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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.


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.”


Monday Round-up: Rye claims League title

October 27, 2009

On their first day of practice in the summer, the Rye boys’ soccer team decided they wanted to win the League III-B championship. The Garnets (8-3-4) made that goal a reality Monday, October 26, by defeating fiery Port Chester on the road 3-1.


Tim Lonergan

“This is what we’ve been working on since day one,” said senior captain Tim Lonergan, the cornerstone of the Rye defense. “There couldn’t be a better feeling right now because there isn’t a bigger regular season title than this.”


Morning Round-up: Rye Neck wins doubles title

October 15, 2009

One day after teammate Midori Takasaki won the League III-B singles championship, Rye Neck’s tandem of Caroline Lambillotte and Kalypso Buitoni captured the League doubles championship by defeating Briarcliff’s top team 6-3, 7-6 (3). The match was thrilling, and featured the power game of Buitoni and Lambillotte’s uncanny ability to stretch the court. For more on this match, Takasaki’s win, and the Panthers’ stellar season, check back here later this week and in the hard copy of The Rye Record that hits the stands October 23.

The 2009 Rye Neck girls' tennis team

The 2009 Rye Neck girls' tennis team

The Rye girls’ soccer team kept their unbeaten streak alive at home in a 1-0 win against Byram Hills. Catharine Greer scored the lone goal of the game on an assist from Maddy Chabot, and Lexi Hijazi made 10 saves in goal for the shutout. Dating back to last season, the nationally-ranked team is now undefeated over the course of 18 games, and has an 11-0-1 record this season. The Garnets have outscored opponents 42-5 during their incredible run.


Morning Round-up: Panthers close to League title

October 8, 2009

Although they were unable to finish the match due to lack of light, the Rye Neck girls’ tennis team gave Briarcliff all they could handle Wednesday at home. The match was stopped with the score knotted 3-3 and only the fourth doubles duel undetermined. When the action stopped, the Panthers’ Janell Smith and Cassie Swinghammer were tied 5-5 in the first set. The match will continue Thursday, October 15, at Rye Neck.

The Panthers took two of the three singles matches, with No. 2 Caroline Lambillote besting Olivia Lacy Thompson 7-5, 6-2. The match was a scintillating affair, with hard-fought — and hard-hitting — points. Kalypso Buitoni was also a winner in the No. 3 spot. She won, 6-1, 7-5. Rye Neck’s first singles star, Midori Takasaki, lost her first match of the year 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Midori Takasaki

Midori Takasaki

Takasaki battled, but the extremely windy conditions admittedly took an edge off of her precision game. Nevertheless, the affable senior captain could not be happier with the year her team has had.


Morning Round-up: Rye football gets back to winning ways

October 3, 2009

Six days after suffering their first loss since 2006, Rye’s football team exorcised their demons from the week before in 28-6 win at home against Sleepy Hollow. The feeling in the air at Nugent Stadium was business as usual, as the Garnets attacked early in the first quarter. On a 4th and 4 play, Rye’s Brendan Nagle annihilated the Sleepy quarterback on a sack that forced a turnover on downs. From there, quarterback Connor Eck and Brian Pickup hooked up on a pair of passes, including an 18-yard touchdown strike 4:49 into the game. In the pocket, Eck was like a ship’s captain in a raging storm. He was pressured on both sides by lunging Horsemen defenders, but did not flinch as he unleashed a perfect throw.


Morning Round-up: Rye Country Day now 3-0

October 2, 2009

With a resounding 5-0 win on the road at Greens Farms, Rye Country Day’s field hockey team improved to 3-0. The tenacious Wildcats jumped on their opponents early, and were led by senior captain Isabel Beshar’s two goals. Fellow senior captain Hannah Lowentheil chipped in a goal, as did Jess Hanway and Nealy Nimocks. Amanda Shulman dished three assists, and Allie Farber and Nimocks each had one. In 45 minutes of action, goaltender Kate Moelis made three saves. Backup Sammy Coughlin did not have to make any in clean-up duty.

Senior captain Isabel Beshar

Senior captain Isabel Beshar

Since beginning the playoffs in 2008, Lia Bellizzi and the Rye girls’ soccer team have morphed into a force of nature. Following a 1-0 victory over Byram Hills in Armonk, the Garnets are now unbeaten in their last 13 games dating back to last season, and hold a sterling 7-0-1 record so far in 2009. Bellizzi, a junior, delivered the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half against Byram, and fellow junior Tatiana Saunders made seven saves in goal for the shut out. Over the course of their 13-game unbeaten streak, Rye has outscored opponents an astounding 30-3. Up next are a pair of border battles with Port Chester (on the road tonight) and Harrison (at home Saturday under the lights).


Afternoon Round-up: Rye wins third straight

September 22, 2009

Rye’s field hockey team (3-1-1) posted a third consecutive shutout September 21, defeating John Jay-Cross River 2-0 on the road. Senior captains Olivia Nabhan and Torie Stearns each had a goal, and Kaitlin Campbell needed to make just two saves. Their next game is Wednesday, September 30, at home vs. Fox Lane.

Olivia Nabhan

Olivia Nabhan

In other field hockey news, the Wildcats followed up their blanking of Holy Child with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home versus Hopkins. Nealy Nimmocks got RCDS on the board in the first half, but Hopkins tied it up with nine left in the game. Senior captain Hannah Lowentheil had heroics in store however, and knocked in the game-winner with under four minutes to go. Amanda Shulman and Isabel Beshar recorded assists for Rye Country Day (2-0), and Kate Moelis made five saves. The Wildcats’ next contest is October 1, at home, versus Greens Farms Academy.

The Rye Neck girls’ tennis team remained undefeated with a 5-1 win over Irvington in a non-league match. Midori Takasaki won 6-1, 6-3 at first singles, and Kalypso  Buitoni won 6-3, 7-5 in second singles. The Panthers are now 4-0 and play their toughest match of the season today in a non-league tilt at Rye High.

Rye Country Day’s girls’ soccer team recorded their first win of the year yesterday, beating Hopkins for the first time in three years with a 2-0 decision. The Wildcats scored 17 minutes into the first half when Liz Judd crossed a great ball to Bridget Stock who was right there to stuff it in. Head coach Dick Pike called it a “gray hair game”, as the momentum seemed to swing back and forth. But, RCDS (1-1) finally scored the clincher with three minutes to go when Kris Sabatini set up Delaine Powerful for the score. Kayti Faustini played the first half in goal and had one save; Devon Kraus played the second and had five saves — a couple of them crucial to the victory. Rye Country Day’s next game is September 24, at Nightingale-Bamforth.

At Rye High, a rally by the volleyball team fell short in the fifth and final set as Pelham prevailed 3-2 (25-18, 25-22, 24-26, 20-25, 25-21). Sammy Lee registered 33 assists for the 3-2 Garnets, and Rebecca Choron and Meredith Siefert combined for 23 kills. The next match is September 24, at home against John Jay-Cross River.

Rye Neck volleyball bested Blind Brook 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15) on the strength of seven aces from Dominique Falcone. They improved to 2-4 and host Alexander Hamilton September 25.

Holy Child’s soccer team fell to 1-2 on the year, as the Gryphons were shut out by Greenwich Academy 2-0.

Finally, Rye Country Day’s tennis team (2-0) narrowly defeated Trinity 4-3. Allison Wong spearheaded the effort with an 8-3 win in first singles.


Rye High School
Girls’ Swimming vs. Harrison @ Hommocks M.S., 4:30 (M.C. will be there)
Girls’ Tennis vs. Rye Neck, 4:15
Cross-Country vs. Byram Hills, 4:30

Rye Neck High School
Field Hockey vs. Byram Hills, 4:30
Girls’ Soccer @ Blind Brook, 4:30
Girls’ Tennis @ Rye, 4:15
Cross-Country @ Rye, 4:30

Rye Country Day School
No Games Scheduled

School of the Holy Child
Field Hockey vs. Ursuline School, 4:15
Volleyball @ King & Low-Heywood Thomas, 4:15