mile Division II race at Central Park. Permaul finished fourth and schoolmate Isaac Menis was second last year at the meet hosted by Schenectady.

Reach Gazette Sportswriter Jim Schiltz at 518-395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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