North Rockland ended its regular season in impressive fashion Tuesday with a 7-1 win at home against Arlington, last season’s Class AA sectional champions.
The Red Raiders have been knocked out of the playoffs the past two seasons by the Admirals. In 2012 Arlington advanced over North Rockland in the sectional finals on penalty kicks.
“It was real important,” said North Rockland coach Vinny Apicella of Tuesday’s win. “We wanted it back since we lost it last year.”
Sophmores Amber Alfonzo and Taylor Aylmer each had three goals and an assist in a game that had the Red Raiders score five unanswered goals in the second half.
“They have gone down hard twice to Arlington,” said Apicella of the duo. “They went out and got it.”
North Rockland (15-0-1) finishes the season undefeated and will likly receive the top seed for sectionals.
“It’s tough,” said Apicella of the pressure of being seeded so high. “We’re going to try and play our game regardless of the situation.”
Best of the rest: Rula Samad scored the winning goal in Harrison’s 3-2 win against visiting White Plains. … Edgemont’s Savannah Brooks and Gaby Susz scored in the Panthers’ 2-1 win against visiting Carmel. … Nicole Hoffman scored twice in Byram Hills’ 4-0 win at Bronxville. … Panas’ Nicole Cipriano scored in the Panthers’ 6-0 win at home against Peekskill that secured the League I-D title. … Vanessa Romero had a hat trick in Valhalla’s 4-0 win at Sleepy Hollow. … Rye Country Day’s Tatiana Fernandez and Sam Kost each scored in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win at Masters. … Kyra Greenbaum had a hat trick in Suffern’s 4-0 win against Nanuet. … Ilana Torma scored in Clarkstown North’s 2-1 loss to visiting Minisink Valley. … Aviva Abusch scored in Solomon Schechter’s 5-0 win at Yonkers Montessori.
Byram Hills 4, Bronxville 0
Harrison 3, White Plains 2
Rye Country Day 2, Master’s 1
North Rockland 7, Arlington 1
Edgemont 2, Carmel 1
Port Chester 3, Keio 0
Minisink Valley 2, Clarkstown North 1
Rye 1, Horace Greeley 0
Valhalla 4, Sleepy Hollow 0
Panas 6, Peekskill 0
Suffern 4, Nanuet 0
Solomon Schechter 5, Yonkers Montessori 0