Raiders Host Warriors In Big Tuesday Night Match


The girls soccer teams from Mechanicville and Stillwater have enjoyed exceptional seasons with just a single loss between them in league play.  Tuesday night in Mechanicville the two meet with the Wasaren title on the line in the annual “Pink Out” game which raises money and awareness for breast cancer.

The Warriors of Stillwater enter with a league mark of 10-0-2, one of those ties coming in their last outing with Tamarac.  Stillwater has scored 58 goals on the season and has allowed just eight.

They’re led in scoring by Brooke Pickett with 35 points including 28 goals, Sydney Wayand with 12 goals and 10 assists, and Devon Wagner with 9 goals and 1 assist.  Their keeper Danika Svendsen has saved 140 shots and allowed just eight goals on the year.

The Red Raiders come in at 10-1-1 in league play, and dropped a 1-0 decision to Lake George in their last outing. Mechanicville has found the back of the net 58 times while allowing 10 goals to their opponents.

Mackenzie Bowie with 29 goals and 10 assists leads the attack, while Michalena DePasquale with six goals and six assists, and Madeline Garone with a goals and 10 assists add depth to the Raider offense. Keeper Lauren Claeys has turned back 107 shots and allowed 10 to get through for the season.

In their first meeting on September 2oth, Stillwater came away with a 4-1 decision over the Raiders.  Pickett scored twice, and Kate McEvoy, and Wagner added goals with Svendesen saving 13 in the win.

Bowie tallied the lone Mechanicville goal, while Claeys saved 14 shots in defeat.

Both squads have one league game remaining after Tuesday’s match, Stillwater hosts Hoosic Valley, while Mechanicville visits Hoosick Falls.

While anything can happen in high school athletics, in all likelihood the winner Tuesday night will claim the Wasaren crown.  It should be a good one between these neighboring rivals with a title up for grabs while playing under the backdrop of the “Pink Out”.

Great soccer, great cause, and I hope everyone can come out and show support.




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