WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!
MONDAY, MAY 2
* HIGH SCHOOLS *
HS BASEBALL: Red Hook 4, Poughkeepsie 1
HS BASEBALL: Marlboro at Roosevelt, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Highland at New Paltz, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Dover at Ellenville, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Rhinebeck at Onteora, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Pine Plains at Spackenkill, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Webutuck at Millbrook, PPD
HS BASEBALL: John Jay at Yorktown, PPD
HS BASEBALL: Haldane at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
HS BASEBALL: Beacon at Arlington, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Kingston at Newburgh, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Highland at New Paltz, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Dover at Ellenville, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Rhinebeck at Onteora, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Pine Plains at Spackenkill, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Marlboro at Roosevelt, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Pawling at John Jay-Cross River, 4:30 p.m.
HS SOFTBALL: Lakeland at Lourdes, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: John Jay at Yorktown, PPD
HS SOFTBALL: Haldane at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
HS BOYS LACROSSE: Highland 10, Saugerties 3
HS BOYS LACROSSE: Minisink Valley 17, Millbrook 6
HS BOYS LACROSSE: Lourdes 20, Albertus Magnus 6
HS BOYS LACROSSE: Rondout Valley 13, New Paltz 3
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Kingston at Saugerties, 4 p.m.
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Red Hook 15, Saugerties 13
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Cornwall at Roosevelt, 4:30 p.m.
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Walter Panas at Beacon, 4:30 p.m.
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: North Salem at Pawling, 4:30 p.m.
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Horace Greeley at Wappingers, PPD
HS GIRLS LACROSSE: Mahopac at Lourdes, 7 p.m.
HS BOYS TENNIS: Kingston at Pine Bush, 4 p.m.
HS BOYS TENNIS: Marlboro at Pine Plains, PPD
HS BOYS TENNIS: Highland at Rhinebeck, PPD
HS BOYS TENNIS: Millbrook at Onteora, PPD
HS BOYS TENNIS: Ellenville at Spackenkill, PPD
HS BOYS TENNIS: Roosevelt at New Paltz, PPD
HS BOYS TENNIS: Beacon at Hendrick Hudson, 4:30 p.m.
HS BOYS TENNIS: Lourdes at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
HS BOYS GOLF: Carmel at Ketcham, 3:15 p.m.
HS BOYS GOLF: Middletown at Kingston, 3:30 p.m.
HS BOYS GOLF: Mahopac at Lakeland, 3:30 p.m.
HS GIRLS GOLF: Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh, 2 p.m.
HS GIRLS GOLF: Warwick at Marlboro, PPD
HS GIRLS GOLF: New Paltz at Onteora, 4 p.m.
HS GIRLS GOLF: Dover at Ellenville, 4:15 p.m.
HS TRACK AND FIELD: John Jay-CR at Brewster, 4:15 p.m.
HS TRACK AND FIELD: Newburgh at Middletown, 4 p.m.
HS TRACK AND FIELD: Mahopac at Walter Panas, 4:15 p.m.
* COLLEGES *
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Millbrook volleyball falls just short in Class C state championship match

By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

GLENS FALLS – There were little to no tears from the Millbrook High School volleyball team on Sunday after the Blazers were swept by Eden in the New York State, Class C championship match at the Glens Falls Civic Center, losing 25-7, 25-18, 25-15.

And, really, why should there be?

“There might have been some tears,” the Blazers’ Audrey Ouimet said, “but I don’t think they were over the loss. I think it was more that the season and this incredible ride was over, you know?”

“We had an amazing season,” junior setter Meredith Dignan said with a big smile. “I mean, look at this, look where we are again. To be in the state championships is incredible.”

The only unfortunate part of the ride for Millbrook was simply this – running into Eden. Short and sweet, the team from Section Six is a volleyball powerhouse. This is Eden’s fifth consecutive state championship, seven of the last eight, and 11 of the last 18. Senior Lainy Pierce, who earned tournament MVP honors, is off to Penn State.

In actuality, Eden’s Heather Holscher was the best player on the floor on Sunday with 19 kills, and it was her powerful hitting that flustered Millbrook momentarily in the 25-7 Game One loss.

“It might have been nerves, yeah, but once we got the first game under our belt I think we got it together,” Millbrook’s Amanda Critelli said. “We came back strong in the second and third games.”

The pivotal sequence came in the second game when the Blazers were tied 18-18 thanks to a big-time block at the net by senior Brittany Keenan. But Eden ripped off the next seven points to win. But Millbrook didn’t go away. At one point in Game Three, Eden coach Stephen Pierce called a timeout – the first timeout the five-time champs took all weekend.

“That in and of itself was a victory for us,” Millbrook coach Shawn Stoliker said. “We had them on the run in the second and third games, no doubt about it. We could see it in their faces that they knew they were in for a match.”

“Absolutely,” Dignan said. “But we’re not a big team. We’re short. There’s only so much we could do and, really, that’s a great team over there. Eden deserved the state championship the way they played all weekend.”

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