Mount Academy claims third straight D crown
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.