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Girls soccer: Saratoga ends Nisky's perfect season

Driscoll strikes in overtime for Blue Streaks

Saratoga’s Elizabeth Adams (2) stays a step ahead of Bethlehem’s Stephanie Dootz during a Sept. 22 Suburban Council game in Delmar. The Blue Streaks played the Lady Eagles to a scoreless tie.

Saratoga’s Elizabeth Adams (2) stays a step ahead of Bethlehem’s Stephanie Dootz during a Sept. 22 Suburban Council game in Delmar. The Blue Streaks played the Lady Eagles to a scoreless tie.

— When it comes to allowing goals, no Suburban Council girls soccer team has been stingier than Saratoga Springs.

The Blue Streaks (6-1-1) posted their sixth shutout in eight games by beating Niskayuna (7-1-0) 1-0 in Monday’s North Division game at Niskayuna.

Cassidy Driscoll scored off an Alex Parry pass mid-way through the first 10-minute overtime period to put Saratoga ahead of Niskayuna. Goaltender Liz Rogan made the lead stand up with a pair of key saves.

Rogan finished with six saves for Saratoga, which has allowed only two goals in its first eight games. Niskayuna netminder Katie Hartlage stopped six shots for the previously unbeaten Silver Warriors.

One of the two goals Saratoga allowed came in last Saturday’s 2-1 overtime victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Meghan Malone scored in the second half for the Spartans (4-3-0), but goals by Driscoll and Ellery Bianco helped the Blue Streaks pull out the victory.

Saratoga returned to action Wednesday when it played Ballston Spa (2-5-0).

In other Suburban Council girls soccer action Monday, Shenendehowa (6-2-0) shut out Shaker 2-0 and BH-BL defeated Ballston Spa 3-0.

Kristen Connors and Meghan Merritt scored the goals in Shen’s home win over Shaker (2-3-2). Goaltender Makala Foley made nine saves.

In Ballston Spa, BH-BL broke open a close game with a pair of second-half goals. Malone, Morgan Burchhardt and Nicole Shively tallied for the Spartans.

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