High schools: Galway, Mekeel boys' soccer teams win, remain unbeaten
The North Division looked to be the strongest of the three boys’ soccer divisions when the Western Athletic Conference went to a three-division alignment this year.
It’s playing out that way, as Galway and Mekeel Christian Academy both won Monday to remain unbeaten, and Mayfield and Northville remained hot.
Zach Hartman assisted on goals by Josh Bailey and Taylor Hartman, and Jay Oakes also scored as 6-0-0 Galway beat Sharon Springs, 3-0, on the strength of three first-half goals.
Kenny Aderounmu’s goal 10 minutes from the end of regulation gave MCA a 1-0 victory over Central Division leader Fort Plain. Rhani Zaronda made seven saves in goal for the 5-0-0 Lions. The Hilltoppers suffered their first loss against a tie in seven games.
Mayfield got four goals from Dylan Toscano to beat St. Johnsville, 8-3. Jordan Ryder, Colden Glover, Todd Briggs and Matt Messina also scored for the 3-3-0 Panthers, winners of three straight.
Brian VanNostrand scored seven minutes into overtime to give 3-2-1 Northville a 1-0 victory over Canajoharie. The Falcons are 2-0-1 in their last three games.
Nolan Kelly’s goal in the 52nd minute got Ballston Spa (1-5-2) a 1-1 draw with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the Suburban Council. The Scotties have scored just five goals this year, three in one game.
Ryan Capron had the goal for 2-4-2 Burnt Hills.
Phil Barrett scored from a James Homan assist in the second half as 6-0-2 Shenendehowa edged 4-3-1 Shaker, 1-0, in another SC North contest.
Christian Koudal, Scott Fishel and Luke Faranda all had goals as Niskayuna beat Saratoga Springs, for its fifth straight win after a season-opening loss to Shenendehowa.
Matt Henning’s two goals got SC South leader Bethlehem (6-0-2) past 2-5-1 Mohonasen, 3-0. Liam Roohan also scored for the Eagles.
James Mesiti, Connor Rubin and Vito Mesiti all had a goal as Guilderland (4-1-2) blanked Averill Park, 3-0.
Paulino Curto scored his first goal of the year, and Uyi Omorogbe added another as Colonie (2-4-1) tied Columbia, 2-2. Lucas Mauron and Ritchie Hetherington had the goals for the 2-4-2 Blue Devils.
Alexi Bresnihan, Brock Eveleth and Mike Blaauboer had the goals as LaSalle beat Catholic Central, 3-0, for its first Big 10 win this season.
Thomas Seeberger’s unassisted goal with less than seven minutes to play gave Loudonville Christian School (3-0-2) a 1-0 win over Waterford-Halfmoon (1-3-1) in the Central Hudson Valley League.
Berlin got goals from Jackson Burhams and Dylan Hover to beat Heatly and move to 4-0-1 in the CHVL.
George Lehoisky had a goal and an assist as second-place Fort Ann (6-2-0) beat Corinth, 4-2, to end the first half of play in the Adirondack League.
Spartans roll along
Kathleen Schurmann produced 11 kills, and Siena Wilder contributed five aces and 11 digs as Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa bounced Ballston Spa, 25-14, 25-11, 25-7, in a Suburban Council girls’ match.
The Spartans remained unbeaten in the SC (8-0) and improved to 12-1 overall. Daphne Braun recorded four kills and two aces for the 1-7 Scotties.
The Lady Dutch of Guilderland (8-0) also stayed unblemished following a 25-22, 25-12, 19-25, 25-10 win over Averill Park.
Quincy Kinzel led Guilderland with nine kills, 17 service points and five aces, while Allison VanDoren chipped in with five kills, 17 service points and four aces. For Averill Park, Andrea Deboli produced 34 digs and two aces.
Shenendehowa stopped Shaker, 25-11, 25-17, 17-25, 25-18, as Lauren Canterbury knocked down 10 kills, and Devyn Morlock contributed eight service points and 14 digs.
Although two of the games were extended, Columbia blanked Colonie, 28-26, 25-11, 26-24, as Lindsey Forkeutis produced 10 kills and 18 digs for the Blue Devils.
Lindsey Champitto added 19 assists, six kills and 12 digs for 5-3 Columbia. Stephanie Reinhardt’s four kills led the 3-5 Garnet Raiders.
Voorheesville remained undefeated with a 25-9, 25-18, 25-13 Colonial Council victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville.
Caroline Bablin dominated up front with 10 kills, and Libby Bjork registered 12 service points and 27 assists for the 8-0 Blackbirds. Alaina Thaxter recorded four kills for the 2-6 Bulldogs.
In the Western Athletic Conference, Schoharie turned back Middleburgh, 25-22, 25-21, 25-14.
Allie Blyth had five kills and three blocks, Jessica Cornwall contributed 11 service points and Jane Grounds added three aces for 4-1 Schoharie. Shania Marotta (four kills, three aces), Lena Pigott (seven kills) and Shela Hinkley (four kills, three blocks) topped Middleburgh.
Galway (5-0, 7-0) outlasted Middleburgh, 20-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19, behind 14 kills and nine service points from Hayley Martin.
Adrianna Watrobski and Rachel Jones combined for 30 service points ,and Jones also contributed five kills and four blocks for the Eagles.
Mayfield (3-2, 5-2) was led by Miranda Eagan’s 15 kills and Karissa Morey’s 12 kills and 19 service points.
Duanesburg outlasted Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 14-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, behind Rachel Gamache’s nine kills and 14 service points.
Danielle Hubbard and Erin McIntyre posted 16 kills apiece for the Bulldogs.
Caroline Bouchard and Sarah Del Vecchio combined for 11 kills, and Cassie Nosal produced 12 service points and three kills in Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 non-league win over Scotia-Glenville.
Emiliy Brown added 20 assists for the Golden Knights. The Tartans fell to 1-5.