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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


Morning Round-up: Quarters and semis get underway

November 3, 2009

Rye Neck’s volleyball team participated in Section playoff action yesterday, as did some members of the Rye girls’ swimming team. The fourth-seeded Panthers defeated No. 5 Hastings at home, 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23). They’ll head to No. 1 Croton-Harmon tomorrow for the Class C Section semifinals.

Garnet swimmers Courtney Ciardiello and Melissa Fulenwider fared better than well in the preliminary Sectional rounds. Fulenwider advanced to the finals in both the 100 (top seed) and 50 freestyle (2nd seed). Ciardiello will appear in the finals of the 200 free and 100 butterfly.

Six local team are competing on the playoff schedule today, which includes an Election Day Tripleheader at Rye beginning at 11 a.m. when the field hockey team clashes in the Class B semifinals with No. 3 Briarcliff. See the full schedule below.


Morning Round-up: Six of seven Rye teams advance

November 2, 2009

Aside from the Rye football team’s gut-wrenching loss (see story in previous post), it was a wildly successful weekend for Rye and Rye Neck in the Section playoffs.

Although the score was tied 0-0 in the first half, the first-seeded Rye girls’ soccer team imposed their will in the second and defeated Sleepy Hollow 4-0 October 31. Carter Talgo and Lia Bellizzi combined for four goals and two assists. The Garnets are unbeaten in 23 games dating back to last season, and will next host No. 8 Tappan Zee in the Section A quarterfinals Tuesday.

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Lia Bellizzi

The fourth-seeded Rye boys’ soccer team also posted a 4-0 victory October 30 in their Class A first round game. They defeated No. 13 Yonkers 4-0 with goals from Chris Livingston, Buck Reynolds, Juan Chang, and Arber Xhema. Rye will face No. 5 Eastchester at home Tuesday in the Class A quarterfinals.


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.


Morning Round-up: Playoff picture comes into focus

October 29, 2009

The postseason Sectional schedules are now official for our local public high schools, Rye and Rye Neck. The FAA and NYSAIS tournaments begin midway through next week for private schools Rye Country Day and Holy Child.



Section playoff schedules begins to materialize

October 28, 2009

Well, we got our hands on most of Rye/Rye Neck’s opening Section playoff games. Much thanks to the coaches who passed along the following information.

The action kicks off Friday at Nugent Stadium, when Rye’s field hockey team (No. 2 seed) takes the stage in a Class B duel with visiting Nanuet at 1. Immediately after, the fourth-seeded (Class A) Rye boys’ soccer team faces the winner of Ardsley/Yonkers at 3 p.m. Finally, at 7 p.m., the gridiron Garnets go toe-to-toe with Poughkeepsie in the Class A Section semifinals.

Also on Friday, ninth-seeded Rye’s volleyball team hits the road for a Class B Sectional battle with No. 8 Edgemont.

On Saturday, the reigning Class A State champion RHS girls’ soccer team begins their title defense when they play the winner of Sleepy Hollow/Yonkers at Nugent Stadium at 2 p.m.

As stated before, the Rye girls’ swimming team enters the Sectional fray Monday with the finals set for Wednesday. The diving portion of the team gets to work Friday at Pace.

What I know about Rye Neck’s Section playoff schedule begins and ends with the volleyball and girls’ tennis teams at the moment. Volleyball hosts Hastings at 4:30 on Monday. Caroline Lambillotte and Kalypso Buitoni made the Sectionals and are one of 16 teams from all of Westchester and Rockland to qualify. The Section tournament was set to begin today at 1 at Veterans Park in Yonkers, but the weather has likely postponed the event. I should have the girls’ and boys’ soccer match-ups soon.

UPDATE: The sixth-seeded Rye Neck boys’ soccer team will play Friday at home in a Class B bout with No. 11 JFK at 2:30.

UPDATE 2: On Saturday, the 10th-seeded Rye Neck girls’ soccer team heads to No. 7 Kennedy for a Class B contest at 2:30.

Post your thoughts in the comments!

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: 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


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: Rye upends State finalist Harrison

October 10, 2009

The Rye boys’ soccer team (5-2-4) put together 80 minutes of skilled and  physical play in a 2-0 win over league rival Harrison. In front of a large and spirited crowd under the lights at Harrison High School, the Garnets took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when Adam Larsen delicately chipped a ball over the Husky defense to an opportunistic Buck Reynolds. The sequence actually began 30 seconds earlier when Kenneth Chang stripped a Harrison player at midfield and played a beautiful ball to the right flank. Chris Livingston displayed his usual deft touch, settled the ball, and swung it back to the left side of the field to Larsen. For Reynolds, the goal was his team leading 5th of the season (tied with Juan Chang). For Larsen, the assist was his first to go along with one goal at Valhalla earlier in the season.