Below, find my game story, extra notes and photos from the Mahopac-Clarkstown South game, as well as my recaps of all the other games for which information was supplied. –Nancy
(Above photo: Clarkstown South’s Kayla Tracey with one of her eight saves — this on a direct kick.)
MAHOPAC Sometimes there are signs.
For Clarkstown South, it might have been the wrong turn off Interstate 684 that had it heading east, instead of west to Mahopac, delaying the start of their first-round Class AA game Saturday.
Then there was the loss of senior goalie Sarah Treanor, who was carried off the field with a thigh injury midway through the first half.
Throw in a goal resulting from a miscommunication.
In another sport that would be called strike three.
The Indians will travel to No. 2 Ossining for a quarterfinal game Tuesday.
Saturday, senior forward JoLynn Magnani had two goals (celebration of first pictured above) and junior Erin Butler had two assists and was credited with Mahopac’s second goal, which apparently went in off a Clarkstown defender early in the second half.
Leading 1-0, the Indians scored two goals in the second half’s first six minutes.
“Our captains (Kristen Reilly and Hope Wilson) did a good job firing us up (at the half),” Magnani said. “They said, ‘We’re not going to make this our last game.’ … We definitely should have put more in in the first half.” (Below: Mahopac’s Erin Butler and South’s Danielle McManus battle for the ball.)
Mahopac’s lack of scoring was due partly to Treanor (four saves) and Kayla Tracey (eight saves). Tracey relieved Treanor with Mahopac leading 1-0 with 18:12 left in the first half.
It was a disconnect between defender Faith Quin and Tracey — who had a couple of excellent saves, including one on a Mairead Martin direct kick — that led to the Butler-credited goal.
South coach Tom Rolston said Quin went for the ball but tried to pull up when Tracey called for it. The ball hit Quin’s foot, caroming high into the net.
“We completely hung our heads after that,” said Rolston, whose team finished 8-8-1.
Still, the Vikings showed late life. After missing high on an open look less than a minute earlier, Kelly McTigue dodged a couple of Mahopac defenders and beat keeper Bella Rodriguez low with 13:56 to play.
But Rodriguez, who had 10 saves, shut the door from there, making a diving stop with three minutes left.
Notes: Fumusa said Butler and Magnani have been strong throughout the season. He said Magnani’s greatest assets are her speed and footwork. … Rolston, who said his team is better than it played, was impressed with Mahopac. “They’re very fast, very strong and cover the ball well,” he remarked. … Rolston had had his two goalies split games throughout the season but wasn’t sure he was going o pull Treanor for the second half, both because she’s a senior and because she was playing well. … A hand-ball call negated another Mahopac goal. … Rolston said a lack of communication had plagued the Vikings all season. … It won’t go down as a save, since she’s not a goalie but defenseman Danielle Gillespie made a great stop just before the end of the first half for South. … Viking senior Raven Blake did a good job quarterbacking in her defensive end, calling out instructions to teammates so they could move the ball out.
Saturday’s other first-round action
Tappan Zee 2, Nanuet 1
Emily Sanchez scored twice and Molly McGovern made 10 saves as No. 8 Tappan Zee edged visiting No. 9 Nanuet 2-1 in Class A.
Tara Harris and Kerri Dillon each had an assist.
Emily Davren scored Nanuet’s goal off a Maeve Dooley assist.
Marissa D’Alessandro had eight saves for the Golden Knights.
Tappan Zee will travel to No. 1 Byram Hills for Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Byram Hills 4, Nyack 0
Raquel Gaudio scored three goals and Kelsey Goldring added another as No. 1 Byram Hills shut out visiting No. 17 Nyack 4-0 in Class A play.
Scarsdale 5, Saunders 0
Despite 20 saves from Cailyn Sepulveda, host No.5 Saunders fell 5-0 to No. 12 Scarsdale in Class AA.
Kristina Camaj scored three goals, striking on assists from Ali Oliverio, Dani Ezratty and Zoe Epstein.
Ezratty also assisted on a Libby Closson goal and Closson assisted on a Kara Elcik score.
Scarsdale goalie Carly Glickenhaus had two saves.
Scarsdale will play in Tuesday’s quarterfinals at No. 4 John Jay-East Fishkill, which shut out No. 13 New Rochelle 4-0.
Ossining 8, Ketcham 1
Jhada Francis had a hat trick and Annelyse Lopez had two goals as No. 2 Ossining roughed up visiting No. 15 Ketcham 8-1 in Class AA.
Grace Scorcia had a goal and three assists and Gabby Rama and Gabby Hagerman also scored.
Abby Squirrell had three assists.
Elizabeth Roscino tallied Ketcham’s goal off a Fiona Wiley assist.
Nicole Parke stopped 12 shots for Ketcham.
Jalay Knowles had six saves for Ossining.
North Rockland 6, White Plains 1
Taylor Aylmer scored three goals and Amber Alfonzo two to lead the No. 1 Class AA Red Raiders to a 6-1 win over visiting No. 16 White Plains.
Isabel Zayas also scored.
Juliana Cabrera had three assists and Naya Rivera two assists.
Senior Captain Michelle Krug scored for White Plains.
Tigers’ goalies Danielle Okun (15) and Jenny Moss (12) combined to make 27 saves. Moss yielded just one goal — that on a penalty kick.
Jenna Braunagel had two saves for North Rockland.
North Rockland will host No. 9 Horace Greeley (which beat No. 8 Mamaroneck) in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Pearl River 6, John Jay-CR 0
Shaelynn Guilfoyle and Jules Madigan each scored twice as Class A’s No. 3 seed, Pearl River, shut out No. 14 John Jay-Cross River 6-0.
Kelly McKenna and Kelly Egan also scored.
Cate Feercik and Guilfoyle each had an assist.
Peyton David had 11 saves for John Jay.
Lauren Gallagher stopped seven shots for Pearl River.
The Pirates will host No. 6 Panas Tuesday.
Panas 4, Harrison 2
Alyson Kelly scored twice to lead Panas to a 4-2 win over No. 11 Harrison at Panas.
Layla Tabalkovic and Jenna DeSilva also scored for the Panthers and Natalie Cipriano had an assist.
Maya Samad scored both goals for the Huskies.
Kailey D’Alessandro had seven saves for Panas.
Cailyn Burgos had six saves for Harrison.
Somers 7, Lourdes 0
Hannon Eberts, Cara Ostrander and Jessica Rosenblum each scored twice for the No. 2 Tuskers in their 7-0 win over visiting No. 18 Lourdes in Class A.
Melina Couzis also scored and had two assists.
Eberts, Ostrander, Lexi Prisco and Melissa Righetti also each had an assist.
Lourdes goalie Kayla Moschetti had 12 saves.
Julia O’Sullivan had one save for Somers.
Somers will host No. 7 Eastchester in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Eastchester 1, Hen Hud 0
Emma DiPasquale scored off a Lauen Gresia assist to lift the No. 7 host Eagles to a 1-0 win over No. 10 Hendrick Hudson.
Kat Ruh had 16 saves for Hen Hud.
Clarissa Mejia had three stops for Eastchester.
Yorktown 6, Sleepy Hollow 0
Alyssa Francese had a hat trick and an assist to lead the No. 4 Cornhuskers over visiting No. 13 Sleepy Hollow 6-0 in Class A.
Ivana Pjetri had a goal and two assists and Emily Metz also scored.
Ellen O’Callaghan had two assists and Sarah Bonner had one assist.
Samantha Dorn had 13 saves for the Headless Horsemen.
Yorktown will host No. 5 Rye (which beat No. 12 Pelham) in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Valhalla 7, Yonkers Montessori 0
Vanessa Romero tallied a hat trick and an assist and Emily Strupinsky had two goals and an assist to lead No. 3 Valhalla to a 7-0 win over No. 14 Yonkers Montessori in Class B.
Erin Brosnan and Raphaela Dasilva also scored.
Julianna Corradi had two assists and Heather Dinunzio and Kaylie Dymek both had one assist.
Francesca Guzzo stopped one shot for Valhalla.
The Vikings will host No. 6 Hastings in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Hastings 2, Blind Brook 1
Ava Holl and Emma Jacobs scored off assists from Lucy Mondello for the No. 6 Yellow Jackets in their 2-1 win over No. 11 Blind Brook in Class B.
Courtney Shaw scored for Blind Brook.
Briarcliff 7, Croton-Harmon 0
Carly Fanelli registered a hat trick in the No. 2 Bears’ 7-0 win over No. 15 Croton-Harmon in Class B.
Amelia Leahy and Lexi Grasso each had a goal and an assist and Julia Duffy also scored.
Sierra Celaj, Jenna Heitzler, Samantha Kirsch, Zoe Koff and Kelsey Simpson each had an assist.
Astrella Dacosta had 11 saves for Croton.
Sydney Wolin stopped one shot for Briarcliff.
The Bears will host No. 10 Ardsley in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Albertus Magnus 2, Rye Neck 0
Despite a 23-save performance by visiting No. 13 Rye Neck’s Sabrina Albanese, No. 4 Albertus Magnus posted a 2-0 win behind Mazie Stiles’ two goals.
Ana Hennelly and Carly Clinton had assists.
Kaitlin Kreider had one save for Magnus, which dominated the entire game in recording its second win of the season over the Panthers.
Rye Neck coach Susan Hannon, who noted her squad lacked three starters, described Albanese’s play as “sensational” but said, “Magnus was too big, too strong and was able to substitute at will, which made all the difference today.”
“I am so proud of the girls and their effort today, ” she said. “They fought for every ball and every inch, especially the defense, who were under pressure the whole 80 minutes.”
Magnus will host No. 5 North Salem in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
North Salem 2, Edgemont 1 (OT)
Senior Shayna Levy’s overtime goal lifted the host No. 5 Tigers to a 2-1 overtime win over No. 12 Edgemont.
Kaitlyn Murphy also scored for North Salem.
Bronxville 5, Putnam Valley 0
Caitlin Fryer scored three goals to lead No. 1 Bronxville to a 5-0 win over visiting No. 16 Putnam Valley in Class B.
Lucy Kohlhoff and Mason Warble also scored.
Killian Donohue, Rachel Peacock and Fallon Raviol each had an assist.
Bronco goalies Charley Warble and Madeline Coyne both had one save.
Bronxville will host No. 8 Westlake in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Westlake 3, Pleasantville 1
Amber Lulanaj had a goal and an assist and Marianna Leone and Makenzie Redfern also scored in the No. 8 Wildcats’ 3-1 win over visiting No. 9 Pleasantville.
Analese Catto had an assist for Westlake.
Pleasantville’s Katie McAllister scored unassisted.
Both Wildcat goalie Grace O’Brien and Panther goalie Alynne Jeanty had eight saves.