Morning Round-up: Weekend of Ups and Downs

It was a weekend of ups and downs for our local teams in playoff competition.

The Rye girls’ soccer team finished the 2009 season unbeaten at 17-0-3 and won a share of the Class A Section title. In a painstaking turn of events, however, they did not advance from Saturday’s Class A Section title game and will be unable to defend their State championship. Second-seeded Eastchester moved on by edging the Garnets in penalty kicks at Yorktown High School. Rye had taken a 1-0 lead with 23 minutes to go, but the Eagles quickly responded six minutes later.


Lia Bellizzi

Rye’s field hockey team also fell in their Section championship game. Top-seeded Lakeland defeated the No. 2 Garnets 3-0 for the B title at Manhattanville Sunday. The Hornets and Rye met in the first game of the season, with the Garnets erasing a 3-0 lead to finish with a 3-3 tie. Lakeland clamped down yesterday, and there was no comeback in the cards for Rye.

Just a few hours earlier at Manhattanville, Rye Country Day’s field hockey team hoisted their second NYSAIS State championship in three years. The No. 2 Wildcats defeated top-seeded Riverdale 1-0 in the title game. Isabel Beshar banged home the game-winner with just under three minutes remaining in regulation. Rye Country Day blitzed the Riverdale goal all game, but could not connect until the final minutes. On the other end of the field, the stout Wildcat defense allowed exactly zero shots on goal.

Rye Neck’s sixth-seeded boys’ soccer team won the school its first boys’ soccer Section title since 1999 by upending No. 1 Edgemont 3-1 Saturday in Arlington. Sophomore Ivan Martinez scored the first goal off a cross from David Mendoza-Conner, and senior captain Adam Gutierrez scored the second goal off an assist from Marco Callisto. Philippe Adam put the game out of reach with about four minutes remaining. His goal was unassisted. Edgemont didn’t score until the last two minutes of the game. Now, it’s on to the State tournament for the surprising Panthers.

On the gridiron Sunday, Rye Country Day’s football team raced to a 35-6 win over host Kingswood-Oxford. Sam Stern ran for three touchdowns and 127 yards on just six carries. Brian Glazewski ran the ball 12 times for 122 yards.

At Nugent Stadium on Friday, Rye’s football team lost to John Jay-East Fishkill 21-14 in a Bowl game. Connor Eck tossed a couple of touchdown bombs (50 yards to T.J. Storino and 73 to Brian Pickup), but also threw three interceptions and left the game with a concussion.


Rye High School
Fall Season Over

Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Girls’ Soccer vs. Greens Farms Academy, 2:30 (FAA Quarterfinals)
Cross-Country @ FAA Championships

School of the Holy Child
Cross-Country @ FAA Championships


Rye High School
Football (6-3)
Field Hockey (14-3-1)
Boys’ Soccer (9-4-5)
Girls’ Soccer (17-0-3)
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 (11-6)
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 (4-4)
Field Hockey (10-4)
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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