The season ended in disappointment for the Rye boys’ soccer team November 2 at home in the Class A Section quarterfinals. Our Lady of Lourdes, ranked No. 12, upended the fourth-seeded Garnets 2-1.
Lourdes went up 1-0 in the fourth minute of the match, when speedy striker Billy Alford scored on James Rimmer. The Garnets had a golden opportunity to tie the game with 14 minutes remaining in the half, but neither Buck Reynolds nor Ryan Rogers could cash in with the goalkeeper out of position.
The Warriors extended their lead to 2-0 early in the second half on a Jeffrey Kozlowski goal. Reynolds sliced the score to 2-1 on a penalty kick seven minutes later, yet – despite several late opportunities – Rye never evened the ledger.