Boys Soccer Roundup: Fonda-Fultonville tops Watervliet, 4-1
WATERVLIET – Christian VanAvery netted a hat trick to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a 4-1 win over Watervliet in a Colonial Council boys soccer contest Thursday.
Matt Leesuksam also scored for the Braves, who ended a seven-game losing streak.
VanAvery opened the scoring on an assist from Mace Madore before Watervliet’s Mohammad Muradi tied the game at 1-1 on an assist from Zach Bonfante.
After heading into the break tied, Fonda-Fultonville scored three goals in the second half to earn the win.
Leesuksam opened the second-half scoring on an assist from Ryan Park.
VanAvery scored the final two goals on assist from Nick Battisti and Dan Lewis, respectively.
Fonda-Fultonville (2-7 overall, 2-7 Colonial) finished with an 18-8 advantage in shots.
Tyler Folmsbee and Tyler Weaver combined to make five saves for the Braves, while Syed Hassan made nine stops for Watervliet.
Broadalbin-Perth 2, Scotia-Glenville 0
SCOTIA – Austin Famiglietti scored both goals, leading Broadalbin-Perth to a shutout win over Scotia-Glenville.
Connor Monks and Scott Everson each had an assist for B-P (10-2 overall, 8-2 Foothills).
Devin Page made six saves to earn the shutout win in goal for the Patriots.
Adam Ashcroft made 10 saves for Scotia-Glenville (6-5 overall, 6-4 Foothills).
Johnstown 2, Glens Falls 1, OT
GLENS FALLS – For the second time this year, Glens Falls and Johnstown battled to an overtime thriller, and just like the first match, Johnstown walked away with the win in the first overtime period.
Johnstown’s Austin Heroth opened the scoring on a long cross from the flank that sailed over the Indians’ goalkeeper’s hands and into the far side netting.
In the second half, Glens Falls picked up its game and forced Johnstown back on its heels for much of the remaining time. The Indians tied the match mid-way through the half when Logan Kunst blasted a short-range shot past the Johnstown keeper off a short pass from Sean Hooker.
With seconds remaining in the first overtime period, a Johnstown counterattack broke through midfield down the left flank, and the ball eventually ended up at the right foot of Austin Vogel. He gathered up the pass and nailed a well-placed shot from 25 yards out into the upper ninety.
The Indians had the advantage on shots18-5 and corners 6-4.
Johnstown’s Gino Young did a good job substituting in net for Andy Camarra, who was injured in the first minutes of the match, and the Johnstown defense played well throughout the match.
South Glens Falls 3, Hudson Falls 0
SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Kyle Ogden scored twice to lead South Glens Falls to a Foothills Council victory over Hudson Falls.
Levi Ahl also scored for the Bulldogs, while Cody Kostrzebski, Pat Kimmel and Darren Greenwood each had an assist.
Evan Brooks didn’t need to make a save to earn the shutout win in goal for South Glens Falls (9-3 overall, 9-1 Foothills). The Bulldogs outshot Hudson Falls 18-0.
Kyle Rich made 15 saves for the Tigers (2-9 Foothills).
CBA 4, Amsterdam 3
ALBANY – Jared Gallup connected for three goals for Amsrterdam but it was not as Alex Frost and Nick O’Brien scored two apiece to lead the Brothers to victory.