Mount Academy claims third straight D crown

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Freeman staff

Mount Academy cap­tured its third straight Sec­tion 9, Class D ti­tle with a 1-0 win over Cole­man Catholic.

Mount Academy won its third con­sec­u­tive Sec­tion 9, Class D soc­cer cham­pi­onship, edg­ing John A. Cole­man Catholic 1-0 at Faller Field.

Thomas Huleatt lifted the Ea­gles to vic­tory, scor­ing an unas­sisted goal just in­side the right post 8:46 into the sec­ond half.

Goal­keeper Dean Blough had a pair of saves to earn the shutout. Cole­man’s Daniel Shults kept the match tight, stop­ping seven shots.

Mount Academy, now 8-5-1, will play Fort Ann of Sec­tion 2 in a re­gional fi­nal at a place and date to be de­ter­mined. Class B Spack­enkill 2, Rhinebeck 1

At Pough­keep­sie, de­fender Jake Kauf­man scored one goal and stopped two in a shootout as Spack­enkill de­feated Rhinebeck to earn a spot in the cham­pi­onship.

Joe Boland tied the match at 1-1 for (13-3-1) Rhinebeck with 95 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion. Nei­ther team scored in the two over­time pe­ri­ods, forc­ing mat­ters to be set­tled by penalty strokes which Spack­enkill won 4-3.

Kauf­man, An­drew Mor­eira, Travis Klipp and Joey Guer­riero all scored for the (15-2) Spar­tans in the shootout. Kauf­man, whom Spack­enkill coach Manny Blanco worked with as a penalty-kick goalie prac­tices, was

Michael Glick had three saves for the Glad­i­a­tors. Wes­ley Mize made five for New Paltz, which ended the sea­son with a 6-8-2 record.

called into duty. He made the two stops, in­clud­ing a div­ing grab to his right on the fi­nal shot to win it.

“Even af­ter we gave up a heart-break­ing goal with un­der two min­utes, we never re­lin­quished our in­ten­sity,” Blanco said. “I’m very proud of how the boys re­sponded to­day.”

Nick Genco had given Spack­enkill the lead off a Guer­riero as­sist with 22:22 re­main­ing.

The Spar­tans play topseeded Falls­burg for the cham­pi­onship 4 p.m. Thurs­day at Mid­dle­town. Class A Red Hook 1, Saugerties 0

At Red Hook, Hud­son Miller scored off a headsup play from fresh­man Michy Mialma in the fi­nal minute of reg­u­la­tion to give the Raiders the dra­matic win over Saugerties.

“The match was bas­cially a test of wills at mid­field that re­sulted in few re­ally clear chances for ei­ther team,” Red Hook coach Steve Sutton said. “I thought we had more pos­ses­sion and had a cou­ple of op­por­tu­ni­ties to get one in the first half off a cor­ner kick and a cou­ple of goal­mouth scram­bles that (Saugerties

goalie Seth) Van­der­beck did well to save and his de­fense cleared.”

Red Hook out­shot the Sawyers 12-4. Van­der­beck fin­ished with seven saves for (10-6) Saugerties. Ryan Hobson made three for the (9-6-1) Raiders, who play at Corn­wall 2 p.m. Fri­day in a semi­fi­nal. Wal­lkill 5, Pough­keep­sie 0

At Wal­lkill, the topseeded Pan­thers se­cured their semi­fi­nal berth as John Lo­ci­cero had two goals and an as­sist, Andy Acevedo scored and had two as­sists, Lu­cas Smith added a goal and an as­sist and Dy­lan Ry­der also scored to lead the way.

“We played very well,” said Wal­lkill coach Todd An­drews, whose (13-4) team led 3-0 by half­time.

Justin Du­nikowski had five saves for the Pan­thers. Pough­keep­sie keeper Jose Martinez made eight.

The Pan­thers host Goshen in the semis 2 p.m. Fri­day. Goshen 3, New Paltz 0

At New Paltz, Goshen broke open a score­less bat­tle and pulled away with three sec­ond-half goals to beat New Paltz and se­cure a semi­fi­nal spot.

Owen Henkel scored twice, Erick Piasecki also tal­lied and Liam De­gan, Theo Ri­ley and Tom Stick­ley all had as­sists to lead (12-3-2) Goshen.

Michael Glick had three saves for the Glad­i­a­tors. Wes­ley Mize made five for New Paltz, which ended the sea­son with a 6-8-2 record. Class AA New­burgh 2, Roo­sevelt 1

At New­burgh, the (106) Gold­backs got firsthalf goals from Gid­dle Al­varado and Mat­teo Russo and out­stand­ing play from keeper Jakup Myrtja to to earn a quar­ter­fi­nal vic­tory.

Bran­don Gra­cias scored off Nazere Dou­glas’ pass mid­way through the sec­ond half, but (11-3) Roo­sevelt could never get the equal­izer. Myrtja had six saves, in­clud­ing two big ones on bids by Ethan Hart down the stretch.

Ryan Diehl had six saves for the Pres­i­dents.

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