Football (7-0)

John Jay 33, Beacon 6
Friday, Oct. 18

In a rematch of Week 6 of the regular season, John Jay’s football team remained unbeaten and made quick work of visiting Beacon in a 33-6 win in the Section 1 Class A qualifying round on Oct. 18.

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The defending section champion Indians, who led 33-0 at halftime, were sparked again by senior quarterback Luke Mercer. He was 9 of 13 for 147 yards passing and two touchdowns. Mercer also ran for a touchdown and caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Nick Giardina on John Jay’s first play.

Giardina had two touchdown passes and threw for 71 yards. Ian Gallagher caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Henry DeGrasse and Chris DiChiara also had a touchdown reception each.

Top-seeded John Jay hosts eighth-seeded Our Lady of Lourdes in the Section 1 Class A quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

Field Hockey (7-5-4)

John Jay 2, Somers 2
Tuesday, Oct. 15

John Jay had a 2-0 lead on rival Somers on the road but the Tuskers rallied to force a 2-2 tie on Oct. 15.

Annabel Brennan had a goal and an assist for the Indians. Kate Mercer scored in the second half.

John Jay 4, Fox Lane 2
Wednesday, Oct. 16

Melina O’Connor, Sydney Phillips, Brennan and Ella Blum scored goals in the Indians’ 4-2 win over host Fox Lane on Oct. 16.

Blum also had 2 assists. Phillips and Mercer added an assist each. Samantha Spieler made 4 saves.

“Playing in heavy rain at times, I was very proud of both teams,” John Jay coach Debbi Walsh said. “I always look forward to this match-up every year as Kim (Gigante) is an incredible coach and knows how to push her girls when needed. My defense was messy in the first half but after a conversation, we got things straightened out and limited their opportunities.”

Mamaroneck 3, John Jay 0
Saturday, Oct. 19

The Indians closed the regular season by going on the road and falling to powerhouse Mamaroneck 3-0 on Oct. 19.

Ashleigh Brennan made 8 saves in net.

John Jay received the No. 5 seed in the Class B sectionals and will travel to fourth-seeded Rye on Monday, Oct. 28.

Cross Country

John Jay’s girls cross-country team cruised to the League 2B title on Oct. 15 at Bowdoin Park (Wappingers Falls). The Indians, who posted 24 points, beat second place Brewster by 19 points.

Clodagh McGroary finished first in 20:09.3 with Kelsey Crawford right behind in second (20:12). Samantha Comstock (seventh, 21:32.3), Morgan Johnson (eighth, 21:39.8) and Lily O’Shoughnessy (ninth, 21:59.6) rounded out the top 10 finishers.

Ciara McGroary (12th), Violet Coyle (14th), Sophie Guo (16th) and Liliana Carey (18th) finished in the Top 20.

The boys team placed second (45 points) with Brewster (27 points) taking first. Max Goodman (fourth, 17:28.5), Thomas Dachik (fifth, 17:35.9), Sam Posner (sixth, 18:01) and Connor Jenkins (ninth, 18:34.2) were the top finishers.

John Jay’s girls team also placed first at the Section 1 Coaches Invitational on Oct. 19, with the race again taking place at Bowdoin Park. The Indians won the Division 2 race with 64 points, topping second-place Tappan Zee (78 points).

McGroary placed third in 20:00.1. Crawford was fifth (20:34.3) while Johnson (14th, 21:10.3) and Comstock (15th, 21:15.4) also placed in the Top 20.

The boys ran in the Division 1 race and finished fifth. Goodman (14th, 17:36.4) and Posner (16th, 17:46) led the way.

Girls Soccer (11-4-1)

John Jay 3, Brewster 0
Wednesday, Oct. 16

Katie Labriola, Madeline Slogoff and Brynn DiGuglielmo scored a goal each in John Jay’s 3-0 win over visiting Brewster on Oct. 16.

John Jay 1, Lakeland 1 (OT)
Friday, Oct. 18

In their regular season finale, the Indians battled to a 1-1 tie with visiting league foe Lakeland on Oct. 18. Adeline Angelino netted the lone goal for Jay.

Boys Soccer (5-11)

Yorktown 2, John Jay 1 (OT)
Tuesday, Oct. 15

The Indians fell to host Yorktown 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 15.

John Jay 8, Brewster 1
Wednesday, Oct. 16

Stats were not reported from this game.

Yorktown 2, John Jay 0
Saturday, Oct. 19

John Jay closed the regular season with a 2-0 league loss to visiting Yorktown on Oct. 19.