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.

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.
Dylan Briccetti with a hat trick and Miles Ednie with a single scoring strike paced Tamarac offensively.                                                                                                                               soccer-ball1
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.

Thursday Soccer Roundup

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Mechanicville 11 Hoosic Valley 1:  TJ Bisallion and Tyler Tesoriero scored three goals each to lead the Raiders to the one-sided decision over the Valley Thursday night in Mechanicville.

Joining the Raider scoring parade were Wyqui Agunda with two goals and Andrew Kraszewski, Jake LaFountain and Brandt St.Gelais with single tallies.

Jake Cavert connected for the Valley’s lone score.

With the win Mechanicville improves to 5-0, 7-4 on the year.

 

Stillwater 5  Cambridge 1:  Five different players found the back of the net for Stillwater in the comfortable win over the Indians.

Isaac Cutler, Harry Rubenstein, Jack Rubenstein, Grant Baker and Brandon DeBacco with scoring strikes led the Warriors attack.

Obi Baker-Porazinski tallied in the first half for Cambridge.

The Warriors move to 3-3, 7-3 with the victory, while Cambridge slips to 2-3-1, 7-3-1 with the defeat.

 

Greenwich 3  Spa Catholic 1:  In a game knotted 1-1 at the half, Charlie Gartner and AJ Rymph both connected for scores after the break leading the Witches to the “W”.

Gartner added a first half strike, as did the Saints Aiden Khoury in the match played at Gavin Park in Saratoga.

Greenwich moves to 4-0-1, 9-1-1 with the “W”, and Spa Catholic falls to 1-4-1, 3-7-1 with the loss.

 

Waterford 5  Hoosick Falls 0:  Nate Powell’s hat trick showed the way for the Fordians in their road victory over the Panthers.

Jason Cordts and Tyler Galarneau added goals for the Fordians and Jake Houle with five saves combined with the Waterford defense for the shutout as the Fordian squad improves their season mark to 8-1-1.

Boys Soccer

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Stillwater 7  Berlin 1:  Stillwater held a 2-1 lead at the break but broke things wide open with five second half goals in their win over the Mountaineers.

Isaac Cutler scored four goals, Grant Baker tallied twice, and Harry Rubenstein added a single strike as the Warriors with the “W” improve to 2-3, 6-3 on the year.

Cody Hunt scored for Berlin who slip to 1-3, 6-5 with the loss.

 

Tamarac 2  Waterford 1:  A pair of first half goals by Max Ali was just enough for the Bengals to earn the victory over Waterford. Continue reading

Girls Soccer

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Another weekend of girls soccer action for Wasaren teams at Afrim’s Sports Complex.

Stillwater 8  Tamarac 1:  The Warriors built a 5-0 lead by halftime and coasted to the non-league victory over Tamarac.

Brooke Pickett with four goals and Teya Staie with a pair led the Stillwater offense.  Paige Brinsko and Trinity Cutler added single strikes for Stillwater who moves to 9-0-1 on the year.

Tamarac avoided the shutout when Sophie Champagne connected on a second half goal.

 

Cambridge 8  Canajoharie 0:  The Indians held a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break, then exploded for six second half scores in the one-sided decision over Canjo.

Five different Indians found the range in the match with Vanessa Evans leading the way with a hat trick.  Sophie Phillips added a pair of strikes, and Anna Headwell, Sydney Benson and Ruth Nolan all notched single tallies for 5-3 Cambridge squad. Continue reading

Thursday Results

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Girls Soccer

Stillwater 6  Tamarac 1:  The Warriors ran out to a 4-1 cushion after one half of play, and cruised to their 8th victory in nine outings.

Taya Staie and Brooke Pickett with hat tricks led the Warrior offense with Keelyn Peacock assisting on four of the Stillwater goals.

Abbie Yetto connected on a first half tally for the Bengals.

 

Saratoga Catholic 6  Berlin 6 OT:  After two halves of action, with both teams scoring in bunches, defense ruled in the overtime sessions as the Saints and the Mountaineers settled for the tie.

Lauren Maher scored five goals for Spa Catholic and Emileigh Murry connected as well for the Saints who held a 4-3 lead at the break.’

Rachel Bortnick scored all six goals for Berlin including the final three scores of regulation to pull the Mountaineers even, setting up the overtime periods.

 

Mechanicville 2  Cambridge 0:  First half scoring strikes by the Jada Brown and Hannah Garone led the Raiders to the home “W” over Cambridge.

Raider keeper Savannah Bowie turned back eight shots and combined with the Raider “D” for Mechanicville’s third shutout of the season.

 

Golf

Saratoga Catholic 5  Waterford 0:  In action at Fairways of Halfmoon on Thursday, Jack Costantino carded the low round of 46 to lead the Saints to the shutout of Waterford.

Joining Costantino in the winner’s circle were teammates Will Fizer, Dylan Mulholland, Cody Burky and Ronan Loftus-Graney as the Saints with the win improve to 9-4 on the year.

Girls Soccer

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Tamarac 9  Spa Catholic 0: Abby Buckley scored five goals to lead the Bengals to the one-sided decision over the Saints.

Bre Evertsen, Jenna Hunt, Taylor Smith and Vanessa Baldwin all added scores for Tamarac, and Bengal keepers Jenna Hunt and Ella Toomajian combined for the shutout.

 

Mechanicville 9  Berlin 1:  Mechanicville led 5-1 at the break in cruising to the easy “W” over the Mountaineers.

Hannah Garone and Ryleigh Hopeck with two goals each led the Raider assault.  Teammates Jada Brown, Nevaeh D’Aloia, Marissa Krosky, Brynn Murphy and Courtney Toher all added single scoring strikes for the 3-3 Raiders.

Rachel Bornick connected on a first half goal for Berlin. Continue reading

Wasaren vs. Western Athletic Conference

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It was WAC vs. Wasaren Day at Afrim’s Sports Park on Saturday with boys soccer teams from the two conferences facing off.

Greenwich 3  St. Johnsville 2:  Al Rymph with two goals and Madigan Carner with a single tally led the Witches past St. Johnsville.

St. Johnsville avoided the shutout with a Mason Snell goal late in the second half.

With the win Greenwich improves to 7-1-1 on the year.

 

Mechanicville 3  Scotia 0:  A Wyqui Agunda goal gave Mechanicville a 1-0 lead at the break and T.J. Bisaillon and Zach Rapaccioulo found the range after intermission in the Red Raiders “W” over Scotia.

Mechanicville keeper Zach White, with five saves, and the Raider defense combined for the shutout as Mechanicville improves to 5-2 on the season with the victory. Continue reading