TROY, NY (NEWS10) — The Mechanicville Red Raiders boys soccer team continued its’ impressive 2022 fall season with a 2-0 regional win over Plattsburgh Saturday, advancing to the New York State final four in Class B.
The Red Raiders took an attempt at a corner kick in the first half and got a lucky bounce off the back of a Plattsburgh defender to put them on the board first. When the second half came around, the magic struck twice. Logans Starks sank a perfect shot into the net to give Mechanicville the 2-0 lead.
“Oh my God, this win is unbelievable,” said head coach Mike Ciulla. “For these guys, they work hard all year long. I mean, look at the fans the community support we have is unbelievable. People are coming out to soccer games that I haven’t seen in years, and it’s just awesome. It’s really a special moment for soccer, and really a special moment for the school and our soccer program.”
The Red Raiders will play Skaneateles out of Section III in the state semi-finals Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff against the Lakers is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. from Goshen High School.