Saunders had a team dinner Friday night and the seniors talked to their teammates about winning the Yonkers City Tournament for the second year in a row.
It was clear the message was heard as the team came away with a 7-0 win over Yonkers Saturday to earn the championship and improve to 7-0.
Zhane Jacinto had four goals and an assist for the Blue Devils. Jacinto shared MVP honors with teammate Pamela Sanchez, who had three goals and an assist.
At practice on Friday coach Carlo Mitrione stressed the importance of not underestimating the opponent.
“We talked about starting strong and trying to get an early goal and work from there,” Mitrione said.
The Blue Devils did just that, scoring five goals in the first half. Mitrione was impressed with the team’s ability to work the offense and thrive off give-and-goes.
“Zhane and Pamela moved the ball very well and gave each other opportunities to score,” Mitrione said.
Best of the rest: Fallon Sheridan had three goals for Ardsley in a 9-0 win over Sleepy Hollow. … Leah Greene scored twice for Kennedy in a 7-0 win over Fontbonne. … Maddie Campbell scored two goals for Bronxville in a 4-0 win vs. Dobbs Ferry. … Cathriona Maguire’s hat trick led Yonkers Montessori in a 4-2 Yonkers City Tournament consolation win over Lincoln. … Albertus Magnus’ Julia McGowan and Valerie Monico and Tappan Zee’s Marisa Bentley and Tappan Zee’s Kerri Dillon each scored in the Falcons and Dutchies 2-2 double-overtime draw. … Suffern eighth-grader Tatiana Cruz scored the winning-goal in the Mounties’ 1-0 win against Newburgh in the consolation game of the Suffern Invitational. … Erin McClave had a goal and an assist and Haley Karow netted another goal in Mamaroneck’s 2-0 win over Clarkstown North in the championship of the Suffern Invitational.
Bronxville 4, Dobbs Ferry 0
Irvington 6, Edgemont 3
Ardsley 9, Sleepy Hollow 0
Pleasantville 6, Westlake 0
Albertus Magnus 2, Tappan Zee 2, 2OT
Kennedy 7, Fontbonne 0
Yonkers City Tournament
Championship: Saunders 7, Yonkers 0
Consolation: Yonkers Montessori 4, Lincoln 2
Consolation: Suffern 1, Newburgh 0
Championship: Mamaroneck 2, Clarkstown North 0
Hen Hud tournament
Championship: Nanuet 2, Yorktown 0