Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Local roundup, September 8

McNeff’s hat trick lifts CCHS to double overtime triumph against Troy


(Photos by Tom Killips - The Record).

The Record
Staff reports

TROY - Julie McNeff has been the main weapon on the Catholic Central girls soccer team early in the 2009 season and she added a bit of drama to her repertoire Tuesday night against Troy High in the Big 10 Conference opener.
McNeff’s goal in the first half evened the score and she hit the back of the net again with two minutes to go in regulation, forcing overtime. With one minute remaining in the second overtime, McNeff converted a penalty kick, lifting Catholic Central to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Flying Horses under the lights in Lansingburgh.
In three games – all victories – McNeff has collected seven goals, two hat tricks, and scored the game-winner each time, including a pair in the South Glens Falls Tournament over the weekend.
Lexi Cuomo stopped seven shots for Catholic Central (1-0-0, 3-0-0).
Morgan Avery and Hannah Kabier scored for Troy (0-1-0, 1-2-0). Kayla Lewandowski made 18 saves in net for the Flying Horses.
Schenectady 12, Bishop Gibbons 0: Leah Van Buren scored five goals and Kia Ference added three more as the Patriots earned a Big 10 victory over the Golden Knights (0-1, 0-1).
Tamarac 2, Stillwater 1: Lindsey King scored the game-winning goal with 2:16 to play, leading the Bengals to victory in their Wasaren League opener.
Sara Dormandy also scored for Tamarac (1-0, 2-0), while Nicole Geraisa put the ball in the net for Stillwater (0-1, 0-1).
Courtney Ryan made seven saves in goal for Tamarac.
Cambridge 3, Schuylerville 1: Bridget Cuddihy and Sara Tironi scored second half goals to lead the Indians to victory in the Wasaren League opener for both teams.
Aydin Hastings added a first half goal for Cambridge (1-0, 1-0).
Courtney Pierce scored for the Black Horses (0-1, 0-1).
Granville 2, Greenwich 1: With 2:24 left in the game, Emily Fuller's header on a cross from Olivia Martindale gave Granville the Wasaren League triumph.
Alyssa Scott made 23 saves for the Golden Horde.
Shenendehowa 2, Shaker 0: Katie Trainer scored both of the Lady Plainsmen’s goals in a Suburban Council victory for Shenendehowa.
Mackenzie Mylod and Juliana McDermott combined on the shutout.
Bethlehem 5, Averill Park 0: The Eagles scored four goals in the second half - Kaitlyn Martin finished with a hat trick - to romp to a Suburban Council victory over the Warriors.
Burnt Hills 2, Ballston Spa 1: Monica Wolf fed Jillian Beatty two times for a pair of goals in a Suburban Council victory for the Spartans (1-0-0, 1-0-0).
Boys Soccer
Troy 3, Catholic Central 0: Brandon Wilson scored a pair of second half goals, leading the Flying Horses to a Big 10 triumph over crosstown rival Catholic Central (0-1, 0-1).
Will Valle scored Troy’s (1-0, 1-0) first goal and assisted on Wilson’s first tally.
Zach Shear made 10 saves to preserve the shutout for the Flying Horses.
La Salle 9, Amsterdam 0: Spencer Franks scored three goals and Billy Hoffman added two more, leading the Cadets to a Big 10 win over the Rugged Rams.
Alex Pakatar made three saves to protect the shutout for La Salle (1-0-0, 3-0-0).
Columbia 1, Colonie 0: Jon Gavitt scored 26 minutes into the first half and Craig Morrison made 12 saves in net to preserve a Suburban Council shutout for the Blue Devils (1-0, 1-0).
Bethlehem 8, Averill Park 0: Kenny McDermith scored two goals, leading the Eagles to a Suburban Council victory over the Warriors.
Shenendehowa 4, Shaker 1: David Clemens’ hat trick lifted the Plainsmen (1-0, 1-0) to a Suburban Council victory over the Blue Bison.
Adam Shamlian scored Shaker’s lone goal.
Ichabod Crane 2, Coxsackie-Athens 0: Phil Basile scored both of the Riders’ goals in a Patroon Conference victory for Ichabod Crane (1-0, 1-0).
Girls Volleyball
Bethlehem 3, Averill Park 1: The Eagles (2-0, 2-0) won a Suburban Council match by scores of 25,15, 25,18, 20-25, and 25-17.
Jaci Oskam paced Bethlehem with 14 kills and five blocks, while Nicole Howland added 14 assists and one ace.
Jennette Chartrand guided the Warriors (0-2, 0-2) with 15 digs.
Girls Tennis
Maple Hill 7, Cairo-Durham 0: Erin Duffy defeated Isabel Letter by scores of 6-3, 6-3, leading the Wildcats to a Patroon Conference sweep of the Mustangs.
Glens Falls 5, Greenwich 2: The Indians defeated the Witches in a Foothills Council tennis match.
Golf
Stillwater 5, Cambridge 0: Mark Sabatino fired a four-under-par 32 in a Wasaren League win for the Warriors, who are now 8-0 this season.
Granville 4, Hoosic Valley 1: Kevin White, leading all scorers, shot a round of 38, but the Indians (2-5) dropped a Wasaren League match. Mat Bernard paced Granville with a score of 43.

Troy junior Shafi Kabir leaps to stop the ball during Tuesday's game against Catholic Central. Troy's Brandon Wilson scored a pair of goals to lead the Flying Horses to a 3-0 Big 10 Conference victory.(Photo courtesy Craig Dory).

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