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Short-handed Dragons turn back Tartans, 2-1

The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis Gloversville's Douglas Cook (3) shields the ball away from a Scotia-Glenville player during Foothills Council action Saturday at Gloversville High School.

GLOVERSVILLE — With seven players, four of them starters, out of the lineup, the Gloversville Dragons relied on a scrambling defense and their bench to pull off a upset against Scotia-Glenville.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the match, Gloversville got a goal from Tommy Kluska and Crew Callen converted a penalty kick for what proved to be the game-winner as the Dragons toppled Scotia-Glenville 2-1 in Foothills Council South action Saturday at Gloversville High School.

“Our defense played really well and [goalkeeper] Justin Kemmet came up with several nice saves,” Gloversville coach Jim Yanno said. “Our bench came up big for us today — guys that hadn’t seen a lot of time this season, stepped up and had solid performances.”

Jaiden Alas got the Tartans on the board early in the match, finishing off a corner kick from Kofi Jack for a 1-0 lead.

Gloversville tied the match just under four minutes later when Dane Dillenbeck put a corner kick from Kazuma Lomanto on goal that Scotia goalkeeper Zach Place knocked away. Kluska was in to knock in the rebound to tie the match.

Gloversville pressured the Tartans defense and got the break it needed in the 50th minute when Doug Cook was fouled in the box on a breakaway to give the Dragons a penalty kick. Place was able to get a glove on the ball but could not stop Callen’s penalty kick as the Dragons took a 2-1 lead.

The Gloversville defense held off the Tartans attack over the final 30 minutes to secure the victory.

Scotia-Glenville outshot Gloversville 24-2 in the match and held a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

Kemmet collected 17 saves for the Dragons, while Place had one stop for Scotia.

Amsterdam 5, Johnstown 0

AMSTERDAM — Nick Covey hit for a pair of goals to lead Amsterdam to a Foothills Council victory over Johnstown Saturday at the Lynch Literacy Academy field.

Chaun’J Ramos, Brodie McNeil and Luke Patrie added goals for the Rams and Lucca Quatrini made seven saves in goal for Amsterdam.

Queensbury 4,

South Glens Falls 3, OT

QUEENSBURY — JJ Sankey collected the golden goal in the 97th minute of play off an assist from Steven Lange to give Queensbury the overtime victory Saturday at Queensbury High School.

Jude Jordi-Donnelly had two goals and Sam Rowley had goals in regulation for the Spartans, while Xander Novack, Christian Paris and Gavin Parker scored for South Glens Falls.

Western Athletic Conference

OESJ 8, BKW 0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Mason Snell finished with three goals and two assists and Andrew Snell added four goals and an assist as the Wolfpack improved to 6-0 in the Fall2 season.

Dylan Barns collected the other goal for Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

Lucas Losito made nine stops in goal for Berne-Knox-Westerlo on 17 OESJ shots, while Travis LaFountain made one save on four BKW shots.

Non-league

Ballston Spa 5, Broadalbin-Perth 0

BROADALBIN — Amir Abdellatif and Brayden Box finished with two goals apiece and Adam Amami rounded out the scoring as the Scotties picked up the non-league victory over Broadalbin-Perth Saturday at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

Ballston Spa finished with a 17-5 advantage in shots on goal, while both squads finished with three corner kicks.

Girls soccer

Western Athletic Conference

OESJ 7, Fort Plain 0

FORT PLAIN — Madisyn Schell and Ashley Engle scored two goals apiece to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a 7-0 victory over Fort Plain in Western Athletic Conference action Saturday at the Fort Plain Sports Complex.

Schell scored a pair of unassisted first-half goals, while Sydney Eggleston and Alexis Mumford also scored in the opening half to give OESJ a 4-0 halftime advantage.

Engle delivered a pair of unassisted goals in the second half, while Alexis Klock capped off the scoring with a goal to go with an assist on Eggleston’s first-half goal.

Fort Plain’s Erin Crouse made 23 saves on 33 OESJ shots on goal, while Anderson Eggleston collected three saves on three Lady Hilltopper shots.

Foothills Council

Amsterdam 1, Johnstown 0

AMSTERDAM — Netanya Weiss finished a pass from Mady Mecca to account for all the scoring in Amsterdam’s 1-0 victory over Johnstown Saturday at the Lynch Literacy Academy field.

Non-league

Ballston Spa 1,

Broadalbin-Perth 0

BROADALBIN — Izzy Griswold delivered the lone goal of the game to lift Ballston Spa to a 1-0 victory over Broadalbin-Perth in non-league action Saturday at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

Mairead Marsden made six saves in goal for Broadalbin-Perth, while Erin Anderson collected three saves in net for the Scotties.

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