Grace Hines keeps up scoring pace for Sage women's lacrosse – Times Union

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Guilderland High graduate Grace Hines of the Sage women’s lacrosse team.
Guilderland High graduate Grace Hines of the Sage women’s lacrosse team.
Sophomore attack Grace Hines posted her third five-goal game to lead the Sage women’s lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over Alfred in the Empire 8 Conference opener Saturday in Albany.
Hines, from Schenectady and a Guilderland High graduate, leads the 4-5 Gators with 26 goals along with an assist for 27 points. She had five goals in a 12-10 victory over Castleton University on March 19 and five goals in a 16-6 triumph over SUNY Poly on March 27. She also has 19 ground balls, 11 draw controls and eight caused turnovers. Hines was named Empire 8 Player of the Week on March 27.
Sophomore Alexandra Queeney of Johnstown (Johnstown High) and Aimee Rodriquez of Albany (Colonie High) are also key performers for Sage. Queeney, who had a goal and three assists in the Alfred victory, has 18 goals and eight assists for 26 points. She also has a team-high 55 draw controls with 26 ground balls. Rodriquez, who had two goals in the Alfred game, has six goals and an assist along with 25 ground balls, 19 draw controls and 11 caused turnovers.
The graduate student had a solid meet for the UAlbany men’s track team at the UConn Dog Fight on Saturday in Storrs, Conn. The Schalmont High graduate finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (53.28 seconds) and fourth in the 110 hurdles (wind-aided 14.87). He also ran a leg on the 1,600 relay, which finished second (3:17.37). Graduate student Charles Ragone (Niskayuna High) was fifth in the 5,000-meter run (14:44.34) and junior Elijah Harris (Mohonasen High) was sixth in the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches). On the women’s side, freshman Tess Fitzmaurice (Greenville Central) was fifth in the 5,000 (17:47.5) and freshman Tyler Howard (Guilderland High) was fifth in the 400-meter dash (59.89).
The junior finished first in the 5,000-meter run for the Siena men’s track and field team at the Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday in Princeton, N.J. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High graduate covered the distance in a personal-record time of 14:28.10. Teammate Aidan Canavan (Niskayuna High) finished ninth (14:51.24). The Saints’ women were led by senior Olivia Lomascolo (Shenendehowa High), who was fourth in the 1,500-meter run with a personal-record time of 4:26.62, and graduate student Regina Rosati (South Glens Falls High), who finished sixth in the 5,000 (17:01.85).
The 5-foot-6 freshman forward had three goals to help the St. Rose women’s lacrosse team score a big 16-15 Northeast-10 Conference upset victory over No. 16 Bentley last Saturday in Albany. Bentley is the defending league champion. Pendergast, a Shenendehowa High graduate, took just four shots on goal. She has started all nine games and has 10 goals and eight assists on the season. Sophomore Kaitlyn Jolly of Waterloo led the Golden Knights with five goals, including the team’s final score. St. Rose is 7-2 overall and 3-2 in league play.
The Hudson Valley softball team is off to a slow start, but the Vikings are getting solid pitching performances from the 5-4 freshman. The team is just 3-10 overall after dropping 11-4 and 10-5 decisions to Corning CC, which is ranked second in Region III. The Colonie High graduate has all three victories and is 3-4 in nine games with six starts. She has given up 41 hits in 38 1/3 innings, allowing 39 runs, 26 earned, with 18 walks and 62 strikeouts. The team is getting solid hitting from freshman Gianna Bucciero (Tamarac High), who is batting .455, and freshman Katie Mannis (Lansingburgh High), who is batting .297.
The 5-7 senior leads the Sage softball team in hitting. The Gators are 4-11 overall and 1-1 in the Empire 8 Conference after splitting a league-opening doubleheader with Houghton on Saturday in Clifton Park. Papas had a single, double, a run scored and two runs batted in a 6-2 victory in the first game of the doubleheader. The Maple Hill High graduate has started all 15 games and has a .421 average with 16 hits in 38 at-bats with four doubles, two triples, 11 runs scored and eight runs batted in. In the field, the outfielder has handled 29 chances without an error.
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Bill Arsenault is a frequent contributor to the Times Union.


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