The top of the field hockey rankings got a bit tighter and juggled Saturday with Mamaroneck’s 1-1 tie with Lakeland. (See Deb Schechter story: http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/lohud-field-hockey/2016/10/15/field-hockey-mamaroneck-snaps-lakeland-streak-1-1-tie/91965942/)
The tie was headline-worthy since every Lakeland’s games against a New York opponent had ended in a win since at tie against Putnam Valley back in 2010.
But there were, of course, other noteworthy games played Saturday.
Consider that Fox Lane convincingly beat Carmel on the day it and nine players from the 1976 undefeated Fox team honored longtime coach Joanne St. George, who retired from coaching in 2005.
The group on hand also included three other Fox Lane field hockey coaches, who played for Fox Lane, then coached there. They were Heather Miller, coached by St. George and by current athletic director Beth Staropoli; Starapoli, who was coached by St. George; and current varsity coach Kim Gigante, who was coached by all three women.
St. George, 82, a Mount Kisco native, was taken to breakfast before the game and to dinner afterward. (My column this Wednesday will be about her day and the nine women from her 1976 team who returned to New York to honor her.)
The contest was also Fox Lane’s Pink Game, meaning the team raised money to fight breast cancer — $546 in all, although Gigante said the kids aren’t through and plan to increase that amount this week through an in-school bake sale.
Below are recaps of Saturday’s action, beginning with the Fox Lane game.
Fox Lane 8, Carmel 0: Olivia Dey had a hat trick and two assists and Bridgit Connors scored twice and had an assist.
Kayla Gallagher, Isabel Abt and Amelia Tomson also found the back of the net.
Jordan Campbell and Caitlin Brown both had an assist.
Carmel keeper Elaina Nacinovich stopped eight shots.
Fox Lane goalie Grace Kiernan had one save.
Panas 2, Brewster 0: Danielle Merante and Carlyn Mucci both scored and Jasmine Rosa turned away six shots for the shutout win.
Panas is 10-3-1.
Brewster is 6-6-2.
Clarkstown North 1, North Rockland 1: Clarkstown North’s Maureen Donegan scored with 8:02 to play to tie the score.
Kristin McGrade had the assist on the play.
Caitlyn Lynch scored for North Rockland with 23:39 left in the first half.
North Rockland’s Megan Mallozzi had eight saves.
Alexa Laquidara had seven saves for Clarkstown North.
Somers 6, Lourdes 0: Michelle Croen and Taylor Turchick both scored twice to help lead the Tuskers to their 12th wiin of the season.
Catie Walsh and Rosalie Murphy also scored.
MaryKate Mollaghan had two assists and Teagan Lucchese, Grace Farina, Katie Campbell and Sheridan DeVito each had one.
Lourdes goalie Mia Ardonni-Brooker had 13 saves.
Lourdes didn’t put a shot on Tusker goalie Jess Monaco.
Somers is 12-2-1.
Hackley 4, Horace Mann 1: Jordan Wade scored twice and Mirabel Mallett and Catherine Meyer each added a goal.
Alex Meyer and Karina Bridger had two assists apiece.
Katie Goldenberg scored off a Manika Hari assist for Horace Mann.
Horace Mann goalie Bliss Beyer had 13 saves.
Jenny Canoni had here saves for the Hornets.
Horace Greeley 3, Arlington 1: Fiona Grant scored and had two assists.
Lauren Neff and Catherine Brennan also had goals.
Nikki Potter and Kathryn Graham added assists.
Erin Robin had Arlington’s tally, assisted by Kaitlyn Toombs.
Sophia Fister stopped eight shots for Arlington.
Willa Kuhn had four saves as the Quakers’ season mark rose to 11-4.
Mahopac 6, Yorktown 2: Briana Corace had a hat trick, Julia Brower had a pair of goals and Com Milian also scored.
Corace and Milian also had assists.
Caitlin Verber scored both Cornhusker goals.
Stephanie Gridley had two assists for Yorktown.
Yorktown’s Olivia Sanchez stopped 11 shots.
Pelham 6, Byram Hills 0: The Pelicans evened their season record at 7-7 as Madelyn Dunbar had two goals and Samantha Cucciniello, Hannah Mackay, Lauren Hade and Delia Crotty each had one goal.
Crotty and Hade both had an assist.
Pelham keeper Alexis Peters was barely tested, seeing just one shot.
Rye Neck 1, Putnam Valley 0: Emilie Cohen had the only goal.
Putnam Valley goalie Lauren Turner had eight saves.
Putnam Valley, 3-10-1, didn’t have a shot on net.
Rye Neck is now 4-9-3.
Pearl River 4, Harrison 2: Four different Pirates scored, with Theresa Glynn providing the assist to three.
Kerry Taylor, Lauren Carty, Meghan Delaney and Megan Foiles scored.
Julianna Tanico and Sophie Mittman scored for the Huskies. Tasha Garayo assisted on both goals.
John Jay 4, Hen Hud 0: Anna Prusko had two goals and Paige Lombardi and Hanna Babcock also scored.
Tyman Cronin had an assist.
Hen Hud goalie Carole Sinacore had 19 saves.
John Jay’s Haley Martinsen stopped four shots.
John Jay had a 6-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Ursuline makes good use of day off
Ursuline, which is 6-5-3, didn’t have a game but wasn’t home licking its wounds a day after being thumped 8-zip by Scarsdale. Rather players participated in a three-mile suicide prevention walk at Mamaroneck harbor.