Scotia-Glenville defeats Johnstown, 6-1
JOHNSTOWN — When the Johnstown boys soccer team faced Scotia-Glenville in its season opener March 16, the Sir Bills dropped a 11-0 decision at Scotia.
In the second meeting between the teams, Johnstown trailed just 2-1 at the half before dropping a 6-1 Foothills Council decision to the Tartans at Knox Field in Johnstown on Tuesday.
“This game was 100 percent different from the last game with [Scotia-Glenville],” Johnstown coach Nicole Naselli said.
Sam Storti scored twice and had an assist for the Tartans, while Connor Raven and Xavier Deluca each had a goal and an assist. Matthew Schraa and Jaiden Alas also scored for Scotia-Glenville.
Elijah Jones scored the lone goal for Johnstown on an assist from Justin VanNostrand.
“I’m happy. We played well and worked hard,” Naselli said.
Scotia-Glenville opened the scoring just 5:23 when Raven scored an unassisted goal to make it 1-0.
Deluca pushed the Tartans’ lead to 2-0 with 26:22 left in the first half on a direct kick from 37 yards out.
Johnstown scored for just the third time this season with 17:04 left in the first half when Jones headed home a throw-in from VanNostrand to make it 2-1 to close out the first-half scoring.
The Tartans outshot the Sir Bills by a 15-2 margin in the first half and finished with a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
After the break, Scotia-Glenville turned up its offense, piling up 31 shots in the half.
The Tartans scored their third goal when Schraa scored on a Storti assist with 36:26 remaining in the second half.
Storti extended Scotia-Glenville’s lead to 4-1 with an unassisted goal with 23:07 left before he scored his second of the game with 15:12 to play to make it 5-1 on an assist from Raven.
Alas closed out the scoring for the Tartans on an assist from Deluca with 13:12 to play to make the final score 6-1.
Zach Place made two saves to post the win in goal for Scotia-Glenville, which outshot Johnstown 46-3 and finished with an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Camron Sweet finished with 14 saves for Johnstown.
“Cam [Sweet] played well in goal today,” Naselli said. “He made a lot of nice saves for us.”
The Sir Bills honored their four seniors prior to the game as Kyle Salamack, Josh Billa and Sweet were recognized on Senior Day.
Johnstown (0-8 overall, 0-8 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Amsterdam on Saturday, while Scotia-Glenville (8-1 overall, 7-1 Foothills) is slated to travel to Gloversville. Both games are scheduled to begin at noon.
Broadalbin-Perth 2, Gloversville 0
BROADALBIN — Sam Rogers and Landon Russom scored to lead Broadalbin–Perth to a Foothills Council South Division victory over Gloversville on Tuesday at Patriot Field.
Antonio D’aniello and Nick Bianco each had an assist for the Patriots, who improved to 7-2 overall and 7-1 in Foothills play.
Ian Schwartz made five saves to record Broadalbin-Perth’s third straight shutout.
Justin Kemmet made five saves for Gloversville (2-4 overall, 2-3 Foothills).
Queensbury 1, Schuylerville 1
QUEENSBURY — Gavin Kelly scored the lone goal for Queensbury in a Foothills Council North Division draw with Schuylerville on Tuesday.
Luke Eichen assisted on the goal for the Spartans.
Lucas Cottrell scored the lone goal for Schuylerville.
Kyle Fitzgerald and Sean Seeley combined to make nine saves for Queensbury (3-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 Foothills).
Griffin Brophy made seven saves for Schuylerville (3-4-1 overall, 3-3-1 Foothills).
Glens Falls 5, Hudson Falls 1
GLENS FALLS — Five different players scored to lift Glens Falls to a Foothills Council North division victory over Hudson Falls.
Cyrus Guillet, Jack Motsiff and Evan Wiggins all had a goal and an assist for the Indians, while Eli Johnson and Nathan DiFiore also scored. Aiden Wiggins added an assist for Glens Falls (3-3 Foothills).
Tyler Cook scored the lone goal for Hudson Falls on an assist from Brayden Becker.
Ben DiFiore made seven saves for Glens Falls.
Joe Lapan made 13 saves for Hudson Falls (2-4 Foothills).
Bethlehem 9, Amsterdam 1
DELMAR — Ryan Browne and Kiran Sood each scored three goals to lead Bethlehem to a non-league win over Amsterdam on Tuesday.
Michael Maloney also scored for the Eagles, while Keith Winne added an assist.
Brodie McNeil scored the lone goal for Amsterdam (1-8 overall).