Harvey Girls Capture HVAL Lacrosse Crown

The girls on Harvey’s varsity lacrosse team pose with coaches Greg Janos and Christina Binns following their victory on May 18 against Wooster in the HVAL championship game. Credits: The Harvey School

KATONAH, N.Y.— Harvey’s girls varsity lacrosse team won its second Housatonic Valley Athletic League championship in program history when the Cavaliers defeated the Wooster Generals 17-6 on May 18 to complete a perfect season against league opponents. The Cavaliers finish the season with 12-0 against HVAL rivals.

Once again Harvey rode to victory on the strength of its high-powered offense and relentless defense, a dynamic combination that helped the Cavaliers win 14 straight games after an early 2-2 start to the season.

Senior captain Sadie Albert of Katonah had another remarkable game, leading her team with five goals and eight assists. Eighth-grader Ellie Kalman of Pound Ridge kept up her hot scoring pace with three goals. Junior captain Sofia Scarsella, whose groundball game was outstanding once again, scored two goals and added two assists. Senior Julia Mallon of Katonah had one of her finest games this year, scoring two goals and assisting on another.

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Senior Dani Oddo of Cross River, who dominated on draw controls, contributed two goals and recorded an assist. Freshman Keegan Glucksman of Bedford Corners, whose game is fast and strong and owns the midfield transition, chipped in a goal. Also getting into the scoring column with one goal apiece were seniors Sydney Lunder of South Salem and Lizzie Kavounas along with seventh-graders Emma Galgano of South Salem and Juliet Jaques of Goldens Bridge. Harvey’s senior goalie Kelly McMorrow was outstanding. She made five saves.

Harvey coach Greg Janos credits the clinching victory to “another full team effort.” He added, “We were awesome and came ready to play from the start.”

The coach acknowledged the contributions of the seniors on the squad.

“It was a bittersweet moment when I called a timeout with five minutes left,” he said. “I wanted to be the first to thank the seniors for a great four years. In fact, Sydney Lunder for six years. I wanted to congratulate them on the championship before they took their home field for the very last time. They won it all as freshmen and again as seniors!”

Harvey (16-3) saw its season finally come to a close on May 19 when they suffered a 16-11 defeat to third-seeded Hamden Hall in the semifinals of the Class C Invitational hosted by eventual tournament winner, top-seeded Ethel Walker School. Harvey, receiving a bid to play beyond the HVAL for the first time in program history, was tabbed as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

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