In a Highlands rivalry game on Saturday (Oct. 24), the Beacon High School girls’ soccer team edged Haldane, 2-1, at Cold Spring.
The Bulldogs got goals from Reilly Landisi (assisted by Claire Derrenbacher) and Devyn Kelly (also from Derrenbacher). Haldane’s score came from Sydney Warren, assisted by Bianca Harmancin.
“We moved the ball very well in that game, and we played better in the second half,” said Beacon Coach Hugo Alzate. “The first half was pretty even, but we played better after Haldane scored. We tired them out a bit.”
Elizabeth Reynolds stopped five shots on goal for Beacon, and Haldane keeper Ruby Poses turned back 12.
“All three goals were quality tallies,” said Haldane Coach Steve Schweikhart. “Landisi’s was just an example of a kid really wanting to find the back of the net, and she made a strong play in the air. Kelly’s was a well-hit shot that Ruby couldn’t have done anything about. Ours had a strong buildup that led to a beautiful cross by Bianca and a flawless finish by Sydney.
“I was pleased with the way girls competed with a very talented Beacon team,” he added. “They’re fast, physical and organized. They’re young, too — their goals were scored by an eighth grader and a freshman. They’re good now, and they have the potential to be scary good down the road.”
Photos by Scott Warren
Beacon 3, Ketcham 2
Beacon picked up another win on Monday (Oct. 26), edging Ketcham in the final minutes of the second of two, 10-minute overtime periods.
Chelsea DerBoghassian got the Bulldogs on the board midway through the first half, off a pass from Landisi. Ketcham tied the game late in the half, but Beacon answered 10 seconds before the break when Maddie Bobnick scored off a pass from DerBoghassian.
Ketcham tied the game midway through the second half. The scored remain tied until DerBoghassian nailed the clincher, finishing a feed from Gabby Del Castillo on a corner kick.
“That was the most complete team game I’ve seen in the last six years,” said Alzate. “Every girl contributed.”
Beacon (3-2) is scheduled to host Lakeland on Wednesday (Nov. 4).
Putnam Valley 1, Haldane 0
Haldane lost another close contest on Wednesday at home. Poses made eight saves in net. The teams had tied, 0-0, in an earlier meeting.
“Putnam Valley deserved the win; they outworked us and just played a more proactive game,” Schweikhart said.
Haldane (0-1-5) is scheduled to visit North Salem today (Oct. 30).