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Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018: Queensbury advances on late goal

   Leading off today: Brendan Duffy's goal with 17 seconds left in regulation gave Queensbury a 2-1 victory over Fulton on Saturday to earn the Spartans a return trip to the NYSPHSAA boys Class A soccer semifinals.

   Fulton's Collin Bennett and Queensbury's Alex Roca had traded goals earlier in the second half, setting the stage for Duffy on the counterattack after a Fulton corner kick with 1:20 to go. Lorenzo Cicogna sent a ball toward the far post, where the Spartans' Aidan Jordi-Donnelly let travel to Duffy on the far post.

   More boys soccer: Elias Hoffner converted in sudden-death penalty kicks to advance Briarcliff past Carle Place and into the Class B semifinals.

   The teams were tied 2-2 through overtime and each converted four of five PKs. Carle Place missed in the first round of sudden death penalties, setting the stage for Hoffner.

   Briarcliff previously needed penalty kicks to eliminate Pleasantville in the Section 1 quarterfinals.

   "Honestly, I felt no pressure knowing that everyone on this team had my back," Hoffner said. "This is the greatest bunch of guys. We do this every single day in practice, so it wasn't new for us."

   W-C digs out of early hole: Maple Grove took a two-goal lead less than three minutes into its girls Class C soccer quarterfinal only to see Wheatland-Chili sophomore Niyah Rosado score three times for a 3-2 victory.

   Rosado scored midway through the first half for Wheatland-Chili, which won NYSPHSAA Class D titles in 2016 and 2017. She tied the contest with 28:30 remaining and scored the go-ahead goal less then two minutes later.

   Wild ride for Clarence: Clarence surrendered a go-ahead penalty kick with 14:00 left, missed one of its own with 3:00 to go in regulation and still game away with a 3-2 win in overtime against Webster Schroeder to earn its fifth straight trip to the Class AA semifinals.

   A foul inside the box awarded the Warriors a penalty kick that Anna Hewlett converted to tie the contest. Clarence had a chance to retake the lead in the closing minutes only to see Madison West's PK saved and the rebound attempt by Hannah Rivett sail over the net.

   Clarence went ahead a minute into the first overtime on an Emily Jebens goal and extended the lead when Emma Faso connected with six minutes to go in the second OT. Hewlett scored again before the Red Devils slammed the door shut over the final 4:00

   Unhappy departure: Holy Names coach Chukwuma Asala walked away from a 3-2 loss in overtime to Holland Patent very unhappy with how the girls Class B quarterfinal was officiated.

   "We had two yellow cards all year and (today) we get six and a red card. Pathetic," Asala said. "They (Holland Patent) are a good team, but the officiating ... it's pathetic Section 3 couldn't get better referees."


   Mayle Lupia-Eannace's unassisted goal 1:16 into the third overtime was the winner. The senior defender dribbled around three defenders near midfield before setting up a 25-yard blast from the middle.

   Holland Patent sweeper Sara Rachon tied the game at 2-2 midway through the second half on a penalty kick after a handball in the box.

   Holy Names played 10-on-11 in overtime after a disputed ejection with just six second remaining in regulation.

   "It was catty at times on both sides," Holland Patent coach Josh Olney said. "I told my girls to just play our game."


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  •    Dream season contin- ues: After having started the season projected as the 18th best Nassau County squad, unbeaten Valley Stream South is now two wins away from a state Class A title after edging Islip 1-0 for its first Long Island champion- ship.

       "The message has been all season, 'Don't let anybody write your story for you. Don't let anybody tell you what you can do, can't do, capable of,'" VSS coach Demetri Adrahtas said.

       Sophomore midfielder Mia Asenjo, who scored twice in the Section 8 final to make VSS the lowest seed every to take home the trophy, connected to the top left corner from 30 yards out midway through the second half.

       Islip was without leading scorer Dominique Bono, who tore her ACL in the Section 11 final.

       No Tuohy? No problem: Junior Haleigh Morales placed second to pace North Rockland's girls to the Section 1 Class A cross country championship at Bowdoin Park.

       North Rockland junior Katelyn Tuohy, the country's best female high school runner, missed the meet after being diagnosed with knee tendonitis and could be a game-day decision with respect to defending her state crown next weekend.

       Morales covered 3.1 miles in 19:34.2 to finish second to Suffern's Mary Hennelly (19:03.09) and secure her team's fourth straight trip to the NYSPHSAA meet.

       North Rockland placed five girls in the top 11 to fight off Arlington by a 40-59 margin. Coach Brian Diglio said his runners often live in Tuohy's shadow and the win showed how deep North Rockland is.

       "I'm super proud of these girls -- super proud," Diglio said.

       Pittsford ... again: Pittsford's dominance of Section 5 girls swimming was on display again as the Panthers earned their 17th consecutive championship.

       It was title No. 27 for Marty Keating, who began coaching in 1974.

       Pittsford, which has no seniors on the roster, won seven of the 12 events and cruised past Victor/Bloomfield 488-335.

       Girls volleyball: Baldwinsville won its 10th straight Section 3 Class AA championship with a 25-19, 25-11, 25-18 sweep of Fayetteville-Manlius.

       The championship was the 21st overall for the Bees.

        • Down two sets in the title match, Binghamton rallied past Corning 20-25, 11-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 for the Section 4 Class A crown.

       Corning had won pool play on Thursday with a 5-1 record, with Binghamton second at 3-3.

       Saturday's match marked the final one for longtime Corning coach Irene Furness, who is retiring with more than 350 career victories.

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