My colleague, Brian Heyman, handled Monday’s soccer stories. Below are his story about Haldane’s win, recaps from other games, including Ossining’s league-clinching win; and some other stats and post-deadline-reported games I’ve added. –Nancy
Haldane played for the state championship last year but that never gets old.
“We’re looking to do the same thing this year,” coach Gary Van Asselt said.
Actually, it’s looking to do a better thing this year — winning it.
The three-time defending Section 1 Class C champs finished the regular season Monday with a 7-0 win over visiting Yonkers Montessori Academy behind two goals and two assists by junior center-forward Bailey McCollum and one goal and two assists by sophomore stopper Missy Lisikatos.
“We started out slowly,” Van Asselt said. “We didn’t have the focus like we did against Panas the other day. Once we got in the flow, we started to play Haldane soccer.”
Haldane soccer has accumulated 53 wins the last four years. This year, the Blue Devils are 12-4. Now they await Wednesday’s sectional seeding meeting.
“We haven’t seen a Class C school the last three or four years until the sectionals,” Van Asselt said. “We play all A, B and Double-A teams, which helps us get better for the sectionals. A new season starts today.”
Junior goalkeeper Sara Labriola didn’t have to make a save in the game. Sophomore midfielder Hannah Monteleone added a goal and an assist. Junior forward Marina Martin also scored, as did senior midfielder Sara Jacoby and freshman forward Alzy Cinquanta — her first varsity goal.
Martin and Miranda Mussola also had assists.
Milagros Moye had 10 saves for Yonkers Montessori.
It was senior day for Jacoby, midfielder Jordan Erickson and forward Allie Monteleone, a five-year varsity veteran who sat out after receiving a red card vs. Panas.
“From August 18 to October 18, the team has improved by leaps and bounds,” Van Asselt said. “They have started to jell a little bit.”
Ossining 2, Panas 0
Senior Jalay Knowles had nine saves and Jhada Francis had a goal and an assist as Ossining blanked host Panas 2-0 to clinch its league title.
This was the 13-2-1 Pride’s 10th shutout win of the season.
Kailey D’Alessandro had seven saves for Panas.
Yonkers 7, Gorton 1
Ailbhe Cafferky had three goals and three assists to lead Yonkers past Gorton 7-1 at Fleming Field.
Lina Montes added two goals and one assist and Edona Berkynaj and Amanda Talavera also scored.
Arisel Rodriguez scored for Gorton.
Christina Dominguez had 17 saves for Gorton.
Rachel Santana stopped three shots and Michaela Gardner stopped two shots for Yonkers.
Pearl River 5, Saunders 0
Cate Feercik, Shaelynn Guilfoyle, Jules Madigan, Kari Portington and Annie White scored in Pearl River’s 5-0 win over visiting Saunders.
Briarcliff 2, Westlake 0
Carly Fanelli and Lexi Grasso each scored as Briarcliff blanked visiting Westlake 2-0.
Cassidy Carrafiello and Jenna Heitzler both had an assist and Sydney Wolin made four saves.
Grace O’Brien had 10 saves for Westlake.
Hackley 4, Fieldston 0
Joanna Miller had two goals and one assist to lead host Hackley past Fieldston 4-0.
Luisa Stallman added a goal and an assist and Demetra Yancopoulos also scored.
Sammy Mueller had two assists and Francesca Docters and Amanda Rosenstein each had one assist.
LiliAnna Khosrowshahi had three saves.
Pelham 3, Hen Hud 2
Audrey Lee scored with about three minutes left in the second overtime to give Pelham a 3-2 win at Hen Hud.
Jordan Amorelli made 10 saves for Pelham, which also got goals from Sarah Collens and Diana Mylonas.
Jessica Hanlon had an assist for Pelham.
Harrison 1, Pleasantville 0
Gia Mancini scored and Cailyn Burgos made five saves in host Harrison’s 1-0 win over Pleasantville.
Maya Samad assisted on the goal.
Alynne Jeanty had seven saves for Pleasantville.
Byram Hills 3, Eastchester 0
Rachel Pollack scored twice and Kelsey Goldring once as the visiting Bobcats topped Eastchester 3-0.
Clarissa Mejia had 11 saves for the Eagles.
Emma Giardina stopped four shots for Byram Hills.
Holy Child 1, St. Luke’s 1
Junior keeper Maggie Ahern turned away 17 shots and sophomore Katie Zompoline scored in host Holy Child’s 1-1 tie with St. Luke’s.
Kathleen Daly had the assist for the Gryphons, who are now 8-6-3.
Note to coaches, please tweet or e-mail your final, end-of-season records to me. Thanks. –Nancy