Shenendehowa athletics report: Oct. 2

Athletes line up during a penalty corner during a Shenendehowa field hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Athletes line up during a penalty corner during a Shenendehowa field hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — Our late-week report on everything Shenendehowa athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Plainsmen teams.

BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY

The latest: No competitions so far this week.

What’s to come: A trip Saturday to the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester.

Griffin Wallner of Shenendehowa avoids a tackle by Robert Haughton of Saratoga Friday, September 25, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Griffin Wallner of Shenendehowa avoids a tackle by Robert Haughton of Saratoga Friday, September 25, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

BOYS’ SOCCER

The latest: 3-0 wins this week against both Albany and Colonie, with Chris Jupin the only Plainsmen player to score in both games.

What’s to come: Head coach Jonathan Bain takes his crew Tuesday night to Troy.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

The latest: A bit of a break for the Plainsmen, which have not competed in days.

What’s to come: A big one today, as Shenendehowa plays host to Bethlehem.

FIELD HOCKEY

The latest: A major win Wednesday against Saratoga Springs, as senior Kelly Barkevich delivered the only goal.

What’s to come: A trip to Shaker today.

The Plainsmen play defense during a Shenendehowa field hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

The Plainsmen play defense during a Shenendehowa field hockey game Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

FOOTBALL

The latest: A 40-14 loss this past Friday to rival Saratoga Springs.

What’s to come: A chance to get back on track, as the Plainsmen play host tonight to Ballston Spa on their Homecoming Night.

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY

The latest: No competitions so far this week.

What’s to come: A trip Saturday to the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

The latest: All the team does is win, so it kept doing that. The latest was a 1-0 win Thursday against Albany, with Meghan Cavanaugh delivering the goal.

What’s to come: A home match Tuesday with Troy.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING

The latest: Wins against both Burnt Hills and Saratoga Springs this week, as the Plainsmen kept on chugging along.

What’s to come: The girls are off until Wednesday, when they head to Guilderland for a league meet.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

The latest: An 8-1 win Thursday against Albany, with Drishti Desai scoring a 6-0, 6-0 singles win from the No. 4 spot.

What’s to come: A trip this afternoon to Saratoga Springs.

Members of the Shenendehowa girls' volleyball team celebrate a point Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Shen Fall Fest tournament in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Members of the Shenendehowa girls’ volleyball team celebrate a point Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Shen Fall Fest tournament in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

The latest: A 3-0 win against Albany on Thursday, in which Nicole Adams had five blocks and five kills to lead the way.

What’s to come: A home date with Troy on Tuesday.

GOLF

The latest: Another couple wins, this time against Colonie and Shaker. Against Shaker, Tom McPartlon led the way with a 38.

What’s to come: A home match today against Burnt Hills.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Today

4 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Saratoga Springs

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey at Shaker

4:15 p.m.: Golf hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, at Edison Club

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball hosts Bethlehem

7 p.m.: Football hosts Ballston Spa

Saturday, Oct. 3

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country at McQuaid Invitational

9 a.m.: Girls’ cross country at McQuaid Invitational

9 a.m.: Girls’ swimming at Mohonasen

Monday, Oct. 5

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Shaker

4:15 p.m.: Golf at Troy

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Guilderland

Tuesday, Oct. 6

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Troy

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Troy

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country at Schenectady

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country at Schenectady

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Troy

6:30 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Troy

Wednesday, Oct. 7

9 a.m.: Golf at sectionals, at Eagle Crest

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Colonie

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Guilderland

4:30 p.m.: Girls’ swimming and diving at Guilderland

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Niskayuna

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Shaker

7 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Shaker

Thursday, Oct. 8

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Shaker

4:15 p.m.: Golf hosts Saratoga Springs

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball hosts Saratoga Springs

Friday, Oct. 9

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey at Niskayuna

7 p.m.: Football hosts Albany

Saturday, Oct. 10

9 a.m. Girls’ swimming hosts Shen invitational

9 a.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Penfield tournament

9 a.m.: Boys’ cross country at Manhattan invitational

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.