Morning Round-up: “Powerful” showing by RCDS

The RCDS girls’ soccer team traveled to Randall’s Island yesterday to play NYC’s Nightingale-Bamforth. By halftime the Wildcats were up 4-0, and at the end of the game the scoreboard read 9-0 in favor of the 2-1 locals.

Delaine Powerful

Delaine Powerful

Delaine Powerful had a strong game — no pun intended — with two goals for Rye Country Day, and Jenna Frank, Bridget Stock, Kris Sabatini, Steph Sabatini, Elizabeth Wulf, Isabel Kurzner, and Carina Sarda each tallied one. Powerful and Frank also had assists, as did Nicki Rosenbach. Kayti Faustini had no saves in the goal for first period; Devon Kraus has one save in the second.

“In a game like this it is hard to keep focused, but we got a chance to get all our players into the game, to try some new set plays, and to see some players in different positions,” said head coach Dick Pike. “So we move on; better matchup on Friday against Greens Farms Academy we hope.”

At Fox Lane, the Rye boys’ soccer team posted a 16-4 shot differential against the Foxes en route to a 2-0 victory. While Rye again controlled the bulk of the possession, the team was unable to find the net until Chris Livingston headed a Tim Lonergan throw-in to a wide-open Luis Del Pezo in front of the goal in the 34th minute. Del Pezo calmly collected the ball, took a controlled touch toward Fox Lane keeper Arden Ivens-Anderson, and cooly finished into the lower right for his team-leading third goal of the season (Buck Reynolds also has three). Five minutes later, Tim Lonergan soared above a scrum in the box to head home a Del Pezo corner and put Rye up 2-0. James Rimmer was not tested during his 40 minutes in goal, but did manage the game very nicely and advance his record to 2-0-2 on the season (.738 Goals Against Average).

The second half begun promisingly as Greg Stern won a series of 50/50 balls on the flank before sending a majestic cross to the far post.  Lonergan, up from his center back position, cracked a volley that was acrobatically parried over the crossbar by Ivens-Anderson. The rest of the match was largely uneventful as Michael Linehan made just two saves in his 40 minutes of work in goal. Rye’s Adam Larsen continued his inspired play and Matt Kao also made his imprint on the match with some strong work on the right flank.

Up next for the team is a clash with state-ranked #5 Keio Academy on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at Nugent Stadium. Two of the Rye Youth Soccer Under-9 travel teams, under the leadership of head coaches Rich Savage and Bernie Chen, will be featured during the pre-game introductions and at halftime during a 10-minute exhibition match.

Speaking of Keio Academy, the Rye Neck boys’ soccer team pushed them to the edge, before succumbing 3-2 with two minutes remaining in overtime. Adam Gutierrez led the way with two goals for the Panthers, including one to tie it at 2-2 with 30 seconds left in the first half. Dalton Mendez made 11 saves for Rye Neck. Luis Ruigomez and Philippe Adam each recorded an assist.

“Even though we came out on the short end of it, I told my kids it by far was not a loss,” said co-head coach Bryan Iacovelli. “It was the best we’ve played so far this season and they did everything they could to win the game.”

Holy Child field hockey moved back over the .500 mark with a 3-2 win at Horace Mann. Catherine Gray scored twice for the Gryphons, and Molly Fitzwilliam netted what would be the eventual game-winner. Jillian Murphy, Julie Duignan, and Mary Clare Condon each recorded an assist. Carrigan Henderson and Bridget Cooney made four saves apiece for Holy Child.

Rye’s volleyball team improved to 4-2 with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory at home against John Jay-Cross River. The Garnets dropped the first two games (14-25 and 24-26), but bounced back to win the next three, 25-19, 25-23, and 25-15. Rebecca Choron and Sammie Lee led with a respective 17 kills and 28 assists. Molly Smalt had seven kills, Meredith Siefert had five kills, Alda Pontes had 10 digs and two aces, Alexis Ehrlich had six kills and four digs, and Jamie DiEdwards had three digs.

Although Marco Prouve gave the Rye Country Day boys’ soccer team an early 1-0 lead, Hotchkiss rallied to spoil the Wildcats’ season-opener 4-1. RCDS plays King on Friday.

At Holy Child, the soccer team battled Convent of the Sacred Heart to a 0-0 tie. Molly Schauber made seven saves to keep CSH off the board.

The Gryphons’ cross-country team ran their first league meet yesterday at Brunswick. Rachel O’Driscoll won the race in 19:33, Kendra McNulty and Katelyn Racanelli placed in the top 10 (out of 45) as HC went 3-1 on the afternoon beating St. Lukes, King, GFA, and losing to GA.

The RCDS cross-country team opened the season in strong fashion at the Edith Read Sanctuary, despite missing some key runners to injury. Junior Brandyn Dougan finished first for the boys’ team and tied for second overall, and sophmore Skye Aresty was Rye Country Day’s top female runner. Despite falling to a powerful Hopkins squad, the Wildcats showed a lot of guts and won several individual battles to the finish line.


Rye High School
Girls’ Soccer vs. Somers, 4:30
Girls’ Swimming at Keio Academy, 5

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
No Games Scheduled

School of the Holy Child
No Games Scheduled


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

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

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey (2-1-1)
Soccer (1-2-1)
Volleyball (0-4)
X-C (3-1)


2 Responses to “Morning Round-up: “Powerful” showing by RCDS”

  1. Catherine Pacos Says:

    I cannot seem to find the article on-line that was written by Melanie Cane entitled “Garnets Title Defense Going Strong” Can you please direct me to how to bring this article and pictures up?
    Catherine Pacos

  2. ryerecordsports Says:

    Hello Ms. Pacos!

    Here is the link to the article you are talking about (we titled it differently on the blog). It was published on here September 18:

    Thanks for checking in and stay tuned for more on the incredible girls’ soccer team. For future reference and easy searching, just click “Rhs Girls’ Soccer” on the right side of the page to go to all article mentioning this particular team.


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