VALATIE — Ichabod Crane defeated Colonial Council rival Ravena, 3-0, by set scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-22 on Thursday.
With the win ICC improves to 12-1 and secures the No. 1 seed for the Colonial Council tournament which starts next week. With more league games left to be played, the rest of the seedings will not be finalized until Mondays matches. The Riders do know they will host a home match on Tuesday vs. the No. 4 seed, which is to be determined.
The winner of the tournament will be crowned league champ and is likely to earn one of the top seeds in the Section II Class B bracket, which comes out on October 26.
In the first two sets, Ichabod held comfortable leads thanks to serving runs by freshman Ally Flint. In the first set Flint went on a seven-point run, which included 3 aces.
Overall ICC had a tough time getting consistent play.
“We were very hot and cold tonight. It led to some uncharacteristic serving and hitting errors,” Ichabod Crane coach Adam Vooris said. “Fortunately we were able to heat up at the right times to find success and ultimately get the win.”
Emma Scheitinger and Maddie Kelley had 7 kills each and Hannah Frances contributed with 3. Setter Delaney more led the way with 9 assists and Piper DeKraai had 4 aces.
Chatham 3, C-A 0
COXSACKIE — Coxsackie-Athens lost to Chatham in Thursday’s Patroon Conference volleyball match.
Chatham posted winning scores of 25-11, 25-13 and 25-22.
Abby O’Dell had 7 points and 5 assists for C-A. Cynthia Cowan added 3 kills and Josie Lomio had 5 digs.
Schoharie 5, Chatham 1
Schoharie won the Section II Class C girls tennis championship on Thursday with a 5-1 victory over Chatham.
Singles: Jahnyah Armstrong (Chatham) defeated Margot Williams (Schoharie) 6-1, 6-3; Alaina Sholtes (Schoharie) defeated Anna Miles (Chatham) 6-0, 6-1; Misha Cater-Smith (Schoharie) defeated Bella Spencer (Chatham) 6-0, 6-0; Allison Gallagher (Schoharie) defeated Emily Gaylord (Chatham) 6-1, 6-2; Camille Robison-Parisi (Schoharie) won by forfeit 1-0.
Doubles: Mary Palmieri & Skyler Willard (Schoharie) won by forfeit 1-0.
Kingston 4, TH 0
KINGSTON — Hannah Timbrouck scored two goals to spark Kingston to a 4-0 victory over Taconic Hills in Thursday’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey match.
Timbrouck scored in the second and fourth quarters. Angelina Pisano added a second period goal and Norah Prizzi scored in the third.
Kingston (8-0 MHAL) took 25 shots on goal and had 12 penalty corners. Taconic Hills (6-6-2, 3-3-2 MHAL) didn’t take a shot on goal and one penalty corner.
Taconic Hills goalkeeper Grace Alvarez stopped 16 shots.
Red Hook 4, C-A 1
RED HOOK — Red Hook posted a 4-1 victory over Coxsackie-Athens in Thursday’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey game.
Kylee Knuschke gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 2:20 mark of the opening period. Mia Delango and Adrianna Stabile added second-period goals and Makyra Catuzza scored in the fourth.
Sylvia Mattraw-Johnston scored C-A’s lone goal in the second period.
Red Hook had 22 shots on goal and 12 penalty corners. C-A took 11 shots and had nine penalty corners.
Abby Scott and Anna Faraldi combined for six saves for Red Hook (4-3). Emma Williams stopped seven shots for C-A (1-7).
“With our third game in as many days we were happy to get the win,” Red Hook coach Cari Meltzer said. “C-A played with grit and determination and had our defense scrambling a few times. Our midfielders and forwards linked up on many occasions to pressure the CA defense and get into scoring position. A hard fought effort on both sides.”