Class A field hockey action got underway Monday with Horace Greeley winning a seat-of-your pants, double-overtime thriller on an Olivia Green goal off a penalty corner and Clarkstown South making a bit of history, winning its first sectional game in more than two decades behind Sarah Donnelly’s 17 saves and freshman Colleen Geyer’s two goals.
In other action, Ursuline continued its noteworthy season, edging Yorktown 2-1; top-seed Mamaroneck blanked White Plains 5-0; Scarsdale romped over John Jay-East Fishkill 8-1; Suffern stopped North Rockland 3-0 and Arlington topped Carmel 2-0.
Below are recaps for yesterday’s games, along with today’s schedule.
Arlington 2, Carmel 0
The 14th-seed Rams played better than their seed number but ultimately fell to the No. 3 Admirals 2-0.
Allison Hopper and Lauren Fazio scored for Arlington. Nichole Tolli had assists on both goals.
Clarkstown South 3, Fox Lane 2
Geyer’s two goals included the second-half game-winner as the No. 9 Vikings nipped No. 8 Fox Lane.
Senior captain Emma Dempsey also scored for Clarkstown South.
Casey Hunter had both goals for the Foxes, one off a penalty corner and one off a Nicole Johnston assist.
The game was tied at one at the half.
As Journal News sports reporter Dan Defrancesco reported in his game story (see lohud.com), Donnelly predicted the game would prove inspirational for future Vikings’ teams.
Clarkstown South could add chapters to that inspirational story if it wins Thursday when it plays No. 1-seed Mamaroneck, which is undefeated this season.
Horace Greeley 2, R.C. Ketcham 1 (2OT)
Green’s winner in the second seven-on-seven, “sudden-victory” overtime came off a penalty corner and a Sarah Jane Weill assist.
Sam Attia also scored for the Quakers and Katie Jakacki had the assist.
Cara McConologue had 21 saves for No. 12 Ketcham and Olivia Harris stopped 14 shots for Greeley.
Greeley, the fifth seed, will now play the winner of No. 4 Mahopac vs. No. 13 Ossining (stats still to come).
Mamaroneck 5, White Plains 0
Kimi Chiapparelli tallied a hat trick and Lizzie Clarke and Gracie Fitzgerald also scored.
Karen Seid had three assists and Ellie Seid two assists.
Zoe Shannon had 17 saves for No. 16 White Plains.
Scarsdale 8, John Jay-East Fishkill 1
Lindsey Repp had a game to remember with four goals and an assist.
Caroline Knapp had two goals and Michaela Nicholas and Eliza Brosgol one each.
Nicholas and Julia Ross each had two assists and Olivia Romano had one assist.
Leah Cannon stopped eight shots for No. 2 Scarsdale.
Sophia Flory scored for John Jay and Jolei Buonanno had 16 saves.
Scarsdale hosts Suffern Thursday.
Suffern 2, North Rockland 0
Sydney Rondina scored two goals and Liz Trojan had her first varsity goal for the No. 7-seed Mounties, who are the defending Section 1 class A champions.
Casey Macchia added an assist for Suffern.
Liane Schroba had eight saves for No. 10 North Rockland.
Ursuline 2, Yorktown 1
Katie Leonard and Quinn Murphy both scored for Ursuline and Sarah Gies and Lindsey Andreana had assists.
Rilea Fusco scored for the Cornhuskers.
Danielle Fucci had eight saves for No. 6 Ursuline and Bianca Dente had four saves for No. 11 Yorktown.
Ursuline will play at No. 3 Arlington Thursday.
(As soon as game stats are received from the Ossining-Mahopac games they will be added.)
The class B quarterfinals are on tap for today. The slate follows.
No. 6 Nyack at No. 3 Byram Hills, 1 p.m.
No. 5 John Jay-Cross River at No. 4 Pearl River, 3 p.m.
No. 9 Brewster at No. 1 Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.
No. 7 Pelham at No. 2 Rye, 6 p.m.