Pearl River started fast, building a three-goal lead by halftime, on the way to a 3-1 victory at home against Albertus Magnus Thursday.
"We played a strong game from the start, winning 50/50 balls and head balls early to create momentum," Pearl River Head Coach Tim Peabody said.
Peabody said the Pirates didn't finish like they hoped early, but brough through on an unassisted goal by Marissa Scognamiglio at the 24:12 mark. Two and a half minutes later, Casey Walsh countered to add another unassisted goal.
Scognamiglio set up the Pirates' third goal with a cross to Kirsten McGarvey, whose header gave Pearl River a 3-0 lead at the half. Lauren Gallagher and Emma Burnett split time in goal for the Pirates, each making two saves, though they were not tested often.
Jacqueline Hennelly scored late for Albertus Magnus on an outstanding feed from Kaitlin McNamara. Albertus Magnus goalkeeper Emily Motti made eight saves.
Pearl River (4-2-1) will play 4 p.m. Monday at Tappan Zee.
Pearl River 3, Albertus Magnus 1
Albertus Magnus 0-1--1
Pearl River 3-0--3
Pearl River: Marissa Scognamiglio (unassisted)
Pearl River: Casey Walsh (unassisted)
Pearl River: Kirsten McGarvey (assist by Scognamiglio)
Albertus Magnus: Jacqueline Hennelly (assist by Kaitlin McNamara
Saves: Pearl River -- Lauren Gallagher 2, Emma Burnett 2; Albertus Magnus -- Emily Motti 8