Jason Bach

Marisa DiVietro of Niskayuna scores on a shot past Maddie Montgomery of Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B final at Mohonasen High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse wins area title, loses in regionals

BY MICHAEL KELLY & JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — The halftime message was direct. “Be who we are,” Niskayuna coach Jason Bach told his players. “Be yourselves.” In other words: Play like champions. The Silver Warriors wasted no time…


Niskayuna lacrosse player Erin Doyle is shown during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game in Clifton Park. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Erin Doyle helping to lift Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Erin Doyle missed the end of last year’s run to a Section II Class B championship for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team. The right ACL she tore last spring against Guilderland wasn’t…


Christine Fish of Guilderland and Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna go after the loose ball at Frank Bailey Field Saturday, April 9, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna edges Guilderland in girls’ lacrosse thriller

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — For a second, Marisa DiVietro hesitated. Nearly nothing had gone Niskayuna’s way in the second half against Guilderland, which had erased the Silver Warriors’ once-sizable lead in an early-season matchup of defending Section…


Niskayuna High School lacrosse coach Jason Bach talks with Gigi Cotugno at Union College Park Thursday, March 24, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse brings back experience, talent

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — One of the first things the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team did together this preseason was watch how last year’s remarkable campaign came undone. Undefeated through winning the Section II Class B tournament, the…


Alissa Franze of Niskayuna looks for an open player as Sydney Ericson of Somers is in hot pursuit at John Fallon Field at UAlbany Saturday, May 30, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna’s season ends against Somers

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter ALBANY — Niskayuna could literally see its lacrosse season winding down Saturday at the University at Albany. After Section I heavyweight Somers opened up a 10-goal lead in the first half, by rule, the big…


Niskayuna celebrates after defeating Queensbury for the girls lacrosse Section II Class B championship game at the University at Albany on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna wins Section II title

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter ALBANY — Niskayuna isn’t what you’d call a fast-starting lacrosse team, but the Silver Warriors sure know how to finish. “After the first half, we figure out what the other team is trying to do,”…