CAIRO — Behind Bergen Criswell’s fourth hat trick of the season, and third straight, the Greenville Spartans extended their winning streak to seven games with a 5-2 victory over Cairo-Durham on Tuesday in Patroon Conference boys soccer action.
Greenville opened the scoring with senior Jude Kappel scoring his first goal of the season, however, from there it was all Criswell. The senior striker scored minutes later to put the Spartans up 2-0.
With over 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Criswell struck again poking a shot past keeper Robert Lampan for his second goal of the day.
The Mustangs responded with Joey Arp knifing through Greenville defense enroute to booting a shot past a diving Morgan Gergen to make it a 3-1 game heading into halftime.
In the second period it was all Greenville. The Spartans maintained possession and controlled the game for the better part of the second half.
Continuing their attack, Criswell netted his third goal of the game in the 50th minute to put the Spartans up 4-1.
Greenville capped their scoring after sophomore midfielder James Mitchell was fouled in the box granting him a penalty kick that he slotted past Lampman to make the score 5-1.
Cairo-Durham scored on last time with under 10 minutes left in the game. A direct kick attempt by Noah Warner was saved by Gergen, but Ethan Phillips gathered the rebound off the save and poked it past Gergen who was unable to make a second save, make it a 5-2 game.
With the game in hand, in the final three minutes Mitchell was handed a red card after growing frustrated with the refereees after he was repeatedly tackled hard and no fouls were called.
With the red card, Mitchell will be out in Greenville’s next game against Hudson, but will return for the final game of the season on Saturday versus Maple Hill.
With Criswell's three goals on the afternoon, he now has 25 on the season.
Greenville outshot Cairo-Durham 33-6 and Gergen finished with five saves while Lampman stopped 12 shots.
Greenville (9-5, 9-3) travels to Hudson while Cairo-Durham (0-13, 0-12) hosts Chatham on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
PATROON CROSS COUNTRY
CATSKILL — Catskill hosted Germantown, Hawthorne Valley, Rensselaer, and Windham for a Patroon Conference cross country meet on Tuesday.
In the boys heat, Rensselaer defeated Germantown 18-37 and Catskill 17-38. On the girls side, all teams were incomplete
BOYS: 1. H. Goca, REN, 17:35; 2. Alan Valencia, WAJ, 21:02; 3. Mikai S, HV, 21:13; 4. Devin Kraus, REN, 22:20; 5. Jeremy Hover, REN, 22:35; 6. Nathan Riordan, CAT, 22:36; 7. Andrew K, REN, 22:50; 8. Bryan Bathrick, GTown, 23:18; 9. Caleby Wynkoop, GTown, 23:32; 10. John S., GTown, 23:36.
GIRLS: 1. Iram Asif, CAT, 25:50; 2. Savannah V, GTown, 28:05; 3. Elatne Gillan, REN, 30:45; 4. Abigail Davies, REN, 30:58; 6. Aizlyn O’Connell, CAT, 34:30; 7. Emily Smith, WAJ, 35:22; 8. Nicole Neilson, WAJ, 26:25.
HUNTER — Hunter-Tannersville hosted Taconic Hills, Chatham, and Cairo-Durham on Tuesday for a Patroon Conference cross country meet.
The Taconic Hills boys and girls complete the clean sweep. The Lady Titans defeated Cairo-Durham 22-31 and Chatham and Hunter-Tannersville 15-50. The Lady Mustangs defeated Hunter-Tannersville 15-50.
In the boys heat, Taconic Hills defeated Cairo-Durham 20-40 and Chatham 15-50. The Mustangs defeated Chatham 15-50.
GIRLS: 1. Macayla Sparacino, TH, 17:41; 2. Clare Howard, TH, 17:53; 3. Lauren Madsen, TH, 18:33; 4. Emma Gregg, CH, 18:41; 5. Gabby Meyers, CD, 19:09; 6. Trisha Gagne, CD, 19:12
BOYS: 1. Dante DiGiovanni, CD, 15:31; 2. Eli Russo, TH, 15;44; 3. Langford Maxwell, CH, 15:54; 4. Jesse Hartman, TH, 16:00; 5. Mason Nack, TH, 16:36; 6. Caleb Jeralds, CH, 16:44.
SECTION II, CLASS B TENNIS
No.1 Ichabod Crane 6, No.8 Ravena 1
VALATIE — The Ichabod Crane Lady Riders defeated Ravena in the quarterfinals of the Section II, Class B girls tennis tournament.
Ichabod Crane advances to host the winner of No.4 Coxsackie-Athens and No.5 Glens Falls today at 4 p.m.
RESULTS (ICC listed first): Elise Brennan def. Sarah Eckl 6-4, 6-0; Zoe Geiger def by. Madison Tracey 6-7 (3-7), 1-6; Madeline Grout def. Madison Dutton 6-0, 6-3; Maya Brennan def. Gabriella Ricciardi 6-0, 6-4; Gianna Sandagato def. Mackenzie Jones 6-2, 6-0; DOUBLES: Katie Barnes/Annabelle Rivero def. Diya Mathai/Hailey Morgan 6-1, 6-3; Meredith Buono/Shannon Ingham def. Lauren Fennell/Charlotte Snyder 6-0, 6-2.No.3 Hudson Falls 7, No.6 Hudson 0
HUDSON FALLS — The Hudson Lady Bluehawks saw their season come to a close on Tuesday with a 7-0 loss to Hudson Falls in quarterfinals of the Section II, Class B girls tennis tournament.
Hudson finishes the season 2-9.
RESULTS (Hudson listed first): Kristin O’Connell def by. Caitlyn Whiting 4-6, 6-3, 4-6; Sarah Li def by. Eliza Hogan 3-6, 4-6; Autum Kudlack def by. Hailie Casey 0-6, 4-6; Melina Juene def by. Vegas Hernandez 1-6, 2-6; Malaysia Singh def by. Skye Krehbiel 1-6, 0-6; DOUBLES: Monserrat Gomez/Abada Begun def by. Cassidy
Arlington/Nina Daley 3-6, 1-6; Annalise Baker/Samantha Belden won via forfeit
SECTION II, CLASS C TENNIS
No.1 Chatham 6, No.4 Greenwich 1
CHATHAM — The Chatham Lady Panthers have successfully advanced to their third straight Section II, Class C girls tennis championship with a 6-1 victory over Greenwich on Tuesday in the semifinals.
Chatham advances to play the winner of No.2 Maple Hill or No.3 Schoharie today at 4 p.m.
RESULTS (CH listed first): AAliyah Harris def by. Madelyn Brophy 6-7 (6-8), 4-6; Jahnaya Armstrong def. Shea Fortier 6-0, 6-0; Lillian Nowak def. Callagh Mays 6-0, 6-0; Margot Schassler def. Jenna Hogan 6-0, 6-1; Anna Miles def. Katie Snell 6-1, 6-1; DOUBLES: Sydney Putnam/Sydney Newton def. Brooke Smith/Lilly Smith 6-0, 6-1; Sonam Verma/Han Sook Baneni def. Rachel Mueller/Ruby Pemrick 6-4, 6-3.