Monday round-up: Big second half propels Plainsmen

Shen locks up No. 2 seed for Sectionals with win against Burnt Hills

The Shenendehowa boys soccer team wrapped up its Suburban Council season by defeating North Division rival Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4-0 Monday.

After playing eight consecutive games decided by one goal, Shen's offense came to life against BH-BL (7-7-2). The Plainsmen (12-2-2) scored three times in the second half to break open a close game.

Chris Schmid had a goal and an assist for Shen, which locked up the Suburban Council's No. 2 seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs with the win. Austin Hughes, Nick Martin and Josh Barlow also tallied.

Goaltender Curtis Souza made two saves for BH-BL.

In other Suburban Council action, Shaker (6-9-1) maintained its hold on the league's No. 5 seed for Sectionals by beating Niskayuna 2-1.

Jackson DuMont and Guus Reefman scored in the first half to give the Blue Bison a 2-0 halftime lead. Joe Repicky tallied on a free kick midway through the second half to get the Silver Warriors (10-4-2) within a goal, but Shaker's defense kept Niskayuna off the scoreboard the rest of the way.

Shaker goalie Tommy Macutek had six saves, while Niskayuna netminder Taylor Tear stopped eight shots.

Girls soccer

Guilderland clinched the Suburban Council South Division title by pulling out a 2-1 victory over Colonie in Monday's girls soccer game.

Jessica Capone scored in the second half off a pass from Sarah Kogelman to give the Lady Dutch (12-3-1) the victory and the division title. Emma Oliver tallied in the first half for Guilderland, while Alexis Eddy had Colonie's first-half goal.

Guilderland had a 9-4 advantage in shots and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks over Colonie (1-13-0).

Girls volleyball

The Guilderland girls volleyball team wrapped up a 15-1 Suburban Council season by beating Colonie 3-1 Monday.

After splitting the first two sets, the Lady Dutch took control by winning the last two sets 26-24 and 25-16. Guilderland took the first set 25-22, and Colonie (6-10) won the second set 25-18.

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