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 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).