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We thank Yorktown scorekeeper Emily Skibenes for helping us keep up with the stats put up by the high-powered Husker offense, which we wouldn't have been able to do without her help:
Yorktown jumped to a 6-2 lead under the lights at Charlie Murphy Field in the first quarter against visiting Shenendehowa and didn't look back in a 20-11 victory against the Albany-area team April 20.
Leading Yorktown (6-2) was Conor Gately, with three goals and six assists.
"We were moving the ball really well," Gately said. "Not one guy was holding it too long. It worked out for us tonight."
Gately said the key was not resting on its big lead as the Huskers were able to increase it to 19-7 at the end of three quarters.
"That is what makes a good team a good team," Gately said. "You can't slow down. Just because you have a lead one minute, doesn't mean that you are going to have it the next."
Gately was followed by Nick Mariano (four goals, two assists), Connor Vercruysse (three goals, one assist), Brian Prestreau (three goals), Frankie Fusco (two goals, one assist) and Joey Raniolo (two goals).
Brian Quigley (one goal), Joey Saliano (one goal), Austin Fusco (one assist), Mike Puchalski (one goal) and DJ Peters (one assist) also contributed to the win.
Having such a well-balanced attack against their upstate opponent pleased Yorktown coach Dave Marr.
"We were sharing the ball, playing good offense," Marr said. "We were playing with six guys, trying to get the ball to the guy that was open."
We thank Yorktown scorekeeper Hailey Rosenberg for her help during the Huskers game against visiting John Jay April 21:
Yorktown fell to John Jay 6-1 in a game that was decided by a couple of clutch hits that came from the Indians, as they broke a 1-1 tie by scoring three times in the third inning and two more times in the sixth.
"The big difference in the game, they got two big two out hits, one in the third and one in the fifth," Yorktown coach Sean Kennedy said. "They got a two-run triple in the third with two outs and they got a two-run double in the fifth with two outs. That was the game."
Yorktown scored its run in the second inning when Douglas Fitzmorris led off with a double and came home on a sacrifice fly by Brian Redahan.
Redahan, Brian Zachary and Stephen Napolitano all singled for the Huskers.
Despite the loss, the Huskers still enjoy a winning record at 5-3.
"We know what we do well and when we do that, we can win games," Kennedy said. "Obviously, today, we didn't put the ball in play enough and really challenge them defensively to make anything happen. We had seven strikeouts and 10 kind of lazy fly balls and it's tough to win games when you don't make a team make plays."
We thank Yorktown scorekeeper Courtney Cook for her help during the Huskers' home contest against New Jersey's Mountain Lakes April 21:
Mountain Lakes got off to a 12-4 halftime lead and was never threatened as it defeated the Huskers 16-8.
Bianca Raniolo, who scored a team-high three goals, had pulled the Huskers to within six with 2:40 to go before halftime, with an assist from Stefanie Ranagan, but two goals by the visitors right before the half gave Mountain Lakes its eight-goal lead at the half.
Ranagan (two goals and two assists) and Emalee Mongo (one goal) got the Huskers on the right foot in the second half with two unassisted goals to cut Mountain Lakes' lead to 12-6 but they just couldn't get any closer the rest of the game.
Gab Berne and Kara Starkey also scored for the Huskers (4-5).
"We continue to do poorly on the draw circle, we continue to not compete hard enough on loose balls and we continue to turn the ball over way too much," Yorktown coach Ellen Mager said.
Mager talked about what her Huskers have to do to turn those things around.
"We need to work harder to get possession and when we have possession, we need to make sure we keep it," Mager said.
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6:00 PM GIRLS LACROSSE JV NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ WALTER PANAS HS
4:30 PM GIRLS LACROSSE Varsity NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ WALTER PANAS HS
4:15 PM BOYS TENNIS Varsity LEAGUE LAKELAND HS @ PEEKSKILL HS
4:30 PM SOFTBALL Varsity NON-LEAGUE LAKELAND HS @ CARMEL HS
4:30 PM BASEBALL 9th/Frosh NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ HORACE GREELEY HS HIGH SCHOOL
4:30 PM BASEBALL Varsity NON-LEAGUE OUR LADY OF LOURDES HS @ YORKTOWN HS
4:15 PM BOYS TENNIS JV NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ BLIND BROOK HS BLIND BROOK HS
4:15 PM BOYS TENNIS Varsity LEAGUE WALTER PANAS HS
4:30 PM SOFTBALL Varsity LEAGUE JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER HS @ YORKTOWN HS
4:30 PM TRACK Varsity LEAGUE CARMEL HS @ YORKTOWN HS
4:15 PM TRACK Varsity NON-LEAGUE CARMEL HS @ YORKTOWN HS
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