With the high school golf season nearing it’s midway point, the soccer regular season kicked off on Tuesday with a full slate of action, and come this weekend football will join the fray as well.
Hoosick Falls 4 Saratoga Catholic 1: In a game played under the lights in Hoosick Falls the Panthers used a pair of David Everard goals to best the Saints.
Twenty minutes in, the Falls Ethan Matteson found Everard who finished from 30 yards out for the 1-0 Panther lead and that score would stand until early in the second half when the Panthers used a breakaway tally from Nick Houghton, and Everard’s second strike off a Yourry Reynolds, find to take control.
Later in the half the Saints got on the board when Ryan McFadden’s direct kick found the mark, and Tanner Cahill closed out the scoring late in the second with a strike for Hoosick Falls.
Both keepers played well in the match with Spa Catholic’s Preston Famiglietti saving nine and the Panthers Cody Hodges turning back six shots.
Tamarac 4 Berlin 0: Chase Ali scored twice before intermission leading the Bengals to the season-opening “W” over Berlin.
Ryley Hisert and Jack Mulligan both found the range with second half goals for Tamarac, and the Bengal defense pitched the shutout for the convincing victory.
Waterford 3 Stillwater 1: The Fordians Hunter Guertin scored on a first half penalty kick, and added two more after the break to lead Waterford past the Warriors.
The Fordians held the 1-0 lead going into the second half when Guertin found the back of the net with his second tally, and followed that up at the 58:00 mark with a beautiful header off an Adam Leonard corner giving Waterford control of the contest.
A Grant Baker goal for Stillwater rounded out the scoring.
Between the posts Tim Buchal made nine saves for the Warriors, and Mike Thomas stopped four shots for Waterford.
Mechanicville 4 Cambridge 2: In a well played match at Cambridge the visiting Red Raiders used a pair of Jeff Luce strikes to get past the Indians.
Cambridge broke on top in this one when Cameron Pembroke converted off an Austin Jackson feed at the 20:00 mark for the 1-0 advantage.
Before the break Mechanicville’s Mike Cavotta found Luce , who put it away to level things at 1-1 heading into halftime.
Early in the second Luce fed Kevin Charette for the go-ahead strike, and a short time later Marcus Tobin set up Luce for his second finish and the 3-1 lead.
Cambridge closed to 3-2 when Pembroke found the back of the net for the second time, but a Tobin score off a Chris Cirarelli put this one away and the season-opener in the win column for Mechanicville.
Keepers Tyler Kraszewski for Mechanicville, and the Indians Cody Odlham saved five and seven shots respectively in the match.
Greenwich 6 Hoosic Valley 1: Greenwich scored four times after the break to post the comfortable win over the Valley.
Johnny Swertner scored two first half goals giving the Witches a 2-0 lead at the break.
Ellis Pemrick, AJ Rymph, and Swertner found the range after intermission giving Greenwich a 5-0 lead before the Valley got on the board with a Chris Hallam strike at the 71:30 mark.
A Greenwich goal from Sam Whiting closed out the scoring in this one as the Witches open the season in impressive fashion.
Tamarac 4 Berlin 0: Sophie Champagne scored a pair, and teammates Isabella Bisceglia and Abbey Buckley added single tallies in the Bengals shutout win over Berlin.
Three first half goals gave Tamarac control early and keeper K. Champagne with two saves earned the shutout.
Mechanicville 5 Cambridge 2: In a back and forth contest at Cambridge the Red Raiders scored the final two goals of the day to notch the victory over the Indians.
Mackenzie Bowie with a pair of goals, and Madalynn Garone, Jada Brown and Lea Hickey with single strikes led the Mechanicville attack.
Miranda Seacord tallied twice in the match for Cambridge.