Saratoga blanks Guilderland in rematch against the Lady Dutch – Saratogian

COLONIE, NY – On Wednesday afternoon, the Saratoga box hockey staff returned to the location in their ultimate recreation of the 2021 season, after they fell to Guilderland in the sectional semifinals at Afrims Sports Park.

Things grew to become out other this time, as the Blue Streaks close out the Lady Dutch with a 3-0 victory.

“Everyone was excited because we wanted to overcome this obstacle from last year,” mentioned sophomore Madelyn Miller. “Getting the win, it gives us a lot of confidence and belief in each other.”

Miller broke a scoreless tie early in the 2nd quarter, coming off an lend a hand from Emma Landers.

“Emma gave me a perfect pass off the corner and then I was just right there to put it in,” Miller mentioned. “We have set plays on corners. They help us spread out a bit and reorganize our offense. They’re really important for us.”

Aubrey Ide, a Lehigh-bound senior, scored Saratoga’s 2nd objective, unassisted, in the 3rd quarter.

“After Maddy scored our first goal, our energy definitely picked up. I thought we really had a great connection today, passing the ball around, especially after the first goal,” Ide mentioned.  “Even after the second goal, we still wanted another one. We knew we had to keep working, keep passing because they’re a good team.”

Olivia Allen, a senior, were given that 3rd objective for Saratoga past due in the fourth quarter, approaching an lend a hand from Allie Shamberger on every other nook play.

“Coming back here after last year, it feels really good to get the win,” Ide mentioned. “This is where we ended last year and we came out strong today.”

“We’re just trying to get better game by game,” mentioned Saratoga trainer JoAnne Hostig. “We only had three starters return, but we have a lot of younger, aggressive players. They’re working their way into our lineup and learning our system. Every game is a learning experience for us. We’re almost at the halfway point, but there’s still a lot more we can do.”

With the win, Saratoga is now 5-1 to start out the season, with their handiest loss coming to the protecting Class B state champions, Burnt Hills. Last Friday, the Streaks defeated Shenendehowa in a decent, 1-0, contest. They are subsequent scheduled to host Niskayuna on Friday, September 23 at 4:15 p.m.

“We’ve had some good wins, but we’re still looking for more and we’re not going to let up at all,” Ide added. “We just have to keep working together as a team.”


Afrims Sports Park
Colonie, NY
TOGA 0-1-1-1 — 3
GLAND 0-0-0-0 — 0
Saratoga: Madelyn Miller 1-0; Aubrey Ide 1-0; Olivia Allen 1-0; Emma Landers 0-1; Allie Shamberger 0-1



BHBL (5-0): Maddy Connelie 3-0; Allie O’Rourke 1-0; Maggie Lansley 1-0; Lilly Morse 0-3; Lily Mastrella 0-1; Caroline Kogut 0-1; Katherine Jensen 6 saves
BETH (3-3): Caitlin McInerney 2-0; Finleigh McClain 0-1; Teagan Rosencranse 19 saves


NISKY 0-0-0-0 — 0
SHAKER 0-1-1-0 — 2
Nisky (1-5): Julia Cropsey 9 saves
Shaker (3-3): Karleigh Mirabile 2-0, Jamie Martino 0-1, Annabel Kelsey 0-1


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