Yorktown’s girls lacrosse squad clinched its league title with a 10-4 victory at Fox Lane on May 9.
“Getting the win felt great,” Yorktown captain Ciara Frawley said. “Our team worked well with each other and we were connecting passes all over the field. We have been practicing so hard and winning the league was definitely an important goal for us this season. Coming off this win undeniably gets us hyped for sectionals.”
Kelsey McDonnell (4G, 1A), Caroline Keenaghan (1G, 4A), Frawley (3G), Ellen O’Callaghan (1G, 1A), Caroline Garti (1G), McKenna Duff (1A) and
Sophia Altimari (7 saves) did the honors for the Huskers, who led 4-2 at halftime.
“Fox Lane is always a very talented team, so we knew coming into the game that we needed to start off strong,” Frawley said. “I definitely think our defense stepped up, holding them to only four goals. Our goalie, Sophia Altimari, came up with some huge saves, which added to our momentum. Overall, it was good team win where everyone contributed.”
Yorktown 10, Mahopac 5
Yorktown finished its regular season with a 10-5 win at Mahopac on May 11, with Frawley (3G), O’Callaghan (2G), Ellie O’Donnell (2G), Jesse Barer (1G, 1A), Duff (1G, 1A), Garti (1G, 1A), Keenaghan (1A) and Altimari (3 saves) leading the Huskers (10-5) to victory.
John Jay-CR 19, Lakeland/Panas 11
Lakeland/Panas’ Kelsey McCrudden (2G) recorded her 100th-career goal in the Rebels’ 19-11 loss to visiting John Jay-Cross River on May 10.
Scoring 100 goals is an incredible achievement for any player, even more so for someone who changed positions.
“Transitioning from defense my freshman and sophomore years to midfield my junior and senior years was challenging, but I always knew that my team supported me,” McCrudden said. “I am thankful for my coaches who helped smooth the transition and teach me the ropes. I am also grateful for my teammates because they have always encouraged me and helped me get better every day over the years. Lacrosse is a team sport and there is no way I could have scored my 100th goal without my teammates. Being able to score my 100th goal on my home field was the icing on the cake and was a big part of it being so special.”
Keirra Ettere (3G, 1A), Emily Kness (2G, 1A), Raquel Nieves (1G, 2A), Megan Mucci (2G), Jenna McCrudden (1G) and Miranda Lopes (11 saves) also got into the box score for the Rebels.
Lakeland/Panas 19, Pearl River 6
Lakeland/Panas (9-7) won at Pearl River 19-6 in its final regular-season game on May 12, led by Kelsey McCrudden (4G, 3A), Nieves (4G), Jenna McCrudden (3G, 1A), Mucci (2G, 2A), Ettere (3G), Kristen Kelly (2G, 1A), Kness (1G), Lopes (5 saves) and Isabella LeBlanc (3 saves).
For Kness, it was her 100th-career goal.
“I’m very excited and happy,” Kness said. “I’m so lucky to be able to play with such great teammates that allow me to get these opportunities to score.”
Baseball: Ossining 8, Yorktown 6
Yorktown fell to visiting Ossining 8-6 on May 9, led by Anthony Fusco (3-4, homer, 3 RBI) and Nick Farda (3-3, RBI).
Yorktown 3, Carmel 0
Host Yorktown defeated visiting Carmel 3-0 on May 10, propelled by the arm of Fusco.
Fusco earned the victory by throwing 6.1 innings, striking out 10 while scattering six hits, walking just two and allowing no earned runs.
“It felt awesome to get this win today,” Fusco said. “Going in to the game we knew we were facing a tough Carmel team but we pulled together to get the win. It was great pitching as well as I did today because with playoffs coming up we need all the arms we can get so I knew I needed to go deep into the game and luckily I did just that. Great save by Tyler McDonnell to get the last two outs and overall just a great team win.”
Yorktown 9, Ossining 1
Yorktown traveled to Ossining on May 11 and defeated the Pride 9-1.
The Huskers (9-9-1) were led offensively by Chris Sica (3-4, homer, 2 runs) and Alby Ciuffetelli (2-4, 2 runs).
Ciuffetelli (six strikeouts) won the game on the mound, going 6 2/3 innings, with Ryan Benson getting the final out in a combined no-hitter.
Somers 7, Lakeland 3
Visiting Somers came up with a 7-3 triumph at Lakeland on May 8, with the Hornets being led by Joe Vetrano (2-3, RBI).
Somers 7, Lakeland 3
Lakeland lost to host Somers 7-3 on May 11, with Vetrano connecting on a two-run homer. Evan Berta had an RBI single.
Roy C. Ketcham 7, Lakeland 5
Lakeland fell to host Roy C. Ketcham 7-5 on May 13 in the Ricky Lombardo Memorial Tournament, with Vetrano (2-4, 2-run homer) leading the Hornets.
Lakeland 5, Clarkstown South 4
The Hornets nipped Clarkstown South 5-4 in a May 13 contest at Dutchess Stadium in the Lombardo tourney.
Vetrano did the job with both his arm and bat, allowing just one earned run in six innings pitched to garner the victory while helping himself at the plate by going 3-3 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and 2 runs.
Mike Scotto pitched one inning to earn the save for Lakeland (10-9).
“After starting the game down 2-0 we kept chipping away and fought to the end,” Vetrano said. “We all had each other’s backs and never gave up. We knew if we kept fighting that we would have a shot to come out on top.”
Softball: Yorktown 2, Walter Panas 1
Yorktown defeated visiting Walter Panas 2-1 on May 11 in the opening round of its own tournament, with Angelique Serrano (2-4, RBI), Sam Riccardulli (2-3, RBI), Lainie Ornstein (run) and Reilly Koch (run) contributing to the victory.
Erica Salveggi earned the win by coming on in the fourth and pitching four scoreless frames.
Yorktown 5, John Jay-EF 3
The Huskers avenged an earlier-season loss when they won at John Jay-East Fishkill 5-3 on May 9, with Brianna Buck (3-run homer) and Courtney Cardea (2-4) backing up Salveggi’s complete-game performance.
“It was one of the biggest wins of the season, not only for me but for the whole team,” Salveggi said. “We came prepared and determined to put the ball in play and score some runs. I dedicate that win to my teammates, they had my back the whole game.”
Yorktown 23, Ossining 0
Yorktown recorded a 23-0 league win over Ossining on May 8, with Reilly Koch (2-2, 2 walks, homer, 3 RBI) and Buck (3-5, 4 RBI) doing the job offensively with Christina Ruvo and Allie Cortino combining on a two-hitter.
The Huskers finished an unbeaten 7-0 in their league and claimed the league title.
Yorktown 4, John Jay-CR 0
The Huskers (17-2) defeated visiting John Jay-Cross River 4-0 on May 14, led by Salveggi (complete game four hitter, 11 strikeouts), Cardea (2-3, double, homer, 2 RBI) and Riccardulli (3-3, 3 runs).
Boys Lax: Yorktown 17, Wilton 6
Yorktown rolled to a 17-6 victory against visiting Wilton on May 8, to keep the Turnbull Cup, named after Jim Turnbull, Yorktown’s first ever coach.
Hunter Embury (4G, 1A), Jamison Embury (3G, 3A), Shane Dahlke (3G, 2A), Brett Makar (2G, 2A), Alex DeBenedictis (2G), Keegan Doller (2G), Blake Borges (1G), Justin Comerford (1A), Brendan Williams (12 face-offs won), Louis Ragusa (6 saves) and Daniel O’Meara (1 save) all took part in the win.
“Our team was so dominant last night because we were playing as a team and nobody was being selfish,” Dahlke said. “We all clicked and made sure that we added the fun factor to our game but at the same time brining the intensity that is necessary to bring our team to the next level.”
Yorktown 18, Horace Greeley 7
The host Huskers defeated Horace Greeley 18-7 on May 10, led by Hunter Embury (3G, 4A, 5 face-offs won), Jamison Embury (1G, 6A), DeBenedictis (4G, 1A), Comerford (3G, 1A), Dahlke (3G), Richard Giannasca (2G, 1A), Reese Andrews (1G, 1A), Borges (1G), Doller (5 face-offs won), Williams (11 face-offs won), Ragusa (3 saves) and O’Meara (3 saves).
Yorktown 14, Cheshire 6
Yorktown defeated visiting Cheshire 14-6 on May 11, with Jamison Ragusa (4G,6A), Dahlke (3G, 2A) and Alex DeBenedictis (4G) propelling the Huskers (12-3) to victory.
Lakeland/Panas 16, Brewster 9
Paced by Sean Laukaitis (4G, 1A), Lakeland/Panas won at Brewster 16-9 on May 9.
Joe Janavey (2G, 2A), Matt Hodges (2G, 1A), Mason Nocito (2G, 1A), Steve Magarelli (2G), Phil Dellamonica (1G, 1A), Matt Makar (1G), A. Davoli (1G), Dylan Meaney (1G), Regan Fallo (1A), T. J. Bryan (23 face-offs won, 1A), J.P. Walsh (11 saves), Declan Fullerton (1 save) and Joe Vittoria (1 save) all got into the box score.
“We were able to come out on top today because we played unselfish lacrosse and moved the ball very well offensively,” Hodges said.
Mamaroneck 9, Lakeland/Panas 8
Mamaroneck won a thriller when it beat visiting Lakeland/Panas 9-8 in overtime on May 12 with Nocito (3G), Laukaitis (3G), Janavey (1G, 2A), Magarelli (1G), Davoli (1A), Blerijan Mulliqi (1A), Bryan (9 face-offs won), Walsh (19 saves) and Fullerton (1 save) doing the job for the Rebels (5-10).