Coach Recaps and Highlights 9/9/-9/11
BNL Girls Varsity Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament Niskayuna 9/11/21
The BNL Girls Varsity Soccer team won their first game of the season with a 2-1 win over Ellicottville in the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament in Niskayuna on Sunday. The game was competitive from the start, with both teams battling for 50-50 balls for the first twenty minutes. Ellicottville took the lead with a rifled shot into the top right corner of the net. BNL maintained composure and equalized just before halftime when Haylee Jones scored her second goal of the season on a pass from Katelyn Miller. The girls worked just as hard in the second half to control the ball, and neutralized Ellicottville’s offenses. With about twelve minutes to go, Haylee Jones notched the game winner, after Rilynn Jones brilliantly turned her defender and had a shot one on one with the keeper; after a deflection from the keeper’s hands, Haylee was there to slot away the rebound. BNL looks to continue its competitive season on Tuesday, when they travel to Mechanicville under the lights at 7:00.
-Coah Kanofsky and Coach Day
BNL Cross Country Black Bird Invitational 9/11/21
The Berlin-New Lebanon Varsity XC team had an eventful Saturday at the Black Bird Invitational this weekend! Our teams were entered to run against 30 other schools in a Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity 5k race. As well as a Freshman Girl’s 1.5 mile race.
After a minor setback from a bee attack on the warmup course, our runners came in strong! First up was our freshman girl’s race. Addison Powell crossed the finish line with an 11:45 in the 1.5 mile course. She even crushed her mile time by 2 minutes!
Next up was the Girls Varsity 5K race. Together, our BNL girls scored 2nd place at the invitational! Quick spotlight on our juniors this year for showing some incredible drive for a winning season. Elsie Corbett placed 6th with a 21:49 and Sadie Giumarra placed 14th with a 22:45.
Just as equally driven, our Boys Varsity stepped up to the plate in the next 5k race. Senior runner this year, Carl Truax ran a 27:41. Also, we are super excited to welcome our newly joined runner, Gabe Kalisz, who placed 34th with a 21:23 in his first race. Our boys are ready for a great season and we are so excited to continue updating you all with great news! Go BNL!
-Coach Kelly and Coach Viner
BNL JV Boys Soccer vs Mechanicville 9/9/21
The BNL Boys JV Soccer team opened at Mechanicville with a 0-7 loss. BNL played a steady game in the midfield but were unable to capitalize on several offensive attacks. Kristjon Culbertson racked up 15 saves including several one on one stops. The boys are home on Monday.
BNL Varsity Boys Soccer vs Mechanicville 9/921
Mechanicville 10 Berlin/New Lebanon 2: The Red Raiders raced out to a 6-0 halftime advantage and cruised from there, posting the “W” under the lights in Mechanicville on Thursday. Five Raiders accounted for all ten Mechanicville goals with the quintet of Andrew Kraszewski, Wyqie Aguda, Colin McNutt, Jacob Eiseman and Tommy Wendel all finishing with a pair of scoring strikes. Danny Hunt and Gabe Hart got Berlin/New Lebanon on the board with second half scores. Mechanicville keeper Dylan Raucci saved three shots for the Raiders while Mountaineer keeper Kevin Chittenden turned back 20 shots in defeat.
News & Information from the BNL Booster Club
Tournament T-shirts will be handed out to all Varsity Soccer athletes at the game Thursday 9/16!
The BNL Booster Club still needs adult volunteers for Saturday 9/18 & a crockpot of Taco meat for Friday 9/17.
Please reach out on the BNL Booster Club Facebook Page or at the links below if you can pitch in.
Soccer Tournement Signup link to volunteer:
Soccer Tournement Signup link to donate an item:
COVID Testing Information
Athletic COVID testing schedule for the week of 9/13:
Monday 9/13 – Modified and JV Girls Volleyball
Tuesday 9/14 – Varsity Girls Volleyball
Testing begins at 7:30 am and no one will be able to test after 7:55 am.
This Week’s Games and Matches
All games and matches are subject to change. For a live schedule please go to https://wasarenleague.org/public/genie/775/school/210/
Today, Monday Septemeber 13
4:15 pm BNL Girls Modified Volleyball vs. Hoosic Valley High School @ Hoosic Valley High School
4:15 pm BNL Girls JV Volleyball vs. Hoosic Valley High School @ Berlin Middle/High School
5:30 pm BNL Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Hoosic Valley High School @ Berlin Middle/High School
5:30 pm BNL Boys JV Soccer vs Tamarac High School @ Berlin Middle/High School
7:00 pm BNL Boys Varsity Soccer vs Tamarac High School @ New Lebanon Junior/Senior High School
Tuesday, September 14
5:00 pm BNL JV Girls Soccer vs. Mechanicville High School @ Mechanicville High School MHS Soccer Field A
7:00 pm BNL Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Mechanicville High School @ Mechanicville High School MHS Soccer Field A
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
4:15 pm BNL Modified Girls Volleyball vs. Mechanicville High School @ Berlin Middle/High School
4:15 pm BNL JV Girls Volleyball vs. Mechanicville High School @ Mechanicville High School MHS High School Gym
5:30 pm BNL Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Mechanicville High School @ Mechanicville High School MHS High School Gym
4:30 pm BNL Boys JV Soccer vs. Waterford-Halfmoon @ Waterford-Halfmoon Jr/Sr High School JV Soccer Field
4:30 pm BNL Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Waterford-Halfmoon @ Waterford-Halfmoon Jr/Sr High School Varsity Soccer Field
Friday, September 17, 2021
4:15 pm BNL Girls Modified Cross Country Multiple Schools.. vs. TBA @ Hoosic Valley High School
4:15 pm BNL JV Girls Volleyball vs.Saratoga Central Catholic @ Berlin Middle/High School
5:30 pm BNL Varsity Girls Volleyball vs.Saratoga Central Catholic @ Berlin Middle/High School
4:30 pm BNL Modified Boys Cross Country Multiple Schools.. vs. TBD @ Hoosic Valley High School
4:30 pm BNL Boys Modified Soccer vs. Cambridge High School @ Cambridge Central School JV/MOD Soccer Field