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School notes: Malicki nets 10 goals

Senior midfielder Emma Malicki of Albany Academy turned in a noteworthy performance with 10 goals and three assists Friday in an 18-12 Capital District Women’s Lacrosse League win over Emma Willard.

Malicki’s 10 goals equalled the third-highest one-game total in Section II, and her 13 points equalled the fourth-highest one-game total in Section II, according to unofficial statistics gathered by the Daily Gazette staff.

The Section II single-game goal record is believed to be 12 set by Shelby Wood of Holy Names (vs. Schenectady, 2010). Tara Akstull of Shenendehowa (vs. Columbia, 2004), Sara Bonacquist of Schenectady (vs. Emma Willard, 2008) and Chloe Knapp of Glens Falls (vs. South Glens Falls, 2012) each scored 11 goals.

Bridget Malicki of Albany Academy is among the several girls who previously scored 10 goals, and she did it twice (vs. Schuylerville in 2009 and Columbia in 2010).

Gazette records have Katie Rowan of Bethlehem with a Section II-high of 16 points (6-10 vs. Kingston, 2005). Courtney Pierce of Schuylerville had 15 points (5-10 vs. South Glens Falls, 2009), and Jackie Atkins of South Glens Falls had 14 points (6-8 vs. Greenwich, 2011).

Krissy Rajczak of Scotia-Glenville is among the several girls who previously had 13 points, and she did it twice (9-4 vs. Emma Willard in 2002, and 9-4 vs. Cohoes in 2003).

Coaching milestone

Hudson baseball coach Kevin Bowes picked up his 200th victory when the Blue Hawks beat Greenville Wednesday, 8-1, in a Patroon Conference game.

Bowes started his stint at Hudson in 2000.

Baseball coaches Chris Wyanski of Duanesburg, Mike Lilac of Hoosick Falls and Dave Casey of Glens Falls reached 300 wins earlier this season. Duanesburg softball coach John Conway won his 300th game, too, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys’ lacrosse coach Tom Schwan celebrated his 200th victory.

State record

Fort Ann senior Joe Foran went 3-for-4, including his state-record 201st base hit Friday, in the Cardinals’ 9-0 Adirondack League win over Argyle.

Foran set the state career hits record with a fourth-inning single. Thaddeus Johnson of Frewsburg (2007-12) had piled up 200 hits.

Foran set state career records for RBI and runs scored earlier in the season. The six-year varsity starter has committed to Siena College.

Davey steps down

Nick Davey stepped down as Christian Brothers Academy’s varsity baseball coach mid-week in order to take care of some personal issues.

Davey was in his first season with the Brothers, and may return at some point in the future. CBA is 6-3 in the Big 10 and 7-6 overall.

CBA assistant coach Casey O’Connor will direct the Brothers.

What they’re doing

Utica College won its first Empire 8 regular season softball title with a roster that includes former Section II standouts Erica Colucci (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), Meghan Matan (Shaker), Alex Deyo (Colonie), Cassie Smith (Bethlehem), Courtney Fitzgerald (Colonie), Alyssa Russell (Mechanicville), Briona Enny (Queensbury) and Bridgette Plummer (Schuylerville).

The Pioneers’ coach staff includes assistant Rinae Olsen, a Schalmont and High School Utica College graduate.

Utica went 9-3 in the Empire 8 and put together a 30-10 overall regular season record. As the No. 1 seed, Utica hosted the Empire 8 tournament this past weekend.

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