10/7 Bronxville d. Rye Neck 4-0
On Oct. 7, the Bronxville Broncos bested a stiff challenge from Rye Neck, beating the Panthers 4-0 at home. The win is the Broncos’ fourth straight, a good sign as the team gets ready for the postseason.
Junior striker Sam Aherne led the way with two goals against the Panthers, netting the game’s first score just 12 minutes into the first half to kick things off for Bronxville. Ferdinand Schmuck found the net with a header off a corner kick and Owen Balsiero also scored.
According to Bronxville head coach Donny Lucas, the Broncos’ ability to finish has been a strength all year long, and one of the reason the team is currently 9-2-2 on the season.
“Of course, Sam [Aherne] has been our go-to guy,” said the head coach. “But we have a bunch of guys who can score, so it’s not just him up front.”
Bronxville’s defense was stingy on Monday as well, not allowing a Rye Neck shot until the second half.
10/8 Rye d. Roosevelt 7-2
Grant Keith led the Garnets in a romp over Roosevelt on Tuesday, scoring three goals against the Indians in a 7-2 win. Teammate Will Colwell proved an excellent facilitator, dishing out three assists in the win.
The Garnets are looking to close out the season on a strong note, but have a number of tough games left on the schedule. On Oct. 10, they will take on a Horace Greeley squad that is coming off a season that saw them make the Class AA finals,
10/2 Albertus Magnus d. Rye Neck 3-0
Albertus Magnus shut out the Panthers last Thursday, fighting for a 3-0 win on the road against Rye Neck. Panther netminder Sabrina Albanese was tested often and made 13 saves against the Falcons. Kyra Berkner, Val Monaco and Jackie Henley all found the net for Albertus.
10/1 Rye d. Scarsdale B 3-2
Against the Scarsdale B squad on Oct. 1, the Garnets overcame a shaky first game to overtake the Raiders. After falling 25-15 to start the day, Rye battled back over the next four games to pick up a much-needed win. The Garnets won the decisive fifth game 25-22.
According to head coach Melanie Flowers, a reorganization of personnel was just one thing that factored into the Garnets’ win on Wednesday.
“I did switch the line around and put a stronger hitter at the outside hitter position which gave us an advantage over the other team,” said Flowers. “We also found a way to utilize a second libero and used her in the back line which definitely helped with
10/2 Rye Neck d. Blind Brook 3-0
The Panthers rolled over the Trojans on Oct. 2, beating Blind Brook in three straight games to take the match. The Panthers were led by Jackie DeCicco, who notched eight kills in the victory.