RENSSELAER — For the second consecutive day, the Germantown girls varsity soccer team scored a road win in CHVL play in Rensselaer.
Thursday, the Clippers broke a first place tie with host Rensselaer High School with an intense 3-2 win. Friday, Germantown’s win was a more decisive 7-1 outcome against Doane Stuart to clinch the CHVL championship outright for the first time in school history.
Senior midfielder Riley Gibbons led another complete team effort for Germantown with three goals and an assist. Senior stopper Tori Decker; junior sweeper Morgan Staats and eight-grade midfielder Marrin Ludwig contributed a goal and an assist each.
Junior striker Ryane Anderson added a goal. And a trio of sophomores — striker Sophia Erling; striker Ayla Brehse and midfielder Zoe Fox - pitched in with assists. Doane Stuarts lone goal was scored by sophomore striker Marrisa Nelson unassisted.
Germantown outshot Doane Stuart 39-2. The home team’s senior net-minder Meg Dowling made a number of impressive saves against a sustained Germantown attack throughout the contest.
After the game Germantown Coach Mike Pudney praised the seniors and juniors who have all been part of the varsity team since its inception four years ago. He noted that they have two second place finishes, a shared league title in 2019 and now an outright CHVL Championship to be proud of.
Pudney also praised the sophomores and eighth graders who all made significant contributions to the team in their first year with the program. “You all taught me so much this season,” the coach told his team. “Whether you’ve been with us for five years, three years or five weeks, our players give it all you have and you come ready to learn and improve every single day. You’ve put Germantown on the map in girls varsity soccer.”
ICC 3, Holy Names 1
ALBANY — Ichabod Crane defeated Academy of the Holy Names on the road, 3-1, in Friday’s Colonial Council girls volleyball action.
The Riders won by set scores of 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-19.
Ichabod Crane improved to 11-3 with the win, while Holy Names lost just it’s second match of the season, dropping to 12-2.
“The girls played great tonight,” Ichabod Crane coach Adam Vooris said. “I was most impressed with their mental toughness. Holy Names is a very good team and they had some amazing plays. Earlier in the year we would have lost some energy, but today we bounced right back.”
Setter Clare Knapp came through big for the Riders as she had 28 service points.
“Clare went on one big run in each of the four sets,” Vooris said. “That was probably the difference maker in the outcome tonight.”
Knapp had 5 aces, 25 assists and 11 digs on the night. Outside Hitter Emma Scheitinger had 17 kills and 12 digs. Darby Siver had 3 aces and 9 kills.
As the Fall 2 Season concludes this week, Ichabod Crane will play Lansingbugh on the road Wednesday and wrap things up with a home match against Albany Academy for Girls on Friday.