Leading off today:
Ujjwal Chhetri's goal in the 11th minute held up as Liverpool edged Baldwinsville
1-0 on Thursday in a clash of state-ranked boys soccer teams from Section 3.
Baldwinsville, which hadn't surrendered a goal in its 6-0 start, is ranked fourth and Liverpool 15th in Class AA this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association. (Full rankings here.)
The game was a rematch of last year's sectional semifinal, won 2-0 by Baldwinsville.
Ben White made six saves while posting the shutout.
"The atmosphere was almost playoff-like. The guys were really excited about it," Liverpool coach Doug Nunn said. "Whenever we play B'ville, it's always a good game. Both teams play exceptional soccer and it's fun to coach and fun to watch."
More boys soccer: Ciaran Shalvey scored twice on feeds from Jorge Umana as Tappan Zee earned a 2-0 victory over Yorktown in Class A action between state-ranked teams from Section 1.
Yorktown, which played a man short for the final 18 minutes, is ranked third and Tappan Zee 18th by the NYSSWA.
Christian Florencia made nine saves for Tappan Zee.
"I know this doesn't count toward our league, but it makes the rankings higher and makes us look more dangerous beating the No. 3 team in the state," Umana said. "It's a great opportunity to play against higher-level teams like this."
League streak ended: South Glens Falls snapped Scotia-Glenville's four-year Foothills Council unbeaten streak with a 3-2 girls soccer victory.
Zoe Lanfear scored with six minutes left in the second overtime, ending Scotia-Glenville's 51-0-1 skein in league contests dating to the 2014 season. South Glens Falls improved to 5-0 for the season heading into Tuesday's clash with Queensbury, also 5-0.
"This was a big win," coach Stephen Philo said, "but it's not going to mean anything if we can't follow it up on Tuesday."
Aly Fish's goal for South Glens Falls with 11 minutes left in regulation forced overtime.
More girls soccer: Calista Heister became Olean's career leader in goals on Wednesday.
Heister scored three goals in the first eight minutes and five overall in a 13-0 victory over Dunkirk, giving her 129 for her career. The fifth-year varsity player broke the school mark held by 1998 graduate Julie Smith.
Forfeit follow-up: Josh Thomson at The Journal News apparently got a lot of the same emails that I received early this week. In the aftermath of New Rochelle having to forfeit a Week 1 football victory, more than a few people wondered if the penalty was overkill.
The question probably isn't all that unreasonable given the fact that no one doubts that the use of an ineligible player