As the leaves begin to change colors, the Harrison High School Varsity sports teams launch their final push toward the end of the fall sports season and hopefully the post season.
The Girls Varsity Soccer team has gained momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season, winning five of their last seven games. In the team’s two losses, the Huskies lost by a score of 1-0 in each of the games. Against Rye Neck, the scoring sister duo of sophomore Gina DiRusso and freshman Julia DiRusso added three of the teams goals. Freshman Erin Nelson scored the final goal. Goalies Gia Mancini and Jordan Riddle combined for 12 saves in the victory. In the win over Westlake, Maya Samad scored the winning goal on an assist from Kelly Brabant and goalie Gia Mancini had 5 saves.
The Girls Varsity Swimming team won two important swim meets in the past two weeks, besting Byram Hills and Ossining. Junior Sarah Hodes continues to be a force in both the Conference and the Section, winning the 500m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly event in all four of the matches in this two week period. Currently, Sarah has posted the 7th fastest time in these two events this season compared with all other Section 1 competitors.
The Huskies Varsity Football team recorded an impressive 47-14 win over Saunders. Senior running back Jake Marino scored a 50 yard run touchdown on the second play of the game. He would gain 156 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Quarterback Brendan Pyne, running back Rashan Gilmore and junior James Carducci would also add scores on the day.
The Huskies, however, suffered defeat at the hands of an underrated team from Yorktown on Friday, October 11th, putting the team’s playoff possibilities in jeopardy. The Huskies will face cross town rivals Rye on Saturday, October 19th at 11am in McGillicuddy Stadium.
HHS Varsity Sports Records:
Girls Varsity Soccer (5-8)
Boys Varsity Soccer (3-10)
Varsity Field Hockey (2-6-3)
Varsity Football (4-2)
Girls Varsity Swimming (3-6)
Girls Varsity Tennis (3-11)
Varsity Volleyball (6-7)
Boys Varsity Cross Country (8-7)
Girls Varsity Cross Country (6-7)