Archive for the ‘RHS Girls' Tennis’ Category

Garnets Looking Like Queens of the Court

October 22, 2010

The Rye girls’ tennis team is currently 6-1, tied for first place with Briarcliff. Five Garnet duos competed in the Conference 3 League doubles tournament October 18 at Harrison, and all advanced to the Conference tournament played post press time.

Amanda McLaughlin and Emma Jennings


No Amount of Rain Can Put a Damper on Garnets

October 7, 2010

Mother Nature has been harsh to the Rye girls’ tennis team this season. They spent their first week practicing in a heat wave, have had two matches suspended by rain, and another two canceled on account of precipitation.

Still, the Garnets have had good reason to go dancing in the rain. They are currently undefeated at 4-0, sweeping a pair with Ossining, 7-0 and 6-1, defeating Byram Hills, 4-3, and Harrison, 6-1.


Girls’ Tennis Team on an Early Roll

September 23, 2010

The Rye girls’ tennis team moved to 3-0 Tuesday with a decisive 6-1 win against Harrison. They would in fact be 4-0, but the match against Keio on Monday was rained out midway. Results from the Harrison game after the jump.

Catie McLaughlin, Katie Geoghegan, and Amanda McLaughlin


Redemption More Than a Word for Garnet Programs This Season

September 9, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back isn’t headed back to the theatres any time soon, but it could play out on local fields as several fall programs seek to correct the way their seasons ended in 2009.


No Syracuse. No Kingston. Not even a trip to Mahopac for the Section championship. Rye’s stunning, last-second loss to Poughkeepsie in the 2009 Class A Section semifinals silenced Nugent Stadium as never before and caused reverberations that are felt to this day.

But this is a new year, and the latest model of gridiron warriors to sport the legendary Garnet and Black colors are itching to exact revenge on all who reveled in schadenfreude after their shocking playoff elimination.


Morning Round-up: Rye blanks seven straight

October 9, 2009

Rye’s field hockey continued their shutout streak Thursday, defeating John-Jay Cross River 7-0. The Garnets have reeled off seven consecutive victories while outscoring the opposition 27-0. Mallory Little and Annie VanWagenen combined for four goals, and Torie Stearns, Olivia Nabhan, and Rachel Francella had one each. Michelle Mulhearn recorded two assists, and Kaitlin Campbell and Tali Linton put together four saves in the shutout.


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: Panthers prepared for showdown

October 6, 2009

The Rye Neck girls’ tennis team defeated Pleasantville 6-2 at home yesterday, and improved to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the league. They play Briarcliff, 8-0 in the league, tomorrow at home in a big-time battle for division supremacy. Caroline Lambillotte, Kalyspo Buitoni, and Kyra Babakian led the way over Pleasantville by sweeping the singles portion of the match. The teams of Sage Reisner and Melissa Martini, Cassie Swinghammer and Janell Smith, and Alexandra Tartaglia and Rita Orazi won in doubles.


Morning Round-up: Rye Neck revs up

September 30, 2009

The Rye Neck boys’ soccer team rebounded from a tough overtime loss to Keio with a 1-0 victory over Dobbs Ferry at home. Dalton Mendez stopped five shots for the shutout, and Philippe Adam’s goal midway through the second half was enough for the win. Adam Gourchane got the assist on the free kick.

Adam Guitterez

Adam Guitterez

At Rye, the Garnets’ tennis team breezed past Harrison 6-1. Jessica Jahnke dropped her first singles match 6-3, 6-2, but her teammates picked her up by sweeping the rest of the Huskie competition. In second singles, Claire Pfister won 6-2, 6-0, and Olivia Singer was victorious — 6-0, 6-2 — at third singles. In first doubles, Allie Sims and Catie McLaughlin won 6-3, 6-3, and Molly Jordan and Casey Berger topped their opponents 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles. Amanda McLaughlin and Devin Weil were the winners in third singles by a 6-3, 6-4 score, and the Paola Pereza and Katie Geoghegan tandem rounded out the team victory with a hard-fought 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win.

In the pool at White Plains, the Garnets improved to 3-0 with a 102-75 victory over John Jay-Cross River. Once again, Rye got it going with a win in the 200 medley relay; the team of Kelly O’Neill, Melissa Fulenwider, JJ Cates, and Lena Krikorian clocked in at 2:02.22. Courtney Ciardiello won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.66, and Katie Konopka and Amanda Owens finished first and second in the 50 freestyle.

Swim captains Amanda Owens and Allison Fulenwider

Swim captains Amanda Owens and Allison Fulenwider


Morning Round-up: Rye swims and dives to a win

September 23, 2009

The Rye/Blind Brook/Rye Neck girls’ swimming and diving team splashed into another season yesterday, and began the year with an impressive 96-49 win over Harrison at Hommocks Middle School. The Garnets took first place in all but one event.

Melissa Fulenwider

Melissa Fulenwider

Kelly O’Neill, Allison Fulenwider, Amanda Owens and Lena Krikorian won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:02.10, and Courtney Ciardello then zoomed to first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.61). Allison Fulenwider went solo in the 200 individual medley, winning in a time of 2:25.50. Her younger sister, Melissa, scored first in the 50 freestyle, beating out teammate JJ Cates by finishing in just under 26 seconds. In the diving portion of the event, Coco Darelius scored a 210.60 to win and was followed by Melissa Frank. Back in the lanes, Ciardello won the 100 butterfly (1:03.86), and Melissa Fulenwider was tops in the 100 freestyle (55.90). O’Neill touched home first in the 500 freestyle (5:32.83), and Rye’s team of Krikorian, Cates, Sam Clark, and Melissa Fulenwider won the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.01). Owens and Allison Fulenwider rounded out the day with respective wins in the 100 backstroke (1:05.82) and the 100 breaststroke (1:15.00). Their next meet is tomorrow vs. Keio Academy at Manhattanville.

At Rye High School, the girls’ tennis team topped Rye Neck 6-1. Caroline Lambillotte had the Panthers’ sole victory in the first singles slot (beating Jessica Jahnke 6-1, 6-1). Claire Pfister beat Kalypso Buitoni 6-0, 6-3 in second singles, and Olivia Singer topped Cassie Swinghammer 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The Garnets swept the doubles portion, with wins from the teams of Molly Jordan and Casey Berger, Katie McLaughlin and Ali Sims, Amanda McLaughlin and Devin Weil, and Amy Shanks and Laura Nicholas. Rye improved to 2-3 and plays Keio Academy today at home. It was Rye Neck’s first loss of the season (4-1). They host Valhalla on Friday.


Morning Round-up: Garnets record third tie

September 18, 2009

Rye’s boys’ soccer team was one of many local teams in action September 17. For the third time this season, the Garnets played to a tie when their game with Somers ended knotted after 20 minutes of overtime at 0-0 Thursday at Rye Rec.

Senior captain Juan Chang (photo by

Senior captain Juan Chang, left and Luis del Pazo (photo by

The game was mostly even through the first 20 minutes. After that, Rye (1-1-3) began to generate the majority of scoring opportunities. Senior captain Juan Chang catalyzed many of those chances, and Buck Reynolds was a legitimate threat from the right flank. Rye’s offensive attack was negated by a couple of possible hand balls by Somers that weren’t called and by keeper Rob Correira, whom Garnets’ head coach Jared Small called, “Hands down, the man of the match.” Correira finished with 15 saves, many of them sensational, including a stop on an upper-90 knuckler from Luis Del Pezo in the first overtime period.

Rye’s defense was solid, with tough play from its back line. Tim Lonergan, Ian Robinson, Stefan Woort-Menker, JP Barrett, Devon DiPalma, and Chris Livingston all played key defensive roles in support of keeper James Rimmer.

“While we would have loved to score the winner on any number of occasions,
and while in many regards we deserved to find the back of the net, we’re
very encouraged by our last two matches,” said head coach Jared Small. “We’ve raised our defensive intensity and begun to play with the drive and motivation that propelled us through the last three seasons. We received valuable contributions from every healthy player on the roster these past two games and feel like we’re gaining some momentum as we head into the meat of a very challenging schedule.”

Rye’s next game is Monday, September 21, at Valhalla. The Vikings are the only remaining Class C team on a Rye schedule that is dotted with Class AA and A powerhouses.

At School of the Holy Child, the Gryphons and Rye Country Day renewed the field hockey rivalry that has culminated in the NYSAIS State championship game in each of the last three seasons. The Wildcats (1-0) got the better of the reigning champs (1-1-0) this time around, scoring four first half goals en route to a 4-0 road victory.

Hannah Lowentheil had two goals and an assist for RCDS, and Jane Ostrau and Clare McClintock also scored goals. Amanda Shulman had two assists, and Allie Farber had one.

“As in years past, Rye Country Day defeated us in the opening season match-up,” said Holy Child head coach Barbara Lorys. “We are not extremely concerned over the loss. When you take a look at our pattern over the past few years … it’s the final match-up the counts.”

The Wildcats’ football players were not as fortunate as their field hockey counterparts — they dropped their season opener 7-6 at home to Moore Catholic. Senior captain Brian Glazewski had a standout game for RCDS (0-1) however, rushing nine times for 111 yards and a score. He also recorded a sack. Up next is a road game at Long Island Lutheran Saturday, September 26.

Rye Neck’s football team also suffered defeat, losing 46-20 on the road at the hands of Albertus Magnus. Senior captain Chris Mantis was a bright spot for the Panthers (0-2). He reeled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Shane O’Shea and scored another on a 50-yard running play. The Black Hats hope to get on track Saturday, September 26, at home against Tuckahoe.

The Panthers’ girls’ tennis team did find success, besting Pleasantville 7-0 on the road to improve to 3-0. Midori Takasaki won her third match in a row at first singles. Rye Neck plays Irvington at home Monday, September 21, and at Rye on Tuesday, September 22.

At Rye High School, the Garnet and Panther volleyball teams squared off, with Rye coming out on top 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23). The Garnets are now 3-1 and host Pelham Monday, September 21. Rye Neck dropped to 1-4, and their next match is also September 21, but at Blind Brook.

Rye’s 1-2  girls’ tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Horace Greeley, and heads to Fox Lane Monday, September 21.

Dalton Mendez made six saves, and Adam Guiterrez scored twice at Hamilton as Rye Neck’s boys’ soccer team won 4-0. The Panthers are now 3-2-0, and host Keio Academy Wednesday, September 23.


School of the Holy Child
Girls’ Soccer @ Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC), 4:15
Volleyball vs. Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC), 4:15

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