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No results reported

I am sorry to say that no results have been reported to me tonight. Coaches and fans, I guess I can’t compare to the newspaper coverage.


September 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Jillian Caffrey commits to Holy Cross

Lakeland coach Sharon Sarsen emailed me to let me know that senior three-year starter Jillian Caffrey will attend Holy Cross and play field hockey.

Caffrey has been a defensive mainstay for the Hornets her steady, consistent play is one reason why Lakeland does not allow many goals. Caffrey, like teammate Megan Bozek, who will attend/play at New Hampshire, were key members of the 2008 Hudson Valley scholastic women’s field hockey that won a fourth consecutive gold medal at the Empire State Games.

Congratulations to you Jillian.

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Megan Bozek commits to New Hampshire

Lakeland coach Sharon Sarsen let me know that stand-out center midfielder Megan Bozek will attend the University of New Hampshire and play field hockey.

Bozek is the fourth Lakeland player to play at New Hampshire during Sarsen’s tenure, joining the late Kathy Cortez, Samantha Carr and current UNH junior Kara Connolly. Connolly was a solid four-year Lakeland starter who played on the 2003 and 2006 state-championship teams.

Congratulations Megan, you deserve this.

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The First Five

I wanted to post my top five last week, but because of my short-term memory loss I forgot. Let’s try it now.

1. Lakeland – The Hornets are unbeaten and are racking up goals at an alarming rate. Lakeland’s 5-o victory over John Jay-East Fishkill was somewhat surprising. It was not surpising that Lakeland won, but how they did it.

2. Suffern – The Mounties have compensated nicely for the graduation of their top two scorers from 2008 — Cara Eichenberger and Jenny Califano — and three of their starting four defenders.

3. Bronxville – The Broncos are unbeaten and own a 2-1 victory over Mamaroneck this season. Even though high-scoring center forward Jessica Murrer graduated, Rachel Kim has raised her level and provided Bronxville with a secondary scorer behind Brooke Gogel.

4. Rye – Not only do teams have to fret about Olivia Nabhan and Torie Stearns, now Emma Brinkman has given the Garnets another scorer. Rye’s only blemish this season was a 1-0 loss to Suffern.

5. Mamaroneck – The Tigers are young this season, but they are still the team to beat in Class A. Jillian Richards has asserted herself as a scorer and leader. The Tigers lost to Bronxville and played a scoreless draw with Suffern.

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Keep an eye on these games this week


John Jay-East Fishkill at Bronxville: This is a family affair with John Jay-EF coach Barbara Deppe facing her daughter, Bronxville assistant coach Jacque Deppe. This is also another tough non-league game for Bronxville who have faced two other Class A teams in the past week — Mamaroneck (a win) and Scarsdale (a tie). Bronxville is fueled by Brooke Gogel an Rachel Kim. Annie Longobardo has also stepped up this season, providing an added scoring punch. Longobardo had the game-winner against Mamaroneck.

Scarsdale at Clarkstown South: South coach Jordan Turner has his team off to a nice start. Janell Colon has become a creative force for South this season. Scarsdale rallied from a two-goal deficit recently to earn a 2-2 draw with Bronxville.


Fox Lane at Rye: The Foxes are playing well and this will be a good test for them as they face a Rye program that has not skipped a beat with second-year coach Emily Fitzgerald. Fox Lane has one of Section 1’s most underrated players in Lindsay Toppe.

John Jay-East Fishkill at Arlington: I might catch some grief from the next statement but these are the two best programs in Dutchess County annually. John Jay and Arlington are perennial sectional semifinalists or finalists.

Pearl River at Nyack: A Rockland County-league matchup that will feature two good defensive teams.


Clarkstown North at Nanuet and North Rockland at Suffern: Clarkstown North has shown that its 2008 season, which included a sectional berth, was not a one-year thing. Coach Danielle Trainor has the Rams improving daily. Nanuet is coming off a 2-0 loss to Valhalla, but the Golden Knights are playing well, led by their senior captain/playmaker, Christine Stocks. North Rockland’s record may not indicate it but the young Red Raiders are playing well. Suffern is Rockland County’s best team and unbeaten. The Mounties have received a scoring lift from sophomore Lely DeSimone.

Irvington at Hastings: A Route 9 rivalry that is always a tight game. Irvington has been buoyed by the scoring of Lisa Bucci this sesaon. Hastings has one of the best players in Kelsey DeCourcey.

Ossining at Carmel: Two former Brewster standout — Ossining coach Allison Carl and Carmel coach Colette Brenneman — meet up. Carl and Brenneman were key members of Brewster championship teams in the 1990s.


John Jay-East Fishkill at R.C. Ketcham and Dover at Pawling: Dutchess County fans have their choice here. Both will be good games.

Mahopac at Lakeland: Mahopac coach Donna DiMaggio and her girls begin their weekend with a trip to Lakeland. The Hornets are scoring goals at an alarming rate and feature two of Section 1’s finest underclassmen forwards in Shannon Scavelli and Emma Bozek. And, by the way, let us not forget that Lakeland has one of Section 1’s best all-around players in center mid Megan Bozek.


Clarkstown South at Suffern: The first meeting of the season between the teams. This two-game set will determine Rockland County supremacy.

Rondout Valley at Putnam Valley: Nice job here by PV coach Toniann Cortina to schedule a perennial Section 9 power. Rondout Valley was a 2008 state final four participant. Putnam Valley is playing well and has been led by the scoring tandem of Hannah Tavella and Dee Andritsopoulos.

Mamaroneck at Fox Lane: The Foxes and coach Melissa Heyde conclude a difficult week with the 2008 Section 1 Class A champions after opening with Rye.

And on the modified level, Nanuet travels to Yorktown Thurdsay and will host Felix Festa Friday. A tough back-to-back stretch, but the girls are psyched and looking forward to it.

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bronxville gets statement win

Defrending Class C champion Bronxville is off to a good start, highlighted by Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over 2008 Section 1 Class A champion Mamaroneck.

Bronxville jumped out first with Amanda Rodriguez scoring with the assist going to Brooke Gogel. That was the first regular-season goal Mamaroneck allowed since the 2007 season. Mamaroneck answered to even the score as Jillian Richards continued her scoring prowess, finishing a Maddy Despins pass.

With the score still even and time winding down, Annie Longobardo scored the winner with 3:48 remaining in the game.

Bronxville first-year starter Katie Knox recorded 13 saves and Mamaroneck’s Katie Stuntz had nine saves.

Bronxville followed up this statement win with a 2-2 draw with Scarsdale. Nicole Carpenter and Brooke Gogel staked Bronxville to a 2-0 lead, but Scarsdale responded with two goals in the second half by Laura Petschek and Rachel Reingold. Rachel Kim and Annie Longobardo had assists for Bronxville and Katie Knox made three saves. Scarsdale’s Emily Knapp made 10 stops.

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Saturday’s results

Pleasantville coach Kristen Coffey emailed me with an exciting game:

Valhalla 2, Pleasantville 1: Lauren Arnau scored twice in the final 3:40 of the game, including the decisive goal with 15 seconds remaining as the Vikings won for the second time in consecutive nights. Arnau evened the score at 1-1, converting a pass from Kiana Oliva, then scored the winner on a feed from Tamara Tribble. Megan Tobiason gave Pleasantville a lead earlier in the second half.

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The last few days

Like I said earlier today, I apologize for not getting back to you with the Thursday results I received (two) so here we go beginning with Friday’s games and working back.

Valhalla 2, Nanuet 0: In a family affair with Valhalla coach Tara Lahm and Nanuet senior forward Kaitlyn Morr, older sister received goals  from Tamara Tribble and Siobhan Flynn. Lahm also played lacrosse during her Nanuet scholastic days for Nanuet field hockey coach Karen Leitner. Tribble opened the scoring in the first half, converting a pass from Jennie Schwartz.

Goals: Tamara Tribble, Siobhan Flynn. Assists:  Jennie Schwartz, Lauren Arnau. Saves: N: Katie Bonner 16; V: Simone Santoro 5.

North Salem 5, Hen Hud 0: The Tigers rang up their fourth win of the season in six games as Michelle Teplensky and Jessica Kravit scored two goals apiece. Meghan Palotta added a goal and an assist and Teplensky handed out three assists.

Goals: Michelle Teplensky 2, Jessica Kravit 2, Meghan Palotta. Assists: Michelle Teplensky 3, Meghan Palotta. Saves: HH: Alyssa Picariello 10; NS: Lizetta Solarik 0, Jess Caputo 0.

Clarkstown South 2, North Rockland 1: Emily Sansone and Victoria Benedetto, assisted by Janell Colon, scored 12 minutes apart in the first half. Megan Onderdonk scored for North Rockland.

Goals: NR: Megan Onderdonk; CS: Emily Sansone, Victoria Benedetto. Assists: CS: Janell Colon. Saves: NR: Anna Berman 9; CS: Laura Blumenfeld 9.

Thursday, 9/24

Fox Lane 1, John Jay 1: Casey Bocklet, on a feed from Chloe Many, scored with four minutes remaining in the game to forge the tie for John Jay. Nellie Mitchell gave Fox Lane a lead five minutes earlier. Dayna Mercer made four saves for John Jay and Jenn Pollack collected three saves for Fox Lane.

Lakeland 5, John Jay-East Fishkill 0: Megan Bozek scored two goals and Meghan Bradbury, Shannon Scavelli and Alexa Caffrey each had a goal. Bridget McGovern and Chelsea Remling had assists. Amanda DiDomizio played 54 minutes and made two saves and Krista Servedio had no saves. Cassie Durland made 13 saves for John Jay.

Harrison 6, Byram Hills 0: Jillian Tiburzi scored twice and Rhiannon Gaspare and Nicole Barletta each had their first varsity goal. Johnna Valentzas and Lauren Warshauer also netted goals. Melissa Schulman collected two assists while Sofie San Marco and Emily Katz had one apiece. Harrison’s Samantha Stump made four saves and Morgan Porpora of Byram Hills had seven saves.

Somers 0, Horace Greeley 0: The goalies took center stage in this game with Greeley’s Sara Steinhorn halting six shots and Allie Dudick of Somers stopping three shots.

Wednesday, 9/23

Clarkstown South 3, Pearl River 0: Victoria Benedetto (penalty stroke) and Alexa Quinones (assisted by Janell Colon) scored 73 seconds apart in the first half and Emily Sansone added a goal in the second half.

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nabhan and Stearns commit to college

Rye coach Emily Fitzgerald let me know thar Olivia Nabhan and Torie Stearns have made their college decisions.

Nabhan, who scored the winning goal in Rye’s 2007 Class B state title-game victory over Garden City, will attend Colgate. She will be joining former teammate Courtney Burke and Mamaroneck’s Anna Reddicliffe.

Stearns, who scored gthe decisive goal in Hudson Valley’s 2008 gold-medal-game triumph over Long Island, will go to Brown. Former White Plains’ catching standout and field hockey player Sandra Mastrangelo is on the softball team.

Congratulations girls. You both deserve it.

September 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thursday results coming

I apologize for not posting the results I received last night. I will ;post them later.

One note from Thursday. The Nanuet Modified field hockey team, which was not in existence last fall due to lack of interest, opened its 2009 season with a 0-0 draw with Nyack. The defense played an excellent game, especially the penalty corner defense which did not allow a shot on goal in five attempts. Nanuet did not have a penalty corner because the Nyack defense was equally effective thwarting our attempts.

I could not have asked for a better first-game showing from the girls. They should be very proud of themselves because their coach is. The coach needs to do a better job next time.

September 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment