Yorktown Girls Soccer (7-9-2)

Yorktown 6 vs. Saunders 0
Wednesday, Oct. 23

No. 15 Yorktown scored 6 first-half goals in a 6-0 triumph against visiting No. 18 Saunders, in the out-bracket round of the Section 1 Class A tournament.

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“We moved the ball very well,” said Yorktown’s Kaitlyn Tomeny, on the Huskers’ first-half play. “We possessed, as we’ve been working on, leading up to playoffs. We all worked hard off the ball, we are all working for each other so that really helped us maintain possession and get chances up top.”

Julianna Vano (3G, 1A) and Tomeny (2G, 1A) did the bulk of the scoring for the Huskers.

“Jules and I really connect well up top for each other,” Tomeny said. “We are able to make runs well off each other and very aware of our spacing on the field relative to each other so that really enables us to play around the defenders and get some chances.”

Sophia Spallone also scored for Yorktown.

Yorktown 0 @ Pearl River 4
Friday, Oct. 25

Yorktown gave No. 2 Pearl River all it could handle, playing even with the Pirates until a corner three minutes before halftime gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead, which ignited them to a 4-0 victory in the opening round of the tournament.

“We played a great first half, with solid defense from everyone,” said Yorktown coach Rich Armstrong.

Yorktown was led by Erisa Krasniqi, who garnered 12 saves.

Huskers Earn Sportsmanship Award

On top of winning a playoff game, the Huskers recently earned the 2019 WPASOA Officials Sportsmanship Award.

“Winning the officials’ sportsmanship award really meant a lot to the team,” Tomeny said. “There are so many great teams in our section, but being able to stand out as a team showing character and respect at each and every game is just as important as our record.”

Tomeny said that at each game and practice, sportsmanship is expected and of the utmost importance.

“Coach Army (Rich Armstrong) holds the team to a high standard in showing respect to the officials, other teams, and most importantly each other,” Tomeny said.

Lakeland Girls Soccer (7-8-2)

Lakeland 1 @ Brewster 3
Wednesday, Oct. 23

No. 17 Lakeland lost to No. 16 Brewster 3-1 in the out-bracket round of the Section 1 Class A tournament, with HaiLian Rowan (1G), Kat Mac Donald (1A) and Caley Doell (6 saves) earning their way into the box score for the Hornets.

Yorktown Volleyball (14-4)

Yorktown 3 vs. Clarkstown South 0
Friday, Oct. 25

No. 3 Yorktown swept visiting No. 14 Clarkstown South 3-0 (25-13, 27-25, 25-20) in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A tournament.

“Overall we played well enough to win but we’ve proven we can be more competitive and know we will be going forward,” said Yorktown’s Olivia Waschenko.

One of the keys to victory for the Huskers was pulling out a highly competitive second set.

“We definitely knew we were capable of pulling out the second set and knew that by regrouping as a team and with everyone stepping up their game, we’d be able to take the set,” Waschenko said.

Pulling out a tough victory in the second set, gave the Huskers plenty of fuel going into the final set, which allowed Yorktown to sweep the match.

“After winning two consecutive sets, the momentum combined with teamwork allowed us to win the third and sweep Clarkstown South,” Waschenko said.

Jackie Knoesel (1 assist, 2 aces, 8 digs), Waschenko (5 kills, 1 dig), Allison Torres (6 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, 2 blocks), Julia Sateriale (2 digs), Aniyah Seales (4 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig, 1 block), Olivia Fasce (1 kill, 9 assists, 5 aces, 6 digs), Lauren Strauss (1 ace, 1 dig), Jackie Cane (9 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs, 1 block) and Allison Silverman (1 kill, 11 assists, 1 ace, 4 digs) all contributed to the Huskers’ victory.

Lakeland Field Hockey (15-1-1)

Lakeland 6 vs. Panas 0
Monday, Oct. 28

Led by Jenna McCrudden (4G), Lakeland, the 10-time defending Section 1 Class B champions, blanked sister school Walter Panas, 6-0, in the quarterfinal round of the Class B tournament.

“She got off to a great start, scoring 3 of our first 4 goals in the first 10 minutes, and even though our shooting was a little bit off after that, she definitely gives us a presence offensively and we go as Jenna goes on offense,” said Lakeland coach Sharon Sarsen. “She really does set the tone for us and she’s a great finisher.”

McCrudden’s third goal, an unassisted tally, put the host Hornets up 4-0.

“The fact that we got out ahead when the game started, helped us hold the lead the whole game,” McCrudden said. “Scoring early is the key to winning these kind of games.”

Also key to winning these kind of games is dominating possession of the ball, which Lakeland did against Panas.

“I just think we had more skills,” Sarsen said. “We kind of shot ourselves in the foot making some mistakes and not executing offensively, but we got a little bit better at the end. I thought we did a good job controlling the play and keeping the ball out of our defensive end.”

A key sequence came in the second half, when freshman goalie Celeste Pagliaroli recorded a brilliant save with 13:41 left in the game. Shortly thereafter, Lauren Salazar (1G, 1A), scored on a penalty stroke that put the Hornets up 5-0.

“Having a young goalie, you really need to make sure she is confident back there,” McCrudden said. “We help her out all the time, so when they do get down there and get shots off, she’s there to save them.”

Emma Fon (1G) and Keirra Ettere (1A) also produced for Lakeland.

Yorktown Field Hockey (6-8-3)

Yorktown 0 @ Brewster 1
Thursday, Oct. 24

No. 10 Yorktown was nipped by No. 7 Brewster 1-0 in the first round of the Section 1 Class B tournament, with Addy Araneo recording 7 saves for the Huskers.

Lakeland Boys Soccer (8-8-1)

Lakeland 0 @ Nyack 2
Thursday, Oct. 24

No. 12 Lakeland was blanked by No. 5 Nyack 2-0 in the opening round of the Section 1 Class A tournament.

Nick Bassani registered 7 saves for the Hornets.

Lakeland Football (4-4)

Lakeland 7 @ Clarkstown South 27
Thursday, Oct. 24

Tyler Santucci (10 for 24, 105 yards, 1 TD), Nick Badillo (29 carries, 92 yards), Landon Ruggieri (4 catches, 38 yards, 1 TD), Danny Libretti (11 tackles, 1 sack) and Brendan Brown (8 tackles), led Lakeland in their 27-7 loss to Clarkstown South in a non-playoff contest.

The Hornets will finish their season hosting Hendrick Hudson at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.