New York soccer sectional seedings released

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HOOSICK, N.Y. — Monday afternoon, four local high school soccer teams found out how they will begin their respective postseason roads when the seeds were announced for the Section II high school soccer sectional tournament.

Hoosick Falls girls

The Hoosick Falls girls soccer team earned the fourth seed in the Class C sectionals and they will take on the winner of the Middleburgh vs Berlin play-in game, taking place on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home.

The Panthers finished the regular season with a 10-5-1 record overall and a 9-4-1 record in conference play. Hoosick Falls finished third in the Hudson division of the Wasaren League, trailing just undefeated Mechanicville and Stillwater.

Offensively, the Panthers are led by senior Taylor Mann, who leads the team with 21 goals on the season. Darian Morgan has been strong for Hoosick Falls as well with 16 goals. Mann and Morgan are both tied for the team lead in assists with six helpers. Maddy Yeung has been solid in goal all season for the Panthers with a 74 percent save percentage.

The No. 13 Knights comes into their game with the Mountaineers with a 4-8-2 record. Their leading goal scorer this season is Kelsey Terrell with seven goals. No. 20 Berlin comes in winless with an 0-11 record.

Cambridge girls

The Cambridge girls soccer team earned the eighth seed in the Class C sectionals and will begin its postseason schedule on Saturday with a rematch from last season's opening round against No. 9 Galway at 10 a.m. at home.

The Indians finished the regular season slate with an 11-5 record with a 9-5 record in Wasaren League play. Their play was good enough to earn them the regular season Battenkill Division title.

Cambridge is paced on offense by senior Miranda Seacord who has been impressive throughout the season with 21 goals. Grace Snyder has been strong offensively as well with nine goals and a consistent distributor with eight assists, only trailing Helen Mooney's nine for the team lead. Indians goalkeeper Victoria DuPuis cracks in the top 20 in save percentage in the area with an 83 percent mark.

Cambridge's opponent the Golden Eagles have had a similarly strong season, sporting a 9-5-1 record with an 8-2 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. Galway finished just behind undefeated Schoharie for the best record in the Hudson Division of their conference. The Golden Eagles sport a very balanced scoring attack but the top of that group is Leah Vanderhorst with 10 goals.

Cambridge boys

The Cambridge boys soccer earned the fourth seed in the Class C sectionals and will face No. 5 Bolton-Warrensburg in a quarterfinals matchup Thursday at 3 p.m. at home.

The Indians finished their season with a 9-5-1 record. They trailed only Waterford for the top spot in the Battenkill Division of the league.

Cambridge has had a balanced scoring attack throughout the season. Senior Carter Hall leads the team with six goals, followed by Ian Montgomery with five goals and Patrick Robertson with four goals. Goalkeeper Cody Oldham has made 64 saves and has a save percentage of 78 percent.

Bolton-Warrensburg finished its season with a 9-3-1 record, good for second in the Adirondack League West Division.

Hoosick Falls boys

The Hoosick Falls boys soccer team drew the tenth seed in the upcoming Class CC sectionals and will face seven seed Corinth in an opening round matchup Tuesday at 3 p.m. on the road in Corinth.

The Panthers finished their season with a 3-13 record with a 2-11 mark in Wasaren League play.

Senior David Everard has been Hoosick Falls' top offensive threat, scoring 12 of the team's 19 goals scored this season. His best performance came back on Sept. 26 against Stillwater when he scored four goals. Cody Hodges has seen most of the time in goal for the Panthers and he sports a 72 percent save percentage.

Corinth finished fourth out of five teams in the Adirondack League West Division with a 4-8-1 record.

Hoosick Falls coach Tim Ossont and his team are excited for the opportunity come Tuesday.

"Corinth is a team like us so it should be a good game," Ossont said. "The real key is just getting out early and getting the momentum early, seeing that first goal. I'm always confident in my guys that they can play well and get the win. I know they can do it. Sometimes they just need to believe in themselves."

Adam Aucoin can be reached at aaucoin@benningtonbanner.com and followed on Twitter @AAucoin_Banner


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