High schools: Gomez goal gives Riders win in matchup of division leaders
Heriberto Gomez scored a second-half goal, and Pierce Reilly made seven saves as Ichabod Crane beat Schalmont, 1-0, Saturday night in a Colonial Council boys’ soccer matchup of unbeaten division leaders.
The Riders, the 2012 state Class B co-champ, improved to 8-0-0. Schalmont suffered its first loss in seven league games and nine overall.
Gomez’s goal was only the third allowed, second in league play, by Schalmont.
John Moutopoulus’ second goal of the game was an overtime winner as Albany Academy nipped Lansingburgh, 2-1, in the Colonial.
Cam Bristol scored for the Knights.
Stephen Galarneau had 10 saves in goal for Cohoes as the Tigers and Cobleskill-Richmondville played to a 0-0 tie.
Carlos Reuter scored a goal and assisted on a John Alverson score as Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk took Fonda-Fultonville, 2-0, in the Colonial.
Brian Pfiel scored a goal and set up Paul Boni’s goal as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake shut out Mohonasen, 2-0, in the Suburban Council.
Kledis Capollari, Connor Rubin and Connor O’Brien picked up goals as Guilderland bested Saratoga Springs. 3-1. Noah VanZandt had the Blue Streaks’ goal.
Phil Barrett and Kyle Clemens had first-half goals to power Shenenedehowa past Averill Park, 2-0.
Luke Bush, Connor DeFilippis and Meyer Aviles had the goals as Ballston Spa shut out Columbia, 3-0.
Tyler Hanft, Leo Rabiu and Christian Koudal produced goals, and Riley McDonald had to make just one save as Niskayuna beat Colonie, 3-0.
Greg Milnarik’s first-half goal held up as Shaker slipped past Bethlehem, 1-0.
Johnny Vicciarelli scored with 1:26 left in regulation, giving Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville a 3-2 win over Duanesburg in the Western Athletic Conference.
Brad Smith and Devan Battisti also scored for the Wolves, with Duanesburg getting goals from Chris Smalls and Mitchell Hulbert.
Fracesco Mastrocinque and Justin Marek scored goals to give Broadalbin-Perth a 2-0 non-league decision over Wasaren League leader Schuylerville.
Devin Page made five saves for the 8-2-0 Patriots.
Taliq Sims scored 20 seconds into OT to give Amsterdam a 2-1 non-league win over Gloversville. Greyson Mullins of Amsterdam and the Dragons’ Thomas Kirk had the other goals.
Goals by Mac Anderson and John Lucas pushed Hoosic Valley past Waterford-Halfmoon, 2-0.
LADY SPARTANS WIN
Morgan Burchhardt scored two goals and added an assist to help Burnt Hills past Mohonasen, 5-0, in the Suburban Council.
Casey Doherty, Jenna Retell and Angie Giorgio had the other goals.
Emma Oliver scored two minutes into the second OT, and Guilderland held on to beat Saratoga Springs, 1-0. Carli Weinberg and Taylor Dorado shared the shutout. Emily Wickert made eight saves for Saratoga.
Marika Contompasis had both goals as Niskayuna held off Col-onie, 2-1. Alicia Bushey had the Colonie goal.
Katie Benson scored in the second OT to give Shenendehowa a 1-0 victory over Averill Park.
Nicole Meddaugh had a goal and assist as Columbia shut out Ballston Spa, 3-0. Lindsay Mulligan and Shaye Alviene had the other Columbia goals.
Rachel Cardinal had a goal and assist, and unbeaten Schalmont also had Bianca Mascitelli and Julia Rossi get goals in a 3-0 win over Ichabod Crane. The two-time Section II and regional champion Lady Sabres are 8-0-0 under first-year coach Alaina Lange and have given up only three goals.
Keara LaFountain struck for two goals, McKenzie Bowie had a goal and Madison Gowett had a pair of assists as Mechanicville bested Watervliet, 3-0, to go to 7-3-0.
Cassie LaForest, Taylor Lockwood and Desi Ogunyase all had a goal, and Talia Rockmore got a goal and assist as Albany Academy downed Lansingburgh, 4-0.
Morgan Loder had two goals and assisted on Kate Billington’s goal, giving Cobleskill-Richmondville a 3-0 win over Cohoes in the Colonial.
Samantha Becker and Jessica
Bianchi had the goals as Ravena edged Fonda, 2-1, in OT in the Colonial. Julianna Taylor scored the Fonda goal.
Skyler Viveros scored from a Rylie Smith assist to give Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville a 1-0 victory over Duanesburg in the WAC. The Lady Wolves are 6-2-0 in league play, 7-3-1 overall.
Lizzie Morehouse scored two goals as Patroon Conference leader Coxsackie-Athens handed CHVL leader Waterford-Halfmoon its first loss, 3-2. Abby Fountain and Ashley Lefebvre scored for the Lady Fordians.
Maria Clemente scored four goals as Tamarac beat the hosts, 4-0, and Annette Volpe scored three goals as Catholic Central beat Emma Willlard, 5-1, in the opening round of the Troy tournament.
Duanesburg junior Pat Murphy was the individual winner in his division, and Connor McDonough’s third-place finish helped Niskayuna take second in the large schools
division at the E.J. Herrmann Invitational in Utica.
Niskayuna eighth-grader Abigail Spiers was fourth in the large school girls’ race, and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior Talya Williams was the small school individual champion, with Broadalbin-Perth winning the team title.
Murphy covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:53.6 in the small schools race, with Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons freshman Jonah Allard second in 16:55.3.
Xavier McKinley finished fifth to help Duanesburg to a seventh-place team finish.
Fonda-Fultonville was 10th, led by Cameron Gilligan (20th in 18:16.2) and Dylan Desorbo (21st in 18:17.6).
Greg Bogdan of Broadalbin-Perth placed eighth in 17:31.5, and Jordan Ahrens of Fort Plain/Canajoharie was 13th in 17:50.8.
McDonough went 17:04.9 over the course. Niskayuna had three other runners crack the top 20 in Matt McDermott (14th, 17:38.8), Andrew Canavan (17th, 17:42.8) and Jack McGill (18th, 17:46.6).
The Silver Warriors finished with 122 points. Cicero-North Syracuse scored 73.
Scotia-Glenville was fourth, led by Daken Broadhead (16th, 17;41.1) and Ryun Murphy (20th, 17:49.5); Colonie placed fifth, with Jordan Johnson fifth in 17:07.9 and Zach Bell seventh in 17:16.5; Bethlehem’s Alex Carlson ran fourth in 17:05.4 to help the Eagles place sixth.
Spiers finished in 20:16.2 for her fourth-place showing. Teammate Lexi Sciortino ran 10th in 21:01.9 as Niskayuna was fifth as a team.
Bethlehem was second in the team scoring, 11 points behind Nanuet. Julia Champagne (fifth, 20:38.0), Danika Jensen (ninth, 20:57.5), Holly Machabee (15th, 21:34.9), Natalie Mueller (16th), 21:38.8) and Mary Devries (18th, 21:46.3) gave the Lady Eagles five in the top 20.
Mohonasen junior Cara Sherman was eighth in 20:53.9, and Amsterdam’s Ilenis Quinones took 20th in 21:49.5.
Coreena Monroe was fourth in 20:52.3, and Victora Opalka took seventh in 21:13.7 as Broadalbin-Perth won the girls’ small schools team title.
Mackenzie Dezolt (13th, 21:53.7), Sarah Naple (17th, 22:06.6) and Jordyn Deneuville (18th, 22:21.4) rounded out the Lady Patriots’ top five.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the team title in the girls’ AA race, with Eva Scott 11th in 18:38.7, Jordan Casey 12th in 18:39.7, Emily Digman 14th in 18:42.5 and Marina Jerry finishing 17th in 19:00.2. Alexis Scott rounded out the top five at 22nd (19:08.7).
John Rabideau ran sixth in 15:29.8 to lead Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a third-place finish in the boys’ AA race at the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester. Jared Short was 15th in 15:43.6, and Paul McGuinness took 17th in 15:50.2
The Colonie girls placed fifth in the Championship Race at the Ocean State Invitational in Warwick, R.I.
Bellame Bowers was 12th in 19:14, and Amanda Chambers placed 14th in 19:17 as Colonie scored 163 points. Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic won with 64 points.
Shaker sophomore Marianna Lansing won the 5,000 varsity A girls’ race at the Six Flags Wild Safari event in Jackson, N.J.
Lansing finished in 18:37. Teammate Audrey Mattino was eighth in 19:18, Payton Czupil took 15th in 19:41 and Calynn Cerniglia was 20th in 19:52 as the Lady Bison placed second to North Penn (Pa.).
Tournament MVP Maddie Gurga led Broadalbin-Perth to a 25-17, 25-14 victory over Columbia in the Gold Division finals of the Schalmont Sweet 16 Tournament.
In the semifinals, Columbia def-eated Averill Park, and Broadalbin-Perth beat Guilderland, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19.
In the Silver Division finals, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Scotia-Glenville, 30-32, 25-15, 25-15. The Golden Knights earlier defeated Catholic Central, 25-19, 25-9, and then beat Waterford-Halfmoon, 25-22, 25-23.
Caroline Bouchard had 19 service points and 23 digs, while Julie Nichols contributed eight kills and 14 digs for ND-BG. Emily Brown had 18 assists, and both Ariana Mattice and Lauren Ferrucci contributed four kills.
Joining Gurga on the all-tourn-ament were Chelsea LeBlanc and Keyana Fariello of Broadalbin-Perth, Casey Brown, Leah Gould, Aimee Spilman and Bree Nichols of Columbia, Jessica Van Doren of Guilderland, Lauren Mahar of Schalmont, Caroline Bouchard of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons and Victoria Alteri of Mekeel Christian Academy.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (11-3) defeated Penfield, 21-25, 25-17, 15-11, in the semifinals of the Baldwinsville Tournament, but the Spartans lost to host Baldwinsville, 19-25, 27-25, 15-11, in the finals.
QUEENSBURY — Top-seeded Christine Arnold of South Glens Falls defeated Queensbury’s Rebecca Sung, 8-1, in the singles final of the Foothills Council tournament.
Queensbury’s Sydney Scheid and Amanda Rawson won the doubles title.
Semifinals — 1-Christine Arbold (SGF) def. 4-Elizbeth Esker (Scotia-Glenville), 8-0; 2-Rebecca Sung (Queensbury) def. 4-Sam-antha Montague (Scotia-Glenville), 8-0; Finals — Arnold def. Sung, 8-1.
Semifinals — 5-Alyssa McKinney-Riley Morency (Hudson Falls) def. Megan Roop-Lyndsey White (Queensbury), 8-4; 2-Sydney Scheid-Amandsa Rawson (Queensbury) def. 3-Tina Boyce-Amanda Thomas (Greenwich), 8-3. Finals — Scheid-Rawson dec. McKinney-Morency, 8-4.