Saunders came away with a 3-2 win against Sleepy Hollow at home despite falling into a deep hole early.
Zhane Jacinto scored the winning goal midway through the second half as the Blue Devils scored three-straight goals to come from behind for a victory on senior day.
Jacinto, a sophomore center midfielder, finished with two goals and an assist while teammate Pamela Sanchez, a senior center forward, had a goal and an assist.
“They work very well together,” said Saunders’ coach Carlo Mitrione of Jacinto and Sanchez. “They are good one-touch players. They’re both very good shooters.”
Sleepy Hollow took a 2-0 lead just 20 minutes into the game off a Blue Devils’ own goal and Molly Vonheill’s goal, assisted by K.T. Thayer.
“The first goal took us awhile to recover from,” Mitrione said. “They thought it was the end of the world.”
Sanchez put Saunders on the board at around the 25-minute mark, but the Blue Devils failed to convert a penalty kick 10 minutes before halftime.
Jacinto scored twice in the second half to secure the win, in addition to stronger play by the entire defense, specifically Jacinto’s sister, Allin, according to Mitrione.
“In the second half our defensive players really stepped it up,” Mitrione said. “Allin kept the defensive unit together.”
Best of the rest: Camille Giacovas scored twice in Briarcliff’s 4-0 win against Ossining. … Tappan Zee’s Marisa Bentley and Jamie Nevins each had two goals and an assist in the Dutchies’ 5-0 win against Ardsley. … Jordan Sobo scored twice in White Plains’ 3-2 win at New Rochelle… Hannon Ebert and Ciara Ostrander each scored twice in Somers’ 4-0 win against John Jay. … Kate Dymes scored twice in Croton-Harmon’s 6-0 win at Dobbs Ferry. … Panas’ Natalie Saba and Gianna Paglia each scored in the Panthers’ 2-1 win against North Salem. … Lauren Vallarelli and Allison Baal scored to give Rye Neck a 2-0 win over Keio and at least a share of the League III-A title. … Emma Dietz, Luci Kelemen and Molly Gross scored in Hastings’ 3-0 win at Fox Lane. … Jessa Casalino and Ashley Heis each scored twice in Carmel’s 5-0 win at Brewster. … JoJo Miller scored twice in Hackley’s 2-0 win at Trinity School. … Kristina Camaj and Sara Katz each scored in Scarsdale’s 2-1 win at Eastchester. … Julianna Madigan and Catlin Tyer each scored in Pearl Rivers’ 2-0 win at Blind Brook. … Missy Lisikatos scored the winning goal in Haldane’s 1-0 double-overtime win at Lakeland.
Tappan Zee 5, Ardsley 0
Briarcliff 4, Ossining 0
Croton-Harmon 6, Dobbs Ferry 0
Edgemont 4, Irvington 3
Rye Neck 2, Keio 0
Panas 2, North Salem 1
Saunders 3, Sleepy Hollow 2
White Plains 3, New Rochelle 2
Somers 4, John Jay 0
Hastings 3, Fox Lane 0
Carmel 5, Brewster 0
Hackley 2, Trinity School 0
Pearl River 2, Blind Brook 0
Scarsdale 2, Eastchester 1
Haldane 1, Lakeland 0, 2 OT