Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 16

Niskayuna teammates cheer during a Section II matchup between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna varsity swim teams at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)Niskayuna teammates cheer during a Section II matchup between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna varsity swim teams at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

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

YESTERDAY’S SCORES

BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna falls to Shenendehowa 21-37, Niskayuna falls to CBA 27-30, Niskayuna tops Albany 17-46

BOYS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 3, Troy 0

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna falls to Shenendehowa 27-30, Niskayuna tops Albany 24-37

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 6, Troy 2

GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING: Niskayuna 97, Shenendehowa 89

GIRLS’ TENNIS: Niskayuna 6, Troy 0

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Niskayuna 3, Troy 1

GOLF: Niskayuna at Troy (No score reported)

Runners take off at the start of  a cross country meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Runners take off at the start of a cross country meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

THE HIGHLIGHTS

In an early-season showdown, the Niskayuna girls’ swimming and diving team took home a win against archrival Shenendehowa. Gathering solo wins for the Silver Warriors were Elaine Lipkin (200 individual medley, 500 freestyle), Clare Stansbury (100 freestyle, 200 freestyle), Anna Vitolins (50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), and Maggie Wyngowski (100 backstroke).

On a day where the Niskayuna girls’ soccer squad was ranked No. 4 in the state, the team received two goals and an assist from Marika Contompasis in a victory. In other action on the pitch, the Niskayuna boys’ soccer side received a pair of assists from Mateo Parzych in its win.

Also, Diana Pinchuk had 10 aces and Casey Sims collected 15 assists in a win for the Niskayuna girls’ volleyball team.

TODAY’S TOP GAME

After picking up some recent wins, the Niskayuna field hockey club gets a chance today to knock off one of the area’s powers when it visits Shenendehowa.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games at high school, unless otherwise noted)

Today

Niskayuna's Clare Stansbury competes in the 200 freestyle during a Section II matchup between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna varsity swim teams at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna’s Clare Stansbury competes in the 200 freestyle during a Section II matchup between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna varsity swim teams at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

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

6 p.m.: Field hockey at Shenendehowa

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.