Collision course set for Class A teams

In other boys soccer playoff news, Niskayuna (8-6-2) picked up the No. 5 seed out of the Suburban Council for the Class AA playoffs. The Silver Warriors won't have to travel too far for their opening round game, though, as they visit Schenectady Thursday.

Niskayuna nipped Ballston Spa 2-1 in overtime Monday to finish in a three-way tie for third place with Shaker and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the Suburban Council North Division standings. Joe Repicky scored the game winner late into the first 10-minute overtime period to give the Silver Warriors the victory.

Monil Patel tallied 15 minutes into the first half to put Niskayuna ahead 1-0 before Dan Bortoloni evened the score for Ballston Spa (7-5-4) on a corner kick.

The winner of Thursday's Niskayuna-Schenectady Sectional game plays either Amsterdam or Colonie in Monday's quarterfinal round.

Schenectady Christian School (7-6-3) was one of the first Section II teams to play an opening round playoff game. The No. 12 Falcons met No. 5 Duanesburg in Wednesday's Class C contest.

Schenectady Christian was looking to end a six-game winless streak that included four consecutive losses. One of those losses came at the hands of Duanesburg " a 1-0 setback Nov. 15.

The winner of Wednesday's battle between Western Athletic Conference rivals will play either No. 13 Berlin or No. 4 Greenwich Friday at the home of the higher remaining seed.""

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