The Rye girls’ swimming and diving team finished second to Ursuline at the Section 1 championships at Felix Festa Middle School in Nyack. The Garnets ended up with 194.50 points, 91.5 back of first place. Rye swimmers placed in the top three of three different races. Freshman sensation Melissa Fulenwider was amazing in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.29, which was just .18 back of the Section champ’s time. Fulenwider also tied for third in the 50-yard freestyle event. Courtney Ciardiello took third place in the 200-yard freestyle race. Check back here later — as well as in the November 20 edition of The Rye Record — for complete coverage of Rye’s stellar performance at the Section championships.
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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.
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.
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.
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Rye’s field hockey team picked up their 10th win in 11 games Monday, defeating Somers 6-0 at home on senior night. They’ve outscored opponents 39-1 in their 10 victories.
Torie Stearns scored two goals and dished three assists, while Olivia Nabhan scored two goals as well. The Garnets led 2-0 at the half, and then unleashed some devastating shots on the Tuskers in the second half. Annie VanWagenen scored off of a short corner, firing a rocket that was the perfect shot in that situation. Nabhan then made a superb play while driving to her right, by letting rip on a shot that found its way into the back left of the goal. Stearns dazzled Somers later in the half, cutting through a red storm of defenders — six in all — by herself to put her team up 5-0.
“We’ve been playing well lately,” said head coach Emily Fitzgerald. “We have some talented players who are great individually and working hard together as a team.”
In a driving, frigid rain, the Rye boys’ soccer team got the monkey off of their back by defeating Byram Hills 1-0 in overtime at Nugent Stadium. Senior captain Juan Chang scored the game-winner on a 30-yard cracker five minutes into the extra session. Arber Xhema had the assist.
“That was indescribable,” said Chang moments after Rye’s victory. “We’ve lost to this team for all four years I’ve been here — they were the one team left I wanted to beat. I got the ball in an open space and there was no other option but to shoot it.”
Both of Rye’s cross-country teams — the girls and boys — performed superbly in the League Championship Meet Tuesday at wind-whipped Byram Hills.
The girls — scoring a 27 — completed a perfect season and won the league outright by defeating Harrison (49), Byram Hills (56), and Port Chester (99) at the championship. Six Garnets finished among the top nine competitors to seal the deal. Those six — Ellen Friedman (3), Nagomi Ogura (4), Alison Mackay (5), Caitlin Hartnett (7), Kahea Mueller (8), and Zoe Davitt (9) — earned All-League status for finishing in the top 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.