Giamportone powers Rhinebeck to victory
Michelle Giamportone scored three goals, leading Rhinebeck High to a 4-1 girls soccer victory over Wallkill in the annual Andy Bennett Tournament. Stephanie Cassens had a goal and one assist in the win.
Michelle Giamportone scored three goals, leading Rhinebeck High to a 4-1 non-league girls soccer victory over Wallkill in the annual Andy Bennett Tournament.
Stephanie Cassens had a goal and one assist, Sam McClenahan dished out two assists and Libby Callahan had one to help lead the (12-1) Hawks.
Ifeatu Ezedum had an unassisted goal for Wallkill.
“It was a great game in the midfield with Wallkill really controlling the ball well,” Rhinebeck coach Matt Grande said.
“We pressured their shots often and had great games by Libby Mensch and Sarah Tobias on defense.
They are a great team who kept our keeper on her toes, but we found ways to put a few in when we got the chances.”
Hawk goalkeeper Dani Amidon made seven saves, while Wallkill’s Daniella Palumbo had nine. Red Hook 2, Columbia 1
At East Greenbush, Isabelle LaBarbera scored off a Abby Williams pass and assisted on AJ FuchsWhite’s tally as Red Hook held off a tough Class AA Columbia team.
Natalie Nista had put (7-6-1) Columbia ahead on Bridget Austin’s assist, but the (12-0) Raiders rallied and held it at bay in the second half.
“Megan Jankowiak (five saves) had a very nice game in goal,” said Red Hook coach Jason Pavlich, “coming out to take opportunities away from Columbia before they became serious threats on goal.”
Sage had six saves for the Blue Devils.