Area sports round up

The Enterprise — Jordan J. Michael

Leaning back to head the soccer ball is Voorheesville senior Chelsea Duncan, who scored five goals and an assist during Tuesday’s 8-to-0 home blowout of Watervliet. Ninth-grader Veda Hensel added two goals and an assist for the Blackbirds.

The 2013 fall sports season is in full swing. Here’s a round-up of some teams in the area:

— The Guilderland girls’ soccer team has started 3-0 after winning a Class AA title last year. The Dutch beat Columbia, 5 to 4, on Saturday, and then won against Colonie on Tuesday, 4 to 1.

Guilderland out shot Columbia, 15 to 5. Katie Becker, Mackenzie Lozano, Breanne Ford, Sara Kogelmann, and Emma Oliver each scored a goal for the Dutch, and Ford, Lozano, and Becker also added an assist each.

On Tuesday, Rebecca Golderman scored two goals and an assist to lead Guilderland past Colonie. Ford and Oliver each added a goal, and Lauren Kogelmann had two assists.

— The Voorheesville boys’ soccer team is leading the Colonial Council with a 3-0 record.

On Tuesday, the Birds blew out Watervliet, 9 to 0.

On Sept. 4, Voorheesville avenged last year’s terrible loss to Albany Academy by beating its rivals on its home field, 3 to 1. Freshman Sean Nolan scored two goals, and junior Luke Gorka scored one.

Voorheesville opened the 2013 season by beating Cobleskill, 4 to 0, on the road. Kevin Clark scored twice, and Sean Goyer and Erik Patak each scored one.

— The Guilderland boys’ soccer team is 2-1 in the Suburban Council.

On Tuesday, the Dutchmen won over Colonie, 3 to 1. Last Saturday, Guilderland shut out Columbia, 4 to 0. Connor Rubin scored twice, and Chris Connolly and Conner O’Brien each added a goal.

The Dutch started the season with a tough 3-to-1 loss at Bethlehem on Sept. 3.

— The Voorheesville football team opened its Class C season with a 49-to-12 loss at Fonda last Saturday.

The Braves opened the game with a 61-yard touchdown run and a 70-yard punt return touchdown by Pat Hart. Fonda also scored a safety in between those two plays by Hart.

Junior quarterback Robert Denman competed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Scott Roney in the second quarter for Voorheesville. Mickey Knight caught three passes for 72 yards for the Birds.

Voorheesville hosts Cairo-Durham this Saturday at 1 p.m.

— The Guilderland girls’ volleyball team is 2-2 after a four set win (25-21, 22-25, 30-28, 25-16) over Colonie on Tuesday.

For Guilderland, Darina Relyea had six kills and three blocks; Jess VanDoren had 12 service points, five kills, and 12 assists; and Mckenzie Smith had four blocks and five kills.


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