After starting the season 0-2, Irvington’s field hockey team has been on a roll with five straight wins.
The Bulldogs defeated visiting Edgemont 3-1 on Sept. 23. Gabby D’Alessio, Carleigh Taylor, and Malka Halliwell each scored a goal, with Claire Brady and Hannah Tuckett notching an assist apiece. Sam Quinio made one save in net for Irvington while the Bulldogs were constantly on the attack, firing 18 shots on goal.
Danielle Stassa scored the game-winning goal with 8 minutes remaining to propel Irvington to a 2-1 win over Harrison on Sept. 24. Taylor set up Stassa with the assist. The Bulldogs took the early lead when Skye Bosshart scored on a feed from Brady in the first quarter. Quinio made three saves in net to help preserve the win.
Irvington won its fifth straight game with a 4-0 blanking of Rye Neck on Sept. 28. Emmaline LeBuhn, Stassa, Anders Knapp, and Halliwell had a goal apiece to lead a balanced scoring effort. Brady had an assist and Quinio made two saves.
Vivian Smith made 17 saves for Hastings in a 3-0 loss to Nanuet on Sept. 23.
In a 2-1 loss to Ossining on Sept. 25, Hannah Krishbaum scored the lone goal on a feed from Emma Leddy. Smith made 17 saves again.
The Yellow Jackets lost to host Albertus Magnus 3-0 on Sept. 28.
Team records through Sept. 28: Hastings 1-5-1; Irvington 5-2
Hastings picked up wins over Irvington (3-1, Sept. 27) and Woodlands (5-0, Sept. 28) to improve its record to 5-2.
Against the Bulldogs, the Yellow Jackets earned two wins in singles with Stella Stephens (6-1, 6-1) and Isabelle Fries (6-3, 6-3) taking victories. The doubles team of Sarah Korosi and Mercedes Severino won its match, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7.
“Overall, it was a great match,” Hastings coach Sheree McNulty said. “Everyone gave it their all with a never-give-up attitude.”
First singles player Clio Salles-Spar was the lone victor for Irvington, 6-0, 6-1.
The rest of the matches were called due to darkness.
In Hastings’ win over Woodlands, the Yellow Jackets won all of their matches by forfeit.
Ardsley cruised past North Rockland 7-0 on Sept. 22. Singles winners were Lauren Wong (6-0, 6-0), Jocelyn Hung (6-2, 6-1), and Mio Terekado (6-0, 6-0). Doubles winners were the teams of Nina Gellman and Olivia Lopez (6-4, 6-3), Bianca Ordoza and Sienna Hargreaves (6-4, 7-6), Sophie Barnett and Rajvi Patel (6-3, 6-1), and Mia Vaidean and Jillian Bernstein (6-2, 6-4).