Saratoga girls swim past Shaker

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Girls swim­ming

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. » Saratoga Springs’ Ju­lia Hawthorne won the 200 freestyle race and team­mate Kayla LaHart touched out a Shaker swim­mer for sec­ond in a 87-78 Blue Streaks win Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Saratoga Springs’ Ellie Baird was a four-event win­ner with first-place fin­ishes in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free re­lay and 400 free re­lay. Se­nior Ni­cole Mur­phy won the 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley in a close race while eighth-grader Rachel Love won 500 free.

The win im­proves the Blue Streaks to 5-3 this sea­son.

Girls ten­nis

SARATOGA SPRINGS 5, GUILDERLAND 4 » The Saratoga Springs girls ten­nis team won its Sec­tion II Class AA play­off opener 5-4 over Guilderland Wed­nes­day. The bat­tle at first sin­gles by the Blue Streaks’ Ellie Siebe­neck, who beat Ka­t­rina Setchenkov 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 was one of the high­lights.

No. 4 seeded Saratoga Springs ad­vanced to play No. 1 Beth­le­hem in the semi­fi­nals Thurs­day in a match that was not re­ported by press time. 1S: Ellie Siebe­neck (Saratoga Springs) d. Ka­t­rina

Setchenkov 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

2S: Aasiyah Vir­jee (Guilderland) d. Nayeli Selkis 6-1, 6-3

3S: La­vanya Prab­haker (Guilderland) d. Cam­ryn Wil­liams 6-4, 6-1

4S: Meghana Bhu­pati (Guilderland) d. Bella Mas­trion 6-4, 6-1

5S: Lind­sey Goguen (Saratoga Springs) d. Is­abela Parker 6-0, 6-1

6S: Joanna Chen (Guilderland) d. Re­becca Du­nay 6-4, 6-1

1D: Emily Pec­ora & Hanna Pec­ora (Saratoga Springs) d. Shika Bitkuri & Anna Brownell 6-1, 7-5

2D: Sarah Wat­son & Mad­die Ben­ton (Saratoga Springs) d. Kathryn Mo­ri­arty & Jes­sica An­drews 6-4, 6-1

3D: Ha Jin Kim & Mad­die Siebe­neck (Saratoga Springs) d. Meriel Zhao & Tracy Wei 6-2, 6-2

Boys soc­cer

AL­BANY ACADEMY 4, WATER­VLIET 0 » Conor Smith scored twice as the Cadets jumped out to a 3-0 firsthalf lead and never looked back in a Colo­nial Coun­cil con­test. Water­vliet’s Justin Cus­son had a match-high eight saves.

Girls soc­cer

ME­CHAN­ICVILLE 7, HOOSICK FALLS 1 » The Red Raiders (12-0-1 Wasaren, 140-1 over­all) re­mained un­de­feated with a home rout of the Pan­thers. Su­per striker Macken­zie Bowie scored two goals to notch her 100th goal for Me­chan­icville var­sity. Brynn Mur­phy added two goals, three as­sists and Jada Brown added a hat trick and one as­sist for the hosts. Dar­ian Mor­gan scored for Falls to avoid the shutout. STILL­WA­TER 6, GREEN­WICH 0» Still­wa­ter’s Brooke Pick­ett put away four in the first half to lead a War­riors rout over the Witches. Keelyn Pea­cock added to goals in the sec­ond half for Still­wa­ter while Teya Staie and Cas­sidy Shee­han pro­vided as­sists. Syd­ney Frank earned the shutout for the hosts with three saves and Devin Drew fin­ished with 11 saves for Green­wich.

Field hockey

SARATOGA SPRINGS 5, SHAKER 0 » Jessie House scored a hat trick and Lind­say Frank added a goal and a hat trick of as­sists as the Blue Streaks im­proved to 12-2 in Sub­ur­ban Coun­cil play. Emily Leonard added a goal and an as­sist for Saratoga Springs and goal­keep­ers Re­nee Bana­gan and Kris­ten Rodecker com­bined for seven saves in the shutout.

Shaker’s Kelly Fitzpatrick made eight saves and Emma Roberts fin­ished with two in the cage for the Blue Bi­son (3-10). SHENEN­DE­HOWA 1, BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 0 (OT) » El­iza Branch scored af­ter the game went to 7v7 in over­time to com­plete the Plains­men’s un­de­feated (15-0) run through the Sub­ur­ban Coun­cil. Olivia Howard had the as­sist and Shen goalie Sheri­dan Messier made 10 saves. Rachel Kamp­pila had four saves for the Spar­tans (13-3).

Girls vol­ley­ball

ME­CHAN­ICVILLE 3, TAMARAC 1 » The Red Raiders earned a Wasaren League win over the Ben­gals 25-22, 28-26, 12-25, 25-19. Lyn­d­say Robens led Me­chan­icville with four aces and six kills and Alivia Wood added 10 kills.

Tamarac’s Ju­lia Mi­los tal­lied four kills, two blocks and 14 as­sists while team­mate Gabby Cel­lucci had six kills, three digs and Ke­ri­anne Bugbee had six blocks, two kills. BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 3, GUILDERLAND 0 » The Spar­tans rolled to a 25-12, 25-10,25-9 Sub­ur­ban Coun­cil win to im­prove to 11-0 in league play and 18-4 over­all.

Lind­sey Debo­nis led the Burnt Hills with 10 kills and two aces and Avery Pol­lard had 28 as­sists. Ni­cole McGrath had three kills, six digs, two blocks for Guilderland (7-4).

Boys vol­ley­ball

SHENEN­DE­HOWA 3, BETH­LE­HEM 0 » Shen de­feated Beth­le­hem Var­sity 2516, 26-24 and 25-9. Shen was led by Bren­dan Spul­nick’s 22 kills and five aces while Dy­lan Ur­ban­ski had 39 as­sists. Beth­le­hem was led by Michael Or­tale’s 12 kills and Caleb Fe­d­er­man’s 19 as­sists. Shen im­proved to 11-0 in Sub­ur­ban Coun­cil play.

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