Schoharie Outlasts Waterford; Earns Class C Crown

Schoharie 3 Waterford 2: In a see-saw battle between #1 Waterford and #2 Schoharie in Mechanicville Tuesday night, the second-seeded Indians twice, took a one goal lead, only to see Waterford quickly erase the cushion. The third time was the charm.

Schoharie’s Katie Krohn connected with 12:00 remaining for a 3-2 advantage and the Indians defense kept the Fordians off the board the rest of the way, to seal the victory and earn the Class C girls soccer championship.

Haley Drinon opened the scoring in the match, 10 minutes in, taking a feed from Krohn and finding the back of the net for a 1-0 Indian lead.

Waterford answered on a Cassidy McClement tally and the two squads went to the break knotted at 1-1.

Three minutes after intermission, Krohn connected off a feed from Drinon, giving Schoharie the 2-1 advantage.

But again Waterford answered, when Natalie Rich cashed in a McClement find to deadlock things midway through the half.

With 12 minutes left in regulation, Krohn delivered the game-winner, her second of the match and 67th goal of the year, and the Indians defense nursed the one goal cushion to the “W”, securing the championship, and sending Schoharie onto regional play where they’ll face Ausable Valley from Section VII on Saturday.

The young Fordians close out an exceptional season with an 18-1 mark.

Greenville Tops Mechanicville in the Class B Final

Greenville 2 Mechanicville 1: In a low scoring match at Colonie on Monday afternoon, Greenville’s Jack Motta tallied with 30:00 remaining in regulation, breaking a 1-1 deadlock, and the Spartans held on the rest of the way to earn the Class B Boys soccer championship.

In match between a pair of unbeaten squads Greenville broke on top when Liam Bowden found the range with a curling shot, midway through the first half, giving the Spartans a 1-0 advanatge.

With 11:00 minutes left in the half, Ryan Grimmick set up Colin McNutt, who finished and the match went to the break knotted at 1-1, setting up Motta’s second half strike that proved to be just enough in a classic battle between outstanding teams.

Mechanicville finishes the year with a sterling 19-1-1 mark, while Greenville moves to 20-0 with the win and onto regional play later this week.