Defense leads Bethlehem to unbeaten start in Suburban Council

"We've played four good games," said Rounds. "The 8-6 [loss] to CBA, I take responsibility for that. We didn't change our approach when Pat [Johnson] went down. But to take that step back and lose by only two goals shows that we can battle through it."

Bethlehem will need to continue battling through Johnson's absence as it enters the heart of its Suburban Council schedule. After beating Saratoga Springs 7-3 Tuesday, the Eagles visit defending league champion Niskayuna Thursday. Then following Saturday's home game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, they play Guilderland April 30 and Shaker May 3.

Rounds said facing Niskayuna will be a challenge, but one that his team welcomes.

"A lot of teams go in dreading playing them, but I've found that our kids step up and give them a game," said Rounds.

Dutch need overtime to beat Streaks

The Guilderland boys lacrosse team survived its toughest Suburban Council test to date by edging Saratoga Springs 6-5 in overtime last Friday.

Paul Jones scored in the extra period to help the Dutchmen (4-0, 4-1) remain perfect in league play.

Guilderland built a 4-1 lead in the second quarter before Saratoga (1-3, 2-3) started chipping away. The Blue Streaks tied the game in the fourth quarter on Cody Nizolek's third goal of the game before Jones won it for Guilderland.

Eugene Sellie tallied twice and added an assist for the Dutchmen, who were coming off an impressive 15-0 victory over Columbia last Wednesday. Jones, Bryan Dyer and Patrick Wood all contributed a goal and an assist.

Guilderland returned to action Tuesday when it hosted Shaker in a Suburban Council South Division game. The Dutchmen face Shenendehowa Thursday and Horace Greeley High School Saturday.""

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