RENSSELAER — Quarterback Tyler Peck ran for three touchdowns and passed for one to lead Taconic Hills to a season-opening 34-0 victory over Rensselaer in a Class C South Division game.
Peck had scoring runs of 14, 3 and 29 yards and threw a 35-scoring pass to Aaron Bonci. Bob Burns added a 25-yard scoring run.
Peck finished 5 for 5 passing for 80 yards. He added 46 yards on the ground on three carries.
Burns led the Titans’ ground attack with 95 yards on six carries. Nate Baird added 27 yards on three carries, Landon Halsted had 16 yards on two carries and Dillon Simmons nine yards on three carries.
Bonci had two catches for 53 yards and Burns snagged two receptions for 19.
Shane Kraus led the Titans defense with two solo tackles, five assists and two sacks. Charlie Beck had two solos, two assists and two sacks; Burns four solos and four assists; Baird three solos and two assists; Connor Simmons two assists and 1/2 a sack; Ryan Nielsen one solo, one assist and 1/2 a sack; Bonci two solos and two assists; Halsted two solos; Ryan Walsh one solo and two assists; Chase Mellan two assists, Kris Gardella two assists; Mark Bhagwandin one assist.
Taconic Hills (1-0) travels to Watervliet on Friday at 7 p.m.
ICC 3, Lansingburgh 0
VALATIE — Ichabod Crane defeated Lansingburgh, 3-0, by set scores of 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18 in Monday’s Colonial Council girls volleyball action.
Emma Scheitinger led all attackers with 11 Kills. Delaney More had 8 Kills and 10 Assists. Maddie Kelley had 7 Kills and 3 Blocks. Ashleigh Gerkman had 4 Aces and 9 Digs. Clare Knapp had 11 Assists and 11 Digs.
“We have really been playing well as a team,” head coach Adam Vooris said of his team. “The way the girls work together will continue to be the building block of our success.”
For Lansingburgh, Lea McIntyre had 3 Kills and 3 Aces while Mackenzie O’Brien had 3 Kills and 5 Aces.
ICC 4, Lansingburgh 1
VALATIE — On Monday evening, the Ichabod Crane Riders hosted the Lansingburgh Knights in a Colonial Council matchup and earned a 4-1 victory.
The Riders came out looking very tough, moving the ball upfield quickly and created several chances in the opening minutes. However, it was lansingburgh who opened up the scoring when Colin Trolyo took a pass from David Botsford and slipped it by the outstretched hands of keeper Luke Desmonie.
Just a few minutes later, Alex Sweeney sent a beautifully placed cross to the awaiting head of Joe Desmonie who put it under the Lansingburgh keeper and into the back of the net to knot it up at 1-1.
In the 26th minute, Joe Desmonie went solo with the keeper and blistered one into the net putting the Riders up 2-1 which they carried into halftime.
The second half was all Ichabod Crane, as the Rides controlled much of the possession and peppered the Lansingburgh goalkeeper with 22 shots on frame. In the 50th minute, Hector Loyola hooked up with Chase Martino and sent a perfect through ball in Martino’s stride which was converted into Ichabods third goal.
Joe Desmonie finished his hat trick when he took a pass from Hector Loyola and sent an absolute screamer through the Lansingburgh keeper’s hand, which deflected straight up into the top netting.
“The boys played a solid game tonight, I’m very happy with the result,” said Ichabod head coach Len Bates. “We have a few things to work out, but overall, I believe we really have the chemistry we have been looking for,” Bates said.
The Riders improved to 3-0 and will travel to Catholic Central on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.
Chatham 4, Cairo-Durham 2
CAIRO — Chatham and Cairo Durham played a spirited, clean, and competitive match on Monday with Chatham coming out on top, 4-2, in Patroon Conference boys soccer action.
Cairo Durham’s Aiden Leo scored first off a beautiful direct kick from just outside the box to go up 1-0. Shortly there after Chatham’s Ben Halpin won the ball past half field and played a great ball over the top to Tobias Jeralds who raced it down and just beat the keeper to poke it through to tie the game 1-1.
Cairo would answer with a great through ball and finish from Braeden Deyo to go ahead, 2-1, but Miguel Casarrubias would tie it up before halftime off an assist from Tobias Jeralds for a 2-2 halftime score.
In the second half Chatham really put the pressure on Cairo-Durham and pinned them in their half for periods at a time. That pressure payed off with two more goals by Casarrubias for his hat trick off of Ben Halpin and Brycen Haner assists.
Cairo had some close calls towards the end but couldn’t break through, and Chatham pulled out its first win of the season.
Chatham 3, Cairo-Durham 0
CHATHAM — Addi Perry scored two goals and assisted on another to spark Chatham to a 3-0 victory over Cairo-Durham in Monday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer game.
Maya Narofsky had one goal and one assist for the Panthers.
Chatham goalkeeper Sarah Harrison recorded the shutout with five saves.
Taconic Hills 4, Hudson 0
CRARYVILLE — The Taconic Hills girls varsity soccer team recorded their first win of the season with a 4-0 decision over Hudson in Monday’s Patroon Conference action.
The Titan back line of Tori Burger, Maura Conway, Samantha Henderson and Tatyana Hoffman gave a stellar defensive effort. Mikayla Silvernail had the shutout in net for the Titans.
Emma Rose Merchant had a goal and two assists for the Titans. Madeleine Dennis had a goal and an assist, Jacqueline Arre and Addison Halla each scored a goal and Riley McDonald and Isabelle Hamann each had an assist.
C-A 5, Schenectady 0
Coxsackie-athens hosted Schenectady in a non-league girls soccer game on Monday afternoon and posted a 5-0 victory.
Setting the pace of play, our ladies looked to contain Schenectady’s defenders on their half and took advantage of the ample offensive opportunities that derived from this pressure. Paige Bender tucked in the game winner 4:41 into the first half.
With 22 shots in the first half, Keeper Austin Summer kept Schenectady in the game with some fantastic saves and proper angling between the posts.
“Bendy” capitalized and finished her hat trick within the first few minutes of the second half, giving Isabella Luvera a well-deserved assist. Molly Bartels’ goal, assisted by Caroline Crown placed C-A with a sizeable lead at 4-0. Natalie Hinrichsen was able to convert the final goal of the game after a great ball from Piper Quinto.
Schyler Caringi had a quiet night with one save registered, but with all gratitude and thanks to be given to outstanding defensive efforts- specifically KJ Johnson, Nat, Reese Taylor, and Mackenzie Wolbert holding down any attempts to break through.
Schenectady goalkeeper Austin Summers stoped 26 shots.
Pine Plains 2, C-A 0
Pine Plains blanked Coxsackie-Athens, 2-0, in Monday’ Mid-Hudson athletic League field hockey game.
Pine Plains scored in the second quarter off a Arely Soria reverse sweep that was knocked in by Autumn Prezzano.
In the fourth quarter, Arely Soria sent the ball in and Lindsay Farinaccio finished the job.
Pine Plains Bombers had seven corners, seven shots and Goalie Alyssa Bathrick had one save. Coxsackie Athens had two corners, one shot and Goalie Emma Williams had five saves.
Coxsackie Athens falls to 1-1, Pine Plains moves to 1-1.
ICC 5, Albany Academy 2
VALATIE — Ichabod Crane remained unbeaten with a 5-2 victory over Albany Academy in Monday’s Colonial Council girls tennis match.
The Riders (4-0) travel to Ravena on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Singles: Elise Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Brooke O’Brien (Albany Academy) 6-3, 6-3; Gianna Sandagato (Ichabod Crane) defeated Marleigh Stannard (Albany Academy) 6-2, 6-3; Samantha Lantzy (Ichabod Crane) defeated Chloe Strianese (Albany Academy) 6-0, 6-0; Maya Brennan (Ichabod Crane) defeated Mia Corso (Albany Academy) 6-4, 6-4; Zoe Geiger (Ichabod Crane) defeated Elspeth Harker (Albany Academy) 0-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-1.
Doubles: Isabella Jarocki & Morgan Ford (Albany Academy) defeated Amara Gabriel & Shannon Ingham (Ichabod Crane) 6-1, 6-2; Angela Abbruzzese & Sarah Iovenio (Albany Academy) defeated Amelia Elghannani & Reese Slade (Ichabod Crane) 6-2, 6-4.
Chatham 9.5, Maple Hill 2.5
SCHODACK — Chatham defeated Maple Hill 9.5-2.5 on Monday at Pheasant Hollow’s par 35 9-hole course.
Markham Daly (MH) defeated Cameron Horton (C) 2-0; Zach Casivant (C) defeated Dean Selmer (MH) 1.5-0.5 (Zach won stroke play and match play was halved); Tate VanAlstyne (C) defeats Jack Wildermuth (MH) 2-0; Ryan Burleson (C) defeats Dom Siciliano (MH) 2-0; Taylor Van Wie (C) defeats Nate Sober (MH) 2-0; Anthony Odell (C) defeats Jake Germaine (MH) 2-0.
Catskill 8, Hudson 4
CATSKILL — Catskill defeated Hudson, 8-4, in Monday’s Patroon Conference golf action.
Dan Smith (Cats) 46 defeated Dan Zito 52 (2-0); Ricky Edwards (Cats) 46 defeated Joe Occhibove 56 (2-0); Mike Jubie (Cats) 48 defeated Gannon Logue 54 (2-0); Ryan Prasenski (Cats) 63 defeated Dylan McDonald 67 (2-0); Kameron Duntz (H) 49 defeated Xavier Engelin 60 (2-0); Nick Graziano (H) 58 defeated Emius McCann 68 (2-0).