North Salem Attains League Title

North Salem's field hockey team hopes to make a run to the Class C sectional finals.

CROTON, N.Y.— North Salem knew a win over host Croton-Harmon would land them a league championship in field hockey last week and the Tigers were up for the challenge.

In a game where its defense was able to keep Croton’s offense at bay, North Salem pulled out a 3-1 win on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Croton had two penalty strokes in the game with goalie Olivia DeSanto (five saves) stopping one of them, with the other shot hitting a post and caroming away.

Sign Up for E-News

“Heading into the game, we all knew that it was going to be tough,” senior captain Charlie Reiner said. “But we walked off that bus unwilling to accept defeat and that really showed through the multiple end-line saves and finishing on corner plays that occurred to allow us to win.”

The North Salem Tigers took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Sophia Cocking midway through the first half. Jessica Reiner fed Cocking for the goal on a penalty corner.

Natalie Intrieri doubled the lead with the assist going to Charlie Reiner. Croton scored with two minutes left in the first half.

North Salem quickly answered when Kaitlyn Thayer finished a Natalie Intrieri pass on a corner with just 35 seconds left in the first half.

“Winning the league title has always been a goal in the back of my mind,” Charlie Reiner said, “and so to be able to not only accomplish that, but have such a strong record feels really great and is a really nice way to be able to show how hard our team worked this year.”

The Tigers finished the regular season at 14-2 when they cruised past Briarcliff 6-0 on Oct. 20.

Cocking and Intrieri had two goals each with Juliet Serra and Allison Eberhardt adding a goal. Ally O’Sullivan, Mariana Alpizar, Charlie Reiner and Eberhardt had an assist apiece.

The Tigers blanked visiting Pawling 1-0 on Oct. 17 in a league game with Analisa Posa scoring the game winner on a perfect feed from Charlie Reiner. DeSanto made one save.

North Salem heads into the Class C sectionals with momentum and earned the No. 1 seed. It will host the winner between No. 9 Putnam Valley and No. 8 Albertus Magnus in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 28.

“We’re seeded No. 1, but we all know that that doesn’t guarantee us anything,” Charlie said. “We all want to see ourselves in the finals and we’re going to have to play challenging teams to get there. We realize that success is going to come from working hard at practice and playing 100 percent.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 3, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, March 10, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, March 17, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Winter Is Fleeting

By some alchemy, winter is flying by us this year. Faster and faster every year of our lives. We’re nearly two-thirds done with the season already. There’s just a month and a few extra days left to withstand. A snap of the fingers and it will be gone. Finished. Another winter to enter into our personal annals, in which we thrived or merely survived.    

Soon ...

I Love 'I Hate Hamlet'

Let’s face it, folks. Not everyone loves Shakespeare. Not even all actors. Andrew Rally is one of them. In fact, where there’s a Will, there’s a way Andrew will find to avoid acting in one of those famously timeless plays. And for good reason. Shakespeare tests, to the fullest, an actor’s mettle, and Andrew is strictly a TV actor.

He has just ended a star turn in the ...

A Trip to the 'Liberry'

Raise your hand if you didn’t—did not—call the library the “liberry” when you were little. I’m guessing not a lot of hands just went up.

Didn’t just about all of us say “liberry” when we were learning to read? (Well, whaddya expect when a place is named something way too easy for little kids to mispronounce?)

OK. Now, raise your hand if ...

I Am Woman, Hair Me Roar

When you have short hair, it is inevitable that you will spend an inordinate amount of time growing your hair out and then getting fed up and cutting it again. I have been down this hair-brained road several dozen times before, complaining for months until I am convinced my husband is going to cut it all off while I sleep just so he doesn’t have to listen to me whine about it one more ...

I'm Mrs. Heat Miser

To be perfectly honest, I did not need a large rodent with insomnia to convince me that we had six more weeks of winter. It’s been so cold outside lately that when I go out, my nostrils stick together. The dog is so hesitant to go out that he does his business right on the deck, less than five feet from the door, and then gives me a look of contemptuous indignation when he comes back in the ...

'Customers Deserve Explanation' of Ballooning Rates

February 22, 2018

The following is a letter sent from Hudson Valley lawmakers to Carl Taylor, president of NYSEG:

Our offices have been inundated with frustrated constituents who have recently received their electric bills for the month of January. Some claim their bills have quadrupled compared to the previous month. A recent review of your website shows no issuance of a press release to customers warning of ...

Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

February 23, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...