A few upsets occurred on a busy day of the first round of sectionals. Perhaps the most notable one was 12th-seeded Ursuline beating 5th-seeded Tappan Zee in the Class B tournament.
I went out to Edgemont yesterday and caught the team’s 10-8 win over Albertus Magnus. Edgemont’s goalie, Dani Musoff, put in one of the best performances I’ve seen all season. My game story, photo gallery, along with the scoreboard and schedule, can be read below.
SCARSDALE – Having lost to Albertus Magnus during the regular season, Edgemont knew to expect an aggressive team.
With this knowledge, the Panthers came out of the gates firing with four goals in the opening six minutes, and goalie Dani Musoff stopped most of what came her way as seventh-seeded Edgemont held off a late surge from 10th-seeded Albertus Magnus to a 10-8 win in a Class C first-round game on Thursday.
“Although it got close in the end, we didn’t stop playing until the end,” Musoff said. “We needed to play the full 50 minutes this time; we had to push through and we didn’t fold.”
Edgemont did not let off on the gas pedal for the first half and held a commanding 8-2 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Albertus Magnus began to mount a comeback. Kyra Clinton and Mairead Durkin opened the scoring to cut the deficit to four. Annekka Chao responded with a goal for Edgemont, but the Falcons got goals from Nikki Leone and Isabelle Cavallo to make the score 9-6 with 10 minutes left.
At this point, Edgemont coach Robert Breitenbach called a timeout.
With 8:10 left, Julie Miner scored off of a free position to put Edgemont up 10-6. Albertus Magnus’ Clinton scored twice in the final two minutes, but Edgemont was able to run the clock out.
“Our transition game did really well, we passed it instead of trying to run it out and that really helped,” Chao said. “(Musoff) was really the turning point for our confidence. She really kept us in the game.”
For Edgemont, Chao and Miner both had three goals, while Musoff finished with 19 saves, 12 of them coming in the first half.
Albertus Magnus was led by Clinton’s three goals, while Durkin and Isabelle Cavallo both had one-goal, one-assist games.
“It’s really disappointing, but we’re a young team and we can come back next year,” Albertus Magnus’ Amanda Silvestri said. “Hopefully, our girls will mature and become stronger.”
Edgemont moves on to play second-seeded North Salem. The Tigers defeated Edgemont 10-9 during the regular season.
“We need to play smart in that game,” Musoff said. “We had a lot of yellow cards in the end of that game, we just need to control our sticks and play to the best of our ability.”
Scoreboard for 5/14
Section 1 Tournament
Class A first round
Fox Lane 18, Scarsdale 14
For Fox Lane, Keely Connors had four goals and an assist, Catharine Schreiber had three goals and three assists, while Alison Moky, Belle Patalino and Lindsay West all had hat-tricks. For Scarsdale, Sarah Melhman had four goals and two assists, Eliza Brosgal had three goals and two assists and Bridget Horwood had two goals and an assist.
Arlington 15, Wappingers 10
The Poughkeepsie Journal’s game story and photo gallery can be seen here.
Lakeland/Panas 19, New Rochelle 7
For Lakeland/Panas, Katie Bradbury had five goals, Dana Bozek had three goals and two assists, Molly Fitzpatrick had three goals and two assists and Valerie Perkins scored twice. For New Rochelle, Haley Fullerton had three goals and Shannon McGuire had a goal and an assist.
White Plains 16, Carmel 4
For White Plains, Kali Peeples had five goals, Maryclare O’Meara had four goals and three assists and Shannon Lynch had four goals. For Carmel, Caitlin Murphy had two goals and an assist and Jade Sessions scored twice.
Mahopac 15, Clarkstown South 2
For Mahopac, Kim Harker had seven goals and two assists, Kelly Maxwell had two goals and an assist and Vicky Moundroukas scored twice. For Clarkstown, Fiona Cummings and Aileen Kelly both scored.
Class B first round
Horace Greeley 10, Ossining 9
For Horace Greeley, Anna Waterhouse had four goals and an assist, Julia Arrese had three goals, Izzie Gutenplan had two goals and an assist and Megan Conroy made 14 saves. For Ossining, Abby Squirrell had three goals and two assists, Meghan Hooley and Stefanie Svoboda both had hat-tricks and Molly Haag made 11 saves.
Byram Hills 11, Brewster 7
For Byram Hills, Raquel Gaudio had four goals and two assists, Noelle Love had three goals and two assists and Natalie Morley had a goal and an assist. For Brewster, Taylor Doria had three goals and Caitlin Parise had two goals and an assist.
Nyack 16, Eastchester 13
For Nyack, Jenn Farrell had four goals and three assists, Danielle Lydecker had give goals and an assist and Tara Blinn had three goals and an assist. For Eastchester, Jordyn DiCostanzo had two goals and four assists, Clarissa Mejia had three goals and an assist and Kirsten Minichino had three goals.
Ursuline 10, Tappan Zee 9 (OT)
For Ursuline, Katie McLoughlin had four goals and an assist, Erin Marchini had two goals and an assist, Caroline Regan had a goal and two assists and Caroline Van Bramer made 10 saves.
Class C first round
Briarcliff 22, Ardsley 12
For Briarcliff, Nicole Nero had five goals, while Katie Mangello and Lexi Grasso both scored twice. For Ardsley, Jessica Siegel had four goals.
Westlake 13, Valhalla 4
For Westlake, Emily Sardo had five goals and an assist, Lauren Holzer had two goals and two assists, Jesi Oswald and Ariella Ruggiero scored twice and Brianna DiLerbti made nine saves. For Valhalla, Stephanie Halbauer, Colleen Kelly, Lisa Rice and Olivia Vlad all scored. The game was Westlake’s first playoff win in program history.
Hastings 15, Lourdes 6
For Hastings, Frances Dovell had four goals and an assist, Hannah Stein had four goals and Rebecca Litsky had three goals and an assist. For Lourdes, Bella Clark had three goals and an assist and Gab Breault made 16 saves in net.
Pearl River 19, Blind Brook 4
For Pearl River, Margaret Buhrmeister and Kayla Moreau bot had three-goal, one-assist games, Maggie Davin had three goals, while Caroline Dolan and Aileen McBride both scored twice. For Blind Brook, Courtney Shaw and Mackenzie Korpi both scored twice.
North Salem 11, Putnam Valley 8
For North Salem, Kaitlyn Murphy had five goals, Paige Werlau had four goals and Lydia Werlau scored twice.
Hen Hud 16, Rye Neck 2
For Hen Hud, Jenna Richardson had five goals, Amber Feminella had three goals and an assist, Jackie Riefenhauser had a goal and two assists, while Olivia Tivnan and Montana Garrett both scored twice. For Rye Neck, Natalie Morrelli and Jasmine Reyes had one goal each.
Bronxville 19, Pleasantville 3
For Bronxville, Ellie Walsh had three goals and an assist, Charlotte Reynolds had two goals and three assists, Lucy Hanrahan had two goals and two assists while Allie Berkery and Mason Warble both had two-goal, one-assist games. For Pleasantville, Nancy Howe scored twice and Karina Roye had one goal.
Edgemont 10, Albertus Magnus 8
Schedule for 5/15
No games scheduled
(Photos by Adrian Szkolar/The Journal News)