EAST GREENBUSH — Ichabod Crane and Columbia High battled to a 2-2 tie in Saturday’s non-league boys soccer game

Both teams came out looking to set the tone in their favor and both teams created many chances, but neither team could find the back of the net in the first half.

The score tied at 0-0 going into the 2nd half, it was the Riders that stumbled first when Midfielder Kol Christian was booked twice in a matter of minutes and was sent off.

The Riders would need to finish the game playing a man down. Fifteen minutes into the 2nd half, Columbia struck first when John Bayly slipped one past the Ichabod keeper. However just a few minutes later, the Columbia defense had a hard tackle on Joe Desmonie which drew a controversial penalty that Joe Desmonie put in the back corner, tying the game at 1.

“We later were told that while Joe was down, a Columbia player kicked Desmonie which resulted in the PK,” ICC coach Len Bates said.

At the 29th minute, the Riders front 4 pressured the defense back into their own back third. The centre back played the ball back to his keeper who mishandled the ball on his foot and it slipped by him and ended up crossing the line to put the Riders up 2-1.

Ichabod and Columbia went back and forth for the remaining 10 minutes and both sides created several chances.

The best opportunity came with about 5 minutes left, when Columbia penetrated the penalty area and had back to back point blank shots on goal, but were denied by Rider goalkeeper Luke Desmonie on both chances.

The Riders holding on hoping to walk away with the win were denied when with just 30 seconds left in the game, Columbia’s John Bayly sent a screamer from distance over the keeper’s hands and into the upper right 90 to tie it up at 2.

Both teams played (2) 10-minute overtime periods with a golden goal, but neither team could produce a winning goal and thus the game ended as a 2-2 draw.

“The boys played very hard and left it all on the field, Bates said. “I give them a lot of credit. We had to play a man down for most of the second half, come from behind and nearly pull off the 2-1 win. That was just remarkable. I am very proud of these guys.”

Cairo-Durham 6, Schoharie 1

Cairo-Durham posted a 6-1 victory over Schoharie in Saturdy’s non-league boys soccer game.

After C-D’s loss on Thursday, the Mustangs came together in a big way and overcame their offensive challenges by having five different players score.

“Our young team with only 3 starting seniors were able to work today on making runs and getting numbers into the box,” Mustangs coach Patricia Gibson said. “We played better through the midfield and hope to continue to see improvement as the season progresses.”

Scoring one goal a piece for the Mustangs were Robert Lampman, Aidan Leo, Connell Deyo, Braeden Deyo and Antonio Brooks had 2 goals. Aidan Leo had three assists, James Mutinsky and Braeden Deyo each had 1 assist.

Colin MacGiffert had a quiet day with only 3 saves.

The Mustangs out shot Schoharie 16-5.

Schoharie’s lone goal came at the end of the first half off a penalty kick.

Coxsackie-Athens 7, Fonda 0

Coxsackie-Athens boys soccer continued its winning ways by defeating Fonda-Fultonville, 7-0, on Friday.

Coxsackie-Athens controlled the pace of play from start to finish creating a shot advantage, 38-1, and a corner kick advantage, 17-0.

Scoring for CA was Ryan Maurer, Geddy Williams twice, Nick Agovino twice, Christian Tedford, and Joe Perino.

“Great game played by the entire team,” C-A coach Curt Wilkinson said.


Maple Hill 8, Taconic Hills 0

Maple Hill scored five goals in the firstst half and three in the second to earn an 8-0 victory over Taconic Hills in Friday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer game.

Maple Hill’s Alayna Fletcher, had a dominant performance, scoring five goals for the Wildcats. Becka Hall and Jayda Jordan each had one goal and Isabella Thomas picked up an assist.

Maple Hill outshot Taconic Hills, 7-3.

Abigail Szklenka recorded the shutout for Maple Hill, making two saves. Taconic Hills’ Mikayla Silverman stopped three shots.


Columbia 3, ICC 0

Ichabod Crane lost to Columbia, 3-0, on Friday by set scores of 22-25, 18-25 and 13-25.

The Riders played AA Columbia on the road and had a good showing vs one of the Suburban Councils top teams.

“Any time we can pick up a match against a larger school like Columbia it is so good for us,” Ichabod Crane coach Adam Vooris said. “We’ve played them a bunch of times over the years and it already helps us rise up to another level.”

Ichabod was led by Emma Scheitinger’s 9 Kills and 14 Digs.

“Emma had a really nice game today,” Vooris said. “She was able to mix things up with her attack to get around a good blocking team. She used some off speed shots to score points.”

Freshman Ally Flint contributed 3 Kills and 8 Digs Clare Knapp had 11 Assists and 2 Blocks and Delaney More had 4 Kills, 7 Assists and 7 Digs.


Chatham 8, Hudson 4

Chatham defeated Hudson, 8-4, in Friday’s Patroon Conference golf match at Columbia Golf & Country Club.


Dan Zito (Hud) defeated Cameron Horton (CH) 2-0; Zach Casivant (CH) defeated Joe Occhibove (Hud) 2-0; Tate Van Alstyne (CH) defeated Gannon Logue (Hud) 2-0; Ryan Burleson (CH) defeated Kameron Duntz (Hud) 2-0; Nick Graziano (Hud) d defeated Vinny Marasco (CH) 2-0; Taylor Van Wie (CH) defeated Dylan McDonald (Hud) 2-0.

Maple Hill 8, C-A 4

Maple Hill defeated Coxsackie-Athens 8-4 on Friday at Pheasant Hollow’s par 35 9-hole course to improve its record to 3-3.


Markham Daly (MH) defeated Brayden Conrad (C-A) 2-0 (Daly shoots a 42 to earn his third sectional qualifying score of season); Dean Selmer (MH) defeated Mike O’Connor (C-A) 2-0; Jack Wildermuth (MH) defeated Gavin Hanse (C-A) 2-0; Dillon Hynes (C-A) defeated Dom Siciliano (MH) 2-0; Matt Burch (C-A) defeated Nate Sober (MH) 2-0; Jake Germaine (MH) defeated Chris Mozillo (C-A) 2-0.

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