Girls Soccer; Raiders, Warriors Advance


The Section II soccer tournament continued to eliminate pretenders from contenders on Tuesday with quarterfinal action in Class C while semifinals were played in the B classification.

Class B

Mechanicville 2  Holy Names 1:  Trailing 1-0 at the break, Mechanicville connected on a pair of second half strikes to post the come-from -behind “W” over Holy Names and advance to the Class B championship match on Friday at Lansingburgh.

A first half tally by Ava Panto gave Holy Names the early 1-0 nothing advantage that they took to the half.

But after intermission the Raiders answered with Jada Brown connecting on the equalizer and a minute later finding the back of the net for the eventual game-winner.

Raider keeper Savannah Bowie (12 saves) and the Mechanicville defense pitched the second half shutout as the Raiders move on and will face to top-seeded Schalmont in the title match at the Burgh on Friday with a 4:30 kickoff.


Class C

Stillwater 7  Chatham 1:   The Warriors scored five times in the first half and rolled to the victory over Chatham in a Class C quarterfinal in Stillwater.

Brooke Pickett scored four goals, with Devon Wagner, Tyan Staie and Paige Brinsko all adding single strikes for the top-seeded Stillwater squad.

Caroline Paolucci tallied in the second half for Chatham.

With the win Stillwater advances to the semifinals on Monday at Mechanicville where they’ll take on the fourth-seeded Warriors of Lake George in a 6:30 kickoff.


Lake George 4  Cambridge 1:  Trailing 1-0 early, Lake George evened the match before the break and scored three unanswered after halftime in posting the quarterfinal victory over the Indians.

Lily Gates connected at the 17:20 mark of the first half giving Cambridge the early advantage.

A Gabby Marchello strike at the 32:28 mark pulled the Warriors even and the teams went to intermission tied 1-1.

Early in the second half Rachel Jaeger found the range to give Lake George the 2-1 lead and midway through, Kylie Mann connected for the 3-1 advantage.

At the 68:43 mark Marchello added her second tally of the match, and the Warriors closed things out, advancing to the semi’s and date with top-seeded Stillwater on Monday.

Cambridge ends a fine season at 7-2 in Wasaren play and 12-5 overall.


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