Dragons fall to Scotia-Glenville

Gloversville’s Aaron Sowle (12) controls the ball as Scotia-Glenville’s Jaiden Alas (17) and the Dragons’ Alexander Rosmarino (16) track the play during Thursday’s Foothills Council match at Gloversville High School. (By JAMES A. ELLIS The Leader-Herald)

GLOVERSVILLE — Looking to rebound from a sub-par performance against Schuylerville on Monday, the Gloversville Dragons squared off against Scotia-Glenville.

The Dragons turned in a much better effort but could not overcome three first-half goals by the Tartans as they fell 3-1 in Foothills Council action on a cold, drizzly night at Gloversville High School.

“Definitely a lot of improvement tonight,” Gloversville coach Jim Yanno said. “I thought we played well and possessed the ball much better than we did against Schuylerville. We had some opportunities, especially in the second half. We came alive in the second half, our defense tightened up and it was 1-0 at the end of the second half but too bad that score doesn’t count. Conditions tonight were not fun.”

Gloversville was able to move the ball in the midfield early but the Scotia defense was able to contain the attack to the midfield area.

The Tartans long attempts on the rain-soaked turf were turned back by Gloversville goalkeeper Justin Kemmet and the Dragons’ defense until midway through the opening half.

With 19:39 left in the opening half, Sam Storti placed a corner kick in front of the goal that Jarred O’Connor finished for a 1-0 advantage.

Tartans kept the pressure on but could not pick up a second goal until Jaiden Alas skipped a 25-yard shot through the Gloversville defense and into the side netting for a 2-0 advantage with 1:38 left to the break.

Just over a minute later Alas withstood the pressure from the Gloversville defense to poke his second goal of the half into the net to give the Tartans a 3-0 halftime lead.

The Dragons got a goal back with 14:28 left in the match when Kazuma Lomanto put a corner kick in play to the top of the box that Feras Masri drove into the back of the net to put the score at 3-1.

Gloversville stayed on the attack and narrowly missed a second goal when James Collar headed a ball over the hands of the Scotia goalkeeper only to have Micah Hughes clear the ball off the line.

Emran Abbas put a shot on goal with 3:45 remaining that hit off the crossbar leaving the score at 3-1 at the end of the match.

The Dragons will return to the pitch for their final regular-season home match Monday when they host Johnstown in a 7 p.m. match at Gloversville High School.

Amsterdam 6, Johnstown 1

AMSTERDAM — Nick Covey and Lorenzo Botisti each scored twice and had an assist to lead Amsterdam to a Foothills Council South Division boys soccer contest at Lynch Literacy Academy.

Nick Rodecker and Luke Patrei also scored for the Rams, while Jake Palczak had two assists.

Mason Kruggel scored the lone goal for Johnstown.

Lucca Quatrini made 12 saves for Amsterdam, while Jack Germain made three saves for Johnstown.

“This was the best game of the season for the boys. They moved the ball brilliantly and worked so well as a team, and played extremely disciplined defense and marked up take the entire night,” Amsterdam coach Pat Williams said. “The excitement for the Rams was an all-time high and we are excited to keep the momentum going forward to our next game on Saturday.”

The Rams are scheduled to face host Schoharie in the Schoharie Tournament on Saturday.

Johnstown is slated to travel to Fonda-Fultonville today for a non-league game at 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Scotia-Glenville 3,

Broadalbin-Perth 2, OT

BROADALBIN — Morgan Neale scored in the second overtime period off an assist from Rylee O’Connor to give Scotia-Glenville the Foothills Council victory Thursday night at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

The Lady Patriots’ Tori Corcuera finished a pass from Brooke Bush to for a 1-0 halftime advantage.

Scotia-Glenville’s Megan Steele knotted the score early in the second half before Bush put Broadalbin-Perth back on top with her goal off an assist from Alayna Preston.

Steele assisted on the goal by the Lady Tartans’ Lucy Crouse that sent the match into overtime.

Broadalbin-Perth’s Caitlin Palmateer made eight saves in goal, while Camryn Verdi had five stops for Scotia-Glenville.

The Lady Patriots will travel to play Glens Falls next Friday.

By Paul Wager

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