I’m covering a playoff football game tonight, but check back here later tonight for all the scores, roundups and advancement information.
When Harrison was traveling to Nanuet for a Class A outbracket game, coach Jon-Erik Zappala noticed that some of the players were sleeping.
After an early arrival and a focused warmup, it quickly became apparent that his team was wide awake.
The No. 21-seeded Huskies carried their focus into the game and earned a 2-0 win over No. 12 Nanuet on Friday.
“As soon as the game started, they started to work together,” Zappala said. “It was an evenly matched game. It came down to finishing and that’s where we capitalized.”
Erica LaManna and Erin Nelson each scored a goal for Harrison. Gina Mancini had 13 saves in the win. Marissa D’Alessandro had 14 saves for Nanuet.
“Our defense played exceptionally well,” Zappala said. “If our defenders weren’t in the right place, Gia was. She had two major saves that were game-saving.”
For Zappala, the players reaction on the bus ride home showed their anticipation for tomorrow’s game against host No. 5 Panas at 3 p.m. in a semifinal game.
“They have never been as fired up on a bus ride back as they were after this game,” Zappala said. “They want to keep the momentum going and are ready for the challenge.”
Pearl River 7, Poughkeepsie 0: In a Class A outbracket game at No. 10 Pearl River, Colleen McCoy had three goals for the Pirates. Teammate Colleen Bartal had a goal and an assist. Pearl River will play at No. 7 Rye in a first-round game Saturday at 3 p.m.
Nyack 2, Edgemont 1: In a Class A outbracket game at No. 14 Nyack, Olivia Munnelly had two goals for the Indians. Teammate Naomi Perez had a goal. Nyack will visit No. 3 Saunders in a first-round game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Hen Hud 1, Brewster 0: In a Class A outbracket game at No. 11 Hen Hud, Izzy Nazario scored for the Sailors. Hen Hud will visit No. 6 Eastchester in a first-round game Saturday.
John Jay 7, Lincoln 0: In a Class A outbracket game at No. 16 John Jay, Bailey Monaco had a hat trick. Willa Shiel had two goals. Hanna Bocklet and Peyton David each scored. John Jay will head to No. 1 Byram Hills in first-round game Saturday.
Section 1 tournament
Harrison 2, Nanuet 0
Pearl River 7, Poughkeepsie 0
Nyack 2, Edgemont 0
Hen Hud 1, Brewster 0
John Jay 7, Lincoln 0
Lourdes 6, Lakeland 0
Beacon 7, Yonkers 0
Section 1 tournament
No. 16 John Jay at No. 1 Byram Hills, TBA
No. 9 Pelham at No. 8 Ardsley, TBA
No. 21 Harrison at No. 5 Panas, TBA
No. 13 Lourdes at No. 4 Tappan Zee, 2 p.m.
No. 14 Nyack at No. 3 Saunders, 2 p.m.
No. 11 Hen Hud at No. 6 Eastchester, TBA
No. 10 Pearl River at No. 7 Rye, 3 p.m.
No. 18 Beacon at No. 2 Somers, 2 p.m.