I went out to Horace Greeley to catch their game against Brewster on Wednesday. In a league match-up between two teams on the sectional bubble, Greeley secured a much-needed win.
In addition to that, Anna Waterhouse, a senior who only had two career goals by the end of her sophomore year, scored her 100th career goal in the game. Video of the goal, as well as my game story and photo gallery, can be seen below.
Waterhouse wasn’t the only player to hit a milestone on Wednesday. Blind Brook’s Courtney Shaw became the first player in program history to hit 200 career goals; Eastchester’s Jordyn DiCostanzo became the first player in program history to reach 300 career points; North Salem’s Ryann Shaughnessy became the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer; Wappingers’ Dana Volk scored her 100th career goal; Tappan Zee’s Carmella Liscio and Kerri O’Rourke got their 100th career goal and assist respectively, and Somers’ Livy Rosenzweig scored her 100th career goal.
CHAPPAQUA — For the first half of Horace Greeley’s game against Brewster, Anna Waterhouse didn’t seem like her usual self.
The senior, who came into Wednesday sitting at 99 career goals, was having a difficult time hitting the net, and at one point, turned the ball over on a free position after jumping early.
But 1:34 into the second half, Waterhouse found open space in the middle of the Brewster defense, ran in and scored to get her 100th career goal.
After that, everything seemed alright for Waterhouse, who would finish the game with three goals and three assists and lead Horace Greeley to a 14-10 win.
“At first, I wanted to rush it in and get that goal, but then I realized I needed to take it slow it down,” she said. “It’s a great feeling to have a hundred this season.”
In the first half, Horace Greeley jumped out to a 4-0 with goals from Emma Lowrey, Izzie Gutenplan, and Julia Arrese (2). At one point, Brewster managed to cut the deficit down to 5-3 with consecutive goals from Lauren Craft, but Horace Greeley got goals from Megan Graham, Arrese and Lowrey in the last five minutes, and took an 8-4 lead into halftime.
After Waterhouse scored her 100th goal, Horace Greeley extended its lead to 11-4 with goals from Arrese and Lowrey.
For the rest of the second half, Brewster managed to cut the deficit to four goals, but strong goaltending from Lindsey Emery ensured that Horace Greeley remained in control throughout the rest of the game.
“I think we’re a little down with our play, we thought we had it in the bag,” Brewster’s Craft said. “We’ve gotten better, but we’ve got to stop making silly mistakes.”
With sectionals coming up and both teams on the bubble to make the tournament, the win gives Horace Greeley, who now have a 5-9-1 record, a much-needed boost towards qualification.
“It’s especially important since we need the confidence,” Waterhouse said of the win. “We all want to be successful as a team and get every win we can.”
In addition to Waterhouse, Arrese finished with five goals, Lowrey had three goals and an assist, Megan Graham had a goal and an assist and Emery made 13 saves.
“She’s just such an unbelievable player to watch and play with it; we all knew she was going to get it in somehow,” Arrese said of Waterhouse. “She always puts the team first, she doesn’t think of herself first, she looks for the best play.”
Brewster, who fell to 3-11, saw Craft finish with five goals and Taylor Doria finish with two goals and two assists.
It won’t get any easier for the Bears, as they close out the season with games against Somers and Section 9’s Red Hook.
“I didn’t think we came out with a lot of energy in the first half, and to be honest, we didn’t play well today,” Brewster coach Gerry Walsh said. “It’s going to be a mountain to climb.”
Scoreboard for 5/7
Rye 19, Eastchester 7
For Eastchester, Jordyn DiCostanzo had four goals and became the first player in the program’s history to reach 300 career points.
Pleasantville 19, Irvington 15
For Pleasantville, Nancy Howe had six goals. For Irvington, Mallory Toolan had seven goals and two assists.
Bronxville 20, Edgemont 17
For Bronxville, Ellie Walsh had seven goals and an assist, Allie Berkery had five goals, Mason Warble had three goals and an assist, Caroline Cahaney had a goal and three assists and Charlotte Reynolds had five assists. For Edgemont, Julie Miner had six goals, Anna Chao had four goals and two assists and Maddie Welker had four goals.
Westlake 16, Blind Brook 8
For Westlake, Lauren Holzer had five goals and an assist, Emily Sardo had three goals and three assists, Anelise Catto had three goals and Brianna DiLiberti made 12 saves. For Blind Brook, Courtney Shaw had four goals and became the first player in program history to reach 200 career goals.
Hastings 10, Valhalla 7
For Hastings, Lia Stephens had four goals and an assist, Hannah Stein scored twice and Wing O’Casey made 19 saves in net. For Valhalla, Colleen Kelly had three goals and Raphaela Da Silva scored twice.
North Salem 18, Wappingers 9
For North Salem, Ryann Shaughnessy had five goals and three assists and became the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 189 career goals. Paige Werlau had six goals and two assists, Hannah Pastore had two goals and an assist and Amira Flayhan scored her first varsity goal. For Wappingers, Dana Volk had four goals, including the 100th of her career.
Lakeland/Panas 16, Hen Hud 8
For Lakeland/Panas, Molly Fitzpatrick had four goals, Dana Bozek had three goals and two assists, Katie Bradbury had three goals and Gianna Paglia had two goals and an assist. For Hen Hud, Amber Feminella had three goals and an assist, while Kate Kenny scored twice.
Somers 16, Fox Lane 6
For Somers, Livy Rosenzweig scored her 100th career goal.
Tappan Zee 15, Nanuet 8
For Tappan Zee, Carmella Liscio had six goals and reached 100 career goals, Kerri O’Rourke had three assists and to reach 100 for her career, and Brianna McCleary had a hat-trick.
Mamaroneck 14, New Rochelle 3
For Mamaroneck, Brianna Steigerwald had four goals and an assist, Olivia Jensen had two goals and five assists, Freya Cantwell scored twice and Talia Land made nine saves. New Rochelle got goals from Haley Fullerton, Zoe Steffenson and Julia Middlesworth.
Hackley 15, Horace Mann 4
For Hackley, Sammy Mueller had five goals and two assists, Kat Cucullo had three goals and an assist, Amanda Rosenstein had two goals and an assist and Morgan Connor made eight saves.
Holy Child 15, Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC) 13
For Holy Child, Margaret Semprevivo had eight goals, Madison Warne had five goals and three assists and Charlotte Bronsnan had two goals and three assists.
Ardsley 11, Sleepy Hollow 10
For Ardsley, Jessie Siegal, Alia Zuckerman, Nessa Kiernan and Colleen Muldoon all scored twice, while Kruti Sutaria made 15 saves. For Sleepy Hollow, Katy Bender had three goals, Jane Maloy scored twice and Emily Comas made 14 saves.
Nyack 16, Albertus Magnus 10
For Nyack, Tara Blinn had five goals, Jennifer Farrell had four goals and three assists and Danielle Lydecker had four goals and an assist. For Albertus, Nikki Leone had three goals, while Kyra Clinton and Mairead Durkin both had two-goal, one-assist games.
Suffern 19, North Rockland 9
Horace Greeley 14, Brewster 10
Schedule for 5/8
White Plains vs. Scarsdale at Scarsdale Middle School, 4:15 p.m.
Briarcliff at Irvington, 4:15 p.m.
Edgemont at New Rochelle, 4:15 p.m.
Harvey at Masters (Ct.), 4:30 p.m.
Wappingers at Arlington, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook vs. Dobbs Ferry at Mercy College, 5 p.m.
Beacon at Ossining, 6 p.m.
(Photos by Adrian Szkolar/The Journal News)