ARDEN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Kennedy Catholic, a Somers-based Catholic High School, won the Catholic High School Athletic Association AA Archdiocesan championship by defeating the St. Joseph Hill Hilltoppers 3-1 on Oct. 29 in Arden Heights, Staten Island.

The Gaels improved their record to 13-2-2 and advanced to the CHSAA city championship game against Christ the King on Oct. 29. They also qualified for the four-team Catholic state playoffs in Buffalo next weekend.

The Hilltoppers took a 1-0 lead, but it was all Gaels after that.

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Cassidy Petrullo tied the game up 10 minutes later. In the 50th minute, Mahopac resident Kerry Brosnan gave the Gaels the lead on a direct kick. Seven minuters after that, Dierdre Kokasko, another Mahopac resident, added an insurance goal to seal the win.

Aurora Hernandez is also a key player for the Gaels and a Mahopac resident.