After a mixed start to the season, Ossining has come on strong recently. With today’s 3-0 over Briarcliff, the Pride are now on a four-game unbeaten streak. Below is my game story, as well as the day’s scoreboard, as per usual.
Ossining coach Kathy Lees doesn’t have many players to choose from on her roster, and that means that a lot of her players are playing through injury or illness.
That wasn’t too apparent on Tuesday, however, as the Pride defeated host Briarcliff 3-0, with all three goals coming in the first half.
“It was a good, hard-fought game, it was good to see other players step up” Lees said. “Our defense came up big today, it was a total team effort.”
Cyan Scarduzio, a senior and one of the team’s key players on offense, got it started 11:32 into the first half, blasting a shot past Briarcliff goalie Michelle Rotondo.
After Briarcliff began to apply some pressure into the offensive zone, Ossining’s Sade Tukuru finished off a Pride rush with 8:15 left in the half to double the lead.
With 2:26 left, Alexis Bernando got the ball alone in front of the goal and completed the scoring for the Pride.
“We moved the ball pretty well, we communicated,” Scarduzio said. “We were able to finish on crosses and get some goals.”
Ossining came out strong in the second half and immediately earned a corner. Briarcliff managed to get some forays into the offensive zone, but the Bears were unable to finish.
“We cleared the ball pretty fast,” Ossining’s Krissie Borrero said. “We always work on that in practice.”
Ossining goalie Julia Riley finished the game with five saves, while Briarcliff’s Rotondo had seven saves.
“I think in the second half, we stepped it up big-time,” Briarcliff head coach Danielle Fiore said. “We were way more intense than in the first half.”
Ossining now has an overall record of 6-4-2 and is currently on a four-game unbeaten streak.
“We come into every game, no matter who we are playing, and we play our hardest,” Scarduzio said. “We always play up to our potential.”
Pleasantville 0, White Plains 0
Pleasantville goalie Jackie Bendeson and White Plains goalie Giulia Capicotto each made five saves.
Rye 5, Harrison 0
Abby Abate had two goals and an assist, and Fusine Govaert had a goal and three assists to lead the Garnets. Ellie O’Callaghan and Sean Walsh also scored for Rye.
Clarkstown South 1, Nanuet 1
Vianne Pilad scored for Nanuet while Colleen Geyer scored for Clarkstown South.
Putnam Valley 6, Kennedy Catholic 0
Stephanie Wagner had two goals, and AnnMarie Spica had a goal and an assist. Nicole Swansen, Jaime Turner and Tara Walsh rounded out the scoring.
Somers Tuskers Booster Club Tournament
Mahopac 9, Ketcham 0
Mikaela DiBello scored twice and Jane Kasparian had a goal and two assists to lead Mahopac. Shannon Girven, Sarah Lilley, Gionna DeCola, Tara Kirby, Emily Westin and Francesca Ferreira rounded out the scoring for the Indians, while Jenna Gray had two assists.
Pawling 4, Somers 0
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