The Class A bracket of the Section 1 tournament has been dominated by Suffern for the last three years, but North Rockland will be hoping to change that this week.
The Red Raiders came ready for sectionals in the quarterfinals on Friday, no player moreso than Kaitlyn Gutenberger.
The senior midfielder scored nine goals in her team’s dominant 18-0 win over Arlington, including her 200th career goal.
Gutenberger, who is committed to St. Thomas Aquinas, and her North Rockland teammates will play Mahopac in the semifinals today at 4 p.m.
Raphealla DaSilva, Valhalla: The sophomore midfielder had 12 goals and three assists in her team’s 23-17 comeback win over Hastings in the first round on Wednesday, and followed that up with a one-goal, one-assist game in a 17-5 quarterfinal loss to Bronxville. She finished her season with 73 goals and 23 assists.
Mairead Durkin, Albertus Magnus: The sophomore midfielder put up another dominating performance in her team’s quarterfinal win against Hen Hud, scoring six of her team’s 10 goals despite missing the final five minutes of the game with a chipped tooth.
Ali Korin, Mahopac: The senior midfielder had four goals and two assists in her team’s 18-3 quarterfinal win over Carmel on Wednesday, and she followed that up with another four-goal, two-assist game in Friday’s quarterfinal win over Scarsdale. In that game, she assisted on the game-winning goal by Briana Corace with 2.4 seconds left.
Carlyn Mucci, Lakeland/Panas: The junior attack had seven goals and an assist and also won a crucial draw control late in her team’s 14-12 first round win over White Plains on Wednesday. Mucci, who is verbally committed to play at Pace, also scored three goals in her team’s 20-9 quarterfinal loss at Suffern on Friday.
Emma Sullivan, Pearl River: The junior defender played a huge role in her team’s two wins on the week. The backer of the team’s zone defense and the key trail person in transition, she led her team to over 50 minutes of scoreless lacrosse between the two games, holding Pelham to no goals in the second half of a 9-4 first round win, and also holding Croton-Harmon to no goals in the first half of a 16-3 quarterfinal win.
Week 1: Nicole DiFabio, Pleasantville
Week 2: Sammy Mueller, Hackley
Week 3: Lindsay West, Fox Lane
Week 4: Lauren Craft, Brewster
Week 5: Mallory Toolan, Irvington
Week 6: Taylor Regan, Rye Country Day
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