Freshman Sara Rattigan had her first varsity hat trick and Cristina Caso assisted on all of her goals as No. 5 Carmel defeated No. 12 Clarkstown South, 4-0 in a Class A first-round game. Carmel (9-3-7) will play at No. 4 John Jay-East Fishkill (11-4-4) in a quarterfinal Monday, 2:30 p.m. The teams played to a pair of 0-0 regular-season games. Clarkstown South, making its first sectional appearance in six years, according to coach Jordan Turner, finished 6-7-5.
Rattigan opened the scoring 4:39 into the game, using her speed to break away from the Clarkstown South defense and beat goalie Jenn Ortiz through the feet. Senior Aislinn Breslin doubled the lead to 2-0 11 minutes later, knocking in a Rattigan rebound.
Rattigan, who was seen making constant runs down right wing, dodging defenders and setting up scoring chances, completed her hat trick in the second half.
In other Class A games:
No. 3 Suffern 2, No. 14 Clarkstown North 1: Cara Eichenberger scored two second-half goals, including the game-winner with six minutes remaining in the game as the Mounties (11-4-3) overcame the upset bid. Suffern will host No. 6 Brewster (11-6-2) in a quarterfinal Monday, 4 p.m. Clarkstown North (6-7-3) grabbed a 1-0 lead b y virtue of Grace Lee’s goal in the first half. Even though the Rams lost, coach Danielle Trainor and her girls should be commended for having an excellent season, after not winning a game last season. C. North went 3-2-1 against Clarkstown South, North Rockland and Suffern.
No. 6 Brewster 2, No. 11 Horace Greeley 0: Erin Taylor scored a goal in each half and Michaela Spannaus and Jess Griesinger had assists. Goalie Kasey Amendola made four saves. Another nice win for a young Brewster team, under the guidance of first-year coach Corin Racicot, who had done an excellent job this season.
No. 4 John Jay-East Fishkill 2, No. 13 Scarsdale 0: Scarsdale coach Sharon Rosenthal said this game was scoreless with three minutes remaining, but the Patriots popped in two. Scarsdale (7-9-3) received seven saves from Emily Steinberg.