CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay’s field hockey squad battled to a 1-1 tie with host Nanuet on Sept. 12.

The Indians’ lone goal was from Faye Tobin while goaltender Samantha Spieler stopped three shots.

“The conditions did not work in our favor today,” John Jay coach Debbi Walsh said. “We are not accustomed to playing on wet grass and moving the ball proved quite difficult. The girls worked very hard to find ways to pass the ball and our defense was able to limit their shots on goal and hold them to five corners.”

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Rye 3, John Jay 1

The Indians (0-1-2) fell to host Rye, 3-1, on Sept. 10.

Ella Blum scored for Jay with Annabel Brennan notching the assist.

“John Jay did not come to play and the results showed,” Walsh admitted. “We are feeling some growing pains and need to find the strength and desire to overcome it as a team. Working through it early in the season is good and the girls know that we need to improve every game if we want to compete with the better teams.”

Girls Soccer (3-1)

Rye 4, John Jay 1

John Jay’s girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the young season with a 4-1 defeat against host Rye on Sept. 14.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead on a deep free kick goal by Catherine Labriola but the Garnets responded with a 4-0 run to take a commanding lead.

Boys Soccer (2-2)

John Jay 1, Fox Lane 0

Cole Ferguson’s goal late in regulation proved to be the game winner for John Jay’s boys soccer team in a 1-0 win over host Fox Lane on Sept. 9.

Owen Rabii made three saves in net for the Indians.

Nyack 2, John Jay 1

John Jay went on the road again but fell to Nyack 2-1 on Sept. 11. Joseph Pink notched the lone goal for Jay.

Volleyball (3-1)

John Jay 3, Nyack 0

In a rematch of last year’s Class A semifinals, John Jay’s volleyball squad found some redemption with a 3-0 win over host Nyack on Sept. 11: 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.

Lily Preis sparked the Indians with 16 kills and five digs. Taylor Hoffman distributed 12 assists.

John Jay 3, Nanuet 0

The Indians swept visiting Nanuet in straight sets on Sept. 13: 25-11, 25-17, 25-16.

Cross Country

Warwick Purple Wave Meet

At the Warwick Purple Wave Meet on Sept. 14, Clodagh McGroary led John Jay’s girls cross-country team again with a third-place finish in Division 1. She clocked a time of 19:32.6.

Also running well for the Indians were Samantha Comstock (11th, 20:36.1), Violet Coyle (12th, 20:44.5), Sophie Guo (32nd), Lily O’Shoughnessy (34th) and Ciara McGroary (35th).

John Jay placed fourth out of 14 Division 1 teams.

The boys, who took sixth out of 17 squads in Division 1, were paced by Thomas Dachik’s sixth-place finish (16:30.9). Max Goodman was 27th in 17:24.1 and Connor Jenkins took 37th.

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