Rhinebeck Wal­lkill play for MHAL ti­tle

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Free­man staff

It will be Rhinebeck ver­sus Wal­lkill High for the MidHud­son Ath­letic League boys soc­cer cham­pi­onship Thurs­day after both teams scored tough semi­fi­nal vic­to­ries Tues­day.

Rhinebeck knocked off de­fend­ing cham­pion Spack­enkill, 1-0, while Wal­lkill edged Red Hook, 4-3, in a shootout after play­ing to a 0-0 tie. The teams play for the ti­tle 7 p.m. Thurs­day at Roo­sevelt.

Rhinebeck last won the cham­pi­onship in 2012. Wal­lkill claimed it the next year, de­feat­ing the Hawks, 2-1.

Quinn Graziano broke up a score­less bat­tle when he scored off a Joe Boland as­sist with 4:40 left in reg­u­la­tion.

Ethan Vi­a­tor had four saves in goal to record the shutout for Rhinebeck in a match where scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties where few and far be­tween. Spack­enkill goal­keeper Quinn McGin­nis had three saves.

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