Morning Round-up: Garnets Back in Section Final

For the second consecutive year, the Rye girls’ soccer (17-0-2) team is going back to the Class A Section final. The Garnets — reigning State, Regional and Section champs — defeated fifth-seeded Byram Hills 3-1 at home. Lia Bellizzi, Natalie Moore, and Maddy Chabot scored for top-seeded Rye, and Tatiana Saunders made six saves in net. Now the Garnets will face No. 2 seed Eastchester Saturday at Yorktown High School in the Class A finale. Rye has not lost in 25 games dating back to last season’s postseason title run.
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The Garnets are headed back to Yorktown

Unfortunately, the Rye boys’ soccer team was not able to defeat Byram Hills in the Class A Section semifinal. The fourth-seeded Garnets (9-4-5) lost 1-0 to No. 1 Byram Hills on the road. Head coach Jared Small e-mailed over the following:

“Byram scored in the 4th minute of the match and prevented us from being able to generate many meaningful scoring opportunities. Our best chance may have been in the 77th minute, when a throw in landed fortuitously on Brandon Robinson’s foot 9 yards from the goal.  He had a nice shot, but Josh Wiener of Byram made a nice save and didn’t allow a rebound.

Tim Lonergan collided with Tomas Ebling of Byram in the 36th minute and did not return to the match due to a head collision. We weren’t sure he had a concussion, but did not want to risk potential serious injury to Tim. Having played every minute of the season (save the two in PC when he got a yellow card and had to come off the field until the next sub), this was a great disappointment. While his presence on the field would not have guaranteed us a goal, the loss of his leadership, heart, and lethal throw-in imposed some additional limitations on us.

Straight up, we got beaten today. Byram had the championship form of two and three years ago and we were not imaginative enough to break through.  While we maintained control of possession, the reality was that Byram executed its tactics perfectly and we were unable to find a solution to the puzzle that we were presented with.

We had a wonderful season full of memorable matches, a well-deserved league championship, and plenty of dramatic endings. Our league was particularly tough — of 24 teams in Class A, three of the teams in our league made the semis. We accomplished a lot this season and I hope the lads have only positive memories of the last three months.”

Over at Rye Neck, the sixth-seeded boys’ soccer Panthers bested No. 7 Bronxville — the reigning Class B State champions — 2-0 to punch their ticket to a second straight Section championship. They’ll meet top-seeded Edgemont at Arlington High School. Check back here later for more on yesterday’s big win.

Rye Country Day’s field hockey team routed Fieldston 7-0 at home in the quarterfinals of the NYSAIS tournament. With the victory, they advanced to the semifinals where they will face No. 3 Hackley today at home. Jess Hanway recorded a hat trick for the Wildcats.

Holy Child’s fifth-seeded field hockey team — the reigning NYSAIS State champions — were defeated at home in the quarterfinals 4-1 by fourth-seeded Nichols. The loss ends any chance of the Gryphons meeting the Wildcats in the State final for a fourth consecutive year.

Here is the updated playoff schedule:

GIRLS’ SOCCER
Section Finals — Saturday, November 7
CLASS A — RHS (1) vs. Eastchester (2), 2 p.m. at Yorktown High School

BOYS’ SOCCER
Section Finals — Saturday, November 7
CLASS B — RNHS (6) vs. Edgemont (1), 2:30 p.m. at Arlington High School

FIELD HOCKEY
Section Finals — Sunday, November 8
CLASS A — RHS (2) vs. Lakeland (1), 3 p.m. at Manhattanville College

NYSAIS Semifinals — Friday, November 6
Rye Country Day (2) vs. Hackley (3), 2:45 p.m. at Rye Country Day

NYSAIS Finals — Sunday, November 8 at Manhattanville College

ON TAP THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY

Rye High School
Football vs. John Jay-East Fishkill, 5:30 p.m. at Nugent Stadium

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Field Hockey vs. Hackley, 2:45 (NYSAIS Semifinals)

School of the Holy Child
No Games Scheduled

SATURDAY

Rye High School
Girls’ Soccer vs. Eastchester, 2 p.m. at Yorktown High School (Class A Section Championship)

Rye Neck High School
Boys’ Soccer vs. Edgemont, 2:30 p.m. at Arlington High School (Class B Section Championship)

Rye Country Day School
No Games Scheduled

School of the Holy Child
Cross-Country @ NYSAIS Championship, TBA Van Cortlandt Park

SUNDAY

Rye High School
Field Hockey vs. Lakeland, 3 p.m. at Manhattanville College (Class B Section Championship)

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Field Hockey @ NYSAIS Championship, 11 a.m. at Manhattanville College (With a win in Semifinals)
Football @Kingswood-Oxford, 1

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey vs. Nichols, 2:45 (NYSAIS Quarterfinals)

TEAM RECORDS (W-L-T)

Rye High School
Football (6-2)
Field Hockey (14-2-1)
Boys’ Soccer (9-4-5)
Girls’ Soccer (17-0-2)
Girls’ Swim & Dive (7-0)
Volleyball (11-7)
Girls’ Tennis (7-7)
Boys’ X-C (9-1)
Girls’ X-C (10-0)

Rye Neck High School
Football (3-4)
Field Hockey (3-12)
Boys’ Soccer (10-6)
Girls’ Soccer (7-8-1)
Volleyball (10-9)
Girls’ Tennis (9-3)
Boys’ X-C (8-6)
Girls’ X-C (7-5)

Rye Country Day School
Football (3-4)
Field Hockey (8-4)
Boys’ Soccer (5-2-3)
Girls’ Soccer (7-5-2)
Girls’ Tennis (4-4)
Boys’ X-C (1-1)
Girls’ X-C (1-2)

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey (9-7-3)
Soccer (6-9-2)
Volleyball (3-4)
X-C (8-5)

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One Response to “Morning Round-up: Garnets Back in Section Final”

  1. BYRAM > RYE Says:

    so much for destiny!!!!!!!!! rye will never beat byram hills when it matters

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