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Local roundup: John Jay moves on in volleyball vs. Mahopac

Theiller leads sweep of Mahopac in Section 1 tournament


12:00 AM, Nov. 06, 2012 EST

Arlington High School's Emily Kaminsky and Mahopac High School's Sarah Quarto compete for possession during their game in Freedom Plains on Monday, November 5, 2012. / Ryan Parragio/For the Poughkeepsie Journal

Megan Theiller had 20 kills, 20 digs, four aces and two blocks Monday as her second-seeded John Jay High School volleyball team swept visiting Mahopac, 25-19, 25-20, 25-12, in a Section 1 Class AA quarterfinal.

John Jay will host either Suffern or Scarsdale at 4:30 p.m. today in a semifinal.

Courtney Barbara had 37 assists and four digs. Rachel Sabatini added 10 kills, 12 digs and one block.

"I love how every time they walk out onto the court, the girls have such a rhythm and such a passion behind them," John Jay coach Kalah Lipinski said of her 16-1 Patriots. "They are serious, but still have a good time out there."

Arlington 3, New Rochelle 0 -- The fifth-seeded Admirals from Freedom Plains shut out the fourth-seeded hosts in the Section 1 Class A quarterfinals, 25-15, 30-28, 25-14, behind 32 assists, nine digs, seven kills, three aces and two blocks from Kaitlyn Faugerstrom.

Janine Patora contributed 10 kills, five digs, five blocks and three aces for Arlington (11-6), which plays a sectional semifinal today against either North Rockland or Clarkstown South. Those teams were to face off in another Monday quarterfinal, but that match was postponed; they'll play today at North Rockland at 4 p.m. for the right to face the Admirals directly following that match.

Pelham 3, Our Lady of Lourdes 0 -- Nora McElduff had 10 digs, three kills and two aces, but the visiting and eighth-seeded Warriors were swept by the top-seeded Pelicans, 25-8, 25-17, 25-15 in a Section 1 Class B quarterfinal.

Natalie Ciccone added three kills, five aces and four digs for Lourdes (10-7). Briana Garnot chipped in seven digs and two kills.

"It's been a while since we even came out of the first round of sectionals, and that was a goal we focused on," Lourdes coach Emily Krieger said. "We're only losing two seniors and they will be hard to replace, but I have a nice group of kids coming back."

Yorktown 3, Beacon 0 -- Kristen Yanarella had three kills and four digs, but the fifth-seeded and visiting Bulldogs were swept out of the Section 1 playoffs, 25-13, 25-7, 25-11.

Kelly Scozzafava had three kills for Beacon (13-7).

"I am very impressed with the season overall," Beacon coach Nicole Curtin said. "Our record was excellent. We played as a team the whole season, and it's sad it had to end this way."

Girls soccer

Allie Monteleone and Missy Lisikatos each had a goal and an assist as the host Blue Devils of Haldane beat Yonkers Montessori Academy, 3-0, and advanced to the Section 1 Class C title game.

Kate Lahey also scored for the Blue Devils, who will face the winner of Tuesday's Solomon Schechter vs. Tuckahoe game on Thursday at a time to be determined at either Carmel or Somers.

"It was our first game after a 13-day layoff," Haldane coach Gary Van Asselt said. "We had good passing sequences and we were putting the ball on the frame. I'm looking forward to a solid sectional final."

Arlington 2, Mahopac 1 -- Claire Baxter and Claire Childs each scored for the third-seeded and host Admirals in a Section 1 Class AA quarterfinal win.

"It was a great match," Arlington coach Kieran McIlvenny said. "We lost to them the last time we played them and we knew it was going to be a great battle."

Arlington will visit No. 2 Scarsdale in a semifinal today at 1:30 p.m.

Scarsdale 2, John Jay 0 -- Rachel Long made 17 saves, but the seventh-seeded Patriots lost in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1 Class AA tournament.

"We had a good season. I love kids and they worked hard," said John Jay coach C.J. Greenwood, whose team finished the season 10-7-1. "I think we put in a good game plan for Scarsdale and had four good practices, but when push came to shove, we didn't execute."

Boys soccer

Fourth-seeded and host John Jay lost to fifth-seeded Scarsdale, 2-0, in a Section 1 Class AA quarterfinal.

Ryan Curran made eight saves for the Patriots, who ended the season 13-4-1.

"I give credit to Scarsdale. They haven't been in school for a week and they just took it to us," John Jay coach Rob Seipp said. "They played a lot better than we did. We just did not play our typical game where we would string passes together. We just really could not create any quality scoring chances."

Men's soccer

Vassar College received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III tournament and will face Tufts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Brandeis College in Waltham, Mass.

Dutchess players lauded -- Dutchess Community College's Oscar Sosa, Anthony Barbetto, Mario Riccardi, Chuong Tran, Brady Battistoni and Sal Carbone were named to the Region XV All-Mid-Hudson Conference team.

College field hockey

SUNY Athletic Conference champion New Paltz will face host Bowdoin in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Brunswick, Maine.

New Paltz's Anonija Pjetri was named SUNYAC Player of the Week, the league announced.

Women's volleyball

New Paltz received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III tournament and will face Skidmore on Friday at Clarkson University in Potsdam.

 

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