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Dragons use quick start to top Rams

Gloversville's Drew Callen, left, and Amsterdam's John Carbone, right battle for a loose ball during Tuesday's Foothills Council boys soccer contest at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

GLOVERSVILLE — Having rolled to a 9-1 victory at Johnstown on Saturday, the Gloversville boys soccer team looked to build upon its momentum in its home opener against Amsterdam on Tuesday.

The Dragons did just that, posting a 3-1 Foothills Council victory over the Rams.

“I thought we played a good game today,” Gloversville coach Jim Yanno said. “I was pleased with the way we moved the ball.”

Tommy Kluska scored twice for Gloversville, while Emran Abbas also scored. Paul Lomanto and Drew Callen each had an assist.

Nick Covey scored the lone goal for Amsterdam.

Gloversville's Doug Cook (3) passes the ball as an Amsterdam's Lorenzo Bottisti (25) closes in during Tuesday's Foothills Council boys soccer contest Tuesday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

The Dragons started quickly, scoring twice in the first six minutes of the game.

“The first 10 minutes of each half are what usually wins or loses games,” Amsterdam coach Patrick Williams said. “We came out flat in both halves and that’s when Gloversville scored their goals.”

Kluska scored the game’s first goal on an assist from Lomanto just 1:49 into the game.

Abbas made it 2-0 on an assist from Callen just 5:28 into the game.

Gloversville maintained its two-goal advantage into the half.

Gloversville's Emran Abbas (10) and Amsterdam's Alec Bartone (16) battle for a loose ball during Tuesday's Foothills Council boys soccer contest Tuesday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

The second half started like the first for the Dragons as Kluska scored a quick, unassisted goal just 38 seconds into the second half.

Amsterdam spoiled the shutout with just eight seconds to play when Covey scored an unassisted goal to make the final score 3-1.

“We showed some fight, getting a goal right at the end,” Williams said. “However, the first 10 minutes of each half are the key and we just didn’t have it then.”

Justin Kemmet made four saves for Gloversville, while Lucca Quatrini had six stops for Amsterdam.

The Dragons finished with a 15-5 advantage in shots and a 9-6 edge in corner kicks.

“There’s definitely some things to build upon,” Yanno said. “Our effort was good and it was nice to get this game under our belts.”

Gloversville (2-1 overall, 2-1 Foothills) is scheduled to host Broadalbin-Perth on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Amsterdam is slated to travel to Scotia-Glenville on Saturday for a noon contest.

Scotia-Glenville 4, Broadalbin-Perth 0

BROADALBIN — Kofi Jack scored three goals to lead Scotia-Glenville to a Foothills Council victory over Broadalbin-Perth at Patriot Field.

Xavier Deluca had a goal and an assist for Scotia-Glenville (5-1 overall), while Connor Raven, Jaden Alas and Noah Murdock each had an assist.

The Tartans led 1-0 at the half before scoring three times in the second half to seal the win.

Zach Place made three saves to post the shutout in goal for Scotia-Glenville.

Luigi D’aniello made seven stops for the Patriots.

Broadalbin-Perth (4-2 overall, 4-1 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Gloversville on Thursday for a 10 a.m. contest.

South Glens Falls 5, Hudson Falls 0

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Five different players scored for South Glens Falls in a Foothills Council victory over Hudson Falls.

Nate Marx, Caden French, Xander Novack, Gavin Parker and Ryan Ing all scored for the Bulldogs, while Joe Thompson had two assists. Ing, Logan Carruthers and Josh Sanders each had an assist for South Glens Falls, which outshot Hudson Falls by a 29-3 margin.

Non-league

Bethlehem 3, Queensbury 2

QUEENSBURY — Kevin Mattis scored all three goals for Bethlehem in a non-league victory over Queensbury.

Eric Orfori and Jack Burnham each had an assist for the Eagles, who improved to 5-0 overall.

Luke Eichen and Jude Jordi-Donnelly scored for Queensbury (2-1 overall), while Ian Rathbun had an assist.

Brayden Karn and Nando Fabus combined to make one save for Bethlehem, which finished with a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Kyle Fitzgerald and Sean Seeley combined to make four stops for Queensbury.

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