Kingston faces Rondout in MHAL title match
Kingston High takes on defending champ Rondout Valley for the Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey title.
Rondout Valley looks for a three-peat in Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey Thursday, but to accomplish that, the Ganders will have to get by Kingston High.
Both teams advanced to Thursday’s 4 p.m. final in Red Hook with semifinal victories Tuesday. Rondout beat Pine Bush, 2-0, while Kingston knocked off Webutuck, 7-1. Rondout 2, Pine Bush 0
Makaylah Mutz scored off a Toni Hamilton pass 4:46 into the match to put Rondout in control of its semifinal at SUNY New Paltz. Sasha Stratton added an insurance goal with 7:41 remaining.
The Ganders dominated the play against a tough (8-2-2) Pine Bush team. Rondout outshot the Lady Bushmen 13-4 and totaled 10 penalty corners to Pine Bush’s three.
Courtney Smith made three saves in goal to earn the shutout for (10-2-3) Rondout. Erin Vandermark had 10 saves for Pine Bush.
Along with defending its title, Rondout is looking to avenge a 2-1 loss to Kingston three weeks ago. Kingston 7, Webutuck 1
At Kingston, Meghan Gavis and Rieley Fitzgerald each had two goals and an assist, Sydney Bonewit scored twice and Brooke Gastin added a goal and two assists to lead the Tigers in their
semifinal at Dietz Stadium.
Grace Gavis and Angela Van Pelt also had assists for the Tigers, who are now 12-0-1 overall.
Although Kingston had only one penalty corner, it outshot the Warriors 231. Webutuck made good on its only shot, scoring on Leahana Recchia’s attempt.
Abby Brocco and Jurnee Blackwood shared duty in goal for Kingston. Webutuck goalkeeper Makayla Milano had six saves.
The Tigers are looking for their first league title since 2013.
Kingston High’s Grace Davis, right, duels with Onteora’s Allison Kim for control of the ball during an Oct. 5 match in Boiceville.