Red Hook High School won its 11th straight Mid-Hudson Athletic League girls soccer division title on Saturday in an unconventional way, defeating Marlboro 3-1 on penalty kicks in the MHAL Division II tiebreaker at Rhinebeck High School on Saturday.
The Raiders and Iron Dukes played to a scoreless tie on Friday and ran out of sunlight, so the teams packed everything up and met in Rhinebeck to settle the tie.
Red Hook will face Division 1 champion Saugerties on Monday in a 5 p.m. MHAL semifinal at Marlboro. Division 3 champion Spackenkill will play Division 4 champion Rhinebeck in a 7 p.m. semifinal also at Marlboro.
“It was pretty weird having all the girls show up at the high school. We practiced a few penalty kicks and waited around for officials,” Red Hook coach Jason Pavlich said. “The whole thing took around 12 minutes and then we got on the bus and drove back to Red Hook.”
Red Hook’s first three shooters — Shannon Berg, Alexa Franceschi and Claire Dyal — all scored and Raiders goalkeeper Shelby Wilcox stopped the first two Marlboro kicks. Alexandra Martins scored on Marlboro’s third kick. Marlboro goalkeeper Michelle Nowak stopped Red Hook’s fourth kick, and Marlboro’s fourth kick went over the crossbar to clinch the win for Red Hook.