Two ties in a week might have some people jumping off the Lakeland bandwagon.
And that might be a mistake.
The Hornets beat Somers, as expected, Monday and did so by a very Hornet-like 6-0 score after being up only 2-0 at the half.
Most field hockey fans know about Lakeland’s seven consecutive state titles. And many know Lakeland hasn’t lost to a New York opponent since 2008.
But here’s another part of the story: Lakeland’s win over the Tuskers earned it another league title.
Another as in its 20th straight.
Yes, playing in myriad leagues, against myriad opponents, Lakeland has emerged with the league title since 1997.
League titles aren’t state crowns, nor even sectional titles. But still, wow. Really, wow.
Also on Monday, Hackley clinched the Ivy League Championship with a 2-0 win over Riverdale.
Recaps of those two games and others follow below.
Lakeland 6, Somers 0: The Hornets ended their scoring drought and clinched their 20th consecutive league title with Meghan Fahey scoring twice and four others also scoring.
Julia Wanamaker and Caroline Cahill both had a goal and an assist and Julianna Cappello and Cameron Lischinsky also scored.
Cali Cortese, Mia Lennon and Emily Kness each had an assist.
Tusker Jessica Monaco had a strong outing with 25 saves.
Cassie Halpin had one save for 13-0-2 Lakeland.
Hackley 2, Riverdale 0: Karina Bridger had a goal and an assist and Eleanor Henrich also scored as the Hornets took the Ivy League Championship.
Alex Meyer added an assist.
Sophia Moore had seven stops for Riverdale.
The Hornets’ Jenny Canoni had five saves.
Hen Hud 2, Lourdes 0: The Sailors relied on a couple of captains for their offense as captain Sarina Abraham scored twice, both times assisted by fellow captain Kelsey Byrne.
Hen Hud goalie Carole Sinacore stopped eight shots in recording the shutout.
Lourdes’ Mia Ardovini-Brooker had seven saves.
It was a game chock full of penalty corners with Hen Hud having 16 and Lourdes 12.
The Sailors are now 3-11-1.
Clarkstown South 5, Pearl River 1: Miranda Linehan and Danielle Noia each had two goals and Colleen Geyer added another score and two assists as the Vikings recorded their 12th win of the season.
Dara Studnitzer also had an assist.
Megan Delaney had the Pirate goal.
Kerry Gettler stopped 14 shots for Pearl River.
Viking netminder Jackie McDonnell had five saves.
Suffern 3, Croton 1: Grace Krebs scored twice and Sophie Jay once as the Mounties continued their hot play, recording their ninth win of the season in their Senior Game.
Kaity Gannon and Eva Schwartz had assists.
Loretta Violante and Emily Kehoe scored for the Tigers, who dropped just their second game of the year.
In a game rich in offense, Croton goalie Maddie Camillieri had a big day with 26 saves and Suffern goalie Alyssa Sanchez stopped 12 shots.
Holy Child 3, Pleasantville 1: Lila Pfohl had a hat trick and Charlotte Wertimer stopped 12 shots to lead the Gryphons to their seventh win of the season.
Agustina Garate-Griot, Martina Garate-Griot and Molly Mackie had assists.
Katie Keane scored for Pleasantville.
Jackie Bendenson had eight saves for the Panthers.
Nanuet 2, Harrison 0: Jessica Kleber and Corinne Berkery scored.
Alex Ryan had an assist.
Harrison goalie Nellie Fisher had 15 saves.
Jenna Franchino had one save for Nanuet.
Greenwich Academy 6, Rye Country Day 2: Elizabeth Friedberg and Olivia Friedberg scored for Rye Country Day.
John Jay-Cross River 0, Panas 0: Panther goalie Natalie Swift turned away eight shots and John Jay keeper Haley Martinsen had one save.
Fox Lane 3, Mahopac 0: The Foxes won their 11th game of the season as Caitlin Brown, Olivia Dey and Natalie Bazyk scored.
Dey and JoJo Campbell had assists.
Mahopac’s Gianna Brigante had eight saves and teammate Shannon Barry four saves.
Fox keeper Grace Kiernan had four saves.
Irvington 3, Edgemont 2: Suzanne Carroll, Emma DeRose and Liz Segreti scored for the Bulldogs.
Peyton Welker and Olivia Dipletto scored for Edgemont.
Valhalla 4, White Plains 1
Arlington 8, Ossining 0-
Ketcham 5, Carmel 0