BY MICHAEL KELLY
NISKAYUNA — Our rundown on what you need to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics.
ONE: The Niskayuna field hockey team pulled off an upset in the Section II Class A quarterfinals on Wednesday, knocking off No. 4 Bethlehem with a 1-0 verdict.
For the No. 5 Silver Warriors, Sara O’Connor scored the first-half goal with an assist from Nora Molino, while Emma Skumurski made three saves in recording the shutout.
Niskayuna next plays against No. 1 Shenendehowa in Clifton Park on Oct. 28.
TWO: After a 7-8-1 regular season, the Niskayuna boys’ soccer team picked up the No. 9 seed for the Section II Class AA playoffs and is set to travel to Colonie today to take on No. 8 CBA.
During the regular season, CBA topped Niskayuna 1-0 in a game that was tied 0-0 at halftime.
The winner of today’s game earns a trip to take on No. 1 Ballston Spa.
THREE: No game yet for the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team in this year’s postseason, but the No. 2 Silver Warriors will find out today their opponent for next week’s Section II Class AA quarterfinals.
No. 10 Albany visits No. 7 Guilderland today, and the winner of that game will come to Niskayuna on Tuesday to face the Silver Warriors.
During the regular season, Niskayuna tied 1-1 with Guilderland, while the Silver Warriors beat Albany 6-0.
FOUR: After a 2-5 regular season, the Niskayuna football team will play host Friday night to Averill Park in a crossover game.
During the regular season, Niskayuna visited Averill Park for a Week 4 game that resulted in a 35-28 defeat.
FIVE: In recent action, the Niskayuna girls’ volleyball team picked up a 3-0 win Wednesday against Albany. In the match, Julia Wagner had nine kills and Leila Nayar had three aces.
(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)
3 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at CBA, Section II Class AA first round
5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Guilderland
5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Shaker
Friday, Oct. 23
7 p.m.: Football hosts Averill Park
Sunday, Oct. 25
8 a.m.: Rowing at Head of the Schuykill
Tuesday, Oct. 27
3 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts TBD, Section II Class AA quarterfinals
Wednesday, Oct. 28
3 p.m.: Field hockey at Shenendehowa, Section I Class A semifinals
Saturday, Oct. 31
9 a.m.; Boys’ cross country at Saratoga Spa State Park, Suburban Council Championships
9 a.m.; Girls’ cross country at Saratoga Spa State Park, Suburban Council Championships