Amber Phillips knows how to play the angles.
The Pelham goalie has grown accustom to stopping opposing team’s breakaways playing behind the Pelicans’ high defensive line.
On Wednesday, Phillips had 20 saves, making many of them off her line, in Pelham’s 2-1 win at Bronxville.
“She’s been coming along nicely all season,” said Pelican’s coach P.J. Larkin of his senior goalie. “She was very aggressive coming out.”
Sarah Collens scored the winning goal with just over a minute to play when she one-timed a pass from Julia Doucette, who was recently pulled up from JV.
Lucy Kohlhoff gave the Broncos the lead midway through the first half.
Isabel Rubio scored Pelham’s first goal halfway into the second half, followed by Collens’ game winner.
Larkin was pleased with his defense, comprised of Ashley Holden, Jordan Amoretto, Isabella Joseph, Campbell Fee and Rafala Mazzela, shutting down the Broncos’ attack in the second half.
“Hopefully it can help us gain some momentum,” said Larkin of the win. “We’ve always played them tough, but come up on short end the stick…They finally got over that hump.”
Best of the rest: Joanna Miller had a goal and an assist in Hackley’s 2-0 win against Poly Prep. … Kennedy’s Leah Greene and Kiera Hennessy each scored twice in the Gaels’ 7-1 win against Cardinal Spellman. … Marisa Bentley and Jamie Nevins each had a goal and an assist in Tappan Zee’s 3-1 win against Nyack. … Tuckahoe’s Alessia Conte scored four goals in the Tigers’ 9-0 win against Woodlands. … Jenny Bucci, Rebecca Leeper and Maggie Cusanelli scored in Sleepy Hollow’s 3-0 win against Scarsdale B. … Eastchester’s Rachel Berk scored twice in the Eagles’ 4-0 win against Edgemont. … Clarkstown South’s Kylie Montana had a hat trick in the Vikings’ 5-3 double-overtime win against Suffern. … Taylor Regan and Zoe Kost scored in Rye Country Day’s 2-0 win at King & Low-Heywood Thomas. … Kerilyn O’Keefe made nine saves in Maria Regina’s 1-0 loss at Preston.
Preston 1, Maria Regina 0
Hackley 2, Poly Prep 0
Hastings 0, Dobbs Ferry 0, 2 OT
Kennedy 7, Cardinal Spellman 1
Tappan Zee 3, Nyack 1
Tuckahoe 9, Woodlands 0
Sleepy Hollow 3, Scarsdale B 0
Clarkstown South 5, Suffern 3, 2 OT
Rye Country Day 2, King & Low-Heywood Thomas 0
Eastchester 4, Edgemont 0
Pelham 2, Bronxville 1
Holy Child 1, Berkeley Carroll 0
Albertus Magnus 2, Pearl River 2, 2 OT
Mahopac 6, Yorktown 1
Lincoln 1, Riverside 0
Ardsley 4, Irvington 3
Scarsdale 4, New Rochelle 0