Cadets beat Sabres in overtime, 5-4 (with photo gallery)
It took overtime to get it done, but Albany Academy’s boys’ soccer team beat second-place Schalmont to remain atop the Colonial Council standings.
John Moutopoulos scored on assists from Jordan Newton and Ray Jerome in the 85th minute to give Academy the win. Schalmont had led, 4-2, after a Leo Pavoldi goal on a Gino Rossi assist in the 51st minute, but Academy rallied to force overtime with Newton’s unassisted goal in the 73rd minute.
Moutopoulos also scored in the first half. Newton had two assists in the game, Josh Nelson scored once, and Hugh Fisher made 10 saves for Academy.
The Sabres got a goal apiece from Rossi, Joe Caldara and A.J. Jasenski. Tyler Smith made 10 saves in the loss.
Ichabod Crane scored a 10-0 Colonial Council win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, getting four goals from Seth Scarano. Alex Niemann added three goals, Jimmy Hollister had two and Ricardo Cruz scored once. Tyler Suchoski made two saves.
Fonda-Fultonville and Voorheesville finished knotted in a scoreless draw, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Scott Warren had to make 16 saves for the Blackbirds, while Tyler Folmsbee was called on to make 26 saves for the Braves.
Lansingburgh got a pair of goals from Brandon Bombard in a 4-2 win over Cohoes. Larenz Devaren had a goal and two assists, while Luke Fane had a goal and an assist in the win. Parker Bristol made six saves.
Cohoes got goals from Bruin Smith and Matthew Bluteau. Jack Fitzgerald made nine saves.
Albany beat Schenectady, 2-0, in the Big 10 with goals from Ali Alalkawi and Denis Leon. The
Patriots got 10 saves from Andrew Cyr.
Troy’s Mitsu Htut scored twice, while Akrum Mezza and Rafik Mekhaldi both had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Amsterdam. Jared Weissman made seven saves for the Rams, while Josh Rasmussen stopped the only shot he faced for Troy.
Tim Hughes scored twice, his second goal holding up as the winner in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 3-2 Suburban Council win over Shaker. Luke Cameron also scored, and Matt Nocito had two helpers. Kurtis Souza made six saves.
Shaker got goals from Ryan Casserly and Tubo Akangbo.
Averill Park scored a 1-0 win over Colonie on Dan Calhoun’s goal. Brandan Westfall made eight saves for the shutout. Colonie’s Nick Maio and Mike McKay split time in net, both making five saves.
Waterford-Halfmoon forced ovetime against Central Hudson Valley League power Berlin, but a Jacob Mills goal in the second overtime gave Berlin the win. The Mountaineers are now 7-0-2 in the league and 7-3-2 overall. The Fordians are 3-5-1 and 3-8-1.
League-leading Loudonville Christian School beat Heatly, 4-0, with two goals from Ryan Walsh. Jacob Film and Blake Rock had a goal apiece, Film adding an assist, and Andrew Rollis made five saves in the win.
In Wasaren League action, Stillwater got away from Cambridge, 7-0, with Ben Thomsen scoring three times.
Greenwich’s Elliot Hansen scored in a 1-0 win over Hoosic Valley.
Morgan Burchhardt scored twice and assisted twice in a 5-0 Suburban Council win for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake over Shaker.
The win is the ninth straight for the Spartans. They have outscored opponents, 38-3, in that span with seven shutouts.
Florie Comley (six saves) and Holly Haner (11) combined for the shutout for Burnt Hills (10-3-0 overall). Meghan Malone, Jenna Retell and Skye Kaler had the other goals, Kaler adding an assist.
Gabby Cotungo made 17 saves for Shaker.
Niskayuna remained perfect in the league with a 3-1 win over Ballston Spa. The Silver Warriors (12-0) got goals from Megan Doyle and Maddie Karafanda, and they benefitted from a Ballston Spa own goal. Kristen Hartlage made three saves.
The 0-12 Scotties got a goal from Mackenze Salerno and 12 saves from Abbey Mensler.
Saratoga Springs edeged Shenendehowa, 1-0, on a goal from Nicala Sirianni, assisted by Taylor Camoin. Carley Slade made nine saves, including one on a penalty kick, for the Blue Streaks (7-5-1). Makala Foley made 13 saves for the Lady Plainsmen.
Columbia’s Colleen Maloney and Lindsay Mulligan scored in a 2-0 win over Mohonasen, and Jessica Schafer made 12 saves for the shutout. The Mighty Warriors got nine saves from Saeeda Abdul-Aziz.
Scotia-Glenville and Big 10 top team Catholic Central fought to a 1-1 non-league draw. The Tartans (9-2-1) got a goal from Grade Marola, assisted by Megan McGillycuddy, and Catholic Central got on the board with a goal from Rachel Ball, assisted by Alexis Riffelbach.
Carina Moran made four saves for Scotia, while Katie Sullivan made 17 stops for Catholic Central.
Schenectady and Albany finished in a scoreless draw in Big 10 action. Fatima Shamsuddin made 18 saves for the Patriots, while Emily Andrews stopped five shots for the Falcons.
Amsterdam beat Troy, 1-0. Cassandra Robataille made nine saves.
Abby McAuley made nine saves for Troy (2-5, 4-9).
South Glens Falls beat Johnstown, 4-0, in the Foothills Council, getting a pair of goals and an assist from Sam Blizzard. Sami Hubinsky added a goal and an assist, Taylor Pechtel scored a goal, and Marissa Delzotto stopped the two shots she faced.
Johnstown’s Ellen Praught made 15 saves.
In the Colonial Council, Mechanicville’s Mikayla Gowett and Madison Gowett tallied to push the Red Raiders (8-3-1 Colonial) past Holy Names, 2-0. Kim Thompson’s shutout came with two saves, while Adrienne Genovese made 17 saves for Holy Names.
Mariela Jacome had a goal and an assist for Ichabod Crane in a 3-2 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Jaycee Volkman and Jessie Mink had the other goals for the Riders (12-1), and Katie Grace made two saves.
Ravena (3-9-1) got a goal apiece from Kim Bianchi and Kaitlyn Coletti, while Teller Wood made 13 saves.
Lansingburgh’s Megan Finnen scored once in each half to beat Cohoes, 2-1. Miranda Charette scored for the Tigers, and Madeline Dupuis made 18 saves in the loss.
Morgan Loder scored three goals for Cobleskill-Richmondville in a 5-1 win over Watervliet, and Erika Tracy made four saves in the win. Cobleskill (7-5) also got goals from Kate Billington and Hannah Almy.
Watervliet got 27 saves from Jessica Cunningham and a goal from Ailayia Demand.
Jillian Scoffield set up a goal for Kaitlyn Kendle as Schoharie beat St. Johnsville, 1-0, in the Western Athletic Conference. Lindsay Vanier made four saves for the shutout.
Leann Knapp made seven saves for St. Johnsville (4-6, 4-8).
Greenville’s Meg Gardiner and Heather Carl scored in a 2-0 Patroon Conference win over Maple Hill.
Julianna Rauf made two saves for Greenville (10-1-1, 10-2-1), while Anna Pulver made five saves for Maple Hill (5-7, 7-7).
Schuyerlville’s Heather Marko and Hoosic Valley’s Sydney Fitzpatrick scored in a 1-1 Wasaren League draw. M.C. Aston made nine stops for Schuylerville, while Samantha Carlo had 13 saves for Hoosic Valley.
spartans close in
Molly McCormack had 10 kills and 11 digs, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake moved a step closer to its 25th consecutive Suburban Council championship with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-22 North Division win over Shaker.
Jess Dillon had 16 assists, five kills and a pair of aces as the Spartans went to 13-0 in the league with three matches remaining and 20-1 overall.
The Spartans began working toward coach Gary Bynon’s next milestone with Thursday’s win. Bynon reached 550 victories with Tuesday’s sweep of Saratoga Springs.
DeAnna Whittemore totaled 13 kills and Jordyn Davidson had eight more to power Niskayuna past Ballston Spa, 26-24, 25-20, 25-19.
Meghan Mickel had four kills and 12 assists for Niskayuna. Daphne Braun and Katy Rimawi had seven kills apiece for the Scotties, and Melissa Ferlo contributed 13 service points and 14 assists.
Lauren Canterbury and Taylor Murphy dominated up front with 16 kills apiece, and Shenendehowa beat Saratoga Springs, 25-19, 25-7, 25-8.
Gabby Agresta had six kills and five blocks for the Lady Plainsmen. Nina Peppel had four kills, three blocks and six digs for the Blue Streaks.
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (11-1, 15-1) got 22 assists from Katie Beswick and six kills and nine aces from Chelsie McMillen in a 25-19, 25-8, 25-19 Colonial Counil win over Ichabod Crane.
Darien Harbeck had eight kills and eight digs for the Patriot Division-leading Indians. Sarah Dempsey had five kills for the Riders (5-8, 5-9).
Rachel Pineda had five aces and five kills to go with 11 digs, and Schalmont (11-2, 13-3) defeated Albany Academy, 25-12, 25-9, 25-16.
Emily Hilton and Olivia Desmond had nine digs and six assists, respectively, for the Sabres. Lorraine Lewis had 10 digs for the Bears.
McKayla Sossei delivered nine kills, Alaina Thaxter collected seven kills, and Vanessa Brand assisted on 11 points to lift Cobleskill-Richmondville (6-7, 6-7) past Watervliet, 25-19, 16-25, 25-18, 25-16.
Thaxter and Brand combined for 29 points and six aces.
Holy Names beat Mechanicville, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18. Paige Hansen had nine kills and nine service points for the Red Raiders, and Taylor Hines had five kills.
South Glens Falls (6-5, 8-5) put together a Foothills Council comeback against second-place Johnstown, winning, 19-25, 25-23, 11-25, 25-15, 25-16.
All-stater Annie Stock had 18 kills and 24 digs for the Lady Bills (8-3, 9-3), Zara Hyde had 33 assists, Elizabeth Hayward had 27 digs, and Alyssa Nellis and Bri O’Rourke combined for 15 blocks and 11 kills.
dona scores 30th goal
Ashley Dona scored two goals, including her 30th of the season with 18:29 left in the second half, and Johnstown (10-0, 12-1) stretched its winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over South Glens Falls.
Olivia Higgins scored for the Bulldogs.