Rhinebeck, Red Hook girls soccer teams win division titles
The Rhinebeck Lady Hawks wrapped up the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Division IV soccer title on Oct. 10 with a 4-1 win over Webutuck and, following a 4-1 victory over John A. Coleman on Oct. 17, finished with a perfect record in the division. They were to face Spackenkill in the MHAL semifinals at Marlboro on Oct. 21 at 7pm.
But a tidy wrap-up isn’t Red Hook’s style: a 110-minute game with Marlboro that would decide the winner of MHAL Division II was called because of darkness on Oct. 18, and the penalty kicks to decide the game were moved to the next day at Rhinebeck. Red Hook won in penalty kicks, sealing the team’s 11th straight divisional title. They were to face off with Saugerties at Marlboro on Oct. 21 at 5pm in the MHAL semifinal.
Red Hook boys soccer split two games
Red Hook boys soccer had a big up and a rough down last week, beating Taconic Hills 8-0 on Oct. 14, but falling to Marlboro, 2-1, on Oct. 16. Dennis Hare and Josh Sivulich both managed two goals against Taconic Hills. The team has two regular season games left on the slate, one at Millbrook on Oct. 21 at 7pm and the other against Valley Central on Oct. 23 at 4:30pm.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS
Field Hockey: Red Hook varsity beat Ellenville, 3-0, on Oct. 15, and lost big to undefeated Kingston, 5-1, on Oct. 17; Red Hook dropped to 5-5-1 with the loss. Rhinebeck keyed their first win in a long time with a 3-2 victory over Webutuck on Oct. 15, improving to a 3-9 record under Mary Fleischhauer, who is in her first season as head coach.
Girls Tennis: The MHAL girls tennis tournament has come and gone, and a few locals were in the running. Both Red Hook’s Allix Coon and Clea Schumer made it into the Round of 16; Coon lost 6-1, 6-0 to Stephanie Smith of Onteora, and Schumer fell 6-0, 6-0 to Sophia He of Spackenkill. Red Hook’s doubles team of Sophie Jennis and Maris Flannery beat Anaise Nicolas and Justine Kelly of New Paltz 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, but were beaten in the quarterfinals by Katrina Ackerman and Taylor Pelle of Roosevelt, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. As quarterfinalists, Jennis and Flannery receive automatic berths in the Section IX tournament, which were to begin in Goshen on Oct. 22.