Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 4-6

Coach Jason DeRocco gestures as he speaks to the Niskayuna cross country team at a practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Coach Jason DeRocco gestures as he speaks to the Niskayuna cross country team at a practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today, plus this weekend, about Niskayuna athletics.

(Programming note: We’ll next be back Tuesday, Sept. 8, with a rundown.)

YESTERDAY’S SCORES

BOYS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 5, Mohonasen 0

GIRLS’ SOCCER:  Niskayuna 4, Mohonasen 2

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Niskayuna 3, Mohonasen 0

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Marika Contompasis, left, makes a move around Hannah McPartlon during a Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Marika Contompasis, left, makes a move around Hannah McPartlon during a Niskayuna girls’ soccer practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

The biggest star of Thursday’s action for the Silver Warriors was Marika Contompasis of the Niskayuna girls’ soccer squad. Contompasis, a senior, had three goals and an assist in her team’s victory. Hannah Munro added the team’s other goal.

Meanwhile, balance was the key for the Niskayuna boys’ soccer squad, as Ben Wagner, Merjan Ozisik, Ryan Stewart, David Moraga, and Martino An all scored. Keeper Joey Romano made two saves in helping his team to the shutout.

In the Niskayuna girls’ volleyball team’s win, Jackie Budka had six aces, while Julia Wagner and Leila Nayar had seven and six kills, respectively.

UPCOMING TOP GAME

We’ll go with a meet, in the form of the Ekiden invitational the Niskayuna boys’ cross country and Niskayuna girls’ cross country teams will play host to Saturday morning. The invitational allows schools to put together three-person relay teams.

A scene is shown from the Niskayuna cross country team's practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

A scene is shown from the Niskayuna cross country team’s practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games at high school, unless otherwise noted)

Today

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Columbia

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball hosts Mohonasen

7 p.m.: Football hosts Green Tech

Saturday, Sept. 5

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country hosts invitational, at Iroquois Middle School

9 a.m.: Girls’ cross country hosts invitational, at Iroquois Middle School

Tuesday, Sept. 8

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Columbia

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Columbia

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Columbia

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country vs. Bethlehem and Shaker, at Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country vs. Bethlehem and Shaker, at Bethlehem

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Columbia

Wednesday, Sept. 9

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey at Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Golf hosts Columbia, at Mohawk Country Club

4:30 p.m.: Girls’ swimming and diving hosts Mohonasen

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Shaker

Thursday, Sept. 10

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Colonie

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Colonie

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Colonie

4:15 p.m.: Golf at Colonie

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Colonie

Friday, Sept. 11

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Shaker

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Shenendehowa

7 p.m.: Football at South Glens Falls

Saturday, Sept. 12

11 a.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Albany

1 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Albany

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.