High school roundup: Saints hand Falcons first loss of season
Nick Cavotta and Liam Rice scored goals, and Joe Schmidt made four saves as Saratoga Central Catholic beat previously-unbeaten Northville, 2-0, Friday in a Western Athletic Conference game.
Cavotta scored an unassisted goal, and Michael Naughton assisted on Rice’s goal for the Saints, now 8-3-1.
The Falcons, leading the North Division, are 10-1-3.
Todd Briggs scored both goals as Mayfield shut out Galway, 2-0.
Riley Yager and Jack Albertin picked up assists for the 8-4-2 Panthers.
Brody Smith’s goal was the difference as Middleburgh edged Mekeel Christian Academy, 1-0, in a WAC South game.
Schoharie went to 9-1-2 with a 4-1 victory over Sharon Springs, as Chris O’Neil scored a pair of goals, and both Zach Frisbee and Morgan Henry had one each. Dustin Tripp scored for the Spartans.
Tristian Engle finished with four goals, leading Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville past Fort Plain, 5-2.
Owen Fingar gave Scotia-Glenville an early lead, then league-leader Queensbury earned 1-1 Foothills Council tie on a goal from Allistaine McFarlane. Scotia went to 7-4-1, with Queensbury improving to 10-1-1.
Vince Grecco converted a penalty kick in the first half to give Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk a 1-0 win over Lansingburgh in the Colonial Council.
Dylan Hensel’s two goals helped Voorheesville take Cohoes, 5-0.
Kyle Elliott and Noah Maziejka had goals as Waterford-Halfmoon beat Heatly, 2-0, to clinch the Central Hudson Valley League championship.
The Fordians (9-1-0, 10-4-0) held the Hornets without a shot on goal.
Tyler Matson scored two goals to push Greenwich past Cambridge, 4-1, in the Wasaren League.
Eighth-grader Lauren Zeglen scored a pair of goals to help Scotia-Glenville defeat Gloversville, 5-0, in the Foothills Council.
Three other underclassmen — Abby O’Connor, Dom Puglisi and Kelsey Martin — had the other goals as the Lady Tartans went to 9-3-0 in league play.
League-leader Queensbury handed Broadalbin-Perth a 4-1 loss in a game featuring a pair of players with 100 career goals. Sophomore Brittany LaPlant, who has scored in every game for 12-0-0, 13-0-0 Queensbury, had three, raising her season total to 51 and her career figure to 125.
The win clinched a tie for the league championship for Queensbury, which leads B-P by two games with two to play.
Senior Katie Herba got her 107th career goal for the 10-2-0, 12-2-0 Lady Patriots.
Gabrielle Kreippein had two goals as South Glens Falls defeated Johnstown, 4-2, with Morganne Dick getting a goal for the Lady Bills.
Seanna Cleveland and McKenzie Phelan both had a pair of goals as Schoharie wrapped up the Western Athletic Conference title with a 10-0 win over Sharon Springs.
The Lady Indians went 11-0-0 in the league, which went to one 12-team division this season.
Wasaren League-leader Schuylerville went to 12-0-0 with a 3-0 victory over Tamarac as Gabby Capobianco had two goals.
Jordyn Haynes scored twice as Hoosick Falls topped Cambridge, 7-1; Amy Bartis scored to give Hoosic Valley a 1-0 win over Stillwater.
Big 10 leader Catholic Central improved to 13-0-0 with a 6-1 non-league success against Cairo-Durham, as Madison Purcell had a pair of goals.
Rylie Smith, Jessi Hagadorn, Meganm Bradt, Tabea Salzmann and Hannah Taylor scored goals as Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville downed Fort Plain, 5-1, in a non-league game.
The Lady Wolves are 11-3-1 overall.
O’BRIEN LIFTS NISKY
Jackie O’Brien scored in the second half on an assist from Ali Frary to send Niskayuna over Shaker, 1-0, in a Suburban Council match.
Emily King made three saves for 11-1 Niskayuna.
Kirstyn Watson stopped six shots for the 4-8 Blue Bison.
Kate Dennett tallied off a corner by Kelsey Briddell with 9:50 left in the game to push Saratoga Springs over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 1-0.
Liz McIntyre made 10 saves, and Sam Geils added two for the 8-4, 9-4 Blue Streaks. Shauna Ryan and Brittany Ryan combined for nine saves for the 7-5 Spartans.
Molly Hagen and Caroline Cady each collected goals in Shenendehowa’s 2-0 shutout of Guilderland.
Anna Bottino added an assist, and Melisssa Nealon registered one save in goal for 11-1 Shenendehowa.
Guilderland (3-8) got 11 saves from keeper Elizabeth Schumacher.
Caroline Bouchard posted 24 service points, including 10 aces, to help Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeat Bishop Maginn, 25-18, 25-4, 25-14, in a Big 10 match.
Rebecca Nichols, Paige Lisicki and Ariana Mattice combined for 23 service points and 14 aces for the 9-1, 12-2 Golden Knights.
Also in the Big 10, Albany improved to 13-1 with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 win over Schenectady.
Maggie Driscoll (12 assists), Mylah Chandler (eight blocks) and Schuyler Hornikel (10 service points) led the Falcons. Nicole Donadio (10 service points, three aces), Camille Nowak (four blocks, four kills, 18 digs) and Sara DeFruscio (six aces) led the 7-4 Patriots.
Johnstown topped Hudson Falls, 25-12, 25-18, 25-18, to improve its Foothills Council record to 12-0.
Annie Stock produced 14 kills, 21 digs and 12 service points to lead the Lady Bills, who also got 14 assists from Jerica Holland and four kills and six blocks from Bri O’Rourke.
Queensbury bounced Gloversville, 25-17, 25-13, 25-22, despite eight kills from Katlyn Pierce and 12 assists from Jen Putnam.
Gloversville slides to 8-4 in the Foothills Council and 12-4 overall.
Galway (13-0, 14-0) remained unbeaten with a 25-9, 26-24, 25-19 Western Athletic Conference dec-ision over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.
Rachel Jones (11 service points, six kills), Emily Zawisa (seven service points, five kills) and Emily Orminski (10 assists, nine service points) led the Eagles. BKW (5-9) was paced by Kathryn Salo with five kills and eight digs.
Abbey Dearwater’s nine kills and seven assists powered Canajoharie over Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, 25-11, 25-16, 25-18.
Shyanna Logan added 18 service points, including five aces, for the 11-2 Cougars.
For 3-10 OESJ, Kendall Sweeney had seven digs and five assists, while Kyleigh Hayner contributed five aces, two kills and eight digs.
Bailey Kross and Hope Rebeor registered 14 and 11 kills, respectively, and Emma Cumm assisted on 19 points to spark Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (9-4) past 5-9 Holy Names, 25-12, 25-21, 25-13, in the Colonial Council.
Kasey Hannah recorded 18 kills and eight service points to carry Loudonville Christian School to a 25-13, 19-25, 25-14, 25-23 win over Berlin in the CHVL.
Kimberly Jones and Britany Provencher combined for 22 service points for 10-1, 12-2 LCS.
In a non-league match, Averill Park used 12 kills and 32 digs from Katie Ludder and six kills from both Alyssa Clairmont and Hannah Middleton to beat Catholic Central, 3-1.
Jenah Schnellbaecher’s 15 kills topped CCHS.
Behind 17 kills and four blocks from Liam Stewart, Saratoga Springs swept Columbia, 25-17, 28-26, 25-21.
Luc Cianfarani assisted on 22 points and chipped in with two kills, and Andy Marotta added six kills and four serving aces for the 5-9 Blue Streaks.
Bethlehem (13-0) remained unbeaten with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-21 sweep of Guilderland.
John Sica’s nine kills and Kevin Mahar’s 28 assists led the way for the Eagles.
Shaker stopped Mohonasen, 25-20, 27-25, 25-23, to improve to 6-7. The Mighty Warriors drop to 9-4.
Kolin Krebs put down 11 kills, Scott Grable had seven kills and eight digs, and Reid Hartl contributed 30 assists in Shenendehowa’s 25-16, 26-24, 25-19 win over Col-onie.
The Plainsmen improve to 11-3. Zach Lasky had five kills for the Garnet Raiders.