Rhinebeck, Red Hook duel for MHAL title
The local Red Hook-Rhinebeck girls soccer rivalry takes on a new dimension Thursday when the teams meet for the first time ever with the Mid-Hudson Athletic League championship on the line.
Red Hook, behind Isabelle LaBarbera’s five goals, defeated Wallkill, 5-1, in Monday’s semifinals, while Rhinebeck stopped two-time defending champion Spackenkill 1-0 to advance.
It will be (13-1) Rhinebeck’s first time in the MHAL final and the first in four years for (15-0) Red Hook. The teams meet 5 p.m. Thursday at Roosevelt. Red Hook 5, Wallkill 1
Wallkill had the early lead, but it was all LaBarbera after that. She had a hat trick in the first half, She tied it off a Claire Dyal and put the unbeaten Raiders ahead for good on a breakaway. She converted a penalty kick with five minutes left in the half. Alexa Franceschi assisted on LaBarbera’s two second-half goals.
LaBarbera, who set the school’s single-season record with her 35th goal last week, now has 41 on the year.
Megan Jankowiak had four saves for Red Hook. Rhinebeck 1, Spackenkill 0
Stephanie Cassens’ unassisted goal 26:15 into the match put Rhinebeck ahead and the Hawk defense did the rest as the team avenged its only loss of the season by knocking off Spackenkill.
Dani Amidon stopped eight shots and the midfield of Caroline Voorhis and Alex Dunn helped to keep the Spartans at bay. Marlboro 9, Rondout 0
At Marlboro, Hannah Sullivan and Victoria Fino each had a hat trick, Kali Schindler had a goal and two assists, Emily Mott and Eliz Fino also scored to lead the (9-6) Dukes in a MHAL match. Joyce Ryder, Lili Papuli and Meagan O’Brien had two assists apiece and Bryn Ercolani had one in the match.
“The defense of Eliz Fino, Baylee Garrison, Carolyn Ludwigson and Nina Tamburri did a fine job of keeping the ball locked into the attacking half of the field,” Marlboro coach Keith Walker
said. “The midfield of Papuli, Schindler and Ryder controlled the game, providing numerous opportunities for Sullivan and Victoria Fino. Mott and Alyssa Stoebling didn’t have to make a save to share the shutout. Erin Clune and Bella LaFiondra combined for a dozen saves for (2-11) Rondout Valley. Onteora 3, Millbrook 0
At Boiceville, Halle King scored twice and assisted on Devon Anderson’s tally as Onteora took charge in the second half to defeat Millbrook in a MHAL match. New Paltz 2, Haldane 1
At New Paltz, Cerissa DiValentino assisted on Lia Kucera’s goal and she later scored the game-winner as the (12-3) Huguenots took a non-league match from Haldane. Alzy Cinquanto scored off a Missy Lisikatos pass for Haldane’s goal.
Fiona Wienstein led the New Paltz defense.