Yorktown Field Hockey (2-2-3)

Yorktown 0 @ Nanuet 0
Tuesday, Sept. 10

Yorktown tied host Nanuet, 0-0, with Husker goalie Addy Araneo registering 2 saves.

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Yorktown 0 vs. Mahopac 1
Friday, Sept. 13

Visiting Mahopac and Yorktown played a highly competitive contest, with a second-half goal by Mary McDermott giving the Indians a 1-0 triumph against the Huskers.

“It’s always hard to play a rival and you always would like to win, but I go out and work with my team and my defense to play our best game no matter who we are playing,” Araneo said.

Araneo, playing behind a stellar defense led by Maddy Marr and Deg Gridley, stood out by recording 17 saves.

“I go out every game and do the best I can and try to adjust to whatever the game situation is,” Araneo said. “I work to prepare myself [for] whoever we are playing.”

Yorktown 3 vs. Nanuet 3
Monday, Sept. 16

Trailing 3-1, host Yorktown came back to tie Nanuet 3-3, paced by Kelsey McDonnell (1G, 1A), Ellie O’Donnell (2A), Jessica Devlin (1G), Alex Bold (1G), and Araneo (4 saves).

Yorktown Volleyball (4-0)

Yorktown 3 vs. Harrison 0
Wednesday, Sept. 11

Yorktown swept visiting Harrison 3-0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-14), led by Gia Tropea (5 aces), Jackie Knoesel (2 assists, 1 ace, 10 digs), Olivia Waschenko (7 kills, 2 digs, 1 block), Allison Torres (8 kills, 1 assist, 3 aces, 2 digs, 1 block), Julia Sateriale (3 digs), Aniyah Seales (5 kills, 1 dig, 1 block), Olivia Fasce (1 kill, 14 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs), Lauren Strauss (1 ace, 4 digs), Jackie Cane (9 kills, 2 aces), Allison Silverman (1 kill, 11 assists, 3 aces, 3 digs), and Paige Melagrano (2 digs).

“I would say what really enabled us to sweep Harrison was the composure we had on the court,” Knoesel said. “Whether we had a lead, or were in a deficit, we stayed composed and didn’t let the score affect our mentality. We remained focused on the goals we were given by our coaches, and I think as a team we perform well in high-pressure situations.”

The win was the fourth in a row to start the season for the Huskers.

“I think our team has won our first four matches because of the hard work we put into preparing for this season and each game,” Knoesel said. “We are all so dedicated to volleyball, and I believe that is what is driving us to succeed. In the off season, we all individually worked on our skill and kept our bodies conditioned. Now that we are in season, it’s amazing to see the connections we’re forming with each other on the court and combining the skill each player brings.”

Yorktown Tournament
Cane and Torres named All-Tourney

Saturday, Sept. 14

Yorktown finished second in its own tournament, won by Walter Panas, with Cane and Torres being selected to the All-Tournament team.

Lakeland also competed in the tournament, losing to the Huskers in the semifinals.

Lakeland Volleyball (3-1)

Lakeland 3 vs. Byram Hills 2
Wednesday, Sept. 11

Lakeland overcame visiting Byram Hills 3-2 (27-29, 25-15, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15), paced by Emily Kubicsko (12 kills, 10 assists), Kayla Jennings (10 kills, 4 aces), Victoria Tsui (4 kills, 14 assists) and Caitlin Wisker (5 kills, 5 aces).

“It felt great to win against Byram Hills,” Kubicsko said. “It was our first win at home and it went to five matches and we really wanted the win.”

The Hornets were led to the victory by Kubicsko (12 kills, 10 assists), Kayla Jennings (10 kills, 4 aces), Victoria Tsui (4 kills, 14 assists) and Caitlin Wisker (5 kills, 5 aces).

“After losing the first set in a tight game of 27-29, we knew as a team we had to play smarter and harder to win and that’s exactly what we did,” Kubicsko said.

Lakeland 3 @ Harrison 0
Friday, Sept. 13

Visiting Lakeland swept Harrison 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-13), led by Kubicsko (7 kills, 6 assists), Jennings (6 kills. 3 aces) and Sophia Sommovigo (4 kills, 3 blocks).

Lakeland 3 vs. Peekskill 0
Monday, Sept. 16

Lakeland defeated visiting Peekskill 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-21), ignited by Kubicsko (10 kills, 4 aces, 6 assists), Jennings (8 kills, 3 aces),

Wisker (5 kills, 3 aces) and Tsui (11 assists).

Lakeland Girls Soccer (4-2)

Lakeland 10 vs. Saunders 1
Wednesday, Sept. 11

The Hornets defeated visiting Saunders 10-1, ignited by Nicole Haughney (1G, 1A), Alessia Muccitelli (1G, 1A), Brijana Mulliqi (1G, 1A), Francesca Gerbasi (1G), Veronica Lage (1G), Nadia Parisi (1G), Juliana Moscati (1G), Sidney Nivar (1G), Cayley Doell (1G), Ava Pagliaro (1G), Allie Sabatino (2A), Paige Vellozzi (1A), Jordan Pepaj (1A) and Sarah Pinkowsky (3 saves).

Lakeland 4 @ Hendrick Hudson 3
Thursday, Sept. 12

Lakeland nipped host Hendrick Hudson 4-3, with Pagliaro (2G), Lage (1G), Linda Daly (1G), Gerbasi (1A), Haughney (1A), Pepaj (1A) and Doell (7 saves) propelling the Hornets to the hard-fought victory.

“Hen Hud is a strong and fast-moving team and it was a battle until the very end,” Pagliaro said. “They had a lot of long passes but our defense was able to step in front of them. Our offense connected passes nicely which helped us move the ball up the field and score. We also had a lot of nice crosses that gave us the opportunities to score.”

Pagliaro said that it was a challenge playing on the grass at Sprout Brook Park.

“We almost always practice and play on turf fields,” Pagliaro said. “We are used to the weight of the pass and the bounce of the ball on turf. On the grass the passes slow down and the ball can bounce in any direction. So, we had to adjust in order to get the win.”

Lakeland 1 vs. Byram Hills 4
Saturday, Sept. 14

Lakeland fell to visiting Byram Hills, 4-1, with Parisi (1G), Pinkowsky (5 saves) and Doell (4 saves) getting into the box score for the Hornets.

Lakeland 0 @ Tappan Zee 6
Monday, Sept. 16

Pinkowsky made 6 saves in Lakeland’s 6-0 loss at Tappan Zee.

Yorktown Girls Soccer (3-3)

Yorktown 4 vs. Eastchester 0
Thursday, Sept. 12

Host Yorktown jumped out to 4-0 halftime lead and defeated visiting Eastchester, 4-0, with Sophia Spallone (1G), Abby Passarella (1G), Chayce Buono (1G), Kristin Linahan (1G), Samantha Paglino (1A) and Erisa Krasniqi (6 saves) doing the honors for the Huskers.

For Linahan, it was her first career varsity goal.

“I think our high-intensity energy during warmups really carried over into the game,” Spallone said. “Our tight defense was able to keep Eastchester’s offensive pressure out early in first half, allowing us to control possession and keep the ball in our offensive third. After a tremendous goal by Abby Passarella we followed up with a long shot from Chayce Buono and two other goals pretty much finished them off.”

Yorktown’s well-balanced attack was a key to the victory.

“Our attack continued to be balanced throughout the game with good offensive positioning and quick one-touch passes,” Spallone said. “Our team is improving each game and I think we will continue to develop as our coaches help us grow as players.”

Yorktown 2 @ Clarkstown South 7
Saturday, Sept. 14

Yorktown fell at Clarkstown South 7-2, with Linahan scoring, Spallone converting on a penalty kick and Krasniqi garnering 5 saves.