The Mechanicville boys soccer team opened their season in style on Thursday, stepping up in class and delivering a dominating road victory over Ballston Spa.
The Raiders scored four times before the break getting things started early when Andrew Kraszewski found Colin McNutt who found the corner of the net for the 1-0 lead.
Wyqie Agunda, Kraszewski and McNutt again, added scoring strikes before the break and the rout was on.
After intermission Devon Duggan got Ballston Spa on the board at the 10:00 mark, but the Raiders over the final 30 minutes continued the onslaught with Agunda added a pair of tallies and Kraszewski connecting for his second of the match.
Raider keeper Dylan Raucci and the Mechanicville “D” played well against their Class A opponent, with Raucci turning back 12 shots on the afternoon.
Next up for Mechanicville is a Tuesday night home match with neighboring rival Stillwater, scheduled for a 7:00 start,
Saratoga Catholic 5 Hoosic Valley 0
Spa Catholic’s Charlie Greiner fired the low score of 38 in the match in the Saints sweep of Hoosic Valley at the Battenkill Country Club on Thursday.
Robbie Bolen, Will Emery, Jacob Hajos and Tommy Greiner also earned points with individual match wins as Spa Catholic moved to 5-0 on the season with the victory.
Tamarac 4 Waterford 0
In action at Frear Park Golf Course on Thursday, Zach Rice showed the way for the Bengals carding the low round of 49 in the win.
Nevin Wilkie, Adam Rice and Joe Carista all posted individual wins to round out the scoring for Tamarac who goes to 1-2 on the year with the “W”.
Greenwich 5 Stillwater 0
Greenwich’s Brad Brophy earned medalist honors with the low round 41 in the Witches shutout of Stillwater at the Battenkill on Thursday.
Patrick McFee, Luke Demianenko, Sam Ziehm and Erik Wade joined Brophy in the winner’s circle for the Witches who with the victory improve to 1-3 on the year.