CHATHAM — Chatham put on a spirited effort against the Class B undefeated No. 2 in NYS Spartans of Greenville on Friday night before a dropping a 3-1 decision.
Greenville kicked off the game with their high geared possessional style and had the Panthers moving and marking all across the field.
Chatham stayed disciplined and compact and picked their opportunities and countered when they could. One of those counters struck gold, as Tobias Jeralds got behind the Spartan backline and was taken out inside the box resulting in a PK. Miguel Cassarubias stepped up and buried the shot putting Chatham up 1-0, and for the first time all season, Greenville found themselves playing from behind.
For the majority of the half, Greenville continued to pressure and possess and control the midfield with Chatham working hard to defend.
With about 15 minutes left in the half, Greenvilles Ben Reinhard made a beautiful diagonal run behind the Chatham defense to stay onside and received an even better ball, and finished to tie the game up 1-1 at halftime.
In the second half Chatham stayed disciplined allowing little in the middle of the field and Greenville resorted to hitting outside shots and sending in crosses.
Panther keeper Jay Wisseman made some unbelievable saves to keep Chatham in the game but Greenville was able to finish off a header by Jack Motta to go ahead and with 10 minutes left, Ben Reinhard put the game out of reach with an insurance goal for a 3-1 final.
Ben Reinhard had two goals for Greenville and Jack Motta had one. Reinhard, Caleb Motta and Harrison McAneny each had an assist.
Greenville outshot Chatham, 18-5, and held an 8-4 edge in corner kicks.
ICC 6, Schalmont 4
SCHENECTADY — Ichabod Crane and Schalmont rekindled their rivalry in what would be a very exciting and high-scoring game, with the Riders earning a 6-4 victory in Friday’s Colonial Council boys soccer game.
The Riders got the scoring going on a header by Kol Christian assisted by Joe Desmonie. It didn’t take long for Schalmont’s Andrew Kusek to net three straight goals and put the Sabres well ahead.
However, as Ichabod has done all season, they continued to fight back and won their 2nd goal when defender Max Frering gathered a deflected pass and sent a low screamer into the back netting, making the score 3-2.
Both sides went into halftime looking to figure each other out, but it was the Riders who came out with the upper hand.
Just 6 minutes into the 2nd half, Joe Desmonie went unassisted with the keeper and leveled the game at 3-3.
Schalmont took the lead once again when Kusek spun around a defender and tucked goal no. 4 away for the Sabres.
However, in the 68th minute, Zach Zeyak set the ball just outside the 18 and sent a blistering shot over the Schalmont keeper’s hands and into the top netting to knot the game at 4.
With just five minutes to play, Joe Desmonie had a breakaway run onto the keeper and was tackled from behind inside the penalty area and was awarded a penalty kick, which he placed past the keeper and put the Riders ahead, 5-4.
The scoring ended when Zach Zeyak received a pass from winger Chase Martino and beat the Sabres defense to give him a clear shot on the frame to put Ichabod ahead for good, 6-4.
Greenville 3, Chatham 0
GREENVILLE — Greenville received goal from three players in Friday’s 3-0 Patroon Conference girls soccer victory over Chatham.
Aurora Gandolfo, Julia slater and Emersyn Grupe all had a goal for the Spartans. Melody Sprague and Caroline Kosich both had an assist.
Josie O’Hare had four saves in recording the shutout for the Spartans. Chatham keeper Sarah Harrison collected 12 saves.
Maple Hill 2, Taconic Hills 0
CASTLETON — Alayna Fletcher scored one unassisted goal in each half to lead MAple Hill past Taconic Hills, 2-0, in Friday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer match.
Maple Hill (9-0) took 23 shots on goal, whiel Taconic Hills (3-7) had one.
Abigail Szklenka had one save in goal for the Wildcats. Titans keeper Mikayla Silvernail turned away 10 shots.
Catskill 4, C-A 0
CATSKILL — Aryana Burbas recorded a hat trick in the first half to spark Catskill to a 4-0 Patroon Conference girls soccer victory over Coxsackie-Athens.
Nadia Pell scored Catskill;s other goal in the second half.
Catskill keeper Kailey Abel recorded 9 saves. C-A keeper Schyler Caringi stopped eight shots.
Ichabod Crane 7, Ravena 0
VALATIE — Ichabod crane rolled to a 7-0 victory over Ravena in Friday’s Colonial Council tennis match.
Singles: Elise Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Elizabeth Robertson (Ravena) 6-0, 6-0; Gianna Sandagato (Ichabod Crane) defeated Alivia Ortiz (Ravena) 6-2, 6-0; Samantha Lantzy (Ichabod Crane) defeated Hailey Tracey (Ravena) 6-0, 6-0; Maya Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Jessica Diaz (Ravena) 6-0, 6-0; Zoe Geiger (Ichabod Crane) defeated Ariana Wolfe (Ravena) 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Amara Gabriel & Shannon Ingham (Ichabod Crane) defeated Kayla Stanton & Emily Robbins(Ravena) 6-0, 6-0; Amelia Elghannani & Reese Slade (Ichabod Crane) defeated Emma Banahan & Hannah Ryan(Ravena) 6-4, 6-3;
Cairo-Durham 8, C-A 4
CAIRO — The Cairo-Durham Varsity Golf team defeated Coxsackie-Athens by a score of 8-4 on 9/30 at Blackhead Country Club.
Chris Deciel (CD) defeated Brayden Conrad (CA) 2-0; Brendan Feeney (CD)defeated Dillon Hynes (CA) 2-0; Kevin Feeney (CD) defeated Gavin Hanse (CA) 2-0; Matt Burch (CA) defeated Kyan Bujak-Harrington (CD) 2-0; Andrew Searing Burke (CD) defeated Josh Merchant (CA) 2-0; Chris Mozillo (CA) defeated Thomas Rohan (CD) 2-0.