Homecoming Comes to a Close: See Results and Photos
By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Oct. 17, 2018: Bronxville athletes played against some tough competition homecoming weekend. The boys’ soccer and the field hockey teams claimed victories while playing under the lights at Chambers Field, the girls’ swim team had a big upset over Ursuline, and the boys’ and girls' cross country teams won their respective league championships. The girls’ tennis team advanced to the semifinals in the Section 1 team tournament and will play Mamaroneck for the sectional title on October 23.
Below is a wrap-up of the homecoming games.
The girls' tennis team advanced to the sectional semifinals with a win over Tappan Zee this past weekend. They will face Mamaroneck for the championship title on October 23.
Three Bronxville doubles teams competed in the conference tournament held last week with great success. Lindsey Cruikshank and Eva Dani placed second, Rory Christian and Katie Formato placed fifth, and Susie and Sarah Goodell placed sixth. The Section 1 tournament for individual players starts this week.
The girls’ swim team upset Ursuline during their homecoming meet on Friday with incredible performances by senior Alisa Fominykh, Tuckahoe junior Emily Gjersten, and eighth-grader Julia Bazinet. Fominykh placed first in the 50 and 100 free, Gjersten won the 200 and 500 free, and Bazinet placed second in the 500 free and 100 back. The Broncos sealed the win with strong performances by the relay teams. Ellie Dessart, Fominykh, Caroline McGrath, and Gjersten won the 200 free relay, and Charlotte Yerkes, Keala Schubert, Julia Reich, and Ella Crystal and placed third. In the 400 free relay, Bazinet, Dessart, Fominykh, and Gjersten placed first, and McGrath, Crystal, Gjersten, and Eileen Marshall placed third.
The boys’ cross country team. Photo by C. Rizzo.
The girls' cross country teams. Courtesy Gigi Chrappa.
Boys' and Girls' Cross Country
The boys' and girls' cross country teams won their respective Section 1 League 3B championships last week at Van Cortlandt Park. Natalie Weiner placed first in a time of 16:14 and was followed by Emma Mandanas (3rd, 16:50), Molly Palma (4th, 17:08), Avery Widen (6th, 17:44), Anna Outcalt (7th, 17:45), Gigi Chrappa (8th, 18:03), Lyric Abbott (9th, 18:14), and Patty Haggerty (10th, 18:17).
For the boys, Alex Rizzo won the meet in a time of 13:49 and was followed by Matt Rizzo (2nd, 14:13), Ashton Smith (3rd, 14:59), Tim McGrath (7th, 15:29), Johnny Ryan (11th, 15:58), Trent Dillon (12th, 16:07), Joe Daher (16th, 16:29), and James Apostolatos (21st, 16:53).
At the Manhattan Invitational held on Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park, Alex and Matt Rizzo had incredible performances, placing second and third with season-best times of 12:55.20 and 13:05.40, respectively. For the girls, Natalie Weiner placed twelfth, with a time of 15:42.60, setting a personal record. The meet included 40 schools from Massachusetts to Delaware.
The Bronxville boys' soccer team at Homecoming. Photos by Lise Rodembusch.
The Broncos faced Westlake on Friday evening and came away with a 5-2 win. Scoring for the Broncos were Luke Doukas (2), Jacoby Goodson (2), and Luke Freeman (1). Paul Magaud had two assists. The playoffs will start later this week.
The Class B Broncos (11-3) battled against Class A Somers during homecoming, eventually falling to the Tuskers 1-0 in double overtime. The playoff seeding information will be released on Thursday. The Broncos are currently ranked No. 2 behind Pleasantville in Class B.
Bronxville field hockey (11-4) defeated Pleasantville 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Fiona Jones scored first for the Broncos and Caroline Brashear added one more on a penalty stroke. Sunday Ladas had an assist. The Broncos play Edgemont today in the final game of the regular season.
The Bronxville football team. Photos by Joseph Villanueva.
The Broncos lost to top-seeded Ardsley 40-8 on Saturday evening of homecoming. The No. 7 Broncos will play No. 2 Pleasantville in the first round of Class B playoffs on Friday at 7:00 pm at Parkway Field.
Three girls from Bronxville, Samantha Huss, Bailey Barton, and Erin Kaye, have joined forces with Mount Vernon High School to form a combined girls' volleyball team.
See below to watch a video of the night of the bonfire. (click in the lower left corner of the video after it begins playing to see it full-screen)
Pictured at top (rotating): Homecoming 2018.
Photo of football team at top by Joseph Villanueva; other photos at top and in text (not otherwise identified) by J. Murrer.