VALATIE — In a very physical contest on a wet and gloomy night, Edgar Gomez and Joe Desmonie got the goals to give Ichabod Crane a 2-0 victory over Mohonasen in a key Colonial Council Division I boys soccer match on Monday.
Ichabod Crane is now 10-2, a half-game in front of Mohonasen, which is 10-3.
Logan Groat was sent through with a beautiful pass and was bearing down on goal. Instead of shooting into the onrushing Mohonasen keeper, Groat coolly laid the ball across where Gomez was alone at the far post for the goal.
The first half would end with Groat, Gomez, Desmonie having multiple opportunities on goal and Mohonasen threatening the Riders goals with some dangerous corner and free kick chances. The second half saw more end to end action despite the rain.
Mohansen’s best chance of the half would come when Kyle Schendler hit a screamer toward the far post. Rider keeper made an amazing save to prevent what would have been an amazing strike. With 10 minutes remaining, Aidan Swere would received the ball back from Gomez. Swere picked out a streaking Joe Desmonie with his cross and Desmonie made no mistake with his 1-touch finish.
Mohonasen received strong games from Cyle Hodge, Marcus Lopez, Nate Gandrow, and keeper Tyler Hallberg.
Keeper Quinn Murphy and the Rider defense of Joe Dolan, Justin Meza, Chase Martino, Austin Zlomek, Jose Lopez, and Janoy Harrison registered the ninth Rider shutout of the year.
Ichabod Crane took 12 shots on goal, while Mohonasen had nine.
Murphy collected nine saves for the Riders. Hallberg stopped 10 shots for the Mighty Warriors.
Ichabod Crane goes to Lansingburgh on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
MAple Hill 2, Taconic Hills 1
CRARYVILLE — Alayna Fletcher scored a pair of goals to give Maple Hill a 2-1 victory over Taconic Hills in Monday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer match.
Samantha Braham and Meghan Bennett assisted on Fletcher’s goals for Maple hill (8-2-1).
Emma Rose scored Taconic Hills’ goal.
Hannah Brewer had two saves for Maple Hill. Taconic Hills goalkeeper Lauren Adamo turned away four shots.
Taconic Hills 3, Cairo-Durham 0
CRARYVILLE — Taconic Hills defeated Cairo-Durham, 3-0, in Patroon Conference girls volleyball action on Monday.
The Titans won by scores of 25-12, 25-22 and 26-24.
For Taconic Hills, Morgan Monty had 6 aces and 7 assists; Emily Tripp 6 aces; Hailey Ward 3 kills and Hethar Scutt 2 aces and 3 kills.