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High school roundup: Wood scores, sending Dover to semifinals | USA Today High School Sports



Abbey Wood scored on a penalty kick in the 66th minute as the fourth-seeded Dover High School girls soccer team topped No. 5 Liberty, 1-0, in a Section 9 Class B quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Honesti Crochran made seven saves for the Dragons (11-4), who visit Spackenkill at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Sweeper Anna Canzoneri, outside backs Hailey Brown and Marissa McDermott “were the glue to the back end,” Dover coach Melvin Maduemezia said, and Amber Bosser “controlled the game and dominated the middle.”

Wood drew a foul in the box, setting up the penalty kick. She then beat the goalie, firing toward the left corner.

“Our girls controlled the game and Abbey came through with the big goal,” Maduemezia said. “The defense has been the main force of this team.”

Rhinebeck 4, John S. Burke Catholic 1 — Michelle Giamportone scored four goals and Natalie Hutchins had three assists to lead third-seeded Rhinebeck over No. 6 Burke in a Section 9 Class B quarterfinal.

Giamportone put the Hawks on the board in the 11th minute, then made it 2-0 three minutes later. Her fourth goal, again off a feed from Hutchins, made it 4-0 in the 69th minute.

“Michelle made the best of her opportunities and played one of her strongest games this year,” Hawks coach Matt Grande said in a statement.

Dani Amidon made five saves and Sarah Tobias had one stop for Rhinebeck (13-2), which visits James I. O’Neill at 2 p.m. Thursday.

“Burke is strong up top so we worked on our defense the last few days,” Grande said. “I was thrilled with how well they played.”

North Rockland 2, Arlington 0 — Becky Gold made seven saves, but it came in a loss as No. 6 Arlington fell to third-seeded North Rockland in a Class AA quarterfinal.

“We played tremendous all year,” Admirals coach Kieran McIlvenny said of his team, which finished 13-5. “North Rockland was in the state finals the last two years, so it was a tough draw. It was a fun experience and we’re looking forward to building on it next year.”

O’Neill 2, Marlboro 0 — Second-seeded O’Neill scored twice in the first five minutes to down No. 7 Marlboro in a Section 9 Class B quarterfinal.

“Gabby Antich did a phenomenal job at center defender, keeping things manageable and Eliz Fino in goal did a great job of keeping us in the game,” said Iron Dukes coach Keith Walker, whose team finishes 7-9. “It was an injury-plagued season, but the girls played hard in every single game and made sure they were competitive despite the situation.”

Boys soccer

Dennis Hare and Zach Sivulich each scored for top-seeded Red Hook, but No. 4 Cornwall rallied to pull the upset, 3-2, in overtime in a Section 9 Class A semifinal. Jacob Burgess scored the winner in overtime for Cornwall.

Hare, off a feed from Robbie Graham, put the Raiders on the board in the first half. Sivulich’s goal on a free kick made it 2-0. Zack Decker made nine saves for Red Hook.

Cornwall faces Goshen in the final at 6 p.m. Friday at Marlboro High School.

“Our seniors have given this program so much,” Raiders coach Steve Sutton said in a statement. “Zach Sivulich has been starting since eighth grade. Dennis Hare and Zack Decker since ninth. Robbie Graham, Jhared Vosburgh, Justin Deckoff and Ted Schumer have been with us for three years. Very big shoes to fill next year.”

Solomon Schechter 1, Haldane 0 — Blaine Fitzgerald made 13 saves for fourth-seeded Haldane, but it came in a loss to No. 1 Schechter in a Section 1 Class C semifinal.

Danny Heitmann, Corbett Francis and Andrew Platt “played great defense,” said Haldane coach Ahmed Dwidar, whose team went 2-15. “It was a rebuilding year, but they battled every game.”

“Field conditions were terrible, it was muddy everywhere,” Dwidar said of the field at Schechter. “We shouldn’t have played the game. But we can’t blame it on that. We didn’t finish our chances, so we lost.”


Jaclyn Smith had 15 kills and 10 digs to lead Pawling over Our Lady of Lourdes, 25-16, 25-19, 25-14, on Tuesday. Elsie Martin added 12 digs and Shannon Ward had seven digs for the Tigers (12-4).

Julia Wheler had three kills and nine digs, Jessica D’Auria had 10 digs and six kills, and Ceara Giametta had 14 assists and eight digs for Lourdes.

Pawling advances to the Section 1 Class C tournament and will host a playoff game on Monday at 4:30 p.m. against an opponent to be determined. Seeding for the playoffs will be announced on Wednesday.

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