Lakeland Field Hockey (14-1-1)
Lakeland 3 @ Greeley 3
Lakeland rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to tie Horace Greeley, 3-3, led by Lauren Salazar (1G, 1A), Jenna McCrudden (1G), Emma Fon (1G), Emma Halderman (1A) and Celeste Pagliaroli (5 saves).
“For the Greeley game, we always knew that we had the capability to win the game, just in the first half we were not clicking together,” said Lakeland’s Erin Daly. “At halftime, we made some adjustments that better prepared us for the second half. Coming back showed a lot of character and promise going into the postseason, that we can fight back no matter the score.”
The rally allowed the Hornets to keep their unbeaten streak against Section 1 teams alive. Lakeland’s last loss to a Section 1 team came in a 3-2 defeat to Putnam Valley in the 2008 Section 1 Class B title game.
Lakeland 9 @ Panas 0
Lakeland ended the regular season with a 9-0 triumph against sister school, Walter Panas, led offensively by Fon (2G, 1A), McCrudden (2G, 1A), Daly (2G), Keirra Ettere (1G, 1A), Halderman (1G) and Sara Costa (1G).
Costa, along with Bella Basulto, Meaghan Casey and Maeve Dineen-Herzog, were recently called up to the team.
“Ending the season on a positive note is great for our team morale and puts us all in a positive mindset going into the postseason,” Daly said. “It was great to be able to get in all of the girls that got pulled up and even get one of them to score.”
Pagliaroli (51 minutes) and Maeve Dineen-Carey (9 minutes), shared the shutout in goal.
Yorktown Field Hockey (6-7-3)
Yorktown 1 vs. Panas 0
Yorktown nipped visiting Panas 1-0.
“It meant so much to win on our senior night, it’s possibly the last home game, and to have a win makes it so much more memorable and puts us in a good position and high spirits for playoffs,” said Yorktown senior Kelsey McDonnell.
McDonnell scored the only goal of the game, in the first half, which was assisted by Julia Ferone. Addy Araneo registered 4 saves for the Huskers.
“By the hard work of the whole team, the ball came up the field and I got it around the outside of the circle and was able to dribble in and get a quick shot off,” McDonnell said. “It felt great to score it to get us on the board and then with a whole team effort we were able to hold them for the rest of the game.”
Yorktown 3 @ Edgemont 2
Thursday, Oct. 17
Jessica Devlin broke a 2-2 tie by scoring the game-winning goal, assisted by McDonnell (1G, 2A), in the Huskers’ 3-2 triumph against Edgemont.
“My team and I work hard all week at practice doing drills for every possibility,” Devlin said. “I’m glad it paid off. The feeling was electric, my coach (Bernadette Gannon) actually said before the game, ‘Jess today is your day,’ and she was right.”
Araneo (6 saves), Ellie O’Donnell (1G) and Alyssa Albano (1A) also contributed to Yorktown’s effort in its regular-season finale.
Lakeland Volleyball (13-5)
Lakeland 0 vs. Panas 3
Host Lakeland fell to Panas 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-16), led by Emily Kubicsko (5 kills, 9 digs), Kayla Jennings (4 kills, 10 digs), Caitlin Wisker (3 kills, 6 digs) and Victoria Tsui (10 assists).
Lakeland 3 @ Beacon 0
The Hornets rebounded with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-10) victory against Beacon.
“We have been playing a pretty good balanced game and we’ve been serving really well,” Tsui said. “Our defense has also been playing very consistent which leads to a better offensive game.”
Jennings (11 kills), Wisker (7 kills), Kubicsko (6 kills), Tsui (14 assists),
Lydia Ayree (11 assists) and Sophia Sommovigo (4 kills, 3 blocks) paced the Hornets against the Bulldogs.
“After yesterday’s loss, we had to regroup as a team so with everyone stepping up their game with good passes and good sets, Kayla, Caitlin, and I were able to execute offensively with some great hits,” Kubicsko said.
Lakeland 3 @ Somers 2
The Hornets earned a thrilling come-from-behind, five-set victory (25-22, 21-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22) against Somers in their final regular-season match.
“It really meant a lot to the team to finish our regular season with a win against a talented team like Somers,” Kubicsko said. “After winning the first set, we were feeling really good. We lost the second and third set to a few mistakes that we knew we could fix. We had to tighten up our defense and adjust our offensive swings. Once we did that, we really came together and tied the game.”
Kubicsko (28 kills, 25 digs), Wisker (13 kills), Jennings (12 kills),
Tsui (30 assists) and Ayree (15 assists) help ignite Lakeland to the win.
“Going into the fourth set, we knew we really needed this win and every player on the court came up with big plays defensively and offensively, which allowed us to win the fourth set,” Kubicsko said. “With the girls on the sidelines cheering us on, we played hard and won that match, which set our energy level even higher for the fifth set. It was another intense game that was very close, but we worked together as a team point by point to finish with a win. It was a very exciting night for us.”
Yorktown Volleyball (13-4, 6-4)
Yorktown 3 vs. Somers 0
Yorktown swept visiting Somers (25-20, 25-12, 25-21).
“After an exciting match against Somers earlier this season, we all wanted to beat them again,” said Yorktown’s Jackie Cane. “Sweeping them on our home court was a great feeling. We always promote our Dig Pink (breast cancer charity) game to raise money for an important cause and playing against a rival team helped bring out more people to donate.”
Gia Tropea (1 ace, 1 dig), Jackie Knoesel (1 kill, 3 assists, 3 aces, 7 digs), Olivia Waschenko (6 kills, 1 dig), Allison Torres (7 kills, 2 aces, 3 digs, 2 blocks), Aniyah Seales (3 kills, 3 blocks), Olivia Fasce (9 assists, 6 digs, 1 block), Lauren Strauss (1 ace, 3 digs), Cane (12 kills, 1 assist, 2 aces, 2 digs), Jenna Rabadi (1 kill), Allison Silverman (2 kills, 20 assists, 3 aces, 4 digs, 2 blocks) and Paige Melagrano (1 kill) led Yorktown.
“Our team kept the energy and positivity on the court constant for three straight sets,” Cane said.
Yorktown 0 @ John Jay (Cross River) 3
The Huskers lost to John Jay in straight sets (25-22, 25-14, 25-19), with Cane (13 kills), Silverman (17 assists), and Knoesel (14 digs) leading Yorktown.
Yorktown 3 @ Mahopac 0
Yorktown defeated Mahopac in three sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-22). The Huskers were led by Cane (18 kills), Torres (11 kills), Silverman (23 assists), Fasce (19 assists) and Knoesel (30 digs).
Yorktown 3 vs. Brewster 0
Torres (11 kills), Cane (10 kills), Silverman (15 assists, 5 aces), Fasce (9 assists), Knoesel (7 digs), and Seales (4 blocks) help propel the Huskers to a straight-set (25-17, 25-16, 25-14) triumph against visiting Brewster in their final regular-season match.
Lakeland/Panas Cross Country
Section 1 Coaches Invitational
Lakeland/Panas’ girls cross country squad placed fourth in the Section 1 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, led by Brook Sayre (8th place), Grace Gallagher (15th) and Kristen Cinquina (24th).
Yorktown Cross Country
Section 1 League II-B Championships
Yorktown’s Patrick Ryan, Mike Dattilo and Keira Flaherty earned All-League honors at the Section 1 League II-B Championships at Bowdoin Park.