Averill Park Sports By Isaac Joseph
AVERILL PARK – Hello Warrior fans! I’m Isaac Joseph, a senior at APHS and a captain of the varsity tennis team. I am happy to return for another year of reporting on Averill Park sports. With last year’s unusual circumstances behind us, we look forward to watching high school sports in a more normal fashion. Last week kicked off many season openers with fantastic wins for AP’s fall sports teams.
The football team defeated Colonie 35-6 in their debut on 9/4. Gavin Giordano had three touchdowns, two in the air to Nick Galuski and Jake Rizzo, and one on the ground. Nick Galuski and Dan Milanese both rushed in for touchdowns as well to lead the Warriors to a 1-0 start. The football team will travel to CBA for their next game on 9/10.
The boys soccer team won their opener at Queensbury on 9/4 with a 2-0 final score. Aidan Dahl and Kyle Almeida each scored in the win. Almeida and Carter Morse each had assists as well. The soccer team will face Ballston Spa on 9/9 for their next game.
The girls soccer team defeated Scotia 3-0 on 9/1 to start off their season. Bailey Ouimet scored twice and Maddi Locci added the third goal. Gabby Geisse assisted on all three goals while Senior Michelina Lombardi had six saves in the shutout. The girls team will travel to Ballston Spa on 9/9 for their next contest.
The girls volleyball team swept Troy 25-21, 25-20, 25-18 in their first game of the new campaign on 9/2. Olivia Kronau had ten service points and nine assists. Molly Eaton and Emily Prest each had six kills and Madi Rose had seven digs. The volleyball team will take on Ballston Spa for their next game on 9/9.
The girls tennis team defeated Schenectady in their first match on 9/1 with an 8-1 final score. The girls moved to 2-0 on 9/3, beating Colonie 8-1. The tennis team will face Saratoga on 9/10 for their next match.
The golf team opened their season on 8/26, defeating CBA 261-271. Dave Mooradian shot a 38 in the winning effort. AP lost to Guilderland 261-283 on 8/27 but turned it around on 9/2 with a 261-281 win over Colonie. Dave Mooradian and Alex Yash led the Warriors shooting 41 while Thomas Nero and Josh Durocher both shot a 42. The golf team lost 278-286 on 9/3 to Bethlehem. Dave Mooradian and Alex Yash shot a 42 and 44 respectivelty in the loss. The boys team will take on Ballston Spa in their next match on 9/9.
The girls cross country team placed 19th in their first meet at Niskayuna on 9/4. The boys cross country A team placed 10th in the meet while the B team came in 19th. The cross country teams will run in the Voorheesville Invitational on 9/11.
I will be back next week to report AP scores and highlights. Go Warriors!