Archive for May, 2010

Boys Advance to Semifinals; Girls Fall at Nyack

May 26, 2010

The sixth-seeded Rye boys’ lacrosse team defeated No. 3 Pelham 9-5 on the road yesterday in the Class C quarterfinals. The Garnets jumped out to a 6-1 lead by halftime, and extended the lead to 9-1 entering the third. Although the Pelican made things interesting with four unanswered goals in the fourth, Rye held on to advance to the semifinals where they will face second-seeded Bronxville on the road Thursday at 4:30.

Christian Bonaventura in Rye's 15-1 first round victory.

Against Pelham, junior captain Matt McReddie led with three goals, while senior captain Cole McCormack and junior Briggs Barton scored two apiece. Mike Linehan, also a senior captain, dominated early and often for the Garnets. He made 10 saves, many in dramatic fashion in the early goings as dirt from Pelham’s natural field kicked up and created a cloud of dust around him.

On the girls’ side, their season unfortunately came to an end in the Class C semifinals against No. 2 Nyack, the team who defeated them in the Section championship last year. Nyack ousted Rye 8-6 this time, as the 11th-seeded Garnets fought valiantly to the end, cutting a three-goal defecit to 7-6 before the second-seeded favorite pulled away.

In today’s action, the top-seeded Rye Country Day boys’ lacrosse team will battle for the NYSAIS State championship with Hackley at Randall’s Island at 3 p.m.

Garnets Set to Battle Briarcliff Saturday Morning in First Round

May 21, 2010

Cole McCormack, Mike Linehan, Matt McReddie and the sixth-seeded Rye boys’ lacrosse team will begin their quest to win back the Class C Section crown Saturday in the first round against No. 11 Briarcliff at home at 11 a.m. in Nugent Stadium.

Team celebrates in victory against Iona Prep

Garnets Advance to Section Quarterfinals in 16-15 Overtime Thriller

May 21, 2010

In an epic Class first round playoff battle, the eleventh-seeded Rye girls’ lacrosse team upended No. 6 Nanuet on the road in overtime, 16-15. The two teams had met in the regular season and finished to a 13-13 tie, so we finally have a winner. More details on this game later. In an outbracket game the day before, Rye smashed 16-0 as Molly O’Brien eclipsed the 200-goal mark for her career. She now has 208 career goals for the Garnets. The girls have now won three consecutive contests, and head to Bronxville Saturday, May 22 for an 11 a.m. clash with the third-seeded Broncos, who dispatched 14th-seeded Ardsley yesterday, 16-3.

Molly O'Brien after her 10-goal game flanked by fellow seniors and coaches

Molly O’Brien Chosen as Lions Club Athlete of the Month

May 21, 2010

Molly O’Brien, a senior co-captain of the Rye girls’ lacrosse team, was selected as the Lions Club Athlete of the Month for April.

The starting attacker and midfielder has long been a force for the Garnets. In her final regular season game, O’Brien tallied a stunning 10 goals, bringing her career total to 198. In 2009, she was named All-League, All-Section, All-American Honorable Mention and Academic All-American. She was also on the Lower Hudson Valley National Tournament team last year, and was a past member of the Connecticut Futures select team.

Molly O'Brien


Wildcats Dominate at FAA Tourney; Locked in For Fifth Straight State Title

May 21, 2010

For only the second time in school history, the Rye Country Day boys’ golf team captured the Fairchester Athletic Association championship in early May at the Country Club of Woodbridge in Connecticut. The Wildcats’ aggregate score of 396 was a full 27 strokes better than second place St. Luke’s, and 30 better than rival Brunswick, who finished third.

Joe Barber

“The win means a lot to me, especially being the captain,” said senior Joe Barber, who earned All-League Honorable Mention. “I held a team meeting before the season and told the team we have two main goals this year: one, winning the FAA; two, defending the NYSAIS championship. Now we have one down and the other is on its way.”


You’re Invited to Join the New Rye Yacht Club

May 21, 2010

There’s a new yacht club in town, and this one is free to join.

Dr. Jeff Dorfman moved his family to Rye seven years ago in part because he loves the water and boating. Since then, he’s been continually amazed at the number of residents who lack awareness of — or access to — from their aquatic surroundings. Last fall the good doctor decided to do something about it, so he created the Rye Yacht Club.

Captain Jeff Dorfman with his daughter Kaitlyn and wife Mary-Ellen


Gryphons Set Three School Records at Glenn D. Loucks Meet

May 21, 2010

Holy Child came to compete and did not disappoint at the 43rd running of the Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games May 7 and 8 at White Plains High School. The Gryphons set three school records at the prestigious meet, which included top-level competition from up and down the East Coast, Canada and Bermuda.

Katelyn Racanelli


O’Brien Scores Ten Goals as Garnets Enter Sectionals on High Note

May 21, 2010

If their 19-12 pasting of Pleasantville in the regular season finale is any indication, the Rye girls’ lacrosse team appears to have saved their best for last.

Senior co-captain Molly O’Brien scored an astounding 10 goals in the May 13 victory, bringing her career total to 198. It’s all but certain that she’ll cross the 200-goal threshold in the Class C Section playoffs, which began post press time as the 11th-seeded Garnets clashed with No. 22 North Salem in an outbracket game. Head coach Lisa Zweigenhaft called O’Brien unstoppable, and said, “she’s such a fun player to watch because when she’s going to the goal, you know you are going to like the result.”


Garnets Qualify for Sectionals; Swept by Rival Harrison

May 21, 2010

The Rye girls’ softball team will be back in the Section playoffs for a third consecutive year after finishing in second place with a 4-2 league record. The playoffs begin the final week of May, after the Garnets (6-10 overall) wrap up the regular season May 21 at Ardsley.

Kristen Verille

In recent action, Rye was swept by a talented Harrison squad in a home-and-home set May 11 and 13. After losing 14-0 in game one at home, the Garnets hoped to redeem themselves on the road. Although Rye got off to a great start in the top of the first with a two-run single from catcher Killian Harris, the Huskies immediately responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. The game remained close until the bottom of the fourth, when Harrison broke it open with a 10-run, two-out rally en route to a 16-3 victory.


Garnets, Poised for League Championship, Split with Harrison

May 21, 2010

The Rye baseball team defeated Harrison 2-1 in extra innings at home May 11 in a classic game that had all the excitement, fight and nail-biting tension expected of these rivals. Adding to the drama of the game was the fact that – entering the contest – the teams were tied for first place atop the league standings.

Derek Totten

Harrison went up 1-0 in the top of the first inning, but Rye was able to tie the game in the bottom of the third when Paul Mundinger drove home Ryan Breslin with a base hit. The score remained knotted until the bottom of the eighth when, with two outs, Breslin crossed the plate on a Huskies’ throwing error.