SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Amsterdam senior Olivia Lazarou continued a stellar start to her final high school cross country campaign Saturday, blowing out the competition to win the girls varsity race in the John “K-Dawg” Killian Memorial Invitational at Moreau Recreational Park and leading the Lady Rams to a second-place team finish.
Lazarou blitzed the 4.8-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 49.72 seconds. She was the only female runner to beat the 18-minute mark and finished nearly 40 seconds ahead of runner up Natalie Penna, of Albany.
In the team standings, the Amsterdam girls finished behind only Guilderland. Amsterdam’s scoring contingent was rounded out by Lauren Santiago in 10th, Skylar Grybos in 21st, Brook Marshall in 22nd and Kayla Sondrup in 25th.
The Amsterdam boys only entered four varsity runners, not enough to score in the team competition, but were led by a strong effort by freshman Trevor Dzikowicz to finish ninth in 16:17.18. Also turning in a solid day for the Rams was Daniel Bublak in 35th place.
E.J. Herrmann Invitational
Gabrielle Larsen’s 20th-place finish led the Broadalbin-Perth girls to finish seventh in team scoring in the Division 2 (large-school) race in the 75th annual E.J. Herrmann Invitational at Utica’s Proctor Park.
B-P also got a 24th-place finish from Samantha Murphy, while Mackenzie Dezolt finished 42nd and Sarah Larsen was 56th..
The Broadlabin-Perth boys finished 10th in Division 1, placing a trio of runners in the top 60 with Micah Smith in 42nd, Wyatt Couperus in 53rd and Devin Becker in 57th.
In the girls varsity Division 1 race, Fort Plain-Canajoharie finished ninth out of 24 complete teams, led by Samantha Field in 47th, Michaela Stockwell in 53rd, Eliza Cechnicki in 57th and Jordan Porter in 64th. The FP-C boys finished 14th of 31 scoring teams in the boys Division 1 race, with Andrew Yacobucci placing 22nd overall.
FFCS All-Sports Booster Club Tournament
Cobleskill-Richmondville 3, Fonda-Fultonville 1
Andrew Tracy, Jack Pryor and Daniel Hotaling all scored goals to send the Bulldogs to the win in the championship game of the inaugural FFCS All-Sports Booster Club Tournament.
Adrin Kowal added an assist and Nick Beevers made seven saves for C-R.
Oscar Ramirez scored the lone goal for the Braves, who also got six saves from goalie Mitch Araya.
Amsterdam 3, Cairo-Durham 2
In the consolation game, Kevin Vargas scored twice in the game’s first 150 seconds to lead the Rams to their third win of the season.
Ever Arevalo added a goal and an assist as Amsterdam (3-9) took a 3-0 lead before the match was 30 minutes old. Jeremy Espinoza also assisted on a goal for Amsterdam.
The Mustangs (1-12) scored twice in the second half to make things closer, but Amsterdam goalie Yony Batres made five saves to help preserve the win. James Briody made eight saves for Cairo-Durham.
OESJ 3, Johnstown 1
Jack Brundage, Braden Fredrick and Zach Mosher all scored to give the Wolfpack the win in the opening round of the tournament.
Mason Snell added an assist and Elias Sanchez made six saves for OESJ (10-1).
Charlie Brown scored a goal and Alex VanDeusen made 11 saves — including one on a penalty kick — for the Sir Bills.
Mayfield 2, Greenwich 2 (OT)
The Panthers rallied from an early two-goal deficit to force a draw on goals from Alex Ringer and Colbey Hime.
Greenwich took a 2-0 lead through 13 minutes on goals from Henry Hansen and Charlie Gartner, but Mayfield quickly got one back when Drew Snyder set up Ringer in the 14th minute, then Fancher assisted Hime’s game-tying goal with eight minutes left in regulation.
Both teams had chances in overtime, with both Mayfield goalie Evan Lehr and Greenwich keeper Brenden Rodd finishing the match with four saves.
OESJ 2, Johnstown 0
Alexis Klock assisted on OESJ’s first goal and scored the second as the Lady Wolves won their opening game in the Schoharie Tournament.
Abby Johnson scored the first goal for OESJ. Ashley Shelmandine recorded a shutout with 10 saves.
Johnstown goalie Allison Morey was credited with five saves.