The biggest news in local field hockey Thursday was also the biggest news in field hockey in the state. Likely it was the biggest news in all scholastic sports in New York.
That was Sharon Sarsen, the former John Jay-Cross River standout, earning her 579th win at Lakeland, a record number of wins for high school field hockey coaches in New York.
That occurred in a 3-1 win over Rye, which Lakeland defeated in last year’s Section 1 Class B finals en route to another perfect season and its 10th state championship and seventh consecutive.
The Lakeland-Rye game (see related story) was obviously the game of the day.
But there was also a lot of other action. Below are the recaps, beginning with Sarsen’s alma mater.
John Jay-Cross River 7, Byram Hills 0: Seven different Indians scored in the shutout win.
Sarah McAvey, Tyman Cronin, Paige Lombardi, Hannah Babcock, Julia Casey, Anna Prusko and Laragh Cronin found the back of the cage.
Rosie Ceisler had two assists and Cara O’Reilly and Cara Weinstein one each.
Valhalla 4, Hen Hud 0: Lauren Kreder scored twice and added an assist.
Brenna Docket and Angela Vlad also scored and Jackie Gonzalez had two assists.
Ossining goalie Carole Sinacore turned away 16 shots.
Clarkstown South 8, Ossining 0: Colleen Geyer led the Vikings with two goals.
Grace Dempsey, Dara Studnitzer, Kaitlyn Ahle, Caitlyn Enright, Danielle Noia and Tara Maloney also scored.
Clare Dooley had two assists and Annie O’Neill and Ahle had one each.
Miranda Linehan stopped three shots for Clarkstown South.
Scarsdale 8, Mahopac 1: Erin Nicholas and Audrey Shaev both scored twice and Jilly Mehlman, Abby Glaser, Julia Jamesley and Theresa Alarcon each had a goal.
Nicholas had two assists. Glaser, Mehlman, Emma Coleman and Angie Burns had one assist apiece.
White Plains 2, Carmel 0: The Tigers upped their record to 2-1 behind goals by Jenna Reilly and Hannah Katz.
Shayna Berglas had an assist and goalie Jennifer Salazar stopped five shots.
Carmel keeper Elaina Nacinovich had 16 saves.
Mamaroneck 2, Horace Greeley 0: Sophie Brill and Brigid Knowles scored, both assisted by Elizabeth Brissette.
Paige Danehy and Sophie Brill did a good job shutting down previously undefeated Greeley by controlling the midfield and passing in transition.
Willa Kuhn had nine saves for the Quakers. Charlotte Mackie stopped four shots for Mamaroneck.
Suffern 2, John Jay-East Fishkill 0: John Jay goalie Alison Peritz stood on her head, stopping 17 shots, including a penalty stroke. But Suffern evened its record at 2-2 behind goals from Dana Meehan and Kim Kaufman.
Kaufman, who was just called up from junior varsity, scored unassisted. Megan McCarren had the assist on Meehan’s score.
North Rockland 0, Arlington 0: Megan Mallozzi stopped five shots for the Red Raiders and Sophia Fister turned away two for Arlington.
Somers 1, Harrison 1: Isabel O’Connel scored for the Huskies off an assist from Taylor Kelly and Catie Walsh scored for the Tuskers.
Nelly Fisher had five saves for Harrison.
Panas 4, Sleepy Hollow 2: Carlyn Mucci had a goal and an assist for Panas and Brianna Viola, Lisa Guzzo and Danielle Merante also scored.
Gabby Delmonico scored both Headless Horsemen goals. Lindsay Boozer had an assist.
Marissa Fortugno had seven saves for Sleepy Hollow.
Jasmine Rosa had three saves for the Panthers.
Rye Country Day 3, Holy Child 2: Olivia Friedberg scored all three Wildcat goals.
Olivia Bonner had Holy Child’s two goals.
Irvington 2, Briarcliff 1: Elizabeth Segreti and Suzanne Carroll scored to lead the Bulldogs.
Carroll and Emma DeRose assisted
Becca Rubenstein scored for the Bears.
Maya Pickar had four saves for Irvington.