It couldn’t have been closer, the score perfectly reflecting the seedings.
Horace Greeley advanced to Tuesday’s Section 1 Class A finals Saturday but it wasn’t easy.
The No. 2 Quakers defeated No. 3 Scarsdale 2-1 with the game going to a shootout after 20 minutes of scoreless overtime.
Greeley’s Lauren Neff (assist Fiona Grant) scored in the first half and Scarsdale’s Emma Coleman (assist Olivia Haller) in the second before the Quakers won the shootout 3-2. Greeley’s Nikki Potter, Megan Graham and Grant scored in the shootout. Erin Nicholas and Coleman scored for Scarsdale.
Greeley goalie Willa Kuhn had 10 saves and Raider keeper Lila Horwood nine saves.
“We were the same skill level. They had a chance. We had a chance,” Greeley coach Sukhi Sandhu said.
The Quakers will play No. 1 Mamaroneck in the finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Brewster High School. The Tigers defeated Greeley 4-0 earlier in the year but Sandhu noted he was missing two of his veteran players then and expects a close game this time.
Mamaroneck 4, Suffern 0; In a Class A semifinal game, the Tigers got goals from Sophie Miller, Paige Danehy, Lizzie Clarke and Emily Mahland to defeat the No. 5 Mounties.
Lakeland 9, Byram Hills 0: In a Class B semifinal game, Meghan Fahey and Julia Wannamaker each had two goals as the undefeated, No. 1 Hornets routed the No. 4 Bobcats. Brianna Muniz, Caroline Cahill, Valerie Perkins, Dana Bozek and Cali Cortese also scored. Lakeland will play No. 2 Rye for the Class B championship Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Brewster.
Rye 2, John Jay-Cross River 0: In a Class B semifinal game, Fusine Govaert scored twice, both on assists from Laura Martinelli, as the undefeated No. 2 Garnets defeated the No. 6 Indians.
Hackley 4, Greens Farms Academy 0: Arielle Stern had two goals and Ellie Arnold and Molly Harmon one each as the Hornets finished their regular season 13-2. The NYSAIS tournament will begin Wednesday.