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NISKAYUNA: Warriors pass early test

"I thought we executed the offense pretty well. I was happy with it," said Vorgang.

"We played well (defensively) in the second half," said McQuade. "We started controlling some situations that hurt us in the first half. I think they were capitalizing on us in transition in the first half, and we controlled that in the second half."

While seven Niskayuna players contributed to the offense led by DiSarro's five-point afternoon (one goal and four assists), Shen's attack struggled to get any points on the board. After Bloss scored late in the first quarter, the Plainsmen didn't register another goal until Anthony Zappone scored in the fourth quarter.

"We put some defensive pressure on them, and they threw the ball away," said Vorgang.

Wardwell " an eighth grader " stopped 10 shots in his third varsity start for Shen, while James Manchester matched that total for Niskayuna.

The Silver Warriors continued their strong start with a 12-3 victory over Ballston Spa Monday. Niskayuna jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and steadily pulled away for its third win of the season.

Jack Leary recorded a hat trick to lead the Silver Warriors. Lefebvre and Steve D'Amario each contributed two goals, and K.J. Flahive added a goal and an assist.

Niskayuna was scheduled to play its first true home game of the season Wednesday against Saratoga. The Silver Warriors' April 3 game against Guilderland was considered a home game, despite being played at UAlbany.

Niskayuna wraps up an active week of Suburban Council games Friday at Shaker. The Silver Warriors then host Massachusetts power Duxbury Saturday at 3 p.m.""

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