Sunday, July 25, 2010

GOLD! Soccer, field hockey, basketball prevail

Patrick Noonan of Hyde Park accomplished something at the 2010 Empire State Games on Sunday afternoon that no one had to this point.

He scored a goal against New York City.

Noonan's tally from 18 yards out at the top of the box deflected off a City defender in the 72nd minute of an 80-minute game and put Hudson Valley's scholastic men's soccer team ahead. Valley defeated New York City, 1-0, at Amherst North French Soccer Complex in Getzville.

Hudson Valley's team has nine players from the Journal's coverage area on its squad: Noonan, Matt Daeumer (Wappingers Falls), Matt Garcia (Wappingers Falls), Matt Koziol (Poughkeepsie), Chris Metz (Hopewell Junction), Tim Ryan (Poughquag), Codey Stetler (Hopewell Junction), Conor Tasciotti (Poughkeepsie) and J.P. Veliz (Wappingers Falls).

Hudson Valley finished the tournament with an overall record of three wins, no losses and one tie. New York City was 3-1.

Meanwhile over in Amherst...

The Hudson Valley scholastic field hockey team captured its fifth straight gold medal, defeating Long Island, 3-0, at Walter Kunz Stadium on the campus of the University of Buffalo.

Jen Angevine, Leanne Goldblatt and Melissa Colton each scored for Hudson Valley, which finished the tournament with a perfect mark of 4-0.

Local residents Jade Dennett (Fishkill), Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction) and Erin Lidl (Pawling) were on Hudson Valley's roster.

Meanwhile over in Lewiston...

The Hudson Valley scholastic girls basketball team won the gold medal with a 99-53 win over Central at Taps Gallagher Center on the campus of Niagara University.

Teneka Whittaker of Poughkeepsie scored 13 points, while Liz Milner of Cold Spring chipped in six.

Lilian McCabe led Hudson Valley (4-0) with 19 points.

More results as I get them.

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