By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Oct 9, 2019: Homecoming week is underway, and the turf teams will be playing on Chambers Field Thursday through Saturday evening. Below is a look at how the teams have fared so far this season.
The Broncos Varsity Football team will face Westlake (3-2) under the lights at Chambers Field at 6:00 PM on Saturday. Bronxville is currently ranked 4th out of 9 teams in Section 1, Class B. A win on Saturday would position the Broncos well to host a home playoff game on October 26th.
The Bronxville Broncos won an important league game against Nanuet on Saturday, defeating the Golden Knights 29-7. The defense held Nanuet to only one score and sacked the quarterback four times. Junior Will Murray had three receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. Henry Donohue rushed for 85 yards and two TDs, threw for one TD, and led the team with seven tackles.
The Broncos in the home game against Nanuet. Photo by Joe Villanueva.
Field hockey (8-2-1)
The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team is the first to play under lights this week and will face Albertus Magnus on Thursday evening at 7 PM. They played the Falcons last Friday and came away with a 4-2 win.
After suffering their second loss to Ursuline (2-0) last Wednesday, the team came roaring back to win three consecutive games against Valhalla (5-1), Albertus Magnus, and Putnam Valley in a 4-0 shut out. Sunday Ladas, Olivia Gunther, Holly Ungvary, and Julia Widen all scored in the Putnam Valley game. Grace McSherry had an assist, and goalie Caitlin Mooney had four saves.
Bronxville and North Salem, the only two Class C teams in the Lohud Power Rankings, are ranked 7th and 8th, respectively. The Broncos defeated North Salem early in the season and will likely meet them again in playoffs.
Girls’ soccer (10-2-1)
The girls’ soccer team will play Edgemont in their homecoming game on Friday at 7:15. In the game against Edgemont on Monday, the Broncos defeated the Panthers 2-1.
The team suffered its second loss of the season to Pearl River (2-0) last Wednesday, but since then has gotten back on track and picked up three wins; a 2-0 victory over Blind Brook last Wednesday, a 3-2 overtime victory over Rye Neck on Saturday and the win over Edgemont on Monday.
In the Rye Neck game, Ashley Toal scored the game winner one minute into the first of two mandatory 10 minute overtime periods. In the game against Edgemont, Victoria Ruffo and Ashley Toal scored and Maeve Sullivan had an assist. Alex Doukas (14 points), Lily Jebejian (12) and Maeve Sullivan (8) lead the scoring for the Broncos so far this season.
The girls’ soccer team is ranked No. 2 in Class B by LoHud and sits right behind No. 1 Pleasantville. The Broncos lost to the Panthers 1-0 in early September.
Boys’ soccer (9-3-1)
The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team will face Edgemont in a league game on Friday at 5:15 on Chambers Field. In Bronxville’s previous game against Edgemont in late September, the Broncos shut out the Panthers 5-0.
The Broncos have had a tough schedule this season, and the league, which includes Bronxville, Rye Neck, Blind Brook, and Edgemont, was just selected as the toughest league in Section 1.
In the last week, the Broncos defeated Rye Neck 3-0 and The Leffell School (formerly Schechter) 7-0. In the Rye Neck game, Luke Freeman, Will Redman, and Eco Valdez scored one goal apiece. Theo Liao came up big with 8 saves in the game.
In the game against The Leffell School, multiple Broncos scored, including Henry Sheehan (2), Valdez, Austin Boyd, Ellis Goodson, Jimmy Gallo, and Jed Jodukil. Liao had two saves, and J.P. Swenson had four.
Although the team defeated Briarcliff 4-1 earlier in the season, LoHud ranks the Bears No. 1 in Class B and Bronxville No. 2. Rye Neck is ranked third.
Pictured at top in rotation: The Broncos football team in the home game on Saturday against the Golden Knights. Photo by Joe Villanueva, (2) The shed that the Broncos field hockey team painted. Photo by J. Murrer, (3) & (4) Bronxville Field Hockey team in the game against Putnam Valley on Monday. Photos by David Fenner.