WELCOME TO HUDSON VALLEY SPORTS REPORT!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
* HIGH SCHOOLS *
HS BOYS SOCCER: Arlington 2, John Jay 1 (OT)
HS BOYS SOCCER: Brewster at Somers, 4:15 p.m.
HS BOYS SOCCER: Webutuck 8, Coleman 1
HS BOYS SOCCER: Wallkill 3, Marlboro 0
HS BOYS SOCCER: Saugerties 1, Poughkeepsie 1
HS BOYS SOCCER: Rondout Valley at Highland, 4:15 p.m.
HS BOYS SOCCER: Red Hook 4, New Paltz 1
HS BOYS SOCCER: Ketcham 8, Carmel 2
HS BOYS SOCCER: Spackenkill 6, Ellenville 0
HS BOYS SOCCER: Onteora 2, Dover 1
HS BOYS SOCCER: Ossining 1, Beacon 0
HS BOYS SOCCER: North Salem 1, Pawling 0
HS BOYS SOCCER: Arlington B 1, Putnam Valley 0
HS BOYS SOCCER: Millbrook at Pine Plains, 7 p.m.
HS GIRLS SOCCER: Carmel at Hendrick Hudson, 4:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS SOCCER: Millbrook at Pine Plains, 5 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Pawling at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Hendrick Hudson 3, Beacon 1
HS VOLLEYBALL: Rhinebeck at Roosevelt, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Dover at Saugerties, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Onteora at New Paltz, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Spackenkill at Rondout Valley, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Marlboro 3, Highland 0
HS VOLLEYBALL: Poughkeepsie at Millbrook, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Red Hook at Pine Plains, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Ellenville at Webutuck, 5:45 p.m.
HS VOLLEYBALL: Haldane 3, North Salem 0
HS FIELD HOCKEY: Brewster at Somers, 4:15 p.m.
HS FIELD HOCKEY: Spackenkill at Rhinebeck, 4:15 p.m.
HS FIELD HOCKEY: John Jay-EF 3, Lourdes 0
HS FIELD HOCKEY: Arlington at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.
HS FIELD HOCKEY: Ketcham at Carmel, 6:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Brewster at Lakeland, 4:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Spackenkill 5, Marlboro 0
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Beacon 4, Ossining 1
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Haldane at Peekskill, 4:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Fox Lane at John Jay, 4:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Ketcham at Arlington, 4:15 p.m.
HS GIRLS TENNIS: Lourdes 7, Mahopac 0
HS SWIMMING: Minisink Valley 86, Marlboro 77
HS SWIMMING: Rhinebeck at Warwick, 4:30 p.m.
HS SWIMMING: Cornwall at Poughkeepsie, 4:30 p.m.
HS SWIMMING: Roosevelt at John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
HS GOLF: Webutuck at Onteora, 4:15 p.m.
HS GOLF: Ellenville at Rhinebeck, 4:15 p.m.
HS GOLF: Dover at Coleman, 4:15 p.m.
HS CROSS COUNTRY: Red Hook at Marlboro, 4:15 p.m.
HS CROSS COUNTRY: Rondout Valley at New Paltz, 4:15 p.m.
HS CROSS COUNTRY: Highland, Webutuck, Onteora, Coleman at Roosevelt, 4:15 p.m.
HS CROSS COUNTRY: Girls — Wallkill def. Dover, 24-32; Wallkill def. Ellenville, 15-50; Dover def. Ellenville, 15-50
* 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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