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ADK Teams off to Section II Volleyball Tournament
The Section II volleyball tournament playoff pairings were released yesterday and Adirondack League teams are well represented in Class D. Lake George, Hartford, Argyle, and Warrensburg will all be battling for the Class D title.
Unbeaten Lake George who won aonther ADK crown is the #2 seed. The Warriors receive a first round bye and will meet the winner of the match between #7 Loudonville Christian and #10 Middleburgh.
Argyle is the #3 seed. The Scots also get a free pass in the first round and will await the winner of #6 Mekeel Christian and #11 Germantown.
Hartford is ranked #4. The Tanagers will host #5 Waterford Friday at 5 p.m.
Warrensburg is the #9 seed and will travel to challenge #8 Maple Hill on Friday. Game time is at 5 p.m.
2019 champion Galway was awarded with the #1 seed.
Lake George swept both Hartford and Argyle during th season. The Tanagers and Scots split their meetings with Hartford winning the most recent.
Semifinal matches are scheduled for Ballston Spa on Nov. 3rd. The final is Nov. 6 at Saratoga.
Argyle Upsets Top Seeded Northville
When I wrote about the Section II Class D Tournament a few days ago I touted Argyle as a team to watch. The Scots had recently beaten Fort Ann and seemed to be playing their best soccer at the right time. All I have to say this mornng is.....your welcome.
The #5 seed Scots scored late in overtime to upset #1 Northville and advance to the sectional title game.
It will be the first time Argyle had made the championship game since falling to Fort Ann in 2011.
With overtime starting to reach an end an penalty kicks on the horizon the Scots were able to get it done. It was a Cinderalla story made for a movie screen. Connor Brockway hit the back of the net for the Scots, tallying his first career varsity goal to give his team the win.
Brockway usually come off the bench, but was starting due to another Argyle player being unable to play in the contest.
“I went to (Northville’s) game on Saturday against Germantown. I thought we matched up pretty well. I told the boys that and they just went with it. They weren’t overwhelmed. I said ‘we can play with these guys,’ and they did," Argyle coach Frank Endieveri stated.
Jared Montello played a stellar game in goal and was a key to the win, recording the shutout.
“I told the boys, give yourselves a chance to win it,” Endieveri said. “Scoreless game, wet balls squirt out sometimes and you score. The ball bounced our way and we ended up winning it.”
Argyle will now meet OESJ for the Class D championship Saturday at Colonie HIgh School at 1 p.m.
Carrabino, Slaters Shine in Finale
It has been a difficult season for the Fair Haven boys soccer team, but you wouldn't know that Tuesday at LaPlaca Field. The Slaters opened up the Vermont Division II playoffs with an impressive 4-0 playdown win over Lamoille.
Fair Haven senior Nick Carrabino hit the back of the net three times to record the hat trick in leading the Slaters to the victory.
Fair Haven led 3-0 at the half and finished off the Lancers in the final 40 minutes.
Freshman Jace Hetrick also scored for the Slaters. He scored the first goal before Carrabino scored the next three.
Kole Matta and Noah Woodberry combined for the shutout in goal.
Fair Haven now will meet #1 unbeatn Milton on Saturday.
Class C Girls Soccer
Waterford 4 Lake George 1
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.