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."