Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 9

Niskayuna prepares to start a play during a boys' volleyball match Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 against Colonie at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna prepares to start a play during a boys' volleyball match Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 against Colonie at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

NISKAYUNA — Our late-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams.

BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY

The latest: A break from action heading into a big weekend.

What’s next: A trip Saturday to the Manhattan Invitational, one of the top meets in the Northeast.

Niskayuna boys' soccer's Alex Chan makes a play during a game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna boys’ soccer’s Alex Chan makes a play during a game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BOYS’ SOCCER

The latest: A 1-0 loss to Saratoga Springs on Thursday night, with that goal coming in the final minute of action.

What’s next: A date Tuesday night under the lights with Shenendehowa.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

The latest: A 3-0 loss to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, with Liam Meachem recording 13 digs in the loss.

What’s next: A Wednesday trip for Suburban Council action to take on Columbia.

FIELD HOCKEY

The latest: A 1-0 loss in double overtime to Shaker on Wednesday.

What’s next: A home date today with Shenendehowa.

FOOTBALL

The latest: No games since last week’s loss to Amsterdam.

What’s next: A meeting tonight with Bishop Maginn, where Niskayuna will look to halt a three-game losing streak.

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY

The latest: A break from action heading into a big weekend.

What’s next: A trip Saturday to the Manhattan Invitational, one of the top meets in the Northeast.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

The latest: A 9-4 win against Saratoga Springs on Thursday night, which followed a 9-1 win Tuesday against Schenectady.

What’s next: A showdown with Shenendehowa on Tuesday.

PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Marika Contompasis of Niskayuna kicks the ball past goalie Julia McDonald of Saratoga and just wide of the net at Niskayuna High School Thursday, October 8, 2015. Brianne Dungate and Meredith Camoin of Saratoga watch from behind the play.

PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Marika Contompasis of Niskayuna kicks the ball past goalie Julia McDonald of Saratoga and just wide of the net at Niskayuna High School Thursday, October 8, 2015. Brianne Dungate and Meredith Camoin of Saratoga watch from behind the play.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING

The latest: No results reported from the team’s meet Wednesday at Shaker.

What’s next: A trip Saturday to the ultra-competitive Shen invitational.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

The latest: Niskayuna recorded a 9-0 win against Schenectady earlier this week.

What’s next: Sectionals, which the Silver Warriors will start this upcoming Tuesday.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

The latest: A 3-0 win against Schenectady on Tuesday in which Diana Pinchuk had six kills, and a 3-1 loss Thursday to Saratoga Springs in which Julia Wagner had six kills.

What’s next: The Queensbury tournament this Saturday.

GOLF

The latest: A 10th-place finish at sectionals.

What’s next: Nick Rumsey advanced to the A-B-C-D event this upcoming Tuesday with an 82 at sectionals.

ROWING

The latest: No action since this past weekend.

What’s next: Preparations continue for the Head of the Charles.

The Niskayuna girls' volleyball team is shown before a Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 match in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

The Niskayuna girls’ volleyball team is shown before a Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 match in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Today

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

7 p.m.: Football at Bishop Maginn

Saturday, Oct. 10

8 a.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Queensbury tournament

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country at Manhattan invitational

9 a.m.: Girls’ cross country at Manhattan invitational

Tuesday, Oct. 13

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country hosts Schenectady

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country hosts Schenectady

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

7 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Shenendehowa

7 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Shenendehowa

Wednesday, Oct. 14

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

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ swimming hosts Bethlehem

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

Thursday, Oct. 15

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

7 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Shaker

7 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Shaker

Friday, Oct. 16

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

6 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, at Union College

7 p.m.: Football hosts Troy

Saturday, Oct. 17

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country at Burnt Hills invitational

9 a.m.: Girls’ cross country at Burnt Hills invitational

Sunday, Oct. 18

8 a.m.: Rowing at Head of the Charles

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.