Red Hook captures MHAL crown
It seemed only appropriate that Isabelle LaBarbera provided the game-winning goal Thursday as undefeated Red Hook captured its first Mid-Hudson Athletic League girls soccer championship in seven years with a 1-0 win over Rhinebeck High.
Fresh off her five-goal performance in Monday’s semifinals, LaBarbera scored for the 42nd time this year, finding the back of the net 16:15 into the match.
The (16-0) Raiders made it stand up. It was primarily a defensive battle with Red Hook controlling the pace.
Rhinebeck, now 13-2 overall, was making its first MHAL finals appearance in the program’s history. Highland 3, Millbrook 1
At Highland, Brooke Harris scored two goals as the Huskies defeated the Blazers in a nonleague contest.
Harris put Highland on the board in the fifth minute and then connected on a Amanda
Darmochwal assist in the 34th minute to give the Huskies a 2-0 edge. Teresa Mazzella scored the Huskies’ third goal in the 37th minute.
Anne Marie Hummel scored Millbrook’s only goal in the 48th minute.
Brianna Rozzi had five saves for (5-11, 3-8) Highland,
while Claire Martell had 10 for the (7-7, 7-6) Blazers Saugerties 1, Rondout 0
At Kyserike, Nicole Klein connected on a Eva Vazquez assist after 87 minutes of scoreless play to lift the Sawyers over the Ganders in a MidHudson Athletic League match.
Amber Serrano had seven stops for the Sawyers, while Bella LaFiandra made 13 for the Ganders.