Pearl River's girls lacrosse season came to an end with a 12-11 loss at Rye in the Section 1 Class C semifinals Tuesday.
Tori Virtue and Charlotte Tucci each scored three times for No. 4 Rye, which will play No. 7 Byram Hills for the section championship 3 p.m. Thursday at Fox Lane.
Junior Caitlin Noonan and freshman Maggie Davin each scored three goals for Pearl River, which finished the season 12-8-1.
The Pirates won the first section championship in the program's history in 2011 and came within a couple of goals of a return trip to the finals despite heavy losses to graduation. Pearl River began the playoffs as the No. 9 seed, then won at No. 8 Edgemont and top-seeded Nyack to reach the semifinals.
Notre Dame recruit Kiera McMullan is just one key component of this year's team among the four seniors on the roster, along with co-captain Kaitlin Creagh, forward Allison Cook and defender Breanna Relahan.
Junior goalie Delia White and emerging scorers such as Davin, Noonan, Jessica Mayernik and Jamie Bosco will have to take on larger roles in 2013.
In softball, Nyack heads to Pearl River at 4:15 p.m.
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College Sports Notebook
Dominican College baseball players Tony Blake of Windsor, CT, and Andrew Camardella of Pelham have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) East all-Region second-team.
Camardella led the Chargers in hits, batting average, doubles, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He was second on the team in RBI, and third in hits. The junior first baseman ranked eighth in the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) in batting average, while leading the CACC in doubles and ranks in the top 10 in the nation in doubles per game. He earned all-CACC first-team honors this season.
Blake, a junior outfielder, led team in runs scored, home runs and RBI. He also ranked second on the team in batting average, hits, doubles, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, and was named to the all-CACC second-team.
- Freshman pitcher Katie O’Flynn and freshman infielder Gemma Mahoney, both of Pearl River, had solid seasons despite an off-year for the Oneonta State softball team (12-24). O’Flynn was second on the staff with a 3-11 record that belies a respectable 4.01 ERA. Mahoney played in 32 games and batted .253 for the Red Dragons, while Brianna Rivera of Pomona, another rookie, hit .226 in 32 games.
- St. John’s University junior southpaw Sean Hagan of Larchmont made the honor roll in balloting for Big East pitcher of the week. The Mamaroneck HS graduate leads the staff with a sparkling 7-2 mark and an equally sparkling 2.59 ERA. Second-seeded St. John’s (33-21) opens play today in the Big East Championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL, at 1 p.m. against No. 7 Notre Dame (29-25) in a matchup of the two most storied programs in the history of Big East baseball.
- Junior attack Hadley Duncan of Rye had two goals to help the Trinity College women’s lacrosse team defeat previously unbeaten, top-ranked Salisbury (MD) University, 8-7, to claim the NCAA Division III championship at Sprague Field on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey. The Bantams finish the season with a best-ever 21-1 record, while Salisbury ends at 22-1. Duncan, a Holy Child alumna, was the Bantams’ leading scorer with 62 points including 57 goals.
- Scott Machado just finished an historic career at Iona College and now the point guard is about to embark on the next chapter of his basketball career. Machado is one of just 60 players to be invited to the NBA’s Draft Combine in Chicago on June 7-8.
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