The Millbrook Blazers Girls lacrosse team dominated their Semi Final Sectional game against Burke Catholic Monday. The team was on fire as they shut out Burke 12-0. Coach Jillian Carfachio said that the whole team was outstanding, mentioning the strength of the defense. Goalie Claire Martell let nothing get past her with six saves.
This game was the Blazer’s second shut out of the season. Goals were scored by Brooke Babbitt 1, Julia Berti 1, Kaitlyn daly 2, Taylor Redl 1, Isa Rosensweig 1, Sam Szalewicz 3 and Liz Halpin scored 3 making her career record now 103 goals.
The Blazers now prepare for the biggest game of the season a Section IX Championship game against Red Hook tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Deitz Stadium in Kingston. Last year Millbrook lost 10-9 in the championship game against Red Hook. Red Hook is the only team that has won against Millbrook this season. The Blazer’s are hungry for the sectional title.
John Tringali, the Millbrook HS tennis coach, briefed us on his young team, giving us a season round-up. He mentioned that with last year’s graduation he lost most of his strong players and therefore had to look to rebuilding by focusing on his younger players. His two stand-outs were Daniel Feigelson who moved into the number one slot and Sam Salander into third. Senior Denny Tyner held down the number two slot. Other new team members include Jesse Harley, Justin O'Hearn and Aaron Greene.
Daniel is a seventh grader, undoubtedly the youngest number one in the system and maybe the youngest varsity player. He ended up second in the Region 9 Varsity tournament at New Paltz winning a sliver medal. He moves on to the Sectionals this week at Goshen.
The team finished a 4-4 season, beating Pine Plains and Coleman 5-0. They also beat Ellenville twice. Onteora was their nemises.
May 14- Millbrook’s girls lacrosse team ended their season with a decisive win over Burke Catholic on Monday, May 11, followed by another win over New Paltz on Tuesday.
Monday’s 6-3 performance confirmed Millbrook’s dominance over Burke as it was a re-run of a prior win. Head Coach Jillian Carfachio the game showed good defensive work on both sides. Goalie Claire Martell had a lively game in the net making 9 saves. Defender Hannah Fisher was aggressive on the field. It may have been because Monday was Fisher’s birthday. However, it was midfielder Liz Halpin who stole the show in scoring her 100th goal. Halpin is the top scorer for the Blazers. She’s scored a goal in every game this season. Her sisters Carrie and Cat are also on the team. On Monday, Halpin took control of the draw, carried up and down the field, whirling the ball into the net just minutes into the game.
On Tuesday the Blazers traveled to New Paltz for their last regular game of the season. The Blazers were on fire, winning 16-4.
Millbrook High School’s track and field is a young team says Head Coach Tracy Keller. “Its still developed but we have had a nucleus of devoted athletics since their middle school days,” said Keller.
This season the track team is proving that they aren’t rookies anymore. With 35 students on the team they participate in events like 50-yard dash, hurdles, javelin, relay races and much more. The team has had one loss season and three wins this season including a win against Webutuck High School, which Millbrook hadn’t defeated in track for seven years.
Although all 35 team members have been working hard to excel in their particular event, senior Delvin Wood has had an excellent season on the track.
“Last year Delvin took 6th at the N.Y. State meet, and is once again running in his winning ways,” said Keller. “He has already qualified to go to the state meet with a winning time of 11.0 seconds in the 100.”
Thursday evening was Senior Night for the Millbrook Girls Lacrosse team as they won their last home game of the season against Highland 17-4. Fellow Classmates, parents, teachers and fans filled the stands at the athletic complex to see the game.
The Millbrook lacrosse team honored its two seniors Mackenzie Harkenrider and Julia Berti during halftime with flowers and hugs. The Millbrook Girl’s Lacrosse program has a young history at Millbrook. The program started five years ago by Head Coach Carfachio. Berti is the last remaining member of the original varsity lacrosse team. She joined as an 8th grader and has been on the team for five years. Berti will be attending College of St. Rose in Albany. Harkenrider was accepted into Cornell for her second year and will be attended Dutchess for her first year. At the moment both seniors aren’t planning to play college level lacrosse.
May 6- Tuesday the Millbrook Girls lacrosse team lost to Red Hook 14-7. The Blazers knew it was going to be tough game since Red Hook is the only team that has managed to beat them this season. Red Hook proved to be strong, playing a fast paced game with lots of scoring said Millbrook Coach Jillian Carfachio.
“Millbrook battled to the end, scoring two of their goals late in the game but missed many opportunities with many shots that went wide,” said Carfachio.
Julia Berti, Kaitlyn Daly 2, Liz Halpin 2, Taylor Redl 1 and Isa Rosensweig 1 scored goals. Millbrook Goalie Claire Martell made 7 saves during the game. The Girls Lacrosse record is now 7-2 for the season. They play their final home game of the season Thursday against Highland at 4:30 p.m.
April 30 - Thursday night the Millbrook girls played lacrosse under the stars against New Paltz, winning 14-5. Mid-fielders Liz Halpin, Kaitlyn Daly and Brooke Babbitt played excellent games, said head coach Jillian Carfachio. She commented on strong technique on offense and defense. Halpin was top scorer with 5 goals followed by Daly and Samantha Szalewicz, each with 3 goals. Babbitt scored 1, Hannah Fisher scored 1 and Carrie Halpin scored 1. Goalie Claire Martell played a great game in the net with 11 saves for Millbrook. The girls lax team currently holds a strong 7-1 record for the season. The Blazers next game has yet to be announced. Check back here for updates.
The Girls lacrosse team traveled to New Paltz on Monday. The Lady Blazers secured a solid win against the New Paltz Huguenots 16-2. Coach Jillian Carfachio said that the win was a real team effort with lots of good passing and assists. Many of the lady Blazers who usually don’t get as much field time where able to play and did very well. Victoria Bonadonna, Hannah FIsher and Emma Sager scored their first varsity goals of the season. Starting players Liz Halpin was the top scorer with 4 points followed by Kaitlyn Daly who scored 3. Brooke Babbitt, Annaelise Clark, Madisen Hall, Mackenzie Harkenrider, Taylor Redl and Isa Rosensweig also scored goals. Blazer Goalie Claire Martell made 4 saves against the Huguenots. The Blazers hold a 6-1 record as they prepare for their next game an evening match on their own turf under the athletic complex lights against O’Neill Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Millbrook’s Girls lacrosse took on last years sectional champs, Red Hook, in a home game Friday, April 17. Red Hook took an early 5-point lead. The home team caught up with scores by Brooke Babbitt, Kaitlyn Daly, Kiri DiCintio, Cat Halpin, Liz Halpin, Samantha Szalewicz and Kelly Waters who all scored one point. The score was a 7-7. In the last 10 minutes Red Hook scored three points ending the game, 10-7. Millbrook’s Goalie Shelby Wilcox played a strong game in the net for Millbrook making 16 saves.
The next day was a home match against Goshen High School, undefeated this season. As the game started Millbrook struggled to keep up. Goshen maintained a narrow lead for most of the game but Millbrook caught on and the day went to Millbrook 7-5. Millbrook’s Babbitt scored 1, DiCintio 1, Halpin 1, Isa Rosensweig 1, Kelly Waters 1 and Samantha Szalewicz scored 2. Freshman Claire Martell had a strong game as goalie-making 13 saves.
After a loss to Williston Northampton, the Millbrook Boys lacrosse team was ecstatic to be back on track with a win against Newburgh 14-8 Saturday, April 11. Junior Marcus Garnot was the top scorer with five goals and two assists. Senior Ian Olson, junior Tim Outwater and Sophomore Alex Censi each scored two goals. Senior and goalie Conor O’Donnell had nine saves throughout the game. Tuesday, April 14 the Blazers take on Hyde Park’s Roosevelt. Check back here for the results.