Darien halts Lakeland 4-year winning streak in 0-0 tie; Valhalla wins reach double digits

Darien halts Lakeland 4-year winning streak in 0-0 tie; Valhalla wins reach double digits


Darien halts Lakeland 4-year winning streak in 0-0 tie; Valhalla wins reach double digits


Darien, Connecticut was the last team to beat the Lakeland field hockey team. That was in 2012.

Darien played a lesser role of spoiler again Saturday, tying Lakeland 0-0 to end its 84-game winning streak, which dated back four years to that Darien victory.

The Hornets, now 12-0-1 this season, dominated. But Darien goalkeeper Kallie Coughlin stopped all 14 shots she faced.

Darien had only three shots on Lakeland netminder Cassie Halpin and Lakeland led 14-2 in penalty corners.

The game, which was played in Darien and went to a 10-minute, 7-on-7 overtime, a format not played in New York, doesn’t count in the standings in New York, where Lakeland remains undefeated since 2008 and untied since 2010.

Lakeland, which had led all its games at halftime this year, has won seven straight state championships. It has scheduled games against Darien and Wilton, Connecticut over the years to bolster its play.

While calling Saturday’s game a “glorified scrimmage,” Lakeland coach Sharon Sarsen, said, “I get there is a lot of pressure and people will go home and people will ask what happened.”

But she added, “We played hard and good and stuck together. We just didn’t get what we wanted They were a solid team and, at end of the day, it was a solid experience for us… and we’ll be a stronger team.”

October 8, 2016 field hockey games recaps

October 8, 2016 field hockey games recaps

Recaps of Saturday’s other games

Nyack 2, Clarkstown North 0: Ava Dobbolaer scored less than a minute into the game and Jenna Dangler scored a few minutes later.

Arielle Rodriguez and Arleigh Rodgers had assists.

Nyack dominated on penalty corners 11-5.

Clarkstown North goalkeeper Alexa Laquidara had a very strong game with 19 saves.

Nyack goalie Liz Lavender had two saves.

Nyack is 8-3-1.

Pleasantville 4, Byram Hills 0: The Panthers increased their season record to 5-3-5 as four players scored.

Ali Fama, Bridget Bonanni, Tori Craig and Aisling Mooney (on a penalty stroke) found the back of the net.

Lexi Moskowitz and Caroline Kovatch had assists.

Byram Hills goalie Serena Feldman had eight saves.

Jackie Bendenson had one save for Pleasantville.

Fox Lane 4, Pelham 0: Fox Lane upped its season mark to 8-2-1 as Olivia Dey had a goal and two assists.

Isabel Abt, Kayla Gallagher and Amelia Tomson also scored.

Pelham keeper Lindsay McNamara had five saves.

Grace Kiernan had two saves for Fox Lane.

John Jay 4, Harrison 0: Haley Martinsen stopped 12 shots and Anna Mae Smith three for the shutout and Julia Casey scored twice.

Jacque Manno and Cara O’Reilly also scored and Rosie Ceisler and Paige Lombardi had assists.

Nellie Fisher had 12 saves for Harrison.

Valhalla 2, Irvington 0: Angela Vlad scored both goals off assists from Isabella Riguzzi as the Vikings increased their season mark to 10-1-2.

Nicole Sklitsis had eight saves for the Bulldogs.

Brianna Ciardullo had five saves for Irvington.

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