The high school girls soccer teams from Spackenkill and Millbrook figure to get better acquainted with each other today when the teams face off in a Mid-Hudson Athletic League semifinal at 7 p.m. at Marlboro High School.
Spackenkill closed the regular season on Monday by handing host Millbrook its first loss of the season, 3-0. Spackenkill improved to 13-1, while Millbrook fell to 9-1-2.
Sarah Glassberg and Rachel Davis scored in the first half for Spackenkill, and Aislinn Speranza tallied in the second half. Millbrook goalkeeper Megan Revay (two saves) left the contest due to a head injury suffered on Davis’ goal. She was replaced by freshman Aimee Jacques, who made 10 saves.
“I think my team knew we were playing the same team two days in a row. We knew they were undefeated and knew it would be a good challenge for us,” Spackenkill coach Mike Corbett said. “We were trying to get ready for (Monday) and MHALs. We made sure we went and played a good game. The defense has been playing fantastic all season.”
Beesanne Kurzum made two saves for Spackenkill.
“I think we were a little put off by their record coming in. I think we played pretty good,” Millbrook coach Sean McGuigan said. “Spackenkill is certainly a skilled team. I’m definitely looking forward to (today). I was playing around with the lineup and some changes I was looking to make going into sectionals.”
The winner of today’s Spackenkill-Millbrook game will face the winner of today’s 5 p.m. Red Hook-Saugerties game on Thursday at 5 p.m.