Busy day in the area on Thursday. Mamaroneck extended its winning streak to seven games following a tight 7-6 win over league rival White Plains.
Yorktown remained the only unbeaten Section 1 team by defeating Somers 11-9, after being down 6-3 at one point. A bright spot for Somers was Nicole DeMase, who became the first player in program history to his 200 career goals. Another player to hit a milestone was Scarsdale’s Sarah Mehlman, who scored her 150th goal in a win over Ursuline. Also, Hen Hud’s Mackenzie Porter recorded her 300th career save in the team’s win over Irvington.
Finally, Rye Country Day made history by beating Greenwich Academy for the first time in program history. Along with the win, the Wildcats guaranteed at minimum they would be co-champions of the Fairchester League. If they beat Hamden Hall on Saturday, they will claim sole possession of the title, and would be the first team other than Greenwich Academy in the league’s 37-year history to win it.
MAMARONECK – So far this season, Mamaroneck has had its share of ups and downs.
With the team now on a seven-game winning streak following a tight 7-6 win over league rival White Plains on Thursday, Mamaroneck is riding the coattails a long up.
“I told them at the beginning, this was the most important game we’ve played so far,” Mamaroneck coach Rocky Lividini said. “Everything just came together.”
It almost appeared that Mamaroneck’s momentum would crater late in the game. Up 7-4 with three minutes left, White Plains broke through the Mamaroneck defense and got goals from Maryclare O’Meara and Shannon Lynch to cut the deficit to one with 1:56 left.
White Plains managed to win the ensuing draw control, and after turning it over a couple times, managed to bring it it into the offensive zone.
After a missed shot, White Plains called timeout with six seconds left. On the following play, Erin McGee attempted a shot after cutting around the left side of the net, but was stopped by Mamaroneck goalie Talia Land.
“She’s so amazing at everything,” Mamaroneck’s Freya Cantwell said of Land. “All her saves are perfect; she’s doing so well this season.”
For Mamaroneck, Cantwell finished with two goals, Olivia Jensen had a goal and an assist, and Brianna Steigerwald, Katie Cotter, Emily Mahland and Grace Fitzgerald all scored once. Land made 12 saves in net.
“I think it was important just to get our morale up,” Cantwell said of the win. “We’ve just bonded so much better than last year, we’re all great friends and we’re doing so much together.”
For White Plains, Lynch and O’Meara both finished with two goals, McGee had three assists, Katie Avezzano and Kali Peeples both scored one goal, while Abby Leone made four saves.
“It’s just the mental mistakes; there are certain points in the game we need to make sure we’re focused,” Lynch said. “We were just throwing away silly turnovers, unforced errors.”
White Plains saw its four-game winning streak end with the loss, the third time that the team has lost by one goal and the second time this season to Mamaroneck.
“It’s a matter of us playing the full fifty minutes,” White Plains coach Mike Leone said. “We have lapses, and unfortunately we have those turnovers that kill us. But overall, I’m pretty happy with the performance today.”
Mamaroneck will put its winning streak on the line against a red-hot Bronxville team on Saturday, arguably the top Class C team in Section 1.
“We just have to go back to fundamentals and try to figure out situations we might get ourselves into ,” Lividini said. “We’re going to pick apart things we saw today and try to close out on any teams that are ahead of us.”
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Scoreboard for 4/30
Rye Country Day 17, Greenwich Academy 14
For Rye Country Day, Julia Massaro had six goals and two assists, Taylor Regan had five goals and three assists and Zoe Verni had six assists.
Yorktown 11, Somers 9
For Yorktown, Katie Comerford and Casey Duff both had four goals and Rilea Fusco had a goal and two assists. For Somers, Nicole DeMase had four goals, including the 200th of her career, Livy Rosenzweig had two goals and three assists and Gabby Rosenzweig had a goal and two assists.
Edgemont 19, Pelham 11
For Edgemont, Julie Miner had five goals and Maddie Welker had four goals. For Pelham, Mae Mullany and and Ashlyn Mustafa both had hat-tricks.
Briarcliff 15, Croton-Harmon 6
For Briarcliff, Nicole Nero had four goals and an assist and Jill Reiner had four goals. For Croton-Harmon, Teagan Burke and Maggie Dymes both had hat-tricks.
Scarsdale 16, Ursuline 14
For Scarsdale, Sarah Mehlman had six goals and two assists and scored her 150th career goal, Jilly Mehlman had four goals and an assist and Eliza Brosgal had three goals and an assist. For Ursuline, Kelly Felicatta had six goals and an assist and Juliana Sullivan had five goals and an assist.
Hen Hud 17, Irvington 4
For Hen Hud, Amber Feminella had six goals and three assists, Jackie Riefenhauser had three goals, Olivia Tivnan had a goal and three assists and Mackenzie Porter made nine saves, including her 300th career save. For Irvington, Mallory Toolan had three goals.
Holy Child 17, King 15
For Holy Child, Madison Warne had five goals and four assists, Lila Pfohl had three goals and two assists, while Lily Dennis, Bridget Hans and Nicole Shapiro all had two-goal, one-assist games.
Westlake 16, Ardsley 10
For Westlake, Emily Sardo had five goals, Katherine Sanders had three goals and Ariella Ruggiero scored twice. For Ardsley, Bobbi Meyer had three goals and an assist and Colleen Muldoon had three goals.
North Salem 16, Beacon 2
For North Salem, Ryann Shaughnessy had five goals and Paige Werlau had three goals and an assist.
Rye 15, Harrison 1
For Rye, Abby Abate had four goals and two assists, Amanda Hartzell had three goals, while Peyton Emery and Charlotte Tucci both scored twice.
Pearl River 11, Albertus Magnus 8
For Pearl River, Kayla Moreau, Lindsey Stephen, Maggie Davin and Annie McBride all scored twice. For Albertus Magnus, Kyra Clinton, Camryn Donegan and Kristen Arendt all had two goals each.
Fox Lane 11, Horace Greeley 7
For Fox Lane, Keely Connors had five goals and six draw control wins, while Catharine Schreiber and Bridget Connors both scored twice. For Horace Greeley, Emma Lowrey had two goals and an assist while Anna Waterhouse scored twice.
Lakeland/Panas 17, Kingston 1
For Lakeland/Panas, Molly Fitzpatrick had five goals and an assist, Dana Bozek had three goals and three assists and Katie Bradbury had three goals and an assist.
Byram Hills 16, Eastchester 10
For Byram Hills, Noelle Love had seven goals and two assists, Racquel Gaudio had three goals and five assists and Sarah Cummings had three goals. For Eastchester, Jordyn DiCostanzo had five goals and an assist and Clarissa Mejia had two goals and an assist.
Arlington 22, Carmel 11
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Suffern 14, Clarkstown South 6
For Clarkstown South, Erin Kelly had three goals and Amanda Eng made 14 saves in net.
Tappan Zee 11, Nyack 9
Hastings 14, Keio 2
Long Island Lutheran 8, Masters 5
Schedule for 5/1
Tappan Zee at Byram Hills, 4 p.m.
Watkinson at Harvey, 4 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Ossining, 4:15 p.m.
Clarkstown South at North Rockland, 4:15 p.m.
Ardsley at Hastings, 4:15 p.m.
Scarsdale at New Rochelle, 4:30 p.m.
Harrison at Clarkstown North, 4:30 p.m.
Non-Region Opponent at Pawling, 4:30 p.m.
Trinity at Hackley, 4:30 p.m.
Masters at Long Island Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Wappingers, 6 p.m.
(Photos by Frank Beccera Jr./The Journal News)