Busy, busy day for lacrosse in the Lower Hudson Valley. I went to Suffern this morning and caught the Mounties’ 14-11 win over Moorestown, a top New Jersey team. Perhaps the most notable result was Bronxville beating Rye 11-7 on the road. The Broncos are looking legit.
Also, a few milestones to note: Pearl River’s Courtney Ocasal scored her 100th career goal, Hackley’s Amanda Rosenstein also scored her 100th career goal, Mahopac’s Kim Harker got her 300th career point and Eastchester’s Katie Feigenbaum reached 700 career saves.
SUFFERN — The out-of-section games have not been kind to Suffern this season.
After suffering could-have, would-have and/or should-have heartbreaking losses to national powers such as Manhasset, Garden City and Milton, the Mounties closed out the regular season with a 14-11 win over New Jersey power Moorestown on Saturday.
“This win was really important for us,” Suffern’s Caitlin Leary said. “We have worked harder than ever this past week; it paid off.”
Suffern lead 8-4 at halftime, but Moorestown opened the second half with three straight draw control wins and three consecutive goals from Quinn Nicolai to quickly make it a one-goal game.
While it seemed like a repeat of what had happened in the past this season, Suffern refused to break completely.
With 21:28 left, Moorestown’s Alex O’Donnell was given a yellow card for a tough check to Suffern’s Regina Sharp. With it being the team’s fourth yellow card, Moorestown played down a man for the rest of the game.
Sharp finished off of the ensuing free position to put Suffern back up two.
“When we were up early in the other games and then went down, I think we realized what we were doing wrong,” Suffern’s Baley Parrott said. “Coming into this game, we knew what changes we had to make.”
Moorestown hung around, with the teams exchanging goals until the 13:03 mark. Suffern got consecutive goals from Jordan Drab, Alli Iodice, Parrott and Dana Gisonno to take a 14-9 lead with 8:47 left in the game.
“We’ve had a rough go against the teams that we’re similar to and came up on the short end of the stick a couple of times,” Suffern coach John Callanan said. “It’s good to get a win.”
Gisonno and Iodice both had three-goal, one-assist games, Parrott had a goal and four assists, Leary had three goals and Mikaila Cheeseman made eight saves, most of them coming in a strong second-half performance.
With the win, Suffern improves to 11-5, and will head into sectionals on a five-game winning streak.
“We just need to keep working hard and keep up with the running we’ve been doing this past week,” Leary said. “Just keep what we’re doing.”
Scoreboard for 5/9
Pearl River 20, Nanuet 8
For Pearl River, Courtney Ocasal had four goals and an assist, including career goal #100, Maggie Davin and Lindsay Stephen both had four goals, Kayla Moreau had three goals and two assists and Margaret Buhrmeister had two goals and two assists. For Nanuet, Kiera Young had four goals, Nicole Menentski scored twice and Maylan Nguyen made 18 saves.
Eastchester 15, Albertus Magnus 12
For Eastchester, Jordyn DiCostanzo had six goals and two assists and went seven for eight on draw controls, Clarissa Mejia had five goals and two assists, Emme DiPasquale scored twice and Katie Feigenbaum made 21 saves, including the 700th of her career. For Albertus, Kristen Arendt had three goals, Kyra Clinton had two goals and an assist, while Madison Bagatta and Nikki Leone both scored twice.
Pleasantville 16, Dobbs Ferry 8
For Pleasantville, Nicole DiFabio and Nancy Howe both had four-goal, one-assist games, Karina Roye had three goals and two assists and Lauren Schmidt had a goal and two assists. For Dobbs Ferry, Olivia Smith had five goals and Sophie Kimerling scored twice.
Hastings 17, Croton-Harmon 12
For Hastings, Rebecca Litsky had five goals, Frances Dovell had four goals and an assist, Hannah Jenney had three goals and two assists and Lia Stephens had two goals and an assist. For Croton-Harmon, Teagan Burke and Maggie Dymes both had three-goal, one-assist games and Georgie Martin had three goals.
Somers 18, Scarsdale 12
For Somers, Nicole DeMase had four goals, Livy Rosenzweig had three goals and three assists, Christine Olert had three goals and two assists and Gabby Rosenzweig had two goals and three assists.
Hackley 18, Poly Prep 10
For Hackley, Amanda Rosenstein had six goals and two assists, including career goal #100. Sammy Mueller had seven goals, while Kat Cucullo and Catherine Meyer both had two-goal games.
Harvey 17, Wooster 6
For Harvey, Aliya Mayers had seven goals and two assists, Sadie Albert had three goals and four assists and Julia Mallon had two goals and an assist.
Rye Country Day 15, Millbrook 7
For Rye Country Day, Zoe Verni had seven goals, Taylor Regan had six goals and four assists, Emily Duarte had a goal and three assists and Jane Burdick made seven saves.
Brewster 16, Red Hook 7
For Brewster, Caitlin Parise had six goals and an assist, Lauren Craft had four goals and two assists and Taylor Doria had two goals and an assist.
Lakeland/Panas 9, Fox Lane 8
For Lakeland/Panas, Molly Fitzpatrick had five goals and an assist, Katie Bradbury had two goals and an assist, Dana Bozek scored twice and Alex Halpin made 14 saves. For Fox Lane, Cesily Wheeler had three goals and Lindsay West had a goal and two assists.
Hen Hud 13, Carmel 7
For Hen Hud, Jenna Richardson had three goals and an assist, Amber Feminella and Montana Garrett both had hat-tricks, Jackie Riefenhauser had two goals and three assists and Olivia Tivnan scored twice. For Carmel, Caitlin Murphy had six goals.
Bronxville 11, Rye 7
For Bronxville, Ellie Walsh had three goals and two assists, Lilly Grass had three goals and an assist and Allie Berkery had two goals and an assist. For Rye, Charlotte Tucci had two goals and an assist and Caroline Neave scored twice. Bronxville trailed 5-2 at halftime.
Mahopac 10, Arlington 8
For Mahopac, Kim Harker had seven goals and an assist and reached 300 career points, while Francesca Ferreira had a goal and two assists. For Arlington, Jenny Caoili had five goals and Taylor Nyberg had two goals and an assist.
Mamaroneck 12, Ursuline 3
For Mamaroneck, Grace Fitzgerald and Emily Mahland both had two-goal, one-assist games, Julia Kwait and Brianna Steigerwald had two goals each, and Talia Land made 11 saves. For Ursuline, Brittany Yaeger, Kelly Felicetta and Julianna Sullivan all scored.
Portledge 18, Masters 5
North Rockland 15, Warwick 3
John Jay 14, Horace Greeley 3
North Salem 17, Pawling 1
Tappan Zee 10, Harrison 4
Yorktown 14, Greenwich (Ct.) 5
Byram Hills 12, Nyack 8
Suffern 14, Moorestown (N.J.) 11
Schedule for 5/10
No games scheduled
Photos by Adrian Szkolar/The Journal News