It’s been over a decade since Nanuet last reached the sectional quarterfinals — 12 years, to be exact — but that drought officially ended on Thursday.
The eighth-seeded Golden Knights prevailed over No. 9 Beacon in the Class A first round, with Joe Saxton netting the decisive goal in a 3-2 overtime win. Nanuet advanced to play at No. 1 Pearl River on Monday despite losing a player due to a red card in the first half.
“It’s never easy going down a man 20 minutes in, but we were resilient, controlled the majority of possession, and never stopped battling,” coach Pete Patrikis said. “This year, the boys are doing just that — playing every game as a cohesive unit, and embracing our team motto, ‘Love, baby.’ ”
Nick Iozzo and Sean Ryan also scored and Matt Wain added two assists, including one on Saxton’s winner.
Pearl River 5, Lourdes 2: At No. 1 Pearl River, Kevin Doorley scored twice and Craig MacDonald had three assists. Brian Flaherty, Kieran Creighton and Andrew Davan also scored.
Byram Hills 6, Riverside 0: At No. 2 Byram, Michael Gelb scored twice, Jack Beer had a goal and two assists and Max Levy had a goal and an assist. The Bobcats will host No. 7 Rye in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Somers 2, Brewster 0: At No. 3 Somers, Evan Kieltyka and Jack Maher scored. The Tuskers will host No. 11 Keio in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Lakeland 4, Sleepy Hollow 1: At No. 4 Lakeland, Matias Prando, Nick Foci, Luka Rudovic and Carlos Delmonte each had a goal and an assist. The Hornets will host No. 5 Tappan Zee in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Tappan Zee 1, Eastchester 0: At No. 5 Tappan Zee, Jack Samett scored on a penalty kick.
Keio 4, Harrison 0
Rye 7, Saunders 0
New Rochelle 2, Mahopac 0: At No. 8 New Ro, Harwan Alzuabidi scored both goals. The Huguenots will play at No. 1 Mamaroneck in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Mamaroneck 2, Clarkstown South 1, 2 OT: At No. 1 Mamaroneck, Cole DiCicco scored the winning goal to survive a scare from No. 17 Clarkstown South. Alex Alma scored the Tigers’ first goal in the 25th minute. The Tigers will host No. 8 New Rochelle in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Horace Greeley 4, North Rockland 1: At No. 6 Greeley, Jonny Gerstein had a goal and two assists and Danny Cannon had a goal and an assist. The Quakers will play at No. 3 Arlington in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Ossining 3, Ketcham 1: At No. 7 Ketcham, freshman Nolan Lenaghan scored twice and Jacob Lange also scored. The 10th-seeded Pride will play at No. 2 Yorktown in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Yorktown 3, Mount Vernon 0: At No. 2 Yorktown, Enzo Sangiacomo had two goals and an assist and Joey Landicino had a goal and an assist. Mauricio Arango made eight saves.
Arlington 3, White Plains 0: At No. 3 Arlington, Dillon Petrillo, Peter Petrillo and Connor Bruyn scored.
Scarsdale 1, Port Chester 0: At No. 5 Scarsdale, Luca Novaes scored for the Raiders, who will play at No. 4 Suffern in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Suffern 2, John Jay-EF 0: At No. 4 Suffern, Zac Lloyd scored twice.
Pleasantville 5, Albertus Magnus 1: At No. 6 Pleasantville, Jon Kyriakidis netted a hat trick for the Panthers, who will play at No. 3 Bronxville in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Croton-Harmon 3, Irvington 0: At Spencer Field, Lorenzo Auslander, Christopher Wise and Miles Ackerman scored and Nico Valentine had two assists. The eighth-seeded Tigers will play at No. 1 Rye Neck in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Edgemont 2, Briarcliff 1, OT: At No. 7 Briarcliff, freshman Zach Stern scored both goals and Eliot Hamill made eight saves. Eric Koenig scored for the Bears. The 10th-seeded Panthers will play at No. 2 Hastings in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Bronxville 3, Westlake 0: At No. 3 Bronxville, Jeb Burnell had a goal and an assist and Zack Zucker and Harry Colvin Jr. also scored.
Blind Brook 2, Putnam Valley 0: At No. 4 Blind Brook, Oliver Kleban and Zach Kornblum scored. The Trojans will host No. 5 Valhalla in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Valhalla 5, Dobbs Ferry 1: At No. 5 Valhalla, Ricky Thomas had a hat trick.