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Vogel has Big Night in Yorktown Green Win

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Katie Vogel, left, paced Yorktown Green in a win over Pleasantville while Lakeland Gold’s Kelsey McCrudden, right, had five goals and two assists against Hendrick Hudson. Credits: File photo
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CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — Yorktown Green started the week off with a 10-0 victory against Pleasantville, led by rising senior midfielder Katie Vogel (6G, 2A) in the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League.

“My teammates played a huge role in enabling me to have such a big game,” Vogel said. “The defense did a great job in clearing the ball up the field and the offense was always open for passes. I was able to capitalize on fast breaks and shot selection. I controlled my dribble and executed my dodges, which made it easy for me to get up the field with the ball.”

Yorktown Green (1-4-1) jumped out to a 4-0 halftime advantage and never looked back in the July 24 contest at Walter Panas High School.

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“We have a very well-rounded team so everyone helped contribute to this four-goal lead,” Vogel said. “Our midfield is very athletic and full of speed. The fast breakaways were a key component in transitioning the ball up the field. We used the sidelines to our advantage and many dodges to get around our defenders. We had constant communication and were always looking for our teammates for a crisp pass up the field. Our defense did a tremendous job of minimizing the number of shots Pleasantville took by getting low and clearing the ball out wide.”

Caitlin O’Donnell (3G) and Emma Bilton (1G) also contributed to the victory against Pleasantville.

“They are both smart, great players,” Vogel said. “Emma knew exactly where to be to make contact with the ball and get the shot off. Caitlin's hustle throughout the game paid off and she was able to come out strong with a few goals.”

Yorktown White (2-5) fell 10-2 to Hendrick Hudson on July 26, led by Krista Dietz (1G) and Jess Devlin (1G).

Lakeland Gold blanked Hendrick Hudson 10-0 on July 24, paced by Kelsey McCrudden (5G, 2A), Kiera Wax (2G), Jessica Ascencao (1G, 1A), Sophia Gloade (1G) and goalie Cassie Halpin.

Caroline Cahill (6G, 1A), Julia Papanicolaou (1G, 3A), Julianna Cappello (2G), Alexa Ryan (1G) and Kellie Smith (1 save) propelled Lakeland Green to a 10-0 win against Somers on July 24.

Lakeland Green bested Valhalla 10-0 on July 26, paced by Cahill (5G), Cappello (2G, 2A), Jessica Ascencao (1G, 1A), Sarah Bussell (1G), Ryan (1G) and Smith (2 saves).

Lakeland Gold (6-0) was victorious 10-1 against John Jay-East Fishkill on July 27, led by McCrudden (6G, 1A) and Papanicolaou (4G, 1A).

Lakeland Green (7-0) recorded a July 27 shutout against North Salem 10-0, with Cahill (6G) leading the way to victory.

Hornets I JV (6-0) nipped Arlington JV 5-4 on July 24, paced by Emma Fon (2G, 1A), Keirra Ettere (1G, 1A), Raquel Nieves (1G), Frankie Fava (1G) and Miranda Lopes (5 saves).

Hornets II JV (2-4) fell to Arlington JV 4-1, with Julia Apostolou (1G), Lopes (11 saves) and Smith (4 saves) getting the job done for the Hornets on July 26.

Fava (3G, 1A) led Hornets I JV to a 6-1 triumph against Hornets II JV in a July 27 contest.

Hudson Valley Extreme (5-1) defeated Pawling 10-2 in a July 24 open division matchup, with Valerie Perkins (5G), Sayaka Abe (2G, 2A), Kristina Davies (2G), Julia Kim (1G, 1A) and Cassie Halpin (8 saves) leading the way to victory.

Team Fhockers (2-3) beat Mixed Team 10-0 on July 24, led by Mia Lennon (6G, 1A), Felicia Costanzo (3G), Grace Fitzgerald (1G) and Alex Halpin (6 saves).

Smith (16 saves) led Mixed Team (0-4).

Dana Bozek (3G, 1A) helped lead the HV Extreme to a 6-3 win against Team Fhockers and recorded four goals in its 6-2 victory against Hudson Valley (4-1), with both games played on July 27.

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