Greenville’s Ryan Arp was the A Flight Medalist at the Patroon Conference Medalist Tournament at Rainbow Golf Course on Thursday.
Dean Selmer of Maple Hill was second in Flight A with an 82 and Zach Rowe of Taconic hills took third with an 83. Zach Casivant had an honorable mention 83.
Greenville Eddie Ross topped the B flight with an 86. Dylan McDonald of Hudson was second with a 90 and Nate Sober of Maple Hill was third with a 91 Mason Briscoe of Hudson shot an honorable mention 91.
Greenville took first lace in the team competition with a 254 score. Taconic Hills was second with 265 and Chatham took third with 266.
Maple Hill’s Nate Sober had the longest drive of the day and his teammate, Dean Selmer, was closest to the pin.
Ichabod Crane 2,
Albany Academy 0
Seniors Nate Garafalo and Alexis Cintron netted a goal a piece against Albany Academy on Thursday afternoon to secure the 2-0 win in their second Colonial council boys soccer meeting of the season.
The Riders defeated the Cadets earlier in the season, 2-1, in a very tight game.
“This team has come a long way since our season opening loss,” said Head Coach Len Bates. “We have trained hard and cleaned up some of the issues that were facing us.”
The 2-0 win over Academy is the Riders’ sixth straight victory giving them a 9-2 record. Their only defeats came at the hands of LaSalle and Cobleskill-Richmondville early in the season.
From the first whistle, Ichabod Crane came charging out of the gate, immediately putting pressure on the defensive backs and goalkeeper, registering 4 shots on goal in the first few minutes.
The first half would see the Riders with much of the possession and that tactic paid dividends when a nicely weighted pass from Junior Brian Bravo found the charging Nate Garafalo inside the 18. Garafalo put the ball on his striking foot and blasted a knuckleball at the keeper who misjudged the movement and let it slip past his hands and over the line for the first goal.
With 12 minutes left to play in the first half, Yahir Velasco sent an over the top ball to left winger Alexis Cintron who one touched it to his left and sent a screamer past the keeper and tallied ICC’s second goal.
The score remained 2-0 in favor of the Riders, going into halftime.
The second half saw much more balance between the two sides. Academy had an opportunity to draw the game closer when it was awarded a PK on a bad tackle inside the penalty area. However, the PK shot was sent well over the cross bar and the Rider goalkeeper, Alex Sweeney, could breathe a little easier. Sweeney is no stranger to PK’s, having stopped two of three already this season.
The remaining five minutes were a frantic scramble for possession. Academy fought desperately to try and get on the board, but Ichabod Crane would have none of it. The Riders held on to the 2-0 lead and secured the win over Albany Academy.
Ichabod Crane will take on Cambridge-Salem in the first round of the Maple Hill Fall Sports Weekend Tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.
It was senior night for the varsity boys soccer team at Coxsackie-Athens on Thursday and the Riverhawks represented themselves well, defeating Patroon Conference rival Hudson, 6-0.
“C-A’s five seniors — Gediwon Williams, Luke Barnhart, Ryan Maurer, Sam Mozzillo, and Cole Hobart played a tremendous game tonight and the rest of the boys fed off their energy,” C-A coach Curt Wilkinson said.
Right from the start, the Riverhawks controlled the game scoring three goals in the first half. The first goal came off a corner kick that Adam Slater was able to send home, assisted by Williams.
The second goal came from a PK after Joe Perino was tripped up in the box. Williams took the kick and scored making it 2-0. The third goal of the half came when Jack Tighe cleaned up a rebound off the goalie to make it 3-0.
Coxsackie-Athens wasn’t done there.
The second half the Riverhawks scored another three goals. Goals were scored by Perino off a beautiful shot from outside the 18. The second goal came from Williams again as he was able to steal the ball from the keeper and pass it into the net. The final goal came from Luke Barnhart who scored unassisted to make the final score 6-0.
Coxsackie-Athens outshot Hudson 18-6 and had nine corners to Hudson’s one.
Keeper Araf Ghani was busy in goal for Hudson as he had to make nine saves on the day to Mozzillo’s five.
Greenville’s Lucas Russell scored four minutes into Thursday’s Patroon Conference boys soccer game against Cairo-Durham and the Spartans went on to post a 1-0 victory.
Greenville had a 14-5 advantage in shots on goal.
Alessia Salierno and Kaylee Nearey each scored two goals to spark Catskill to a 7-0 victory over Watervliet/Heatly in Thursday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer game.
Aryanna Burbas, Emily Allen and Maddie Hallam all had one goal for the Cats (6-2, 7-3). Allen added an assist.
Catskill goalkeeper Olivia White didn’t have to make a save in posting the shutout.
Addi Perry moved within four goals of tying Chatham’s single-season scoring record with a hat trick in the Panthers’ 8-0 Patroon Conference girls soccer victory over Germantown on Thursday.
Perry’s three goals give her 43 for the season. She also had two assists in Thursday’s win. Emmy Velez added two goals. Alaina Graziano had a goal and an assist, Marianna Chudy had a goal and an assist, Eudie Brennan scored a goal and Kamryn Hanson had an assist.
“All around great team game to secure the shutout,” Chatham coach Shawn Willis said. “Five different scorers and four different players getting assists.”
Ichabod Crane 3,
Albany Academy 0
Ichabod Crane defeated The Albany Academy for Girls 3-0 by set scores of 25-14, 25-11 and 25-17.
Ichabod Crane improved to 11-1 in league with the win. The Riders brought a balanced effort in the match.
“Everyone contributed in today’s match which made it a lot of fun,” ICC head coach Adam Vooris said.
Angie O’Leary and Ally Flint led the servers with 4 aces each. Ella Gerkman, Emma Scheitinger and Maddie Kelley each had 3.
Ichabod Crane had eight players record kills paced by Kelley and Scheitinger with 4 apiece. Gerkman contributed with 3 kills.
Delaney More and O’Leary had 8 and 7 assists, respectively, in feeding the hitters.
Albany Academy was led by Hunter Foster (7 digs and 2 aces) and Ava Burton (9 digs)