As we get ever closer to sectionals, it seems like all the players in the area have raised their game. There were plenty of impressive performances last week.
While Ardsley’s Fallon Sheridan’s streak of league hat tricks came to close, she still managed seven points (five goals, two assists) in two games. Olivia Szeker-Cortes posted a goal and an assist in Clarkstown South’s wins against Albertus Magnus and Suffern. Tuckahoe’s Jessica Letizia averaged four points in two wins for the Tigers.
Still, one seems to always rise above the rest.
Samantha Mueller, Hackley—
Although the top Section 1 teams seem to get a lot of the attention, three local private schools are currently undefeated more than halfway through their seasons. Rye Country Day (9-0-1), Holy Child (7-0-4) and Hackley (6-0-3) all have yet to lose a game.
While its been the Wildcats’ offense that has excelled, averaging 2.9 goals a game, the defense has been the difference maker for the Hornets.
Hackley has posted five shut outs this season and allowed more than one goal only once this season.
One of the focal point of the Hornets’ suffocating defense has been goalie Samantha Mueller. Mueller has made double-digit saves three times this season.
Last week proved to be another efficient one for the keeper. Mueller averaged seven saves while posting two shut outs in wins against Poly Prep and Dalton School.
2013 Beasts of the week—
Jenna DeSilva, Panas
Briana Jean-Charles, Clarsktown South
Monica DiDonato, Eastchester
Fallon Sheridan, Ardsley