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Cross Country

Big Red Invitational
Saturday, Sept. 7, @ Somers High School

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Ava Jolley wasn’t about to look over her shoulder, but if she did she wouldn’t see anyone close behind her.

Jolley, a junior, sped out to a big lead and won the Division 3 race by over 35 seconds with a clocking of 19:22.9 at the season-opening Big Red Invitational at Somers High School on Saturday, Sept. 7.

She also posted the best time of over 300 girls runners across three different divisions. The second place overall finisher was Arlington’s Jalyssa Smith (19:32.4). Jolley’s time was also a 35-second improvement from last year’s Big Red.

“Ava was the defending champion going into today’s Big Red Invitational and that can be a heavy load to carry, as the field is looking to beat her,” North Salem coach Chris Gould said of Jolley, who placed second in the state in Class C last season. “She has been diligently training and setting the tone for the whole team. Because of this, I was not that surprised by her time. But you have to go out and run the race and she spent the last 2 miles essentially running by herself. This all bodes well for another incredible season where we are hoping to have her in highly competitive races so she can truly reach her potential.”

Juliette Intrieri, a senior, placed 15th in a time of 21:37. Emma Litchfield was 46th.

“Juliette Intrieri and Emma Litchfield both ran [personal records],” Gould said. “So we are very happy with the girls team today.”

Nicholas DiGiacomo led the boys team, placing 89th out of 236 runners.

“Our team philosophy is work and improve and we are also looking to see how they will shape up for the late season races,” Gould said.

The freshmen teams also performed well for the Tigers.

“We have two freshman girls, Mia Santis and Isabelle Schembri, who performed very well with Mia medaling by placing 19th in the field,” Gould said. “The freshman girls will continue to run in frosh races and occasional 5Ks and we will see where that takes us come championship season. We had four freshmen boys in their first race today and they finished with a decent compression with Jake Greenberg placing 33rd as our first runner. They are a spirited group and we look forward to seeing how they improve throughout the season, as we continue our training program.”

Rob DiAntonio

Upcoming Schedule
• Wednesday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. vs. Dobbs Ferry, Haldane, Valhalla
• Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. vs. Keio Academy, Putnam Valley, Rye Neck
• Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. Dan Purdy Invitational (@ Pawling)
• Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m. @ Woodlands
• Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational (@ Six Flags Great Adventure)

Field Hockey (1-1)

North Salem 1 vs. Walter Panas 2
Tuesday, Sept. 3 (Tournament, First Round @ Pleasantville)

In a four-team tournament at Pleasantville High School, which was supporting autism awareness, North Salem dropped an opening-round match to the Panthers of Walter Panas.

Despite having 30 corners and putting 20 shots on goal, the Tigers could only get one past the Panas keeper, Katie Astrab, who had 15 saves. North Salem’s lone goal came from Bridget McDonald, who gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead with 5:10 left in the game.

The Panthers answered a minute later, scoring off a corner. The game-winning goal was scored on a penalty stroke with 23 seconds left.

North Salem keeper, Hope Sandor, had 1 save in the game.

North Salem 7 vs. Byram Hills 0
Saturday, Sept. 7 (Consolation Game @ Pleasantville)

The consolation game was held four days later at Pleasantville High School.

The Tigers rallied back from their tough season-opening loss with a dominating 7-0 win over Byram Hills.

Kiki DeModna had 2 goals and 1 assist. Juliet Serra had 2 goals. Allison Eberhardt, Krista DeModna and Kayla DeModna each had 1 goal.

Neither of the North Salem keepers, Sandor and Caila Andrews, were tested in the game. They made 0 saves in the combined shutout. Byram Hills goalkeeper, Kathryn Eisenhower, had 6 saves.

Upcoming Schedule
• Monday, Sept. 9, North Salem @ Bronxville, 4:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 11, North Salem @ Putnam Valley, 4:15 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 17, North Salem vs. Pawling, 4:15 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 19, North Salem @ Rye Neck, 4:15 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 21, North Salem vs. Somers, 12:30 p.m.

Soccer (Boys) (0-3)

North Salem 0 @ Briarcliff 3
Saturday, Aug. 31

Two days after losing a heartbreaker to Pleasantville in their season opener, the Tigers were shut out, 3-0, by Briarcliff.

The Bears scored all of their goals in the first 32 minutes (1 from Matt Sturman and 2 from James Varriano).

The Tigers’ goalkeeping duties were shared by Sean Ely (13 saves), Mark Mackenzie (2) and Dan Nesbitt (2).

North Salem 0 vs. Bronxville 1
Friday, Sept. 6

North Salem defended Tompkins Field well the last two seasons, dropping just two of 13 home matches in 2017 and 2018 combined.

The Tigers have matched that loss total already this season.

North Salem was defeated by Bronxville, 1-0, on Friday, Sept. 6—their second time being shut out in as many games.

Bronxville’s Eco Valdez scored the match’s only goal. Goalkeeper, Theo Liao, recorded the hard-earned shutout, making 15 saves.

Mackenzie made 9 saves for North Salem.

Upcoming Schedule
• Monday, Sept. 9, North Salem vs. Hastings, 4:45 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 10, North Salem @ Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 16, North Salem vs. Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 18, North Salem @ Woodlands, 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 21, North Salem vs. Hendrick Hudson, 4 p.m.

Soccer (Girls) (1-1)

North Salem 2 @ Briarcliff 3
Saturday, Aug. 31

North Salem 3 vs. Valhalla 1
Monday, Sept. 3

Upcoming Schedule
• Monday, Sept. 9, North Salem @ Bronxville, 4:45 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 12, North Salem vs. Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 17, North Salem @ Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 19, North Salem vs. Pawling, 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 21, North Salem vs. Nanuet, 2 p.m.

Swim (Girls)

Upcoming Schedule
Home meets at Lewisboro Town Park
• Monday, Sept. 9, John Jay/North Salem vs. Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 11, John Jay/North Salem vs. Sleepy Hollow, 4:45 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 13, John Jay/North Salem vs. Fox Lane, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 19, John Jay/North Salem @ White Plains, 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 23, John Jay/North Salem @ Ursuline, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis (Girls)

Upcoming Schedule
Home matches at Hardscrabble Club
• Friday, Sept. 13, North Salem vs. Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 16, North Salem @ Valhalla, 4:15 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 17, North Salem @ Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 18, North Salem @ Haldane, 4:15 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 21, North Salem vs. Pawling, 11 a.m.

Volleyball (2-1)

North Salem 1 vs. Tuckahoe 3
Wednesday, Sept. 4

• Set 1: North Salem 19 – Tuckahoe 25
• Set 2: North Salem 22 – Tuckahoe 25
• Set 3: North Salem 25 – Tuckahoe 18
• Set 4: North Salem 20 – Tuckahoe 25

North Salem 3 @ Hastings on Hudson 0
Friday, Sept. 6

• Set 1: North Salem 25 – Hastings 19
• Set 2: North Salem 25 – Hastings 15
• Set 3: North Salem 25 – Hastings 22

Leading the way for North Salem was Chloe Fogle, who had 3 aces, 6 kills and 4 blocks. Joan Herlihy had 2 aces and 3 kills.

Upcoming Schedule
• Monday, Sept. 9, North Salem @ Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 10, North Salem vs. Yonkers Montessori Academy, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 12, North Salem vs. Valhalla, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 13, North Salem @ Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 16, North Salem @ Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.

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