Bethlehem gets shot at redemption against Niskayuna

The Bethlehem boys and girls soccer teams each have a chance to avenge last year's losses in the Section II, Class AA finals.

Bethlehem faces defending champion Niskayuna this week for the only time during the regular season. The boys team hosts the Silver Warriors Wednesday, while the girls travel to Niskayuna Thursday.

The Bethlehem girls already have a 9-0 Suburban Council victory over Colonie to their credit, and they were looking for another win Tuesday against Mohonasen before meeting Niskayuna.

At least, we'll have two games under our belt before we play them, said Bethlehem girls coach Tom Rogan.

Bethlehem should contend for the Sectional title again this year with a veteran team led by forwards Kristina Maksuti, Caitlyn Martin and Kristie Link, as well as midfielder Meg Olsen and a veteran defense anchored by goaltender Kiersten Swete.

"We should definitely be able to score some goals. We returned a lot of starters," said Rogan.

Bethlehem is part of the Suburban Council South Division along with Columbia, Mohonasen, Guilderland, Colonie and Averill Park.""

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