Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 11-13

Niskayuna head coach Jim Neal is shown during a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna head coach Jim Neal is shown during a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

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

(NOTE: The next rundown will run Tuesday, Sept. 15.)

YESTERDAY’S SCORES

BOYS’ SOCCER: Colonie 1, Niskayuna 0

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 6, Colonie 3

GIRLS’ TENNIS: Niskayuna 9, Colonie 0

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Colonie at Niskayuna (No score reported)

GOLF: Niskayuna 245, Colonie 262

Girls' soccer's Kaitlin McCullough prepares to boot one during the opening day of practice for high school sports in Niskayuna on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Girls’ soccer’s Kaitlin McCullough prepares to boot one during the opening day of practice for high school sports in Niskayuna on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Well, an entertaining one for the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team, for sure. The squad got a goal and two assists from Marika Contompasis, while Hannah Munro had two goals for the Silver Warriors in the win.

In the Niskayuna girls’ tennis match, all nine Silver Warrior entries were victorious — and five of the team’s solo players won without dropping a set. Pulling off that feat were Lesley Santos, Val Luttman, Sasha Towe, Miryam Makutonin, and Zara Shah.

Also, for the Niskayuna golf squad, Mike Doxie fired a 38 to lead the team.

UPCOMING TOP GAME

We get a fun doubleheader Saturday, as both the Niskayuna boys’ soccer and Niskayuna girls’ soccer teams take on Albany Saturday.

Also, don’t sleep on Niskayuna football at South Glens Falls. That game tonight has the look of one where the Silver Warriors could break their winless streak.

Niskayuna's Val Luttman is shown during a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna’s Val Luttman is shown during a girls’ tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games at high school, unless otherwise noted)

Today

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

Tuesday, Sept. 15

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Troy, at Central Park

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Troy

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country hosts CBA, at Iroquois Middle School

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

6:30 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Troy

Wednesday, Sept. 16

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

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

4:30 p.m.: Girls’ swimming and diving at Saratoga Springs

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Thursday, Sept. 17

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Averill Park

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Averill Park

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Averill Park

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Averill Park

Friday, Sept. 18

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

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

7 p.m.: Football hosts Mohonasen

Saturday, Sept. 19

8 a.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake tournament

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country at Monroe-Woodbury invitational

1 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Washingtonville

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.