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McCrudden Stars for Lakeland Green in Field Hockey

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Lakeland Green’s Kelsey McCrudden drives the ball towards the goal. Credits: Deena Bell
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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. — Lakeland Green rising junior midfielder Kelsey McCrudden (5G) led her squad to a 10-0 win against Yorktown on July 7 in Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League varsity-division action at Lakeland High School.

“My teammates were cutting and opening up the space, that really helped me going to the goal tonight,” McCrudden said.

Meghan Fahey (3G, 1A), Julia Wanamaker (2G) and Kellie Smith (1 save) also contributed to the Lakeland Green win.

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“We really passed the ball well and that led to a lot of open players,” McCrudden said. “We were less tired than the other team towards the end of the game so that helped us a lot.”

Olivia Sanchez was outstanding for Yorktown in goal, making 18 saves.

“They were coming down really fast with it and I am pretty good with one-on-one pressure,” said Sanchez, who is a rising senior. “That is what I practice a lot with my coach, just one-and-one and just standing my ground is one of the biggest things I try to keep in my head.”

All things considered, Yorktown held up well going against a squad that has won seven state titles in a row.

“We really played together, especially in the second half, we really pulled through,” Sanchez said. “A lot of the passing was better. We really got into it in the second half. We tried to come out strong in the end.”

Lakeland Gold came away with a 10-0 victory against Putnam Valley with Mia Lennon (3G), Emily Kness (2G), Jess Ascencao (2G), Alexa Ryan (2G), Julianna Cappello (1G, 1A), Sarah Bussell (1A) and Cassie Halpin (2 saves) all taking part in the win.

Team Fhockers (1-0) defeated the Pawling Lady Tigers 7-2 in the open division, led by Brianna Muniz (2G), Courtney Ocasal (2G), Emily Power (1G), Gracie Fitzgerald (1G), Valerie Perkins (1G) and Alex Halpin (15 saves).

Hudson Valley (1-0) beat Fusion 4-0, paced by McCrudden (2G), Fahey (1G), Danielle Merante (1G), Juliet Perry (1A) and Cassie Halpin (2 saves) in another open-division game.

Opening night saw plenty of action for the local squads on July 6.

Lakeland Gold (2-0) defeated the Lady Patriots from John Jay-East Fishkill 10-0 led by Fahey (6G, 1A), Kness (2G, 1A), Cameron Lischinsky (1G), Alexa Ryan (1G), Lennon (1A), Julia Cummings (1A) and Cassie Halpin (1 save).

Lakeland Green (2-0) beat Walter Panas 10-1, ignited by McCrudden (5G, 2A), Kiera Wax (2G), Gianna Scialdone (2 goals), Nicole Orlowski (1G) and Smith (6 saves).

Yorktown (0-2) was blanked by Valhalla 4-0 with Sanchez recording 11 saves.

Hornets I JV defeated Hen Hud JV 10-0 in the JV/modified division with Cara O’Shea (6G), Kristen O’Shea (1G), Kaitlyn Cerrato (1G), Keirra Ettere (1G), Emma Ryan (1G), Wax (1A) and Miranda Lopes (1 save) all contributing to the win.

Also in that division, the Lady Patriots JV and Hornets II JV tied 1-1 with Emma Halderman (1G) and Miranda Lopes (7 saves) doing the honors for the Hornets.

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