Lakeland Gold Stays Unbeaten

Lakeland Green’s Emma Halderman controls under pressure. Credits: Deena Bell

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — After a week off, the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League at Walter Panas High School resumed and with plenty of games, the league got back into the swing of things in a big way.

Lakeland Gold blanked Walter Panas 10-0 in a varsity-division matchup on July 20, with Kelsey McCrudden (6G), Kiera Wax (2G), Julia Papanicolaou (1G, 3A) and Sophia Gloade (1G) leading the way to victory.

Lakeland Gold (5-0) also won against Yorktown Green 10-0 on July 19, with Kelsey McCrudden (5G, 1A), Jenna McCrudden (4G), Gloade (1G) and Cassie Halpin (1 save) doing the honors.

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“Our defense, led by Julia Papanicolaou, helped tremendously with a quick transition from offense to defense and created quick easy goals for Jenna and me,” Kelsey McCrudden said. “Our teammates on offense were moving well and creating space for my sister and me to move the ball and get into the circle to get shots.”

What made it extra special for Kelsey was that she was able to excel along with her sister.

“I’m really excited with the growth that my sister and I have had together and will continue to have,” Kelsey McCrudden said. “We work so hard together, going to the turf to make each other better. Playing with each other all the time has created great chemistry and a huge bond on and off the field.”

Playing admirably in goal was Adeline Araneo, who garnered 22 saves for Yorktown Green (0-4-1).

Valhalla defeated Yorktown White 8-2 on July 17. Krista Dietz (2G) and Araneo (15 saves) led Yorktown White (2-4).

Araneo registered 14 saves in Yorktown Green’s 8-0 loss to Rondout Valley and 15 saves in Yorktown White’s 10-0 setback to John Jay-East Fishkill, with both games being played on July 20.

Hornets I JV (3-0) nipped Hornets II JV 5-4 on July 17 in JV/modified division action, ignited by Frankie Fava (3G, 1A), Mackenzie Orf (1G), Sam Graap (1G) and Miranda Lopes (6 saves).

Lauren Salazar (1G, 1A), Meaghan Casey (1G), Laurel Palmaffy (1G), Katie Lemma (1G) and Kellie Smith (7 saves) paced Hornets II JV (1-2).

HV Extreme (2-1) was victorious against Team Fhockers 8-3 on July 19 in an open-division contest, led by Valerie Perkins (4G), Dana Bozek (2G, 3A), Kristina Davies (1G), Megan Bozek (1G), Cassie Halpin (6 saves) and Kellie Smith (4 saves).

Mia Lennon (1G), Gianna Napoli (1G), Alexa Ryan 1G) and Alex Halpin (25 saves) did the job for Team Fhockers (1-2).

Hudson Valley (3-0) beat Pawling 8-1 in a July 19 game with Caroline Cahill (4G, 1A), Kelsey McCrudden (3G, 1A), Danielle Merante (1G), Nikki Potter (1A), Kellie Smith (4 saves) and Cassie Halpin (3 saves) shining in the victory.

“Our team really focused on a quicker-paced game for the open division,” Kelsey McCrudden said. “Moving the ball quickly and having fewer touches allowed us to have a more successful game. We really connected well as a team and were able to get the ball moving at a faster level of play.”

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