Seger Tallies 100th Goal in Yorktown Victory

Yorktown’s Emily Hirsch battles for a draw control. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Yorktown’s girls lacrosse squad lost 16-8 to visiting Pittsford on April 18, led by Michelle Seger (3G, 1A), Caroline Keenaghan (2G, 1A), McKenna Duff (2G), Ciara Frawley (1G), Rilea Fusco (2A) and Lexi DelBene (4 saves).

The Huskers bounced back on April 20 with a 16-5 victory against host Ossining, highlighted by Seger, a senior captain, scoring her 100th-career goal in addition to tallying an assist.

“I’m happy to have reached my 100th goal because it shows that all of my hard work throughout the years paid off with this achievement,” Seger said.

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Fusco (2G, 2A), Keenaghan (1G, 3A), Kelsey McDonnell (3G), Ellen O’Callaghan (2G, 1A), Caitlin O’Donnell (2G), Caroline Garti (2A), Frawley (1G), Kayla Reilly (1G), Jenna McPherson (1G), Emily Hirsch (1G) and Noelle Cegielski (1G) also produced offensively.

“Offensively, our team moved the ball around very efficiently which caused many open opportunities inside the 8-meter,” Seger said. “We also did a great job executing our plays and finishing our shots.”

Saving shots for the Huskers against Ossining were goalies Olivia DeCicco (3 saves), DelBene (2 saves) and Bridget Murphy (1 save).

“Defensively, our team did great communicating and keeping them out of the eight,” Seger said. “Our goalies also made some great saves, which limited them to only five goals.”

Yorktown (6-3) fell against Farmingdale at Cold Spring Harbor 11-10 on April 22, paced by Fusco (3G, 2A), O’Callaghan (1G, 2A), Seger (2G), Frawley (2G), Keenaghan (2A), Garti (1G), McDonnell (1G) and DelBene (7 saves).

Lakeland/Panas came away with a big 13-9 triumph at John Jay-Cross River on April 18.

“This win was a big deal for our program,” Lakeland/Panas junior Kelsey McCrudden said. “With the young talent we have on our team and knowing John Jay is strong, we were happy to come out and compete for every ground ball and hustle until the end of the game. It was a great league win and we’re looking forward to our next game with them on April 26.”

Leading the Rebels offensively was McCrudden with five goals.

McCrudden also got plenty of help with Carlyn Mucci (4G, 1A), Megan Mucci (2G, 1A), Jenna McCrudden (1G) and Emily Kness (1G) producing as well.

“One objective we’ve been stressing as a team is having all seven attackers get involved,” Kelsey McCrudden said. “This has been difficult for our younger players because they’re new to the better competition and are nervous. Against John Jay we were very happy because everyone made themselves a part of the offense and two freshmen contributed to scoring three of our goals.”

Kiera Scott came up big in goal for the Rebels, playing all 50 minutes, making six saves.

“Our coaches have been working with our goalies on reaction skills and footwork,” Kelsey McCrudden said. “Our goalies have been doing a great job of taking what they learn and applying it to the game. Also, our defensive unit was working hard to limit shots on Kiera. We forced low percentage shots that led to good saves for her. Kiera also had some incredible saves from point-blank range, doing a great job matching sticks.”

The Rebels fell 14-9 at Somers on April 20, led by Kness (3G, 1A), Carlyn Mucci (3G), Kelsey McCrudden (1G, 1A), Jenna McCrudden (1G), Megan Mucci (1G), Miranda Lopes (7 saves) and Scott (3 saves).

Lakeland/Panas beat visiting Hendrick Hudson 8-7 on April 22, with Jenna McCrudden (2G) scoring in the second three-minute half of overtime for the game winner.

Carlyn Mucci (1G, 2A), Kness (2G), Kelsey McCrudden (1G, 1A), Kristen Kelly (1G), Raquel Nieves (1G) and Lopes (8 saves) helped the Rebels (6-3) to the win.

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