SPOTTED: Bethlehem vs. Saratoga Section 2 Class AA boys soccer playoffs Oct. 28. Photo by Rob Jonas/Spotlight
COLONIE — Kevin Piccolino’s overtime penalty kick goal gave Bethlehem a 1-0 victory over Saratoga Springs in the Section 2 Class AA semifinals Friday, Oct. 28, at Colonie Central High School.
Saratoga (12-5-1) controlled the action throughout the first half, but had trouble getting quality shots on goal. Bethlehem (16-2-0) started generating more offensive chances in the second half, but still had trouble dealing with the Blue Streaks’ relentless pursuit of the ball.
The Eagles finally had their chance to win the game five minutes into overtime when Piccolino was tackled in the penalty box. Piccolino lined up the shot and got the ball past goaltender Hunter Choi for the golden goal.
Bethlehem advances to Monday’s Sectional final against Shenendehowa, which defeated Guilderland 4-0 in the other semifinal.
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