Tuesday update: Burnt Hills doubles up Niskayuna

Spartans extend winning streak to eight games

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls soccer team avenged an earlier loss to Niskayuna by pulling out a 4-2 victory in Tuesday's Suburban Council North Division game in Niskayuna.

The Silver Warriors (10-4-0) tied the game at 2 on Maddie Karafanda's goal 18 minutes into the second half, but an own goal one minute later gave the Spartans (11-3-0) the lead. Skye Kaler added a goal with less than 15 minutes left in regulation to provide a two-goal cushion for BH-BL.

Morgan Burchhardt and Marina Giorgio tallied in the first half to put the Spartans ahead 2-0. Meghan Doyle got the Silver Warriors on the scoreboard in the 19th minute of the first half before Karafanda tied the score.

BH-BL goaltender Florie Comley made 10 saves, while Katie Hartlage had five saves in goal for Niskayuna.

In other Suburban Council girls soccer action Tuesday, first-place Guilderland maintained its one-game lead over Bethlehem in the South Division standings by beating Mohonasen 8-2.

Michaela Maybee knocked in two goals and added an assist to lead the Lady Dutch (10-2-2), who scored twice in the first 44 seconds of the game. Shelby Iapoce, Jess Capone, Laurie Knapp, Karah Lizotte and Marissa Cubillos also contributed goals.

Gabby Esposito and Morgan Miller tallied for Mohonasen (0-13-1), while goaltenders Alex Lucier and Samantha McGrath combined to stop 10 shots.

Bethlehem (9-3-2) kept pace with Guilderland by shutting out Colonie 3-0 in Delmar.

Tara Teal struck for two goals, and Jackie Kearney added a goal and an assist for the Lady Eagles. Goaltender Katie Nickles made 11 saves for the shutout.

Goalie Kelley Murphy stopped 12 shots for Colonie (3-9-1).

Boys soccer

A wild second half worked in Shaker's favor as the Blue Bison defeated Saratoga Springs 3-2 in Tuesday's Suburban Council North Division boys soccer game in Saratoga.

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