Super Sophomore: Curran Nets 100th in Sectional Win

Grace Curran scores her 100th goal in the first half. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— It’s not often that a junior reaches the 100-career-goal milestone.

But for a sophomore to reach it is almost unheard of.

Grace Curran achieved that feat as the second-seeded Tigers rolled past No. 7 Valhalla 15-5 in the Section 1 Class D quarterfinals on Friday, May 19.

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“It was very exciting to score my 100th goal this year,” a humble Curran said. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.”

Curran finished with six goals and one assist. Her landmark goal came with 15:19 left in the first half and capped off four straight goals for the sensational sophomore, stretching the lead to 6-1.

North Salem (16-2) jumped out to a 9-4 lead at halftime and held the Vikings to just one goal in the second half.

“The key was to win the draws and then pass and cut on attack,” Curran said. “We had to keep moving in order to create lanes for each other.”

Lydia Werlau added five goals while Katie Wagner dished out four assists. Jane Fetterolf (2G, 1A), Haley Vermette (1G, 1A), Amira Flayhan (1G) and Kelly McCarthy (1A) also chipped in offensively.

“From our defense to our transitions then to our attack, everything has improved since the beginning of the season,” Curran said.

North Salem fell to third-seeded Putnam Valley 8-7 in the semifinals on Monday, May 20, at Volunteers Park.

North Salem led 5-0 in the first half, but Putnam Valley rallied to cut the deficit to 6-4 at halftime. In the second half, North Salem was held to just one goal. Werlau finally broke the drought with just 4:50 left to tie the game at 7-7, but Emma Rippon answere less than a minute later.

Werlau (2G, 1A), Curran (1G, 2A), Kelly McCarthy (1G), Vermette (1G), Wagner (1G), Fetterolf (1G) and Kiera McCarthy (8 saves) led the Tigers.

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