A game in early September hardly carries the weight of a November championship.
But Mamaroneck has to feel a touch better after absolutely burying Suffern 7-0 Saturday.
Suffern, after all, upset it in double overtime last year to claim the Section 1 A crown.
In the second half Saturday, that game seemed like a very distant memory.
After dominating but holding only a 1-0 lead at halftime, the Tigers went to town.
By game’s end, the shot differential was an eye-popping 30 to 0.
“I think our girls played a great defensive game,” coach John Savage said, understating things.
Things would have been worse if not for Alexa Hirschberg, who had 14 saves for Suffern.
But she and the rest of the Mounties had a tough time containing Lizzie Clarke and Ellie Seid.
In fact, they couldn’t contain them.
Clarke had three goals and two assists and Seid two goals and three assists.
Seid’s twin sister, Karen, added a solo goal, as did Sydney Segal.
So much for the prediction the Tigers would win in a close one. That was accurate for the first half only.
The Mounties will try to regroup, hosting North Rockland Tuesday.
Fox Lane visits Mamaroneck Monday. A Tiger letdown seems unlikely…
Seven-zip was also the score over at Ursuline.
It was a rough, although not totally unexpected debut for former Suffern coach Bernadette Gannon, who led Suffern to that upset win over Mamaroneck last fall.
Gannon’s new squad is small in number and relatively low on experience.
Ursuline, led by coach Andrea Gaviria, had few problems.
Katie Leonard had two goals and three assists, Sarah Gies two goals and an assist, Kealy Moyna two goals and Quinn Murphy one goal.
Ursuline hosts Irvington Monday and Clarkstown North visits Nanuet Tuesday…
Nyack, last year’s co-league champ with Suffern, found itself in a scoreless game at the half but defeated host Pleasantville 2-0 Saturday behind MacKenzie Johnson’s and Taylor O’Sullivan’s goals and Alexis Kydon’s nine saves.
Alex Ciarcia also had nine saves for the Panthers.
Nyack hosts Pearl River Tuesday and Pleasantville hosts Horace Greeley Wednesday.
All told, 51 Section 1 field hockey games are scheduled for this week.