Eleven different girls scored for Irvington as the Bulldogs defeated Hastings on Monday, March 27. In a driving rain, the Bulldogs recorded the 14-1 win to start the season as well as a week filled with three games in four days.
With the victory over Hastings followed by a loss to Horace Greeley, the Bulldogs stand at 2-1 overall.
“Nice to get the first couple of games in, building some confidence,” Irvington coach Pat DiBenedetto said after the win over Hastings. “It was a good diverse group of girls getting goals for us, experiencing some things early and preparing for the long haul.”
A trio of Bulldogs led the way scoring two goals apiece. Sadie McRae finished with two goals and four assists, while Carleigh Taylore scored two goals and had two assists. Amanda Raimondo also scored two goals for the Bulldogs.
Eight other players scored a goal for the Bulldogs. Jules Edelman finished with one goal and three assists. Claire Brady scored a goal and had one assist. Abby Constantine, Isi Doncov, Olivia Liu, Tessa McRae, Aly Raimondo, and Scarlett Zumbro each scored a goal.
Sophia Ballard scored the goal for Hastings, while Yellow Jackets goalie Vivian Smith was credited with 11 saves in goal.
Against Horace Greeley on Tuesday, March 28, host Irvington knew it would be a tough game as the Quakers are one of the top teams in the section, and the Bulldogs fell behind early before they rallied back. However, Greeley was able to prevail with a 16-8 victory.
Sadie McRae led the way for Irvington with two goals and an assist, while McRae also scored a pair of goals. Brady, Doncov, Edelman and Raimondo each scored a goal.
Irvington goalie Mia Cantillana had a big game, recording 10 saves in goal for the Bulldogs.
“Our goalie had a real good game against Greeley — she really kept us in it,” DiBenedetto said. “Sadie McRae has been steady, Edelman stepped up at midfield, and Carleigh controls the pace of the game for us at midfield.”
On Friday, March 24, Irvington opened the season on the road at Eastchester and scored a 14-8 victory. Emmeline LeBuhn and Taylor each scored four goals to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Sadie McRae finished with two goals and four assists. Alexis Canfin scored a goal and added an assist, while Tessa McRae, Raimondo, and Brady each scored one goal.
Dobbs Ferry 10, Tuckahoe 8
It was a big start to the season for Dobbs Ferry senior Jacqueline O’Connor as she led the Eagles to 10-8 victory in their season opener over Tuckahoe.
O’Connor scored eight goals on the field at Springhurst Elementary.
In addition to O’Connor, Lauren McGooe and Molly O’Brien each scored a goal and had one assist.
Eleni Georgioudakis recorded eight saves in goal to secure the victory for Dobbs Ferry.
Ardsley starts with three victories
It was a thrilling finish to a big week for Ardsley as the Panthers scored a 9-8 double-overtime victory over Rye Neck to start the season at 3-0 with three victories in four days.
A perfect start to the new season with a new head coach in Scott Miele.
At home on Tuesday, March 28, it was Claire Tierney leading the way and providing the dramatic finish as she scored the final goal of the game to finish it off and give the Panthers the 9-8 double-overtime victory.
Tierney finished with five goals and two assists overall to lead Ardsley. Julia Tiernan also had a hat trick with three goals, while her sister, Lily Tiernan, also scored a goal for the Panthers.
Tanya Shulka and Sienna Kay each recorded two saves in goal for the Panthers.
In the season opener on the road at Keio Academy on March 22, Ardsley dominated for a 14-1 victory with nine different girls scoring goals. Lily Tiernan had a hat trick with three goals. Tierney scored twice and had two assists, while Emma Feldbaum and Shayna Burriss also scored twice. Dylan Paley scored a goal and had five assists. Anna Galante scored a goal and had an assist. Ryann Rosenfeld, Sarah Hutter, and Zoe Moskowitz each scored a goal.
Ardsley followed up that victory with a hard-fought 7-6 win on the road at Valhalla on March 24.
Tierney had another hat trick, finishing with three goals and an assist. Mia Ward scored two goals and had two assists. Julia Tiernan scored two goals, and Paley had and assist for the Panthers.
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