Red Raiders Clinch Wasaren Title

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To say that the Mechanicville boys soccer team has had their way in league competition over the past few years is an understatement.  Thursday night the Red Raiders stepped on the turf field in Mechanicville carrying a 40 game winning streak in Wasaren play dating back to 2016.

Couple that with the emotion of Senior Night and in typical fashion the Raiders made short work of the Saints from Spa Catholic, (2-5-1, 5-7-2), posting a comfortable 5-0 decision and with it capturing their third straight Wasaren title.

Zac Rapaccioulo led the way for Mechanicville with a pair of goals, while Andrew Kraszewski, Justin Pugliese and Brandt St. Gelais all added single scoring strikes.

The Raider defense and keeper Zac White with three saves pitched the shutout for their fifth clean sheet of the year as Mechanicville finishes the regular season at 9-0, 12-4 with yet another league crown.

 

Stillwater 9  Hoosick Falls 1:  Stillwater ran out to a 6-1 halftime lead and cruised from there to the road “W” over the Panthers.

Grant Baker with five goals and two assists led the scoring parade for the Warriors, with Harry Rubenstein adding a goal and four assists, and Isaac Cutler, Jack Rubenstein and CJ McNeil all chipping in with single tallies.

Alex Sulvesvoid put the Panthers on the board when he connected in the first half for the Falls lone goal of the match.

With the win Stillwater moves to 5-3, 12-3 on the season, while Hoosick Falls slips to 0-9, 1-15 with the loss.

 

 

Soccer Results

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Hoosic Valley 3  Tamarac 1:  Samantha Dickinson scored a hat trick to lead the Indians past the Bengals in Schaghticoke Wednesday afternoon.

Bre Eversten tallied for Tamarac.

 

Stillwater 4  Hoosick Falls 0:  Brooke Pickett scored a pair of goals, and teammates Keelyn Peacock and Teya Staie added single scoring strikes in the Warriors road victory over the Falls.

Stillwater keeper Kiersten Conroy saved five shots and combined with the Warrior “D” for the shutout as Stillwater improves to 14-0-1 on the season.

 

Mechanicville 9  Spa Catholic 0:  Mechanicville scored six times before the break in cruising to the one-sided decision over the Saints.

Neveah D’Alioa, Brynn Murphy and Kayla Welsh tallied twice for the Raiders with Jada Brown, Hannah Garone and Marissa Krosky all adding single strikes for Mechanicville.

Raider keeper Dani Rubino (3 saves), and the Mechanicville defense combined for the shutout as the Raiders with the win move to 12-3 on the year.

 

Boys Soccer

Stillwater 2  Schuylerville 1:  Grant Baker scored a goal in each half, and the Warriors posted the narrow non-league “W” over the Black Horses.

Schuylerville broke on top at the 17:00 of the first half when Zach Saddlemire found Matt McCarthy who finished for the 1-0 Black Horse advantage.

Eight minutes later Baker took a feed from Harry Rubenstein and connected with the equalizer.

Midway through the second half Baker scored the eventual game-winner, converting on a penalty kick and the Stillwater defense closed things out for their 11th win in 14 outings.

Soccer Roundup

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Girls Soccer

Mechanicville 7  Tamarac 1:  Jada Brown found the back of the net five times to lead the Raiders to the one-sided decision over the Bengals of Tamarac.

Brynn Murphy added a pair of goals for Mechanicville who with the win, their 10th straight, move to 11-2-1 on the season.

Tamarac avoided the shutout when Bre Evertsen connected for the Bengals score.

 

Germantown 3  Berlin 1:  Riley Gibbins scored a pair of goals and Megan Dunn added a single strike as Germantown slipped past Berlin.

Jordanne Brazie got the Mountaineers on the board with a second half tally.

 

Boys Soccer

Mechanicville 4  Tamarac 0:  The Red Raiders scored three times in the last 30 minutes of play to open up a close contest and post the “W” over Tamarac.

Mechanicville held a 1-0 lead at the break on a redirection finish by TJ Bisaillon, but in the second half the Bengals seized momentum and with 31:00 left in the game looked to tie things on a PK.

Raider keeper Zach White would have none of it, stoning the shot and Mechanicville pulled away from there with Andrew Kraszewski, Wyqui Agunda, and Mark Brackley all finding the range for scores.

Mechanicville with the victory moves to 8-0, 11-4 on the year and will close out their regular season on Thursday with a home match against the Saints of Saratoga Catholic.

 

Hoosic Valley 3  Berlin 2 OT:  Josh Ackerly scored the game-winner, connecting in the second overtime to give the Valley the well-earned “W” over the Mountaineers.

In regulation Ackerly and CJ Bassett tallies for the Indians were equalized by Kasey Billert and Dan Hunt goals for Berlin, setting up Cavert’s heroics in overtime.

 

Galway 7  Hoosick Falls 0:  Anthony Powers and Rowan Smith with two goals each led Galway to the easy victory over the Panthers of Hoosick Falls.

 

Boys Soccer

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Mechanicville 9  Hoosick Falls 1:  The Red Raiders built a 4-0 lead by halftime and cruised to the easy decision over the Panthers.

TJ Bisaillon led the Mechanicville attack with a pair of goals while Zach Rapaccioulo, Andrew Kraszewski, Wyqua Agunda, Jake LaFountain, Jordan Nolin, Dylan Olivia and Brandt St.Gelais all added single strikes for the Raiders.

Nick Houghton connected on a second half goal for the Falls.

With the win the Raiders move to 8-0, 10-4 on the year and extend their Wasaren winning streak to 39 straight.

 

Tamarac 4  Hudson 0:  Dylan Briccetti with two goals and Alex Medved and Max Ali with single tallies led the Bengals past Hudson in a non-league match on  Monday.

Wasaren Soccer

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Mechanicville 2  Greenwich 0: Mechanicville used goals by Nick Amodeo and Wyqui Aguda, combined with a stingy Red Raider defense to post the road win over the Witches.

Amodeo found the range with a first half strike from 40 yards out and Aguda tallied in the second half when his corner kick connected off the hands of the Greenwich keeper.

Raider keeper Zach White with four saves combined with the Raider “D” for the shutout as Mechanicville improves to 7-0, 9-4 with the win.

Greenwich with the loss moves to 4-2-1, 9-3-1 on the year.

 

Cambridge 1  Maple Hill 0:  After a scoreless first half, the Indians scored the decisive goal when Lily Phillips finished off a Vanessa Evans feed giving Cambridge the narrow road victory over the Wildcats.

Cambridge keeper McKayla McLenithan and the Indians defense earned the shutout and with the win Cambridge improves to 7-2, 10-4 on the season.

 

Friday Night Football; Stillwater Wins Indian Bowl

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Stillwater 34  Mechanicville 7:  Stillwater quarterback James Galarneau threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another, leading the Warriors to the easy victory over Mechanicville in the annual Indian Bowl matchup.

Stillwater scored the only points of the first period on a Mason Seymour touchdown run and the Warriors took the 7-0 lead.

Stillwater gained control in the second quarter on a pair of touchdowns strikes from Galarneau, when the senior QB connected with Ryan Greene from 19 yards out and followed with a 25-yard throw and catch for points to Isaac Cutler.

After the break Galarneau scored on a 44-yard jaunt, extending the Warrior lead to 27-0 after three periods, and in the final period Seymour  capped the Stillwater scoring with his second rushing touchdown of the game from a yard out.

Mechanicville avoided the shutout on a Joe Sanchez 7-yard scoring run, for the final points of the night before the big crowd in Stillwater.

Galarneau and Seymour both topped 100 rushing yards in the game and Brian McNeil with six tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles led a dominating Warrior defense.

With the win Stillwater goes to 6-0 on the year and will wrap it’s regular season next Friday at home against Fonda.

Mechanicville slips to 2-4 with the loss and will finish their regular season at Tamarac on Friday.

 

Greenwich 41  Corinth-Ft. Edward 6:  The Witches racked up more than 400 yards of total offense, nearly 300 coming on the ground in notching the one-sided decision over the Tomahawks in Greenwich Friday night. Continue reading

Girls Soccer; Stillwater, Mechanicville Stay Hot

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Stillwater 2  Hoosic Valley 0: After a scoreless first half, Kate McEvoy and Brooke Pickett connected on scoring strikes to lead the Warriors to their 9th straight victory, running their season mark to 13-0-1.

Stillwater keeper Kiersten Conroy saved three and combined with the Warrior defense for the shutout, Stillwater’s fifth of the year.

 

Mechanicville 5  Waterford 0:  The Red Raiders scored all five goals before the break in cruising past the Fordians.

Brynn Murphy scored a hat trick, Jada Brown added a pair of goals and Nevaeh D’Alioa tallied as well to lead the Raider attack.

Mechanicville keeper Savannah Bowie turned back four shots and with the Raider “D” combined for the shutout victory, their 8th straight as the Raiders move to 9-3 overall on the season.

 

Cambridge 4  Berlin 0:  The Indians held a slim 1-0 advantage at halftime but scored three unanswered after the break in posting the comfortable “W” over the Mountaineers.

Lily Phillips, Vanessa Evans, Sophie Phillips and Lily Gates all connected with second half strikes as the Indians with the win improve to 9-3 on the year.

 

Hoosick Falls 3  Spa Catholic 2:  Phoebe Thompson scored twice, and Caroline Cipperly also found the back of the net, as the Panthers slipped past the Saints.

Lauren Mahar tallied in the first half for Spa Catholic, who trailed 2-1 at the break.

 

Tamarac 4  Greenwich 0:  The Bengals rang the bell with four first half goals and coasted to the home win over the Witches.

Abby Buckley scored a pair, and Bre Eversten and Ashley Kelley added single goals to lead Tamara offensively.

Tamarac keeper Jenna Hint saved eight, and combined with the Tamarac defense for the shutout as the Bengals move to 6-4-1 on the season.

Boys Soccer; Mechanicville Continues Streak

Mechanicville 3 Waterford 0: Quietly over the past three seasons the Mechanicville boys soccer team has strung together an impressive winning streak in Wasaren play that extended to 37 straight with the defeat of the Fordians in Waterford Thursday night.

After a scoreless first half Brandt St. Gelais, Zac Rapaccioulo, and Wyqui Agunda all found the back of the net for the Raiders who move to 6-0 in league play this season, with an 8-4 overall mark.

Zach White, 3 saves, and the Mechanicville defense combined for the shutout of Waterford who go to 9-2-1 overall with the loss.

 

Stillwater 3 Hoosic Valley 0: The Warriors used single tallies by Grant Baker, Harry Rubenstein and Jack Rubenstein to slip past the Indians of Hoosic Valley.

Stillwater held a 1-0 advantage at the break and put the game away with two unanswered in the second half.

Warrior keeper Tim Buchal saved four shots and with the Stillwater “D” notched the shutout.
The Warriors improve to 4-3, 9-3 on the year while the Valley goes to 1-6, 4-9-1.

 

Tamarac 4 Greenwich 2: The Bengals ran out to a 2-0 halftime lead and used that cushion to hold off the Witches for the home victory on Thursday.
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AJ Rymph and Liam Niesz found the range for the two Greenwich scores after the break.
Tamarac, with the win improves to 6-1, 9-1 and Greenwich slips to 4-1-1, 9-2-1 with the loss.

 

Spa Catholic 8 Hoosick Falls 0: The Saints rang the bell four times in each half in coasting to the easy shutout “W” over the Panthers.

Spa’s Dante Marin scored four goals, Ben Urbaetis added a pair and Matthew Apy and Jordan Catone rounded out the Saints attack with single strikes.                                 Saratoga Catholic improves to 3-5-1, 5-6-2 on the year.

Girls Soccer

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Stillwater 5  Greenwich 2:  Stillwater jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead, on their way to the road victory over the Witches.

Brooke Pickett scored four goals, three coming before the break, and Keelyn Peacock added a second half tally to lead the Warriors.

Faith Ingber scored both goals in the match for Greenwich.

 

Cambridge 5  Tamarac 3:  In a 2-2 game at the break, Cambridge dominated play in the second half to notch the home “W”.

Vanessa Evans with three goals and Lily Phillips with a pair of scores paced the Cambridge attack.

Taylor Smith with two goals and Sophie Champagne with one led the Bengals.

 

Mechanicville 5  Hoosick Falls 0:  The Raiders ran out to a 2-0 lead at the half and cruised to the road win over the Panthers.

Jada Brown scored two goals and Brynn Murphy, Olivia Horan and Madelyn Shakow all added single strikes for Mechanicville who notched their seventh straight “W”.

Savannah Bowie, with eight saves, combined with the Mechanicville defense for the shutout.

Friday Night Football

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Greenwich 14  Mechanicville 0:  A pair of first quarter touchdowns by the Witches were the only points of the game, but proved to be enough for Greenwich to slip past the visitors from Mechanicville Friday night.

Just three plays into the contest sophomore quarterback Jesse Kuzmich found Luke Pemrick on a 24-yard touchdown connection and the Witches took the 7-0 lead.

On the next Greenwich possession the Witches capped a seven play drive when Kuzmich threw a 26-yard scoring strike to Aiden McPhail for the 14-0 advantage.

From there, both defensive units took control, highlighted by a goal line stand from Greenwich late in the fourth period, stopping the Red Raiders on four straight runs from the Witches 1-yard line. Continue reading