All it took was one goal, and Ashley Cody delivered it Thursday, sending her Pawling High School girls field hockey team home victorious.
Off a penalty corner midway through the second half, Cody emerged from in front of the net to bang home the day’s lone goal in the Tigers’ 1-0 victory over visiting Brewster.
“It was a great give-and-go passing opportunity,” said Pawling coach June Lagan, who watched Annie Reid and then Amber Cody, Ashley’s older sister, assist on the game-winning tally. “After three or four passes — boom! Right in the cage.”
The goal came after 47 minutes, 55 seconds of scoreless action against a Brewster team (6-7-1) that had tied Pawling (7-6-1) earlier in the season.
“I think we were relieved (after the goal) because Brewster is a good team. Their kids are playing well, and they’re a good team,” Lagan said. “It was a battle, up and down the field, and there was a lot of action on both nets.”
Catie Dickinson, Pawling’s keeper, ensured Cody’s goal stood up, making three saves. Dickinson anchored a defense that held Brewster to five shots.
“The defense stepped up nicely,” Lagan said. “The whole team clicked well. Late in the season, it’s nice to see that they’re putting it all together, getting ready for sectionals.”
Pawling hosts Hendrick Hudson on Monday.
John Jay 0, Carmel 0 — Despite giving up 11 penalty corners to host Carmel, Wiccopee’s Patriots held the Rams scoreless.
“Our defense was amazing,” John Jay coach Kristen Mastronardi said. “They were a brick wall and stopped everything.”
Third-year varsity goalkeeper Jolei Buonanno made six saves for the Patriots (2-8-4).
“She’s doing an amazing job,” Mastronardi said. “She is the last line of our defense and sees everything.”
John Jay will honor its seniors Saturday when the Patriots host Mahopac at 2 p.m.
Arlington 6, Roy C. Ketcham 0 — Nichole Tolli had four goals and an assist as the host Admirals defeated the Indians.
“This was our last home game and my team was pretty amped up,” Arlington coach Stephanie Tito said. “We had a big ceremony for my seniors, and they were just ready to go from the first whistle and wanted to win, for each other really.
“I have a phenomenal group of girls. I’m extremely lucky as a coach is all I can say.”
Lauren Fazio had a goal and an assist for Arlington (11-3-1). Jordan Ballantyne also scored. Emily Zoltan (six saves) and Amanda Vernola (one save) split time in goal for the Admirals.
“Nichole got four goals and she’s the name you see all the time, but she could not do it without the support of Melissa Barrera, Mary McCutcheon and Emily Kaminsky in the midfield,” Tito said.
Arlington outshot Ketcham, 36-7.
Ketcham goalie Kara McConologue made 34 saves.
Kingston 5, Red Hook 1 — The Tigers topped the Raiders, who got their lone goal from Shannon Yearwood.
Alex Theisen stopped 18 shots for Red Hook, which fell to 5-5-1.
Kingston remained unbeaten, improving to 11-0-1.
Pine Plains 4, Taconic Hills 0 — Abigail Arsenault scored twice and Monica Smith added a goal and an assist late Wednesday, as the visiting Bombers defeated their opponents from Section 2.
Taconic Hills is the co-champion of Section 2’s Patroon Conference with Emma Willard School, which Pine Plains visits at 4 p.m. today.
Rachel Beam also scored for Pine Plains, which got six saves in goal from Gabby Latendorf.
Germantown 2, Webutuck 0 — Sophia Tomasetti made one save, but the host Warriors fell to 4-8 in their regular-season finale late Wednesday.