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Wildcats and Gryphons Fall in Championship Tilts

November 19, 2010

The Rye Country Day and Holy Child field hockey teams may not have hoisted postseason hardware, but each made valiant run to the championship game.

For the seventh-straight year, the fourth-seeded Gryphons qualified for the NYSAIS tournament, making it all the way to the State title game before falling to No. 3 Nichols, 4-0. Bridget Cooney stopped 14 shots in the loss.

While RCDS (13-4-1) were bounced in the semifinals of the same NYSAIS tourney courtesy of Nichols, they rebounded in the FAA tournament. The Wildcats scratched and clawed their way to the title game, but were overwhelmed 7-0 by a Greenwich Academy team that, according to head coach Georgette Summers, plays “on another level”.

“This team is a success story,” said senior captain Amanda Shulman. “We graduated nine seniors last year, but we stepped up and I believe made for the strongest team RCDS has had in recent years.”


Autumn and Optimism Go Hand in Hand for Wildcats

September 9, 2010

Rye Country Day School has been home to an astounding run of success in recent years, and it appears the plot of the story won’t be changing any time soon.

Field Hockey

Whoever said death and taxes are the only certainties in life has clearly never watched the Rye Country Day field hockey team. The perennial contenders won their second NYSAIS championship in three years last November by defeating Riverdale 1-0. It was the Wildcats’ fourth straight appearance in the State finals, and head coach Georgette Summers’ squad is already preparing for a fifth visit.

Wildcats celebrate 2009 NYSAIS State Championship

“We will miss the graduating seniors, their spirit and experience, but the energy and focus on the field has not changed,” said Summers. “The girls came back ready to work. Our seniors will continue the legacy of hard work and commitment, and I believe they can fill the void.”


Wildcats Win Second State Championship in Three Years

November 12, 2009

Rye Country Day’s field hockey team never veered from the course they set prior to the NYSAIS State championship game November 8 at Manahattanville. Despite mounting frustration in a contest with undefeated and top-seeded Riverdale that remained scoreless for more than 57 minutes of play, the Wildcats refused to make adjustments.

Persistence paid off when senior captain Isabel Beshar slapped a shot in on a Jess Hanway assist to give second-seeded Rye Country Day all the goals they’d need with 2:47 left on the clock. The defense continued its stalwart play in the waning minutes, and the Wildcats (10-4) won their second State title in three years.


Isabel Beshar jumps for joy after scoring the game-winner

“I am overjoyed,” said Beshar. “This has been my dream since freshman year – to lead the team to a championship as a senior. I could not be happier or more proud of the team. I’m sad to see the season end, but it could not have ended in a better way. This win was for our coaches, Georgette Summers and Brooke Fleming, who have taught us so much – not just about field hockey but also about being confident and united team players.”


Morning Round-up: Weekend of Ups and Downs

November 8, 2009

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.


Morning Round-up: Garnets Back in Section Final

November 6, 2009
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:


Morning Round-up: Swim team finishes second at Section championships

November 5, 2009

The Rye girls’ swimming and diving team finished second to Ursuline at the Section 1 championships at Felix Festa Middle School in Nyack. The Garnets ended up with 194.50 points, 91.5 back of first place. Rye swimmers placed in the top three of three different races. Freshman sensation Melissa Fulenwider was amazing in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.29, which was just .18 back of the Section champ’s time. Fulenwider also tied for third in the 50-yard freestyle event. Courtney Ciardiello took third place in the 200-yard freestyle race. Check back here later — as well as in the November 20 edition of The Rye Record — for complete coverage of Rye’s stellar performance at the Section championships.


Morning Round-up: Rye teams own overtime

November 4, 2009

As you can read in the three posts previous to this, Rye’s teams — field hockey and girls’ and boys’ soccer — swept the Election Day Sectional Tripleheader at Nugent Stadium yesterday. No game was lacking drama. Each went to overtime, where the Garnets eventually prevailed and advanced in their respective tournaments. Check out the stories and leave your comments!

Unfortunately, Rye’s volleyball team was ousted from the Class B Section quarterfinals on the road at Hen Hud. The Garnets — seeded ninth — fell to the top-seeded squadron 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-13).

The sixth-seeded Rye Neck boys’ soccer team took advantage of another home game; they ousted No. 14 Pleasantville 3-1 to advance to the Section semifinals. Adam Gutierrez scored two goals and Phillipe Adam chipped in the Panthers’ third. Amazingly, Rye Neck will get to host the semifinal game because No. 7 Bronxville upset Westlake in their quarterfinal.

SPORTS-Ivan Martinez

Ivan Martinez


Friday Playoff Tripleheader at Nugent Stadium

October 30, 2009

Halloween may still be a day away, but Rye sports enthusiasts are being served quite the treat today. Nugent Stadium will host three Section playoff duels inside its hallowed confines, beginning with the fourth-seeded boys’ soccer team’s contest with No. 13 Yonkers at 1:15. The second-seeded field hockey team takes to the turf at 3:45 for a Class B battle with No. 10 Walter Panas. In the nightcap the football Garnets, No. 1S, take on formidable No. 2N Poughkeepsie at 7:15.

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Brendan Nagle cashes in against Nyack

Also in Garnet action is the ninth-seeded volleyball team, who goes toe-to-toe on the road with No. 8 Edgemont at 4:30.


Tuesday Round-up: Regular season winds down

October 28, 2009

Ahh, it’s that time of the year again. When Halloween looms, it can only mean one thing at Rye High School: the Section playoffs are about to kick into high gear. What we know already is that Rye’s fall teams will be participating, and that most — if not all — are contenders for Section crowns. The football team will play at home Friday at 7 against Poughkeepsie, and the swimming and diving squad jumps in Monday, but the rest of the teams are still waiting for official word. It does look however like we might be privy to a triple header on Friday with the boys’ soccer and field hockey teams joining the football Garnets on the slate. Gonna be a doozy of a day if that’s the case! I don’t know yet what day the volleyball or girls’ soccer team will be playing.

As soon as I find out the official playoff schedule for Rye’s teams (as well as Rye Neck, Holy Child and Rye Country Day), I’ll post the information here.

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Rye Country Day’s field hockey team headlined a light day of action Tuesday. They defeated Hackley 2-0 on the road. Jess Hanway and Hannah Lowentheil scored, while Sammy Stavis and Allie Farber assisted. Kate Moelis made six saves in goal for the Wildcats.

Holy Child’s soccer team also picked up a road victory; they beat St. Luke’s 2-0. The Gryphons erased a 1-0 halftime defecit with goals from Mary Kate Mcerlean and Andrea Arnone. Molly Schauber and Arnone recorded assists, and Schauber also recorded six saves in goal.

In their regular season finale, Rye’s volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-20) at Ardsley. Rebecca Choron led the Garnets with 15 kills.


Rye High School
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Rye Neck High School
No Games Scheduled

Rye Country Day School
Cross-Country @ Hopkins, 4
Boys’ Soccer vs. Millbrook, 4

School of the Holy Child
No Games Scheduled



Morning Round-up: Another strong win for Rye

October 23, 2009

Rye’s field hockey team made it 11 wins in 12 games Thursday, when they defeated visiting Horace Greeley 4-1. Torie Stearns and Mallory Little each scored two goals for the Garnets, and Emma Brinkman, Olivia Nabhan, and G.G. Fitzgerald all had an assist. Rye has now outscored opponents 43-2 in their victories.

Torie Stearns

Torie Stearns