Noelle Love scored her second goal of the game with 2:20 left to give Byram Hills the lead as the Bobcats defeated host Ursuline 3-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Ashley Polera’s shot went off the post and Love was there for the tip in.
“It was a tough match,” Bobcats coach Kathleen Healy said. “It was really exciting. It was a good team effort.”
Healy called it a “team win” but gave a lot of credit to sophomore Ally Steffen.
“She really motivated her teammates,” Healy said. ” She’s very talented. She’s all over the place. She’s faster than most and really stepped it up.”
The game was tied at 2 going into halftime after Christina Mills scored the equalizer for the Koalas.
In that second half, the defense of the Bobcats, led by Alison Didjarano, kept the game tied.
“We focus a lot on communication,” Healy said. “They were able to work together. Everyone was in the right position. Caroline Bucher was clearing a lot of balls. (Didjarano) was stopping everything. She was all over the place.”
Kristen Khouri scored the other goal for the Bobcats. Didjarano made nine saves. Mills and Lindsey Andreana scored for the Koalas.
Best of the rest: Brianna Alberghine had three goals and an assist in Bronxville’s 7-1 win at Briarcliff. … Molly Fitzpatrick had a goal and two assists in Lakeland’s 9-0 win over Pawling. … Sarah Quarto had a goal and two assists in Mahopac’s 3-1 win at Carmel. … Cyan Scarduzio had two goals and an assist in Ossining’s 5-0 win at Putnam Valley. … Sammy Attia and Katie Jakacki scored in Horace Greeley’s 2-0 win at Brewster.