Thursday turned out to be a pretty crazy day. While I was at Rye to witness the Garnets’ win over Eastchester, Arlington and Scarsdale both got upset wins over Mahopac and White Plains respectively. There will be more to digest in today’s scoreboard, including Pleasantville’s Nicole DiFabio scoring her 100th career goal and a crazy finish in the Clarkstown South/Putnam Valley game.
Also, I plan on being at John Jay to see them take on Yorktown, who have now solidified themselves as the top Class B team after convincingly beating defending champ Somers.
With top player Charlotte Tucci out with an achilles injury, Rye needed someone to step up.
Enter Abby Abate.
The junior completed her hat-trick less than fifteen minutes in, and finished with seven goals as Rye beat visiting Eastchester 17-7 to remain unbeaten this season.
“Especially in the midfield, it’s a huge absence,” she said of Tucci. “I definitely needed to step up, but the other midfielders also stepped up too. It was a whole team effort.”
Rye lead 5-2 after Abate scored her third goal, but Eastchester began dominating the draw controls, and saw Clarissa Mejia score the next two goals within a minute to cut the deficit to one.
Rye’s Payton Emery scored at the 6:57 mark, and the Garnets lead 9-6 at the end of the first half.
“Draw controls are a big part of our game,” Eastchester coach Kylie Gregory said. “We start out strong and realize we can compete. In prior years, this program hasn’t been one that can compete with these better teams.”
After halftime, Eastchester lost its mojo in the draw control circle. Rye stormed out of the gate, getting goals from Ellie O’Callaghan and Caroline Neave within the first five minutes. Eastchester’s Erin Ahern scored off of a free position with 19:11 left, but after that, it was all Rye.
“In the second half, we got a run of draw after draw, and that’s how this game can be sometimes,” Rye coach Dennis Hurlie said. “We’re a pretty good offensive team, and if we keep getting possessions, we’re going to get some shots on goal.”
In addition to Abate, Emery had four goals, Neave had two goals and an assist, while Amanda Hartzell and Caroline Hyland both had one-goal, one-assist games.
“I think our defense has especially stepped up,” Abate said. “We’ve been communicating well and working together well as a unit. We also move the ball really well in transition.”
For Eastchester, Mejia finished with three goals, Gail Kheyman scored twice, Jordyn DiCostanzo had a goal and an assist and Katie Feigenbaum made 10 saves in net.
“We have to start working together more, but we’re getting better, we’re going to get there,” Mejia said. “We just have to keep our heads. There’s a fire in us, we just got to bring it out.”
After the game, Hurlie praised the Eastchester program, mentioning the progress the Eagles have made under Gregory.
“I was so impressed with what they do,” he said. “Defensively, they crash hard, move their feet. Offensively, they run a lot of good stuff, they got a bunch of good dodgers. They gave us a great run.”
Scoreboard for 4/16
Hastings 7, Valhalla 4
For Hastings, Rebecca Litsky, Hannah Jenney and Frances Dovell all had two goals, with Wing O’Casey making 10 saves. For Valhalla, Stephanie Halbauer, Lisa Rice, Jessica Tesoro and Olivia Vlad all scored.
Pelham 14, Harrison 12
For Pelham, Chandler Solomine and Lauren Hade had three goals each in a comeback win.
Westlake 12, Blind Brook 9
For Westlake, Lauren Holzer had four goals and three assists and Emily Sardo had three goals and an assist. For Blind Brook, Courtney Shaw had five goals.
Mamaroneck 15, New Rochelle 8
For Mamaroneck, Olivia Jensen and Brianna Steigerwald both had three-goal, one-assist games, Sophie Artz had three goals, and freshman Emily Mahland, recently called up from JV, had a goal and an assist. For New Rochelle, Jordan Olson had three goals, while Samantha Gavin and Haley Fullerton both scored twice.
Rye Country Day 20, Convent of the Sacred Heart 16
For RCDS, Emily Duarte had eight goals and two assists, Taylor Regan had five goals and five assists, Julia Massaro had three goals and two assists and Zoe Verni had two goals and three assists.
Ardsley 10, Sleepy Hollow 4
For Ardsley, Colleen Muldoon had five goals and an assist, Jessie Siegel had two goals and Kruti Sutaria made 12 saves. For Sleepy Hollow, Molly Von Heill had two goals and Emily Comas made 14 saves.
Tappan Zee 18, Nanuet 5
For Tappan Zee, Jess Migge had five goals, Brianna McCleary had three goals and two assists, Amanda Paul had two goals and an assist and Kerri O’Rourke had a goal and three assists. Kiera Young scored twice for Nanuet.
North Salem 10, Edgemont 9
For North Salem, Paige Werlau had six goals and Lydia Werlau scored twice. For Edgemont, Shelby Brokenstein had three goals. North Salem trailed 6-2 at halftime.
Lakeland 19, Beacon 0
For Lakeland, Dana Bozek had two goals and three assists, Katie Bradbury and Gianna Napoli both had two-goal, two-assist games, while Molly Fitzpatrick and Jackie Picard both had two-goal, one-assist games.
Pearl River 18, Irvington 7
For Pearl River, Kayla Moreau and Maggie Davin both scored four goals. For Irvington, Mallory Toolan and Emma DeRose had three goals each.
Byram Hills 17, Noelle Love 13
For Byram Hills, Noelle Love had six goals and an assist and Allison Khouri had four goals. For Pleasantville, Nicole DiFabio had six goals, including the 100th of her career.
Greens Farms 13, Holy Child 9
For Holy Child, Bridget Hans had five goals, Madison Warne had a goal and two assists and Margaret Semprevivo made 13 saves.
Suffern 13, Clarkstown North 1
For Suffern, Alli Iodice and Kat Martinelli both had two-goal, two-assist games, while Baley Parrott and Jordan Drab both had two-goal, one-assist games. Jordan Cohan scored for Clarkstown North.
Clarkstown South 13, Putnam Valley 12
For Clarkstown South, Erin Kelly had six goals and an assist and scored the game-winner off of a free position with six seconds left. Julianna Vincini had three goals and an assist and Danielle McIvor had two goals and an assist. For Putnam Valley, Eva Rabson had six goals and an assist and Gina Valentino scored twice. Clarkstown South trailed 8-5 at the half.
Arlington 7, Mahopac 6
The Poughkeepsie Journal’s game story can be read here.
Scarsdale 11, White Plains 7
Nyack 12, Albertus Magnus 4
Schedule for 4/17
Harvey at Watkinson, 4 p.m.
Trinity at Masters, 4 p.m.
Briarcliff at Ossining, 4:15 p.m.
Fox Lane at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Yonkers at Pawling, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
Hen Hud at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Westlake, 4:45 p.m.
Yorktown at John Jay, 4:45 p.m.
Hackley at Riverdale, 5:30 p.m.
(Photos by Adrian Szkolar/The Journal News)