By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Nov. 2, 2016: All four Bronco turf teams entered the sectional playoffs this week, and by yesterday, two Bronxville teams had won sectional titles. The girls’ soccer team won the Class B Championship with a 1-0 win over Albertus Magnus, and the field hockey team defeated Croton, 7-1, winning the Class C title.
On Sunday, the girls’ soccer team played in the sectional final against Albertus Magnus under lights at Yorktown High School. The game got under way after a brief rain delay, and great defense by both teams held the game at 0-0 through regulation time.
“It was very tense,” said goalie Maddie Coyne who had 14 saves in the game. “I think Albertus came out very strong in the first half, and we were just trying to find our ground. I think we were really evenly matched. They played a very strong game.”
During the game, the Broncos had several shots on goal, including three that hit the crossbar, but finally, with less than two minutes left in the second overtime, Mason Warble found the goal on a perfectly placed free kick. Click on the link below to see the kick!
It was a sweet victory for the Broncos, who lost to Albertus last year in the sectional semifinals. The Bronxville girls’ soccer program has had tremendous success over the years, winning six sectional titles in seven years, and two state championships.
Unfortunately, the soccer season came to an end yesterday with a 1-0 loss to a tough Chenango Forks team. In the Class B regional semifinal game, the Bronco girls played well, but the Blue Devil defense was just too good. Chenango Forks, ranked third in the state, has scored 82 goals this season and given up only one.
The Bronco girls’ field hockey team cruised through sectional quarters and semifinals with shutouts against Rye Neck (8-0) and North Salem (4-0) and yesterday defeated Croton in the sectional finals to capture its third consecutive Class C Sectional Championship. In the sectional final, Mia Bettino and Hannah Weirens were the top two scorers, with two goals apiece. The girls will face Section 9’s Rondout Valley in the regional finals on Saturday at Valhalla High School at 1:00 pm.
Other Bronco News
The No. 3 Broncos lost to No. 2 Dobbs Ferry in the Class C sectional semifinals on Saturday. The Broncos fell behind in the first half, 20-6, and were unable to take the lead in the second half, losing the game 42-28. No. 2 Dobbs will play No. 1 Woodlands in the Class C final this Saturday.
After defeating Pleasantville 2-1 in the Class B sectional quarterfinals, the Broncos faced a very competitive Hastings team in the sectional semis. Hastings, the No. 2 seed, defeated the No. 3 Broncos 1-0 and went on to capture the Class B Championship on Saturday with a 1-0 win over No. 1 Rye Neck.
Westchester County Championships- Cross Country
At the Westchester County Cross Country Championships held at Woodlands High School on Saturday, Class C Bronxville finished fourth, with 130 points behind John Jay Cross River (75), Ursuline (84), and Mamaroneck (122). Kaitlin Ryan placed 3rd at counties, with a time of 19:57.70. Also scoring for the Broncos were Emma Mandanas, 24th place, Gig Chrappa, 29th, Avery Widen, 38th, and Sydney Coddington, 39th. Bronxville JV girls also came in 3rd place with Lindsey Nobles finishing first for the Broncos in 5th place (23:21.60) and was followed by Isabella Lamadrid, in 7th, Sophia Dibbini, 24th, Olivia Scotti, 39th, and Isabella Dibbini, 40th.
Matt Rizzo place first for the Broncos in 16th place, with a time of (17:45.50), and Alex Rizzo placed 44th, in 18:34.40.
Pictured here (rotating): The Bronxville girls’ soccer team after winning the Class B Sectional Championship (photo by Jane Wagner) and the girls’ field hockey team holding the Class C Sectional Championship plaque (photo by S. Kraemer).