Over the past decade, there haven’t been many things more consistent than Briarcliff’s girls soccer team winning league championships.
On Thursday, the Bears defeated visiting Croton-Harmon 3-0 to secure the League III-B title, their 10th title over the past 11 seasons.
“To be consistent speaks wonders for the program,” Briarcliff coach Owen Scully said. “I’m very proud of that.”
Grace Orr led the way with a goal and an assist. Five Bears recorded a point, an example of why Briarcliff has been able to succeed for so long, according to Scully.
“It’s a measure of success we’ve had in the past of not putting too much stock in one player,” Scully said. “It’s a team-oriented message.”
With three regular season games remaining, the Bears (12-0-1) are on pace to be the top seed in Class B. Briarcliff was the No. 1 seed in 2012.
“We’ve had a target on our back for many different seasons,” Scully said. “It’s a matte of getting the girls to understand what it means and to get them perform at the highest level and expectations possible.”
Best of the rest: Carly Barnett and Nicole Hoffman each scored twice in Byram Hills’ 4-0 win against visiting Blind Brook that clinched the League III-C title for the Bobcats. … Kristina Camaj and Libby Closson each scored in Scarsdale’s 2-0 win against Rye in the Raiders’ annual Pink Game played to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. … Fox Lane’s Becca Moccia and Ossining’s Sam Cozzolino scored in a 1-1 draw at the home of the Pride. … Amanda Becker, Sadie Rutman and Sophia Danyko–Kulchycky all scored in Greeley’s 3-1 win at Harrison. … Haldane’s Kate Lahey had two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win against Putnam Valley. … Rye Country Day’s Zoe Kost and Taylor Regan scored and Holy Child’s Kathleen Daley scored twice in a 2-2 draw at Rye Country Day. … Justine Huber made two saves in Somers’ 0-0 draw with visiting Arlington. … Vanessa Romero scored in Valhalla’s 1-0 win against Hastings. … Bronxville’s Caitlin Fryer scored twice in the Broncos’ 2-1 win at Scarsdale B.
Byram Hills 4, Blind Brook 0
Ossining 1, Fox Lane 1, 2 OT
Briarcliff 3, Croton-Harmon 0
Horace Greeley 3, Harrison 1
Haldane 6, Putnam Valley 0
Edgemont 1, Dobbs Ferry 0
Solomon Schechter 5, Riverside 0
Somers 0, Arlington 0, 2 OT
Rye Country Day 2, Holy Child 2
Scarsdale 2, Rye 0
Valhalla 1, Hastings 0
Westlake 5, Irvington 4
Mahopac 1, John Jay 0
Bronxville 2, Scarsdale B 1