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Wednesday roundup: Nisky, Guilderland win girls soccer games

Bethlehem handles Columbia

— The Niskayuna girls soccer team rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to edge Shaker 2-1 in Wednesday's Suburban Council girls soccer game in Latham.

Meghan Doyle tied the game for Niskayuna (8-1-0) in the 16th minute of the second half with a goal off Jackie McCullough's pass. Doyle then won the game in the final two minutes with an unassisted goal.

Stephanie Church put Shaker ahead 1-0 in the third minute of the game when she scored off a pass from Erica Vallecorsa. Blue Bison goaltender Jamie Durant made eight saves to keep her team in the game.

In other Suburban Council girls soccer action Wednesday, Bethlehem defeated Columbia 3-1 to keep pace with South Division leader Guilderland, which defeated Colonie 3-1.

Tara Teal, Stephanie Dootz and Dana Donnelly tallied for Bethlehem (6-2-1), which sits one game behind Guilderland in the South Division standings. Lindsay Mulligan scored for Columbia.

Bethlehem goaltender Emily Venezia made six saves to pick up the victory.

In Guilderland, Jess Capone scored twice in the first half to lift the Lady Dutch (7-1-1) to victory. Michaela Maybee tallied in the second half off a Lauren Kogelmann pass.

Andrea Guidarelli scored a first half goal for Colonie (1-7-0).

Boys soccer

The Shaker boys soccer team scored on a second half penalty kick to pull out a 1-1 tie against Niskayuna in Wednesday's Suburban Council North Division game in Niskayuna.

Following a scoreless first half, Niskayuna took a 1-0 lead on Tyler Garrity's goal, but Jackson DuMont converted a penalty kick with less than three minutes left in regulation for Shaker.

Niskayuna had several chances to put the Blue Bison away in the second half as three players hit the crossbar with their shots. Shaker had its own near miss in overtime when a shot veered wide of the far post.

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