Field hockey: Beardsley scores overtime winner
Nicole Beardsley scored in the second overtime to lift Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 1-0 Class B regional win over East Syracuse-Minoa Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Elise Zwicklbauer assisted on the goal, and Shauna Ryan and Brittany Ryan combined for four saves as the Spartans (14-6) earned their first state semifinal berth since 1987. The Spartans return to C-NS Saturday and play Brighton.
Rachel Aird made 14 saves for East Syracuse-Minoa (15-3).
In Class A regional play, Shenendehowa ripped Fayetteville-Manlius, 5-1. Claire Virkler scored the first goal on an asist from Anna Bottino, who also set up the next two goals by Anna Branch and Molly Hagen.
Casey Stata scored Shenen-dehowa’s fourth goal, assisted by Erin Buckley, and Buckley tacked on the final goal, unassisted.
Melissa Nealon made one save for 18-2 Shenendehowa.
Gabriella Gorgoni scored the lone goal for F-M.
In Class C regional action, Section III champion Cazenovia beat Hoosick Falls, 2-0.