Devin Brandt notched a hat trick, as the host No. 4 New Paltz High School boys lacrosse team defeated fifth-seeded James I. O’Neill 9-4 in a Section 9 Class C quarterfinal on Wednesday.
It marked the Huguenots’ first ever playoff win, and they will face top-seeded Red Hook in the semifinals on Friday.
Ben Cuppett added two goals while Noam Schwartz scored once and made three assists. J.C. Ragano (one goal, one assist), Will Kay (one goal, one assist) and Phil Dorman (one goal, one assist) chipped in.
Goalie Tommy Mihalics made 17 saves.
“He had the game of his life,” New Paltz coach Ron Constable said of Mihalics. “I’m just really proud of the team.”
New Paltz’s Alessandro Mauceri and Isaac Cheruiyot qualified for the state tennis tournament, winning the consolation doubles match of the Section 9 boys tennis championships Wednesday at the Match Point Tennis Center in Goshen.
The duo beat Warwick’s Pearse Algiere and Dean Redmond, 6-3, 6-4, in the consolation match. They advance to the state tournament, June 2-4 at the National Tennis Center in Queens.
Mauceri and Cheruiyot had lost in the semifinals before rebounding. The Cornwall tandem of Dan Leach and Mike Miller won the tournament.
John Jay’s Kyle Hover shot a 9-over par-79 on Wednesday and had a two-day total of 159 to tie for 15th in the Section 1 boys golf championship at Fenway Golf Club.
Hover missed the cut to qualify for next month’s state tournament, but he was named to the all-section team. Rye’s James McHugh carded a 144 to win the tournament for a second straight year.
Nick DiMarco of Roy C. Ketcham carded an 84 in the second round, and teammate Ryan Racca had an 88.
Several locals will compete in the Dutchess County Coach’s Tournament on June 31 at McCann Memorial Golf Course.
Alex Cymbal of New Paltz shot a 197 over both days of the Section 9 championship and placed ninth, qualifying for the New York State tournament.
Cymbal shot a 98 on the first day at par-35 Apple Greens Golf Course and a 99 in the final round.
Grace Messenger of Marlboro shot a 111 and placed 20th overall.