Adirondack received a second-half goal from former Shen star Dane Mellon to defeat Western 2-1 last Saturday and advance to the gold medal game. Collin Legge tallied in the first half for Adirondack, and Jones stopped four of the five shots he faced to earn the victory.
Adirondack's scholastic men's soccer team finished fourth at the Empire State Games after losing to Long Island 4-0 in the bronze medal game Sunday. Bethlehem goaltender Alex Kessler made six saves, and Niskayuna netminder Christian Esposito had five saves for Adirondack, which was out-shot by Long Island 15-5.
Adirondack finished the Games with a 1-3 record, with its lone win coming last Thursday against Central. Connor Preece (Ballston Spa) tallied twice, and Chris Alescio (Scotia-Glenville) added the other goal in a 3-2 victory.
The Adirondack open women's division soccer team finished out of the medal round after losing both of its pool play games.
Both of Adirondack's rugby teams reached the gold medal game in their respective divisions at the Empire State Games. The masters women's team edged Western 15-10 to win the gold medal, while the masters men's team lost to Western 36-10 to finish with the silver medal.
The Adirondack open men's division volleyball team got to the gold medal match, where it lost to Western by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-14. The open women's division volleyball team took home a bronze medal after posting a 4-5 record. Both of Adirondack's scholastic teams failed to medal, though the scholastic men's team finished with a 4-4 record. The scholastic women's team finished with a 2-4 mark.
The Adirondack scholastic men's and women's lacrosse teams both reached the bronze medal game in Buffalo. The scholastic women picked up the bronze medal with an 11-6 victory over Central, while Western defeated Adirondack 13-7 in the scholastic men's bronze medal contest Sunday.