Bethlehem-Niskayuna rematch set in Class AA finals

"Our defense hasn't allowed a lot of quality (scoring) chances for anybody, and that continued Saturday," said Rogan.

There weren't a lot of quality chances for Niskayuna or Shaker in regulation time during Saturday's other semifinal, but that changed in overtime. Caitlin Cahalan tallied twice during the first two 10-minute overtime periods, but the Silver Warriors responded each time to force a sudden-victory overtime period. Whitney Frary ended the game with her team-leading 24th goal of the season.

"She's a real competitor," Colby said of Frary.

Wednesday's Bethlehem-Niskayuna showdown starts at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to Saturday's regional final in Syracuse against the Section III champion.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk has already punched its ticket to the regional level after beating Greenville 3-2 in last Friday's Class B Sectional final at Broadalbin-Perth.

The Indians scored three goals in a 17-minute span of the second half to win their first title in three decades. Chrissy Shepard had the first goal to erase a 1-0 deficit. Emily Scott then gave R-C-S the lead with a goal, and Ashley Wilson added an insurance goal a short time later.

It was the Indians' second consecutive trip to the Sectional final.""

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