Sports

Lakeland/Panas Girls Lacrosse Wins Thriller Over Mahopac

25d5aeb74382c7968281_60163_.jpg
Rebel goalie Miranda Lopes blocks the shot by Mahopac’s Sophia DeFrancesco while Raquel Nieves defends. Credits: Deena Bell
25d5aeb74382c7968281_60163_.jpg

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - yorLakeland/Panas’ girls lacrosse squad may be young but is filled with talent and on April 7 it showed that despite its youth, it can handle pressure situations as well as anyone.

The Rebels traveled to rival Mahopac and played the Indians in a thrilling back and forth contest, which was tied 4-4 at halftime.

The squads continued to battle each other tough in the second half and with the score tied at 6-6, Rebel junior captain Emily Kness came up clutch.

Sign Up for E-News

Kness (2G) scored the tie-breaking and what would be the eventual game-winning goal, lifting the Rebels to a thrilling 7-6 triumph.

“The last goal was scored on an 8-meter due to our defense transitioning the ball quickly up field,” Kness said. “I was able to get a shooting space called and buried the ball in the back of the net. It was exciting and a great relief to score with such a close game.”

The Rebels showed how much they have matured in a relatively short time by remaining cool and calm in closing out the game by holding onto the ball for the final 3:30 of the contest.

“Our team worked hard to get open and remained calm throughout the last minutes,” Kness said. “We used short and smart passes to make sure we didn’t turn the ball over.”

Megan Mucci (2G), Raquel Nieves (2G), Jenna McCrudden (1G), Keirra Ettere (1A), Kelsey McCrudden (1A), Cara O’Shea (1A) and Miranda Lopes (7 saves) also played important roles.

“It felt great to win after everyone worked hard throughout the whole game,” Kness said. “It helps to build our confidence for the rest of the season.”

Lakeland/Panas’ started its week by win at Ossining 18-5 on April 3.

The Rebels jumped out to an 11-3 halftime lead against the Pride and never looked back.

Igniting Lakeland/Panas to the road win was Jenna McCrudden, recorded four goals and five assists, Kness (4G, 3A) and Kelsey McCrudden (4G, 1A).

Nieves (2G), Ettere (1G), Mucci (1G), Kristen Kelly (1G), Katelyn Cerrato (1G) and O’Shea (1A) also contributed.

Doing the job in goal for Lakeland/Panas were Lopes and Isabella LeBlanc, who made three saves and two saves, respectively.

Lakeland/Panas (3-1) fell against visiting Putnam Valley 11-10 on April 4.

Ettere and Kness led a well-balanced attack with two goals and two assists each.

Jenna and Kelsey McCrudden were not far behind, registering two goals each with Mucci and O’Shea also recording a goal apiece. Lopes was solid in goal, making 10 saves.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Yorktown

God Is Just! Schneiderman Is Out!

Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned.

As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, his lawsuits against Big Oil and trying to nullify our double jeopardy laws. Most will go nowhere as ...

A Scientific Look at Decision-Making

Seven years ago, when I first began sharing my thoughts with you, I posed the question: What are the neurological mechanics of decision-making? I was referring not only to decisions about our actions, but also to the method by which we form our beliefs and preferences, political and otherwise. What inspired that inquiry, at that time, was my observation that our nation was increasingly polarized ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Don’t Mix Politics with Business

May 17, 2018

When every year is an election year, it’s hard to avoid “talking” politics—but business leaders need to try.

The problem is that talking politics changes relationships. You quickly go from business owner or salesperson to Democrat, Republican, etc.

Putting a political sign in front of your business is a clear sign (literally) of your views. Not only do you tell your ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 23, 8:00 AM

Mercy College, Yorktown Heights

Business Enterprise and Employment Opportunity ...

Business & Finance

Fri, May 25, 10:30 AM

Yorktown Community Cultural Center, YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Tai Chi for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, May 26, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Roundup

May 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey ...