Kiley Longin scored off a pass from Shea Olszewski five minutes into the second half as top-seeded John Jay High School girls soccer edged No. 16 Clarkstown North, 1-0, on Saturday in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.
Melissa McHugh took a cross on the left side and she then pushed the ball to Olszewski toward the post. Olszewski dribbled along the end line, drawing defenders and the goalkeeper toward her, then fed Longin, who drove in from the 6 and scored.
“Having a freshman score the goal was huge,” Patriots coach C.J. Greenwood said. “The experience that the kids got from this game is important. We score a goal and our defense was so good, it held up.”
Deanna Lomino, Rachel Martin, Danielle Angyal, Cayla Ruotolo and Meaghan Whelan played “very well in the back,” allowing only one shot on goal, Greenwood said. Brianna Durland needed only one save in the shutout.
John Jay (13-3-1) faces the winner of Ossining/Saunders in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Arlington 2, Horace Greeley 0 — Molly Feighan and Michaela Fasalino each scored a goal as host and sixth-seeded Arlington beat No. 11 Greeley in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.
Feighan scored off an assist by Emily Campos to put the Admirals on the board in the first half. Fasalino scored on a feed from Feighan in the second half, and Becky Gold made eight saves in the shutout.
“We have a lot of respect for Horace Greeley; we knew they were a strong team,” Admirals coach Kieran McIlvenny said. “But scoring the first goal made the difference for us.”
Arlington (13-4) visits North Rockland in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Highland 1, Ellenville 0 — Emily Peterson scored off a pass from Brooke Harris as host and eighth-seeded Highland beat No. 9 Ellenville in a Section 9 Class B outbracket game late Friday.
Emily Angelillo anchored the defense, Huskies coach Pete Watkins said, and Tori Capobianco made six saves. Highland visits Spackenkill at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
“We’re happy to be in it and anything can happen,” Watkins said of the playoffs.
Ashley Cody had two goals and an assist to lead top-seeded Pawling over No. 9 Edgemont, 3-1, in a Section 1 Class C field hockey quarterfinal at Pawling High School.
Sarah Campbell scored off an assist from Cody in the second half and Kayla Chavarri had three saves for the Tigers (15-1-1).
“The kids played very well and played together as a team,” Pawling coach June Lagan said. “We were relentless out there and played hard throughout the game.”
Pawling hosts North Salem in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Irina Alekseeva had 18 assists, 10 kills and seven digs for visiting Beacon, but Hendrick Hudson won, 25-21, 27-25, 25-20, late Friday.
Beacon (10-6) hosts Our Lady of Lourdes at 4:30 p.m. Monday.