An offensive surge early in the second half helped Nyack to a 2-0 win over Haldane Thursday.
The Indians first goal against the reigning Section 1 Class C champions came just one minute into the second half when Tayo Tyler scored on a breakaway.
Shannon Salemo would pad Nyack’s lead with a strike from the top of the box that found the upper-right corner in the 49th minute.
Indians’ coach Emily Dempsey said she talked to her team about trying to break through Haldane’s formation at halftime.
Both teams’ keepers played well. Jalin Cunningham made 11 saves in the shutout. Cali Schweikhart had 14 saves for Haldane.
Nyack moves to 2-0 on the season while the Blue Devils drop to 0-1.
“It’s definitely a really good start, but we have 14 more games to go,” Dempsey said. “Every game is a big game, so we can’t celebrate for too long.”
Best of the rest: Albertus Magnus’ Carly Clinton had a hat trick in the Falcons’ 5-0 win over Maria Regina.
Nyack 2, Haldane 0
Albertus Magnus 5, Maria Regina 0