Lots of players stood out in some surprising results. Andie O’Sullivan scored six goals in Nyack’s 11-11 draw at North Rockland. White Plains’ Kate Leone accounted for nine of her team’s 12 goals in the Tigers’ 12-2 win over Brewster and followed that up with a hat trick against Yorktown. Lakeland/Panas’ Molly Fitzpatrick also put together a solid performance (seven goals, one assist) in the Rebels/ 14-12 win against Mahopac.
It wasn’t just players with big offensive numbers that were impressive. Ursuline’s Nikki Apostopoulos was huge in cage for the Koalas, helping them go 3-0 against Scarsdale, Mamaroneck and Bronxville.
Caitlin Leary, Suffern—
It’s tough to stand out on an offense that features so much talent, but Leary did just that. The junior attacker posted at least six points and five goals in all three of the Mounties’ wins. Leary started things off with five goals and an assist in Suffern’s 20-9 win over Yorktown. She’d follow that up with eight-point games against Pearl River (five goals, three assists) and Greenwich (seven goals, one assist).
What’s impressive about Leary’s production is the teams she’s doing it against. Yorktown is a traditionally strong team. Pearl River looks to be one of the early favorites in Class C. Greenwich reached the state finals in Connecticut last season.
The caliber of opponents won’t get any easier for Leary and company. The Mounties have their most difficult stretch this week, taking on a talented long island squad (Bay Shore) and one of the best teams in the country (Moorestown, N.J.).
2014 Beasts of the Week:
Olivia Smith, Dobbs Ferry
Kaitlyn Rau, North Rockland