Guilderland native Justin Veldhuis, who loves soccer and Spanish, has a job that combines both.

Voorheesville Central School District, Blackbirds, soccer, sectionals, Rebecca Gregg

The Blackbirds won Friday afternoon over Broadalbin-Perth in the Class B sectional opening-round game at home. 

A wet and soggy homecoming Friday evening at Voorheesville saw both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams battled through the raindrops to victory.

BETHLEHEM — Luke Dole of Delmar has been named to the 2016 State University College at New Paltz Men’s Soccer team.

Last season, the Hawks finished 10-8-1 (3-6 SUNYAC) but were on the outside looking in on the postseason. New Paltz finished 7-4-1 at home.

SLINGERLANDS — Vito Mesiti of Slingerlands is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute soccer team. The electrical engineering major has helped the Engineers to a strong start through the first two weeks of the season with the Engineers posting a 2-1-1 record.

KNOX — Knox Youth Soccer will begin on Sept. 11 and alternate Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 4 (with a rain date of Oct. 9).

The first tournament that the Under 8s played in was in Rhode Island in November. The team lost three games and won none.

Ranked third in New York State, the Voorheesville girls’ soccer team got to the Class B sectional final for the second straight year. In a crushing loss, 4 to 1, the Birds couldn’t beat the first-ranked team, Schalmont — the same team Voorheesville last year in the semifinals.

Sometimes, you end up back where you started.

Although Guilderland had lost most of its line-up from its championship season last year, new players stepped up and came close to the high bar, losing its playoff match, 1 to 0.


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