Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 15

Niskayuna players walk off the field after a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys' soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna players walk off the field after a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys' soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

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

RECENT SCORES

FRIDAY

BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna 9th at Springstead Invitational

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna 8th at Springstead Invitational

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: Shenendehowa 3, Niskayuna 0

FIELD HOCKEY: Niskayuna 2, Shaker 0

FOOTBALL: Niskayuna 19, South Glens Falls 15

SATURDAY

BOYS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 2, Albany 0

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 6, Albany 0

A team of Niskayuna defenders band together to stop a run during Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

A team of Niskayuna defenders band together to stop a run during Niskayuna’s football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Jake Shephard found Jared Houghtaling for a touchdown Friday with less than a minute to play, as the Niskayuna football team scored a 19-15 win against South Glens Falls — the Silver Warriors’ first since since 2013. Also, Niskayuna field hockey received two goals from Natalie Metzger in the team’s win against Shaker.

In Saturday’s soccer action, both the Niskayuna boys’ soccer and Niskayuna girls’ soccer teams picked up wins. For the boys, Ronan Schreer scored twice; for the girls; Izzy Lynch had two goals, Marika Contompasis had a goal and an assist, and Hannah Munro picked up two helpers.

TODAY’S TOP GAME

The epic rivalry from a year ago resumes today, as the Niskayuna girls’ swimming and diving team takes on Shenendehowa. Each team is the other’s main rival for a Section II title this fall.

Niskayuna's Alex Chan battles an Albany defender during a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys' soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna’s Alex Chan battles an Albany defender during a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys’ soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games at high school, unless otherwise noted)

Today

4 p.m.: Girls’ swimming and diving at Shenendehowa

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

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Troy

4:15 p.m.: Golf at Troy

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

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country hosts Shenendehowa, 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

8 a.m.: Golf at Suburban Council Championships, at Van Patten

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.