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AYSO Girls under 10 soccer update from Michael Weitzen:
The Tarrytown under 10 girls AYSO travel team defeated the Croton tigers 4-1 on Saturday at Croton Landing field. In the opening minutes of the game, Julia Costa set the tone with two quick strikes from the midfield position; however, for only the second game this year, the Mustangs allowed a score, keeping the game close into the fourth quarter. Constant offensive pressure by Samantha Livingston, Emma Clarke, Samantha Nutig, and Talia Fante eventually led to Maya Weitzen scoring two goals in the final minutes and putting the game out of reach.
The Mustang's defense was fierce as always and was led by Maddy Navin, Annie Dineen, Sadie Swenson, and Catherine Grimes. Stellar goal tending was displayed as usual by Maddy Navin, Catherine Grimes, and Julia Costa. The Tarrytown girls are now 5-1 on the year and look forward to hosting the Ardsley Spirit next Saturday at Losee field. The last time these two teams met they fought to a 2-2 tie.
Wolfpack Recap from David Halesworth:
Wolfpack 3rd & 4th White welcomed the Cortlandt Cowboys to Sleepy Hollow H.S. for a Sunday morning showdown. The Wolfpack, as has become their norm, did not disappoint! Another fast start on the opening drive behind the running of Dylan Nelson and Harrison Halesworth had the Wolfpack in the red zone early in the first quarter. The Wolfpack capitalized on a nifty TD pass from Halesworth (6th on the season) to Jake Zednik from 10 yards out. Strong defense from Liam Peter Hanson, Reuben Bertiz, Michael Scaglione, and Welch led to a three and out series for Cortlandt, and the potent Wolfpack offense shifted back into gear behind a Halesworth pass to James Welch, and more strong running by Zednik and Nelson. Halesworth finished the drive, punching it in from 20 yards out for an early 12-0 lead. With the Wolfpack defensive starters resting, Cortlandt took advantage and scored on a long run to finish the quarter trailing only 12-7. Another long drive by the Wolfpack ended with a turnover deep in Cortlandt territory, but the Wolfpack defense turned the tide quickly as Nelson and Halesworth combined for a safety and a 14-7 lead. Cortlandt’s next opportunity on offense went even worse as James Welch pounced on a fumble in the end zone for another Wolfpack score. Wolfpack’s defensive back up struggled to contain a strong Cortlandt line and running game allowing two more long TDs and leaving the door open for Cortlandt down only 22-20. Late in the 4th quarter Halesworth slammed the door with a powerful burst to the end zone from 45 yards to ice the game 28-20 and to run their record to 5-1 on the season. Wolfpack 3rd & 4th White takes on the undefeated Armonk Warriors next Sunday with the #1 seed in the playoffs at stake!
Wolfpack Black hosted their longtime rivals the White Plains Bernies on Sunday morning. With their QB Ben Good back from a knee injury after missing three weeks, the Wolfpack were prepared to give White plains a run for their money. Unfortunately, the Wolfpack stumbled out of the gate as the Bernies first play from scrimmage resulted in a 60 yard touchdown run. Although discouraging, the boys didn't hang their heads or give up. Good played an aggressive quarterback position with some key runs and passes, including a 15 yard touchdown pass on a perfect route by Kevin Sullivan. Weston Latessa scored the extra point, and played a strong game at fullback. Benji Adair started at tailback and ran for some hard yards all day against a stout Bernies defense. Tommy Rickles, starting at tight end had a tough 1st quarter against a very good Bernies defensive end, but turned it around quickly and shut him out the rest of the day with great blocking and determination. Aren Arduino, Phillip Marchini and Robert Delvechio played strong no the defensive line, and shut down the middle of the field all day. Except for a few broken defensive plays, the boys fought hard but came up short losing 20-7. This game allowed us to get some of the younger players more playing time and Kevin Richardson, Luke Stroligo, Eli Dessesow and Brian Stewart showed that they will be a force next season. Max McClung came in on defense to start the 2nd half and played lights out with 3 tackles for a loss, earning him Player of the Week honors for Wolfpack Black. Next up is Dobbs Ferry. Look out Eagles,Wolfpack Black is Hungry for a Big Win.
Wolfpack Flag Red played the North Yonkers Knights at Gorton High school, in a spirited match-up and won the game 21-14, to go 4-1-1 on the season. Wolfpack Red was without one of their key 2nd graders, as Jai Weitzen was sidelined with a season ending injury. The Wolfpack responded with a strong team effort, led by some of their stalwarts, mainly Armani Curet, Nico Boccabella, and Jack Macca. All three were strong on both sides of the ball and opened lanes against a much bigger Knights team. Armani Curet played in his normally aggressive manner and had some big runs including one TD on the day. Nico Boccabella and Jack Macca scored their first TDs of the year, with some tremendous down field blocking by Luke Wuerffel, Peter Altieri, and Matthew Plunkett. The defense had a strong day, penetrating the backfield and making tackles behind the line as soon as the ball was handed off, and allowing only two long TD runs to the Knights on the day. Timmy Plunkett, Liam Grimes, Ryhmon Hargrove, and John Balascio proved tough to block as the game wore on. All the boys were able to run the ball in the game, and the future looks bright for Wolfpack Flag.
In a hard fought game this past weekend, Wolfpack Flag Black lost to Mt. Vernon 28-7. Mt. Vernon was a very strong opponent, but James Smith continued his fine season on a fantastic breakaway run from 90+ yards out. Reilly Tuck had a fantastic game, stepping up in a major way, and filling the gap left by an injured Tyler Mahood. Reilly clearly showed he is a force to be reckoned with, and is ready to lead the team going forward. Another standout was Julian Guzman who blocked well, and played strong defense, including an interception early in the game. The entire Wolfpack team put up a good fight, but unfortunately lost to a bigger, more experienced Mt. Vernon team.
Wolfpack 5th & 6th were handed their first loss of the season in a tough game against White Plains Bernies. The final score was 12-8. Game recap to follow.
Storm cancellations: Among the many sports cancellations - if you know of any, post them here in the comments - there is this:
All Section 1 playoff competition in Girls Soccer Monday and Tuesday postponed. For more information click here.
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