Friday night saw the Wasaren in full swing with a full schedule of boys and girls action where close contests were few and far between.
Hoosick Falls 67 Berlin 13
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 15 Lillian Hickey 13 Mountaineers – Kaley Culberston 5
Key Stat: Eleven Panthers score in the one-sided victory as the Falls moves to 3-0 with the win.
Mechanicville 75 Saratoga Catholic 21 Continue reading
Soccer players from the Wasaren were well represented on Sunday at the girls Section II soccer banquet with a number of league players recognized as Section II all-stars.
In Class C Stillwater’s Brooke Pickett was named Player of the Year and Stillwater head coach Christine Ihnatolya was named co-coach of the C classification.
Joining Pickett on the all-star squad were teammates Teya Staie, Devon Wagner and Keelyn Peacock, Sami Dickinson (Hoosic Valley), Vanessa Evans (Cambridge), Annnelise Rebel (Waterford) and Josie Ryan (Hoosick Falls).
In Class B Savannah Bowie (Mechanicville) earned Goalkeeper of the Year while her teammates Jada Brown and Ryleigh Hopeck , along with Isabella Bisceglia (Tamarac) were selected to the Class B team.
A handful of league teams ran the floor on Friday night, the majority playing non-league opponents with the Wasaren schedule set to begin next week.
Cambridge 73 S.S. Seward 46
Leading Scorers: Indians – Lily Phillips 23 Sophie Phillips 17 Fiona Mooney 13 Seward – Alexa Roach 17 Josely Medina 13
Key Stat: How about a 31 point quarter in your season-opener. Back that with an 18 point second period and Cambridge has half a hundred on the board at the half. Lily Phillips knocks down five triples and 23 points before the break, all leading to Cambridge facing Cooperstown this afternoon in the championship game of the Delaware Academy Tip-Off Tournament.
Take Away: The Indians are a young squad with three sophomores in the starting lineup. That trio combined for 53 points and 10 made threes, and this team as the season unfolds will only get better. Continue reading
Offensive Player of the Year
Brooke Pickett Stillwater Forward Sophomore
Defensive Player of the Year
Ryleigh Hopeck Mechanicville Defense Sophomore
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A big Saturday in Sectional soccer action saw Wasaren teams fare well led by Mechanicville who posted wins in both girls and boys matches.
Mechanicville 1 Catskill 0: After a scoreless first half, Nevaeh D’Alioa, off a Jada Brown find, found the back of the net for the matches only goal lifting the Red Raiders to the win, and a Class B semifinal game on Tuesday against Holy Names in Lansingburgh.
Stillwater 9 Granville 0: Teya Staie and Brooke Pickett both scored hat tricks, and Keelyn Peacock, Devon Wagner and Gianna Moraci added single goals as the top seeded Class C team in the state moves on to host Maple Hill in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday. Continue reading
The Wasaren girls regular season wrapped up on Saturday in Mechanicville with a full day of crossover games and the championship match between Stillwater and Hoosic Valley.
Stillwater 4 Hoosic Valley 1: The Warriors complete an undefeated regular season by capturing the Wasaren title with the win over Hoosic Valley.
Brooke Pickett connected on all four goals to lead the Warriors who with the win move to 15-0-1 and now prepare for a deep post season run.
Casey Bugbee scored the lone goal for the Indians who wrap the regular season at 11-4-1 and will be a tough out in the upcoming Section II tournament. Continue reading
The Mechanicville Red Raiders had run the table in league play this year boasting a perfect 13-0 mark, but with the two division alignment in the Wasaren, needed one more “W” to be crowned league champions.
Saturday night in Stillwater the Red Raiders took on Waterford in the championship match, and in a game that was tight from start to finish, came away with a come-from-behind 2-1 decision over the Fordians to wear the Wasaren crown.
Waterford scored the only goal of the first half when Tyler Galarneau connected staking the Fordians to the 1-0 advantage.
With 25:00 remaining in the second half Mechanicville evened things when Chris Ciccarelli found Kevin Charette for the finish, knotting things at 1-1.
That score held until the 2:19 mark when the Raiders Jeff Luce chipped a ball over Waterford keeper Bobby Valigorsky for the game-winner.
Both teams saw strong play between the posts with Valigorsky saving 15 shots and Raider keeper Zach White turning back 10.
Waterford finishes the regular season at 10-4-2, and Mechanicville with the win wraps the campaign at 14-0, 15-1 with both squads looking to make extended runs in the upcoming Section II tournament.
The regular season for boys soccer wrapped up on Wednesday and the Red Raiders of Mechanicville picked up win number 13 to finish undefeated in league play. Mechanicville sits atop the Hudson division in the Wasaren and will face off for the league title with the Battenkill division winner, Waterford, on Saturday.
Mechanicville 9 Tamarac 2: Jeff Luce and Chris Ciccarelli both scored hat tricks to lead the Raiders past Tamarac. Continue reading
Mechanicville 6 Stillwater 2: The Red Raiders improve to 11-0 in league play with the victory over Stillwater in the 8th annual Indian Cup match.
Jeff Luce and Chris Ciccarelli with two goals each, and Zach Rapaccioulo and Brandt St.Gelais with single strikes led the Mechanicville attack.
Jack Rubenstein and Nick Mincher connected with goals for Stillwater. Continue reading
Mechanicville 10 Berlin 0: The Red Raiders rang the bell five times in each half to post the shutout victory over the Mountaineers.
Jeff Luce scored four goals, three coming in the first 3:30 of the match to lead the Mechanicville assault.
Chris Ciccarelli added a pair of goals and Marcus Tobin, John Pingelski, Kevin Charette and Riley Duesler found the back of the net as well for the Raiders.
Zach White and Glenn Prarie combined to make four saves between the posts for Mechanicville who with the win moves to 11-0-1 on the year.