Eastchester won the League II-E title, its first since 2006, with a 4-2 double-overtime win at home against Pelham thanks to strong performances from the Eagles’ senior class.
Senior captain Rachel Berk had a hat trick, including the game winner, while senior captain Monica DiDonato had a goal and three assists.
“You know when you have a senior-laden team that those seniors are going to push forward,” said Eastchester coach Frank Fiore, whose Eagles’ team has ten seniors. “You have a litte more confidence when your senior ladies are playing for a league title.”
The Pelicans didn’t make it easy for Eastchester. Pelham’s Jordan Amoretto scored with four minutes remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime.
Berk was able to stop any type of momentum the Pelicans had, though, finishing a rebound off DiDonato’s shot just two minutes into overtime.
“I got to say this is not only a win for the girls but a win for the entire Eastchester program,” said Fiore of the league title. “I’m proud of the girls for giving all their effort. It’s a testament to their hard work.”
Best of the rest: Ariana Djerdjaj had two goals and an assist in Kennedy’s 4-0 win against St. Catherine’s. … Alibhe Cafferky, Jenny Romero and Dina Smith scored in Yonkers’ 3-0 win against Gorton. … North Rockland’s Katherine Landes had a goal and an assist in the Red Raiders’ 4-0 win at Clarkstown North. … Lea Miller scored in Pearl River’s 1-0 win against Nyack. … Petras Nikolet and Samantha Torrellas each scored in Ardsley’s 2-0 at Sleepy Hollow. … Yorktown’s Alyssa Francese had two goals in the Huskers’ 2-1 win at Carmel. … Caleigh Plaut had two goals and two assists in Irvington’s 5-0 win against Dobbs Ferry. … Mahopac’s Alyssa Kirby scored twice in the Indians’ 2-0 win against Suffern. … Marisa Bentley scored twice in Tappan Zee’s 4-0 win at Nanuet.
Keio 4, Woodlands 0
Kennedy 4, St. Catherine’s 0
Yonkers 3, Gorton 0
Eastchester 4, Pelham 2, 2 OT
North Rockland 4, Clarkstown North 0
Pearl River 1, Nyack 0
Ardsley 2, Sleepy Hollow 0
Tuckahoe 3, Yonkers Montessori 1
Clarkstown South 8, East Ramapo 0
Mahopac 2, Suffern 0
Yorktown 2, Carmel 1
Solomon Schechter 5, Lincoln 0
Tappan Zee 4, Nanuet 0
Irvington 5, Dobbs Ferry 0