A game between a No. 5 seed and a No. 12 seed might seem to be a likely blowout.
But that wasn’t the case Monday as host Horace Greeley just edged lower-seeded Arlington 1-0 in a first-round Class A game behind Lauren Rosh’s first-half goal, which came off of one of the Quakers’ six penalty corners.
Fiona Grant took the corner feed at the top of the circle and fired the ball toward the goal, where Rosh tipped it past keeper Sophie Fister, who had six saves for the 12th-seeded Admirals.
Despite the close score, Horace Greeley coach Sukhi Sandhu said, “We kept them down on their side.”
Arlington had three corners and put only three shots on Greeley goalie Willa Kuhn.
The 12-5 Quakers will play fourth-seeded Fox Lane Thursday at Fox Lane.
The Foxes beat Greeley 2-1 during the regular season, scoring in the last five minutes of the game.
Sandhu, who said he had one player playing sick that game, said both squads had their chances and said his team and Fox Lane are “almost equal teams.”
He predicts a close game, saying the win will likely go to the team that takes advantage of a mistake. Sophie Fister had six saves for No. 12 Arlington.
Fox Lane 6, Ketcham 0: In a Class A first-round game at No. 4 Fox Lane, both Kayla Gallagher and Olivia Dey registered hat tricks. Natalie Bazyk had two assists.
Kristin DeSousa had six saves for No. 13 Ketcham.
Grace Kiernan had six saves for Fox Lane.
Clarkstown North 3, Ursuline 0: In a Class A first-round game at No. 8 Ursuline, Maris Daly scored twice and Maureen Donegan once.
No. 9 Clarkstown North will play in the Class A quarterfinals Thursday at No. 1 Mamaroneck.
Suffern 5, North Rockland 1: In a Class A first-round game at No. 6 Suffern, Kaity Gannon and Kim Kaufman both scored twice and Sophie Jay also had a goal.
Kerri Gutenberger scored for No. 11 North Rockland.
North Rockland goalie Megan Mallozzi had nine saves. Alyssa Sanchez stopped five shots for Suffern, which will play in the Class A quarterfinals at No. 3 Clarkstown South Thursday.
Mahopac 1, John Jay-East Fishkill 0: In a Class A first-round game played at No. 7 John Jay-EF, the No. 10 Indians won to advance to play No. 2 Scardale Thursday in a Class A quarterfinal game..
Holy Child 3 Greens Farm Academy 1: In Fairchester League action, three players scored for Holy Child.
Molly Mackie opened the scoring on a breakaway.
Francesca DeVita tied the score before the half off a scramble in front of the Hackley net.
But a beautiful crossing pass by Maddie Lyons led to a Martina Garate-Griot tip-in and Lila Pfohl’s goal iced the game.
Nikki Farber had seven saves for Greenwich Farms. Charlotte Wertimer had five saves for the Hornets.
King 3, Hackley 1: Hackley’s Jenny Canoni had 21 saves but Sam Falcon had two goals and Jane Tully had a goal and an assist for King.
Karina Bridger scored off a Catherine Meyer assist for the Hornets.
Aimee Madigan stopped seven shots for King.