Morning Round-up: Rye swims and dives to a win

The Rye/Blind Brook/Rye Neck girls’ swimming and diving team splashed into another season yesterday, and began the year with an impressive 96-49 win over Harrison at Hommocks Middle School. The Garnets took first place in all but one event.

Melissa Fulenwider

Melissa Fulenwider

Kelly O’Neill, Allison Fulenwider, Amanda Owens and Lena Krikorian won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:02.10, and Courtney Ciardello then zoomed to first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.61). Allison Fulenwider went solo in the 200 individual medley, winning in a time of 2:25.50. Her younger sister, Melissa, scored first in the 50 freestyle, beating out teammate JJ Cates by finishing in just under 26 seconds. In the diving portion of the event, Coco Darelius scored a 210.60 to win and was followed by Melissa Frank. Back in the lanes, Ciardello won the 100 butterfly (1:03.86), and Melissa Fulenwider was tops in the 100 freestyle (55.90). O’Neill touched home first in the 500 freestyle (5:32.83), and Rye’s team of Krikorian, Cates, Sam Clark, and Melissa Fulenwider won the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.01). Owens and Allison Fulenwider rounded out the day with respective wins in the 100 backstroke (1:05.82) and the 100 breaststroke (1:15.00). Their next meet is tomorrow vs. Keio Academy at Manhattanville.

At Rye High School, the girls’ tennis team topped Rye Neck 6-1. Caroline Lambillotte had the Panthers’ sole victory in the first singles slot (beating Jessica Jahnke 6-1, 6-1). Claire Pfister beat Kalypso Buitoni 6-0, 6-3 in second singles, and Olivia Singer topped Cassie Swinghammer 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The Garnets swept the doubles portion, with wins from the teams of Molly Jordan and Casey Berger, Katie McLaughlin and Ali Sims, Amanda McLaughlin and Devin Weil, and Amy Shanks and Laura Nicholas. Rye improved to 2-3 and plays Keio Academy today at home. It was Rye Neck’s first loss of the season (4-1). They host Valhalla on Friday.

Rye Neck’s field hockey team evened their record at 2-2 yesterday. They defeated Byram Hills 1-0 at home. Claire Behar scored the lone goal, and Elena Hurlbut made two saves for the Panthers. The next contest is tomorrow vs. Briarcliff.

Also in field hockey, Holy Child played to a 1-1 tie with Ursuline. Head coach Barbara Lorys said that the Gryphons played well in the first half, where they went up 1-0, but fell apart in the final 30 minutes. Catherine Gray scored on an assist from Julie Duignan, and Carrigan Henderson made 9 saves for 1-1-1 Holy Child.

At a League Dual cross-country meet at Rye High, the Garnets’ boys’ team improved to 4-1  and the girls’ remained undefeated at 4-0. Max Robinson finished the 2.7-mile event in 14:44, good enough for first place. On the girls’ side, Ali Mackay was second best with a time of 18:40. Nagomi Ogura was third, clocking in at 19:09. Rye Neck also participated in the event, and won their meet against Pleasantville by one point. Kylie Van Buren had the best time of all girls in the event (18:33), and the boys’ team was led by Lucas Bucknavage (15:37).

The Rye Neck girls’ soccer team eked out a 1-0 win on the road at Blind Brook. Goalkeeper Jessica Wright came up huge when she stopped a Blind Brook penalty kick.

Holy Child’s volleyball team lost a 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 18-25, 25-25, 15-8) heartbreaker at King & Low-Heywood Thomas.


Rye High School
Boys’ Soccer @ Fox Lane, 4:30
Girls’ Tennis vs. Keio Academy, 4:15
Volleyball vs. John Jay-Cross River, 4:30

Rye Neck High School
Boys’ Soccer vs. Keio Academy, 4:30

Rye Country Day School
Cross-Country meet @ Edith Read Sanctuary, 4
Boys’ Soccer @ Hotchkiss, 4:15
Girls’ Soccer vs. Nightingale Banford @ Randall’s Island

School of the Holy Child
Cross-Country @ Brunswick School, 4
Field Hockey @ Horace Mann, 4
Soccer vs. Convent of the Sacred Heart, 4:30


Rye High School
Football (2-0)
Field Hockey (3-1-1)
Boys’ Soccer (2-1-3)
Girls’ Soccer (4-0-1)
Girls’ Swim (1-0)
Volleyball (3-2)
Girls’ Tennis (2-3)
Boys’ X-C (4-1)
Girls’ X-C (4-0)

Rye Neck High School
Football (0-2)
Field Hockey (2-2)
Boys’ Soccer (3-2)
Girls’ Soccer (1-1-1)
Volleyball (2-4)
Girls’ Tennis (4-1)
Boys’ X-C (5-3)
Girls’ X-C (4-3)

Rye Country Day School
Football (0-1)
Field Hockey (2-0)
Boys’ Soccer ()
Girls’ Soccer (1-1)
Girls’ Tennis (2-0)
Boys’ X-C
Girls’ X-C

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey (1-1-1)
Soccer (1-2)
Volleyball (0-4)
Cross Country (NA)


One Response to “Morning Round-up: Rye swims and dives to a win”

  1. Duke Says:

    Great job Jim. Love the new banner

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