WINDHAM — Germantown defeated Windham 5-2 on Wednesday in a boys non-league soccer game.
Germantown’s Kaelin Platt struck first by beating two defenders and hitting a shot in the right corner of the goal. Windham answered back with a 25 yard direct kick drilled by Conner Aplir.
Windham’s Judah Allsop made a strong play at the top of the box and ripped a shot to put Windham up 2-1. Germantown was looking to even it up before halftime when Kaelin Platt crossed a free kick to Owen Watson and tied the game 2-2.
Germantown came out aggressively to start the second half. The Clippers started to play lock down defense, led by Nate McCartney, Mike Stagno, Lucas Hoffman and Evan Hoffman.
The Clippers took the lead when Kaelin Platt got his second assist of the night to Owen Watson for a header. At the 30 minute mark in the second half, Windham got a foul in the box which set up a penalty kick for Germantown’s Jonathan Mollo. Mollo delivered and gave the Clippers a two-goal lead.
Germantown’s fifth and final goal was scored off a laser cross from Mason Ferrer to Carson Moore.
Clippers keeper Riley Jennings recorded 8 saves and Windham’s Brady Post had 6.
Evan Johnson, Il Kwon Marsal, Joan Gil Marsal, and Isaiah Fieser played strong minutes for the Clippers.
“It was an all-around good team win,” Germantown coach Ryan Broast said.
ICC 8, Mohonasen 3
VALATIE — On Tuesday evening, the Ichabod Crane Riders defeated the Mohonasen Warriors, 8-3, in a Colonial Council boys soccer match.
The Riders, celebrating Senior Night, were quickly provided a show that starred Senior co-captain Joe Desmonie.
“We knew this game had a huge impact on the Council championship playoffs, so I wanted the boys to remember what our priorities were” said head coach Len Bates.
From the first whistle, Ichabod took command of the game and never really looked back. Brian Bravo got the Riders their first goal on a Desmonie assist just 11 minutes into the first half. Senior co-captain Chase Martino then assisted Desmonie a minute later putting the Riders up 2-0.
Desmonie scored again on a perfectly placed header just 5 minutes later when he received a lovely cross from Bravo. Forty-five seconds later, it was Desmonie again going unassisted to put the Riders up, 4-0.
Mohonasen started showing a little life and was able to get a goal back when Justin Andriola sent a low screamer through the hands of the Ichabod keeper. However, with just four minutes left to play in the first half, Desmonie scored goal five for the Riders on an Ivan Cruz assist.
Junior Cody Cavagnaro closed out the first half scoring when Desmonie sent in a beautiful cross to the charging Cavagnaro, who put a leaping one touch volley past the keeper.
The second half was much of the same. Ichabod dominating possession, however, Mohonasen did challenge a bit more and was able to get two more goals off Andriola and Dillon DePiero. That was not going to stop Desmonie, though, as he buried two more into the back netting before the final whistle blew. Senior co-captain Zack Zeyak assisted on the final goal.
“Joe was phenomenal tonight! He really put on a tremendous display and I couldn’t be happier for him. It was a great game for all of my Seniors, though. They all contributed to this win,” Bates said.
The Colonial Council Championship begins on Wednesday, October 13.
Pine Bush 1, Taconic Hills 1
PINE BUSH — Taconic Hills earned a 1-1 tie with Pine Bush in Wednesday’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey game.
Rylee Jause scored the titans goal off an assist from Elle Atwood.
Jenny Sorrentino scored Pine Bush’s goal.
Taconic Hills goalkeeper Grace Alvarez stopped five shots. Pine Bush keeper Grace Grant had three saves.
Taconic Hills hosts Ichabod Crane on Friday at 4 p.m.
Maple Hill 3, C-A 0
COXSACKIE — Coxsackie-Athens lost to Maple Hill in Wednesday’s Patroon Conference girls volleyball match, 25-7, 25-18 and 25-12.
For C-A, Katie McManus had 10 points and 3 kills, Yoseli Segura had 3 points and 6 digs and Abby O’Dell had 6 points, 4 assists and 2 kills.