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Tuesday roundup: Bethlehem boys tie Niskayuna

Ballston Spa needs OT to edge Averill Park

There was a shift in the Suburban Council girls soccer standings Tuesday after the top two teams in the North and South divisions played crossover games.

Bethlehem (7-2-1) defeated Niskayuna (8-2-0) 2-1 in Delmar and bumped the Silver Warriors into second place in the North Division, while South Division leader Guilderland (7-1-2) tied Saratoga Springs (7-1-2) 1-1 in Guilderland. Saratoga moved ahead of Niskayuna in the North Division standings with the tie.

Niskayuna led 1-0 at halftime before Jackie Kearney tied the score for Bethlehem off a Stephanie Dootz pass. Dootz then scored the game winner off a feed from Cassie Smith.

Goaltender Katie Nickles stopped 14 of the 15 shots she faced to help the Lady Eagles gain an important cross-divisional victory. Meghan Doyle had Niskayuna's lone goal, and Katie Hartlage made nine saves in goal.

Guilderland became only the third team to score a goal against Saratoga when Laurie Knapp struck in the second half off a Marissa Cubillos pass. Ellery Bianco tied the game for the Blue Streaks 10 minutes later, and neither team scored again.

Lady Dutch goaltender Jenna Cubello had 10 saves, while Liz Rogan stopped six shots for the Blue Streaks.

Girls swimming

Behind an impressive performance from Katherine Orr, the Shenendehowa girls swim team defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 102-76 in Tuesday's duel meet in Clifton Park.

Orr won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races, and she was part of one of two winning relay teams for the Plainswomen. Olivia Samson finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle, while Julia Samson (50-yard freestyle) and Olivia Normandin (100-yard backstroke) added individual wins.

Lauren Rabideau took first place in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke for BH-BL. Lauren Katz finished first in the diving competition.

In other duel meet action Tuesday, Saratoga Springs topped Guilderville 101-81, Ballston Spa defeated Queensbury 98-83 and Shaker swam past Mohonasen-Schalmont 104-81.

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