Yorktown Falls to Foxes in Overtime

Husker Michelle Seger beats a defender on her way to the cage. Credits: Rick Kuperberg

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Yorktown’s girls lacrosse squad played a thriller but lost to visiting Fox Lane 16-15 on a goal scored 57 seconds into overtime by Bridgit Connors on April 26.

“Today was a very important game especially since Fox Lane is in our Class (B),” said Yorktown junior Caroline Keenaghan, who plays attack. “It was a very tough game in which we unfortunately came out on the wrong side of.”

While they may have come out on the wrong side of the score, Huskers Michelle Seger (6G) and Rilea Fusco (4G, 1A) did all they could to help their squad earn a victory.

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“Rilea and Michelle have been excellent leaders in our offense and for our team as a whole,” Keenaghan said. “They do a great job getting free from their defender and making the shot count.”

When it came to setting up teammates, Keenaghan was phenomenal, tallying seven assists along with recording a goal.

Being able to help her teammates score is a very satisfying feeling, according to Keenaghan.

“Being an attacker that plays on the left side, it is very important for me to get feeds to my teammates’ right hand,” Keenaghan said. “With the plays we ran today I was able to get some good passes off.”

McKenna Duff (2G), Ciara Frawley (2G) and Lexi DelBene (8 saves) also got into the box score for Yorktown.

The Huskers (6-5) finished the week with an 18-9 loss to visiting Long Island power Ward Melville on April 30, led by Fusco (2G, 3A), Seger (2G), Ellen O’Callaghan (2G), Caroline Garti (1G, 1A), Duff (1G), Keenaghan (1G) and DelBene (10 saves).

Lakeland/Panas routed visiting Ossining 13-3 on April 24 as Carlyn Mucci (5G, 3A) and Emily Kness (2G, 2A) propelled the Rebels to the victory.

“Carlyn and I work well with each other and we know one another’s strengths and weaknesses,” said Kness, a sophomore who plays midfield and attack. “We were able to move the ball around and create opportunities for each other and our teammates.”

Kelsey McCrudden (1G, 1A), Jenna McCrudden (1G), Cara O’Shea (1G), Gianna Scialdone (1G), Megan Mucci (1G), Kristen Kelly (1A), Kiera Scott (4 saves) and Miranda Lopes (3 saves) also contributed to the victory.

The Rebels also did a solid job on the other side of the field.

“Defensively, we stayed on our cutters in the 8-meter and we were always ready to slide when needed,” Kness said.

Two days later Lakeland/Panas (7-4) played a hard-fought contest against visiting John Jay-Cross River before falling to the Indians, 14-11, led by Kelsey McCrudden (3G, 3A), Kness (3G), Carlyn Mucci (3G), Jenna McCrudden (1G), Raquel Nieves (1G), Scott (5 saves) and Lopes (2 saves).

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