By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Jun. 6, 2018: It has been a successful spring season for the Bronxville girls' lacrosse team and the boys' and girls' track and field teams. The Bronxville girls' lacrosse team brought home its fifth consecutive regional championship on Saturday, defeating Section 9's Millbrook, 16-6, and advanced to the Class D state semifinals this week. In addition to the lacrosse team, sixteen Broncos head to the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In Saturday's regional lacrosse game, Millbrook scored first with two quick goals in less than three minutes. The Broncos quickly stepped up their defense and answered back with six straight goals, keeping the lead for the rest of the game. Bronxville's constant pressure and ability to win almost every draw earned them the win and another trip to the state semifinals. The Broncos have been motivated all season to get back to the state finals after a heartbreaking loss to Skaneateles last year in double overtime.
Scoring for the Broncos in the 16-6 win over Millbrook is below:
Allie Berkery: 4 goals, 4 assists
Anneke Pulkkinen: 4 goals
Fiona Jones: 3 goals, 1 assist
Isabel Sonday: 2 goals
Charlotte Cagliostro: 1 goal
Katharine Forst: 1 goal, 1 assist
Victorio Ruffo: 1 goal, 1 assist
Caitlin Mooney: 3 saves
The Broncos will play on Friday at 11:00 am at SUNY-Cortland against Section 5 Palmyra-Macedon. If they win on Friday, they will play the winner of Section 3 South Jefferson/Section 11 Mattituck-Southold on Saturday at 11:30 am.
The Bronco girls' and boys' track team had great success at the state qualifiers, which were held last week, and will send sixteen athletes to the state championships on Friday and Saturday. The meet will be held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Below is the list of state qualifiers:
400m: Eve Balseiro
4x100 Relay: Margo Richards, Amelia Koenig, Ava Downs, and Alisa Kanganis
4x400 Relay: Balseiro, Rachel Peacock, Caroline Brashear, and Laura Holland
4x800 Relay: Natalie Weiner, Patty Haggerty, Holland, and Brashear
Pole Vault: Molly Palma
800m: Matt and Alex Rizzo
4x800: Matt Rizzo, Ethan Waggoner, Jack Kochansky, and Alex Rizzo
Discus and Shot Put: Avery Kane
Two weeks ago, the boys' and girls' teams had great success at the Section 1 Class C Championships, held at Valhalla High School. The All-Sectional athletes are listed below:
800m: Laura Holland
1500m: Natalie Weiner
4X100m Relay: Margot Richards, Amelia Koenig, Ava Downsand, and Alisa Kanganis
4X400m Relay: Rachael Peacock, Patty Haggerty, Caroline Brashear, and Laura Holland
4X800m Relay: Sophia Prior, Gigi Chrappa, Sophia Sulimirski, and Clio Dakolias
Pole Vault: Molly Palma
Pentathlon: Bella Dibbini
400m, 1600m: Alex Rizzo
800m: Matt Rizzo
110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles: Seamus Watters
Shot Put: Avery Kane
See photos below for highlights of the Section 1 Class C Championships.
Pictured at top: Girls' lacrosse wins regional championship in 16-6 win over Millbrook. Photo by L. Mooney.
Cory Ramundo pole vaulting at sectionals.
Alex Rizzo winning the 400m in 52.23. He also won the 1600m in 4:24.
Seamus Watters on his way to winning the 400m hurdles in 60.59. He also won the 100m hurdles in 14.94.
Scott McGrath was 6th in both the triple jump and long jump. Photo by C. Rizzo.
Molly Palma Pole vaulting to her win. Photo by C. Rizzo.
Laura Holland, Natalie Weiner, and Caroline Brashear on their way to a 1,2,3, finish in the 800. Natalie Weiner (out front) also won the 1500m. Photo by C. Rizzo.
Matt Rizzo on his way to winning the 800 in 1:59.2. Photo by C. Rizzo.
Tommy O'Connell finished 3rd in the 200-meter dash 23.68. Photo by C. Rizzo.