Bethlehem remained the lone undefeated Suburban Council boys soccer team after playing Niskayuna to a scoreless tie Tuesday in Niskayuna.
The Eagles (7-0-2) out-shot the Silver Warriors (3-4-3) 7-2, but Niskayuna goaltender Christian Esposito stopped every shot he faced to earn the shutout. Bethlehem keeper Alex Kessler needed only two saves to do the same.
In other boys soccer action, Ballston Spa needed overtime to defeat Averill Park 4-3, and Guilderland edged Saratoga Springs 3-2.
Averill Park (0-10-0) had a 3-1 lead on Ballston Spa before Connor Preece went to work. Preece struck for two goals in the final eight minutes of the second half and added a goal on an overtime penalty kick to propel the Scotties (5-4-1) to victory. It was Preece's second consecutive hat trick, as he also tallied three times in Ballston Spa's 4-0 victory over Shaker Monday.
Averill Park built a 2-0 first-half lead on goals by Nick Hess and Dylan Larkin. Ballston Spa got one back before halftime when Nick Comiskey scored off a Preece assist, but Noah Madden tallied early in the second half to re-establish Averill Park's two-goal cushion.
Ballston Spa goaltender Evan Mendez made 10 saves to keep his team in the game. Averill Park netminder Brandon Westfall also stopped 10 shots.
In Saratoga Springs, Guilderland (6-2-2) got a goal from Nick Iuorno with 20 seconds left in regulation to defeat the Blue Streaks (3-7-0).
Morgan Smith scored in the fourth minute of the first half to get Saratoga on the board first. Guilderland tied it in the 25th minute on Vito Mesiti's goal and took a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick by Iuorno 13 minutes into the second half. Smith knotted the score at 2 when his free kick deflected off a Guilderland defender into the net.
There was a shift in the Suburban Council girls soccer standings Tuesday after the top two teams in the North and South divisions played crossover games.
Bethlehem (7-2-1) defeated Niskayuna (8-2-0) 2-1 in Delmar and bumped the Silver Warriors into second place in the North Division, while South Division leader Guilderland (7-1-2) tied Saratoga Springs (7-1-2) 1-1 in Guilderland. Saratoga moved ahead of Niskayuna in the North Division standings with the tie.
Niskayuna led 1-0 at halftime before Jackie Kearney tied the score for Bethlehem off a Stephanie Dootz pass. Dootz then scored the game winner off a feed from Cassie Smith.
Goaltender Katie Nickles stopped 14 of the 15 shots she faced to help the Lady Eagles gain an important cross-divisional victory. Meghan Doyle had Niskayuna's lone goal, and Katie Hartlage made nine saves in goal.
Guilderland became only the third team to score a goal against Saratoga when Laurie Knapp struck in the second half off a Marissa Cubillos pass. Ellery Bianco tied the game for the Blue Streaks 10 minutes later, and neither team scored again.
Lady Dutch goaltender Jenna Cubello had 10 saves, while Liz Rogan stopped six shots for the Blue Streaks.
Behind an impressive performance from Katherine Orr, the Shenendehowa girls swim team defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 102-76 in Tuesday's duel meet in Clifton Park.
Orr won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races, and she was part of one of two winning relay teams for the Plainswomen. Olivia Samson finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle, while Julia Samson (50-yard freestyle) and Olivia Normandin (100-yard backstroke) added individual wins.
Lauren Rabideau took first place in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke for BH-BL. Lauren Katz finished first in the diving competition.
In other duel meet action Tuesday, Saratoga Springs topped Guilderville 101-81, Ballston Spa defeated Queensbury 98-83 and Shaker swam past Mohonasen-Schalmont 104-81.
In Voorheesville, Caroline Conboy led Saratoga Springs with victories in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. Katie Barlok (200-yard freestyle), Melissa Boyd (diving), Cece Carsky-Bush (100-yard butterfly), Mallory Gannon (500-yard freestyle) and Elle Kolakowski (100-yard backstroke) also won individual events for the Blue Streaks.
Jenna Bickel (50-yard freestyle) and Mackenzie Cietek (100-yard freestyle) scored victories for Guilderville.
In Ballston Spa, Karly Haraden won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke for the Scotties in their meet against Queensbury. Alyssa Gardiner (200-yard individual medley), Stefani Schmitz (100-yard freestyle) and sisters Addison (diving) and Paris Walkowiak (100-yard butterfly) also won their events.
In Latham, Shaker posted its first duel meet win in five tries behind two individual wins apiece from Julia Enright (100- and 200-yard freestyles) and Kristen Moras (500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke). Isabelle Allison (200-yard individual medley) and Annabel O'Connor (100-yard butterfly) also won their events.
Allison Hutchins (50-yard freestyle), Kelly Moran (diving) and Brianna Valente (100-yard breaststroke) earned individual wins for Mohonasen-Schalmont.
Shaker needed four games to defeat crosstown rival Colonie in Tuesday's Suburban Council match in Latham.
Colonie (1-9) won the first game 27-25 before Shaker (4-5) took the next three games by scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-18.
Lauren Woods had 14 kills, and Lauren Lasky contributed 10 kills for the Blue Bison. Katie McLean recorded 27 assists, and Olivia Bruni added 16 digs.
Amanda Samuels and Gwyneth Campbell combined for nine kills to lead the Garnet Raiders.
Hudson Falls scored with 4:46 left in regulation to defeat Scotia-Glenville 2-1 in Tuesday's Foothills Council field hockey game in Scotia.
Micaela Heil put the Tigers ahead 1-0 with an early second-half goal, but the Tartans tied it on Delaney Forgette's goal with 19:11. Scotia-Glenville had several chances to take the lead, but Hudson Falls goaltender Lindsey Sabo made the necessary saves to keep her team in the game until Ellie Gonyeau scored the game winner for the Tigers.
Scotia-Glenville goaltender Patricia Haffner made four saves.