Ron­d­out, On­te­ora reach Sec­tion 9, Class C fi­nal

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

Ron­d­out Val­ley, which has won the Class B field hockey ti­tle the last five years, will be bid­ding to add a new let­ter to its col­lec­tion Fri­day when the Gan­ders play for Sec­tion 9’s Class C cham­pi­onship.

Ron­d­out Val­ley, which has won the Class B field hockey ti­tle the last five years, will be bid­ding to add a new let­ter to its col­lec­tion Fri­day when the Gan­ders play for Sec­tion 9’s Class C cham­pi­onship.

Ron­d­out beat Spack­enkill 2-0 to ad­vance to the 3:30 p.m. fi­nal at Di­etz Sta­dium. The Gan­ders will play On­te­ora, which de­feated We­bu­tuck 1-0 in over­time. Ron­d­out 2, Spack­enkill 0

The (11-3-3) Gan­ders got first-half goals from Court­ney Cof­fey and Erin Weimann to take charge of their semi­fi­nal match.

Cof­fey scored 5:39 into the match as a per­fect series of passes within the cir­cle set up Makay­lah Mutz’s hard stroke to Cof­fey at the right post for the tip-in.

Ron­d­out scored again with 6:09 left in the half off a penalty cor­ner. Spar­tan goal­keeper El­iz­a­beth Sch­wo­erer stopped the ini­tial shot, but Weimann banged in the re­bound.

The Gan­ders out­shot Spack­enkill 16-1. Sch­wo­erer had nine saves, while Ron­d­out’s Court­ney Smith made one for the shutout.

Ron­d­out is 20 stu­dents short of be­ing a Class B for field hockey this year. The last time the Gan­ders were Class C in this sport was 1985. On­te­ora 1, We­bu­tuck 0

Hai­ley Mainieri fin­ished off a per­fect pos­ses­sion and scored with 52 sec­onds left in the first OT to give On­te­ora the vic­tory.

“Hai­ley con­trolled the ball per­fectly and was able to score in the cor­ner,” On­te­ora coach Ni­cole Mur­phy said. “Over­all, the game was pretty bal­anced and tense Most of the game was done within the 25-yard lines with not too many shots on goal.”

The Ea­gles might have had their col­lec­tive hearts in their throats ear­lier in the over­time when We­bu­tuck got a break­away. It was a 2-on-1 and the lone de­fender was goalie Baileigh Griese. The ju­nior came out of the cage, rushed the play­ers and got the ball out of the cir­cle.

“We­bu­tuck gave us a tough game with many break­aways by Ju­lia Butts, but my de­fense of Ryan Wright and Natalya Mor­ton were able to stop her in her tracks,” Mur­phy said.

On­te­ora will be look­ing for its first sec­tion ti­tle in 19 years. Red Hook de­clared cham­pion —— CLASS C Quar­ter­fi­nal Oct. 22 Spack­enkill at Pine Plains, ppd. Oct. 24 Spack­enkill 2, Pine Plains 0 Semi­fi­nals Oct. 25 On­te­ora 1, We­bu­tuck 0, OT Ron­d­out 2, Spack­enkill 0 Cham­pi­onship Oct. 28 No. 1 Ron­d­out vs. No. 2 On­te­ora at Di­etz Sta­dium, 3:30 p.m. —— Fi­nals Oct. 28 Semi­fi­nal win­ners, at Mid­dle­town, 3 p.m. —— Class B First round Oct. 21 Dover 3, High­land 0 Quar­ter­fi­nals Oct. 25 Spack­enkill 6, Dover 0 Ellenville 1, Lib­erty 0 Rhinebeck 4, Marl­boro 2 James I. O’Neill 1, Burke Catholic 0 Semi­fi­nals Oct. 28 No. 4 Ellenville at No. 1 Spack­enkill, 2 p.m. No. 3 Rhinebeck at No. 2 O’Neill, 2 p.m. Fi­nals Oct. 31

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