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, left and Luis del Pazo (photo by RyeSportsPhotos.com)
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.
ON TAP THIS WEEKEND
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