Soccer Teams Sweep Conference Championships

The ACPHS men's and women's soccer teams both won Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Championships (HVIAC) in games hosted at the ACPHS Athletics Field. The men defeated Berkeley College 1-0; the women beat King's College 3-1.

The difference in the men's championship game was a goal by Alex Perry-Ferrari, which came just one minute into the second half. Despite ending the game with a 13-5 shot advantage, Berkeley could never get the equalizer.

ACPHS also notched a 1-0 victory in their semifinal game vs. the Culinary Institute, when they scored the winning goal with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation.

It was the Panthers (10-5, 6-1 HVIAC) six straight appearance in the conference championship and their fourth title during that period.

Earlier in the day, the ACPHS women's team won defeated King's College in the women's championship game.

Despite finishing the season with an undefeated conference record, it wasn't all smooth sailing for ACPHS in the final. The Panthers (13-3-1, 6-0 HVIAC) had to overcome their first deficit in HVIAC play this season when King's College jumped out on top just 13 minutes into the game.

But the Panthers were unfazed and Frances "Skippy" Ripepi tied it up eight minutes later before netting the eventual game-winner at the 37 minute mark. For her efforts, Ripepi was named Tournament MVP.

Head Coach Christine Kanawada, who guided the Panthers to their second straight unblemished conference regular season, was named Coach of the Year following the game. It was the second straight season she has received the award.