Afternoon Round-up: Rye wins third straight

Rye’s field hockey team (3-1-1) posted a third consecutive shutout September 21, defeating John Jay-Cross River 2-0 on the road. Senior captains Olivia Nabhan and Torie Stearns each had a goal, and Kaitlin Campbell needed to make just two saves. Their next game is Wednesday, September 30, at home vs. Fox Lane.

Olivia Nabhan

Olivia Nabhan

In other field hockey news, the Wildcats followed up their blanking of Holy Child with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home versus Hopkins. Nealy Nimmocks got RCDS on the board in the first half, but Hopkins tied it up with nine left in the game. Senior captain Hannah Lowentheil had heroics in store however, and knocked in the game-winner with under four minutes to go. Amanda Shulman and Isabel Beshar recorded assists for Rye Country Day (2-0), and Kate Moelis made five saves. The Wildcats’ next contest is October 1, at home, versus Greens Farms Academy.

The Rye Neck girls’ tennis team remained undefeated with a 5-1 win over Irvington in a non-league match. Midori Takasaki won 6-1, 6-3 at first singles, and Kalypso  Buitoni won 6-3, 7-5 in second singles. The Panthers are now 4-0 and play their toughest match of the season today in a non-league tilt at Rye High.

Rye Country Day’s girls’ soccer team recorded their first win of the year yesterday, beating Hopkins for the first time in three years with a 2-0 decision. The Wildcats scored 17 minutes into the first half when Liz Judd crossed a great ball to Bridget Stock who was right there to stuff it in. Head coach Dick Pike called it a “gray hair game”, as the momentum seemed to swing back and forth. But, RCDS (1-1) finally scored the clincher with three minutes to go when Kris Sabatini set up Delaine Powerful for the score. Kayti Faustini played the first half in goal and had one save; Devon Kraus played the second and had five saves — a couple of them crucial to the victory. Rye Country Day’s next game is September 24, at Nightingale-Bamforth.

At Rye High, a rally by the volleyball team fell short in the fifth and final set as Pelham prevailed 3-2 (25-18, 25-22, 24-26, 20-25, 25-21). Sammy Lee registered 33 assists for the 3-2 Garnets, and Rebecca Choron and Meredith Siefert combined for 23 kills. The next match is September 24, at home against John Jay-Cross River.

Rye Neck volleyball bested Blind Brook 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15) on the strength of seven aces from Dominique Falcone. They improved to 2-4 and host Alexander Hamilton September 25.

Holy Child’s soccer team fell to 1-2 on the year, as the Gryphons were shut out by Greenwich Academy 2-0.

Finally, Rye Country Day’s tennis team (2-0) narrowly defeated Trinity 4-3. Allison Wong spearheaded the effort with an 8-3 win in first singles.

ON TAP TODAY

Rye High School
Girls’ Swimming vs. Harrison @ Hommocks M.S., 4:30 (M.C. will be there)
Girls’ Tennis vs. Rye Neck, 4:15
Cross-Country vs. Byram Hills, 4:30

Rye Neck High School
Field Hockey vs. Byram Hills, 4:30
Girls’ Soccer @ Blind Brook, 4:30
Girls’ Tennis @ Rye, 4:15
Cross-Country @ Rye, 4:30

Rye Country Day School
No Games Scheduled

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey vs. Ursuline School, 4:15
Volleyball @ King & Low-Heywood Thomas, 4:15

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