Archive for the ‘RCDS Girls' Lacrosse’ Category

Wildcats Defeat Gryphons Again, 18-10

May 9, 2011

Two programs that are starting to enjoy better days hooked up on a perfect spring afternoon for lacrosse when Rye Country Day traveled across town to take on the up-and-coming Holy Child sticksters at Gryphon Field.

Before the April 26 game, Wildcats coach Georgette Summers was asked what it would take for her young, speedy players to come away with a victory and put last year’s 5-11 record entirely out of their minds. “The key is moving their keeper around – who’s really good – and hope that we’ve got the conditioning in this heat.”

Allie Farber fires on net for a score.

Warming up on the east end of the field, their opponents’ senior goalie, Rachel Vallarelli, was indeed a good one. Vallarelli, who’ll play at UMass next season, represented Hudson Valley in the Empire State Games and has made the U.S. U-19 training team.

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High Hopes and Reigning Champions Abound at Rye Country Day

April 11, 2011

The season is already underway, which means the Wildcats are well on their way in attempting to repeat the success of recent spring campaigns.

Boys’ Golf

On the heels of a fifth consecutive NYSAIS State title and Rye Country Day’s second FAA boys’ golf championship in school history, the Wildcats return in 2011 with their murderer’s row of Brian Starker, Colin McDade, James Kennedy, and Harrison Baker  intact.

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Make it Eight Straight: Garnets Overwhelm Wildcats in Mayor’s Cup Clash

May 7, 2010

New mayor, same result. For the eighth consecutive year, the Rye High boys’ lacrosse team hoisted the Mayor’s Cup by defeating crosstown rival Rye Country Day in the 11th annual meeting between the schools. This time it was a 13-6 victory in favor of the Garnets.

Cole McCormack and Mike Linehan

Unlike last year’s clash, when RHS trailed until scoring four unanswered goals in the final quarter, the Garnets quickly took control and led wire to wire at home May 1 in Nugent Stadium. Rye improved to 4-5 while dealing the Wildcats their first loss of the season, the same thing that happened last year.

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Seniors Loewentheil and Yates Lead the Way in Wildcats’ Victory

April 8, 2010

The Rye Country Day girls’ lacrosse team didn’t get the start they wanted April 3 at home in their season-opener, but they certainly got the finish right.

After shaking off the rust for most of the first half against Hopkins, the Wildcats’ season launched in earnest when RCDS rode a 7-1 run that began just before halftime to transform a 5-3 deficit into an 11-9 victory.

Hannah Loewentheil

Senior captain Hannah Loewentheil did the heavy lifting on offense, showcasing an array of offensive moves in scoring six of the team’s 11 goals. Trailing 2-0 early in the game, Loewentheil tied the score with consecutive goals. The first came as she moved in from the right side of the field, overpowering a crowd of defenders by turning the corner and attacking the goal head-on. Loewentheil then displayed the razzle-dazzle in her game, beating a defender with a juke to get an open look. During one sequence of the 7-1 run, the veteran attacker caught a perfect lob pass from Meghan McDonough and cashed in for the score.

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RCDS Spring Programs Primed to Add to School’s State Crowns

March 29, 2010

The 2009-10 school year already has been a banner one at Rye Country Day. With three State titles in the bag, the Wildcats are hungry for more as the spring season rolls in.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Rye Country Day was an unrelenting, buzzsaw in 2009, cutting opposing teams to ribbons in their march to a 17-2 record and both the Fairchester Athletic Association and Western New England Division II championship.

The two-pronged engine of that prolific offense – Cody Levine and J.P. Garry – has graduated, but the Wildcats possess a group of four captains who will form the backbone of the 2010 model. Seniors Harry Razook, attack, and midfielder Chris Seter will be heavily relied upon as the only two returning offensive starters. Goaltender Chandler Grinell and defensemen Jack Mandy, seniors as well, are a pair who can spearhead what Rye Country Day hopes is a physical brand of defense.

Harry Razook

“We have a great group of seniors who have worked extremely hard throughout their time here and have meant a lot to this program,” said head coach Matt Rosolen. “Also, we return every defensive player from last year’s team and need their experience and talent to lead throughout the season, especially at the onset as we develop our more inexperienced players.”

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