RED HOOK — Amelia Canetto scored off an assist from Delana Bonci with 18 seconds remaining in overtime to give Taconic Hills a hard-fought 3-2 win over Red Hook in Friday’s field hockey match.
After a scoreless first half, both teams tallied two goals in the second. Kylee Knuschke scored with an assist from Rachel Banister with 22:53 to go to put Red Hook on top, 1-0. Five minutes later, the Titans evened the score when canetto scored with an assist from Kirsten Shumsky.
The Raiders regained the lead when Danielle Walsh connected off an assist from Shannon Rhynders with 9:12 remaining, Taconic Hills drew even with 4:48 left when Jennifer Beck scored off an assist from Abby Tkacy.
Red Hook (0-1) collected 21 shots on goal and had 14 penalty corners. Taconic Hills (1-0, 2-0) had 12 shots on goal and two penalty corners.
Titans goalkeeper Sydney Kiernan had 18 saves. Red Hook’s Phonenix Mercier stopped eight shots.
“We played a great defensive game and managed to come out on top,” Taconic Hills coach Angela Webster said. “Our defense and goalie Sydney Kiernan did an amazing job stopping an aggressive Red Hook front line. Our offense delivered when we needed the goals but our defense kept us in the game. A thrilling game to watch and well played by both teams.”
Rhinebeck 3, Germantown 0
GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Girls Varsity soccer team launched it’s 2019 campaign two years to the date of it’s first ever game in school history on Friday.
This year’s first opponent was the same as Germantown’s first-ever opponent in 2017 — perennial Section IX powerhouse Rhinebeck High School. Germantown showed some promise in the 2017 tilt — ultimately losing 5-0 in it’s inaugural game.
Friday’s game showed how far the Germantown program has come. After giving up three sloppy goals in the first 15 minutes of play on Rhinebeck’s home pitch, the Germantown girls settled down and dominated possession and play the rest of the way.
Germantown out shot Rhinebeck for the game, 17-7.
“That’s as good a 3-0 loss I’ve ever been part of,” Germantown coach Mike Pudney said. “The girls gave up some sloppy goals early and then settled in and dominated play the rest of the way. Their enthusiasm and effort through to the end in spite of what the scoreboard said is an extremely good sign of this team’s character.”
Maple Hill 8, Taconic Hills 4
CASTLETON — Maple Hill handed Taconic Hills its first loss and remained unbeaten in the process, earneing an 8-4 victory in Friday’s Patroon Conference golf match.
John Russell’s 40 topped the Wildcats, who improved to 5-0. MAdison Bentley led Taconic Hills(4-1) with a 41.
John Russell (MH) defeated Madison Bentley (TH), 2-0; Kyle Tedford (MH) defeated Ryan Nielsen (TH), 2-0; Bella Maruca (MH) and Ben Hunter (TH) split match 1-1; Markham Daly (MH) and Maya Manan-Singh (TH) split match 1-1; Griffin Haskin (TH) defeated Tyler Dorn (MH), 2-0; Jack Wildermuth (MH) defeated Zach Rowe (TH), 2-0.
Hudson 12, Coxsackie-Athens 0
COXSACKIE — The Hudson Bluehawks earned a 12-0 victory Friday at Thunderhart golf course against the host team, Coxsackie-Athens.
Led by Matt Bowes, who shot a 47, the Bluehawks won five out of six matches by four strokes or more. Though the sixth match came down to only one stroke, Brady McDonald was able to build a lead that sealed the shutout.
Mohonasen 3, Ichabod Crane 1
VALATIE — Mohonasen defeated Ichabod Crane, 3-1, in Friday’s Colonial Council girls volleybacll match.
The Mighty Warriors lost the first set 28-26, then took the next three, 25-14, 25-15 and 25-15.
Christina Esposito had 11 Kills, Natalie Blackstone 7 kills, 3 digs, 3 aces, Hailie Deguire 5 kills 25 digs and 4 aces and Alyssa Hamblet 33 assists, 8 digs and 3 aces for Mohonasen.
ICC, which came back from a 20-10 deficit in the first set to win, was led by Emma Scheitinger (10 kills), Rachel Pesano (5 Kills) and Clare Knapp (3 aces).