Saratoga surges in the second half to beat Colonie in Class A girls' lacrosse quarterfinals

Saratoga surges in the second half to beat Colonie in Class A girls' lacrosse quarterfinals

Carly Wise scored seven goals and Morgan Brooking added five goals and an assist as No. 3 Saratoga broke open a tight game at halftime to win 22-9 over No. 6 Colonie in the quarterfinals of the Class A playoffs in girls’ lacrosse.

With the score 10-8 at the break, the Blue Streaks outscored the Garnet Raiders 12-1 in the second half to take control of the game. Lucy Daly had a goal and six assists to lead Saratoga’s passing game. Izzy Burke added two goals and three assists.

Shannon Coyle led Colonie with four goals, while Bella Boardman added two.

Kylan Rhude stopped seven shots in the net for Saratoga to preserve the win.

Saratoga moves on to face second-seeded Shenendehowa, who topped Albany 23-0 in its quarterfinal matchup.

More girls’ lacrosse: Lauren McCulloch scored four goals an added an assist as No. 4 Shaker topped No. 5 Guilderland, 15-6 in Class A quarterfinal action. Natalie Bennett added two goals and an assist for the Blue Bison, while Nicole Resnick also scored two goals. Alivia Nieman led the Lady Dutch with two goals and an assist, while Lauren Thompson also added two goals. Shaker led 5-2 at the half before outscoring Guilderland 10-4 the rest of the way.

Boys’ Tennis: The Class AA final is set, and it will be a rematch between Bethlehem (14-1) and the only team that handled the Eagles a loss this year, Saratoga (15-0). Bethlehem’s Ashrith Rao opened his team’s semifinal match with Shaker with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Jacob Joslin, as the Eagles held on for a 5-4 victory. Joey Mocerine and Connor Darcy won the final match in third doubles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Aayan Sayed and Renat Gosmanov to send the Eagles into their fifth consecutive finals. Saratoga topped Albany Academy 6-3 in its semifinal match, starting with Nicholas Grosso winning at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 over Will O’Brien. It was only the second set that Grosso lost all season, as he improved his record to 15-0. Saratoga and Bethlehem will square off at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Central Park in Schenectady to determine the Class AA champion.