Four-time Section 2 Class B champion Ichabod Crane defeated Class C/D champion Schoharie, 4-1, on Thursday to qualify for the NYSPHSAA State Tournament.
In the match of the day, the Riders’ Gianna Sandagato trailed Schoharie’s Alaina Sholtes 6-4 and 5-0 before rallying to win the second set, 7-6 and the third, 10-4.
The Riders will play Oneida of Section 3 on Saturday in Utica.
Singles: Elise Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Margot Williams (Schoharie) 6-1, 6-0; Gianna Sandagato (Ichabod Crane) defeated Alaina Sholtes (Schoharie) 4-6, 7-6, 10-4; Samantha Lantzy (Ichabod Crane) defeated Misha Cater-Smith (Schoharie) 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles: Maya Brennan & Zoe Geiger (Ichabod Crane) defeated Mary Palmieri & Skyler Willard (Schoharie) 6-3, 6-1; Allison Gallagher & Camille Robison-Parisi (Schoharie) defeated Amara Gabriel & Shannon Ingham (Ichabod Crane) 6-2, 6-3.
CCHS 3, ICC 0
For the first time this season the Ichabod Crane girls volleyball team has dropped two consecutive games.
Going into the week the Riders had a 12-2 record with their only losses coming to Schalmont and in a non-league match against Columbia. On Tuesday, Ichabod lost to Mohonasen, then they followed it up with a loss to Catholic Central on Thursday.
Catholic Central High School held control of the entire match as they played with a lead for most of the night. Set scores were 25-22, 25-14 and 25-20.
Catholic Central was led by setter Kacey Monahan who dished out 10 assists to go along with 6 digs. Hope Wilk had 14 digs and 3 kills. Delaney Pratt had 8 digs, 6 kills and 5 aces. Angelina Giuliano had 3 blocks and 3 kills.
For the Riders Emma Scheitinger had 9 kills and 8 digs. Delaney More had 6 kills, 6 assists and 8 digs. Clare Knapp had 8 assists and 10 digs.