Mucci Registers 100th Goal in Lakeland/Panas' Win

Carlyn Mucci reached a milestone against Rye on May 1. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.— Lakeland/Panas girls lacrosse senior captain Carlyn Mucci (5G, 1A) registered her 100th-career goal with just 11 seconds left for the game’s final tally in the Rebels’ 16-13 victory against visiting Rye on May 1.

What made achieving that milestone extra special for Mucci is that she was able to celebrate it with her sister, Megan Mucci (1G, 1A), and her teammates.

“It was a pretty cool moment,” Carlyn Mucci said. “My sister ran to me after it and gave me the biggest hug so it was nice to share that moment with her and my teammates.”

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Having a huge game against Rye herself recording a nine-point night was Emily Kness (5G, 4A).

“Emily is a great player and knows how to finish,” Carlyn Mucci said. “She’s a successful player because she understands the game and has great stick skills and today was a huge game for her.”

Kelsey McCrudden (3G), Jenna McCrudden (1G, 1A), Kristen Kelly (1G), Raquel Nieves (1A) and Miranda Lopes (10 saves) all contributed to the Rebels’ win.

“We were coming up with big stops on defense and that carried over to offense,” Carlyn Mucci said. “We came out in the second half and were controlling the draws which gave us a good lead and allowed us to come out on top.”

Lakeland/Panas overcame host Pelham 11-9 on May 2. Carlyn Mucci (6G, 1A), Kness (3G, 2A), Jenna McCrudden (2G), Gianna Scialdone (2A), Kristen Kelly (1A), Arianna Dougherty (1A) and Miranda Lopes (13 saves) each contributed.

The Rebels (10-4) finished the week with a 13-11 triumph against visiting Brewster on May 4, with Kness (3G 2A), Kelsey McCrudden (3G, 1A), Megan Mucci (3G), Jenna McCrudden (2G, 1A),Carlyn Mucci (2G), Kelly (1A), Cara O’Shea (1A) and Lopes (7 saves) doing the honors.

Yorktown came out strong at Bronxville on May 2 but in the end fell to the Broncos 18-14.

Michelle Seger (3G, 2A), Caroline Garti (2G, 2A), McKenna Duff (3G) and Rilea Fusco (2G) did the majority of the scoring for the Huskers.

“The four of us were successful because when we each got our opportunity to score—we placed our shots very well,” said Seger, a senior captain.

The Huskers (6-6) played well in the beginning, going up 5-4 on a goal by Fusco with 12:34 to play in the opening half.

“Knowing Bronxville is a very strong team, we came out on the field with a lot of intensity and a driven mindset,” Seger said. “We took care of the ball down on attack and finished our shots to get the early lead.”

Bronxville, however, took control of the game after that, scoring five goals in a row and eventually led 13-6 at halftime.

To the Huskers’ credit, they didn’t quit, cutting Bronxville’s lead to 18-14 with 48 seconds remaining in the game by scoring the last four goals of the contest.

“We were able to score those four goals at the end of the game because we gained momentum goal by goal,” Seger said. “We played much more aggressively at the end of the game and honestly just played with more urgency and heart.”

Caroline Keenaghan (1G, 1A), Ellen O’Callaghan (1G, 1A), Kelsey McDonnell (1G, 1A), Ciara Frawley (1G, 1A) and Lexi DelBene (2 saves) also got into the action.

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