Thursday round-up: Niskayuna handles Shaker

Parzych's two goals pace Silver Warriors in victory

Anka Parzych scored twice to lead the Niskayuna girls soccer team past Shaker 4-1 in Thursday's Suburban Council North Division game.

Parzych's first goal came in the 15th minute to put the Silver Warriors (9-0-0) in front. Liz Farley tallied four minutes later, and Meghan Doyle added her 14th goal of the season in the 28th minute to increase Niskayuna's advantage to 3-0.

Kate Essepian scored with six minutes left in the second half for Shaker, but Parzych tallied a minute later to produce the winning margin for Niskayuna.

Niskayuna goaltender Kristen Hartlage had eight saves, while Shaker netminder Gabby Cotugno stopped 11 shots.

In Suburban Council South Division action, Guilderland shut out Colonie 3-0, while Columbia tied Bethlehem 2-2.

Emma Oliver scored Guilderland's first goal less than three minutes into the first half. Ali Cardinal and Jessica Capone then tallied 28 seconds apart early in the second half to triple the Lady Dutch advantage.

Jenna Cubello made six saves to earn the shutout for Guilderland. Colonie netminder Courtney Yule stopped 10 shots.

Bethlehem had a 2-1 halftime lead against Columbia on a pair of Tara Teal goals, but Amanda DeBarr's second-half marker allowed the Blue Devils to escape with a tie.

Opposing goaltenders Katie Nickles (Bethlehem) and Jessica Schafer (Columbia) each stopped 11 shots in regulation and overtime.

Boys soccer

Ballston Spa picked up a 2-0 victory over Route 50 rival Saratoga Springs in Thursday's Suburban Council North Division boys soccer game.

Nolan Kelly scored off a direct kick in the first half, and Luke Bush added a second-half goal for the Scotties.

Girls swimming

Ballston Spa improved its dual meet record to 6-1 with Thursday's 97-88 Suburban Council girls swimming victory over Bethlehem.

Paris Walkowiak won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Scotties. Kristina Keefe contributed a victory in the 100-yard backstroke.

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