Here is more action from Thursday’s Section 1 quarterfinals. –Nancy
Some consider North Rockland one of the best teams in the state. But Thursday it came close to being the best team no longer playing.
The top-seeded Red Raiders edged visiting No. 4 John Jay-East Fishkill on penalty kicks, 8-7, to reach the Section 1 Class AA finals, which will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Arlington.
The score was tied 2-2 heading into penalty kicks. Amber Alfonzo and Juliana Cabrera had goals for North Rockland, which will face No. 7 Mahopac in the final. Arianna Marino’s penalty kick provided the difference.
Mahopac 2, Arlington 1
Hope Wilson scored twice as Mahopac continued to defy its No. 7 seeding and continued its march toward a potential sectional title with a 2-1 win over No. 3 host Arlington.
John Jay’s goal came late in the game. It had a huge chance to tie the score with 30 seconds left but Mahopac was saved by Julia Shea, who headed a net-bound shot away.
Bronxville 2, Albertus Magnus 0
Mason Warble and Lucy Kohlhoff scored to lead the No. 1 Broncos past No. 4 Albertus Magnus 2-0 in a Class B semifinal game.
The Broncos will face No. 2 Briarcliff in the championship Saturday at 4 p.m. at Arlington.
Byram Hills 3, Yorktown 0
The No. 4 Cornhuskers’ season came to a close against a team even North Rockland couldn’t beat.
The No. 1 Bobcats held a 1-0 edge before pulling away in the second half in the Class A semifinal game.
Raquel Gaudio, Sela Berenbaum and Kelsey Goldring scored.
One-loss Byram Hills will meet undefeated No. 2 Somers in the Class A championship Sunday at 4 p.m. at Arlington High School.
Solomon Schechter 1, Tuckahoe 0
With only three teams qualifying for the playoffs, there was a lot of sitting around in Class C, waiting for the semifinals.
But, oh, what a game it proved to be.
No. 2 host Solomon Schechter edged No. 3 Tuckahoe 1-0 on Britney Lefkovits’s second-half goal.
Letkovits scored 11 minutes into the second half and Schechter withstood Tuckahoe’s subsequent offensive surge. Keeper Lily Hochfelder, whose defense had a number of interceptions, turned away five shots in recording the shutout.
Tuckahoe’s Katie Doherty was peppered but gave up only Letkovits’s goal, saving 15 shots.
“Both teams exhibited tremendous will and desire but the Lions were able to stand strong until the end,” Schechter coach Rachael Safirstein said.
Safirstein’s Lions will play No. 1 Haldane 11 Sunday at Arlington.