BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Harvey School's sports teams had a successful week. Here are the results:
On Sept. 25, the varsity cross country team traveled to Litchfield, Conn. for a 5K race hosted by The Forman School against the host and Christian Heritage School. Harvey co-captain, junior Samuel Mackiewicz finished first overall with a time of 19:36. Harvey senior co-captain Rory Knox finished ninth with a time of 21:53 Overall, the host school came out on top in the head-to-head competition with 24 points. The Harvey School finished with 59 points total, placing third.
JV girls soccer
On Sept. 25, the girls junior varsity soccer team made the long trek to Darrow and within the first 35 minutes found itself behind 3-1. A lone tally by Ava Gurman with an assist by Hannah Paul was the only bright spot early. Just before halftime, Gurman struck again with help from Jane Wiesenberg to pull the Lady Cavs to within one goal. Following a few halftime adjustments, the team went on a tear, scoring three unanswered goal and coasting to a 5-3 win. In the 48th minute, Hannah Paul blasted a 30-yard direct kick past the outstretched arms of the Darrow keeper to tie the game at 3 apiece. Ten minutes later Gurman, using a great through ball from Hannah, scored a hat trick and put Harvey ahead for good 4-3. In the 65th minute, Aila Prieto found Wiesenberg inside the penalty box left of the goal and she ricocheted her shot off the arm of the goalie into the back of the net.
On Sept. 25, the varsity volleyball team won its first home match and league game against Chase Collegiate, 3-0. Sasha Fox lead Harvey with four kills, and Anna Ketner served five aces while Kiera Fahy had nine assists. Defensively, Ariana Weaver dug two balls, and Fahy had two blocks. Captains Erica Cheney and Amanda Cummings both had good defensive and serving games.
On Sept. 28, the team traveled to The Master’s School in Dobbs Ferry and lost 3-0. Ketner and Fahy did the setting while Sasha Fox, Carly Kaplan, Avary Carlson and Skylar Handler did the hitting. Defensive efforts were made by Cheyne, Emily Sirota and Gabby Cacciola.
JV boys soccer
On Sept. 26, the junior varsity boys soccer team won its first game of the season, 4-0. Jack Mather scored the first two goals, one off a pass from Bryan Krosser, the other after he stole the ball from a defender, to give Harvey a 2-0 lead. Freshman Jared Ellis scored early in the second half on a corner kick and freshman Kevin Zhang put the game away scoring off a cross from fellow freshman Jarrod Waner. Freshman Noah Kagan earned the shutout in net, stopping three shots
On Sept. 26, the modified football team traveled to New Canaan Country School for an FAA matchup. On its first drive, New Canaan marched down the field to take a 6-0 lead. On the following drive, Harvey was able to move the ball through the strong running of Teddy Little (100 yards, 1 TD) and passing of quarterback Will Shaffer (5-for-9, 80 yards, 1 rushing TD). Little scored on the drive to tie the game. New Canaan hit a couple of big plays quickly in the 2nd quarter to retake the lead, 12-6. With four minutes to go in the half Shaffer hit Justin Gelwicks in the flats for a 50 yards gain, which set up a Shaffer 3-yard run for a touchdown giving Harvey a 14-12 halftime lead. In the second half, New Canaan was able to score in the third and fourth quarters, while Harvey struggled to move the ball.
Varsity boys soccer
On Sept. 28, the team hosted the Watkinson School, playing to a tie. Harvey’s defense, led by senior Charlie Seider at sweeper played a physical game but neither team could score before the half. However, 70 minutes in, Harvey turned over the ball on a throw-in and failed to transition to defense quickly enough to stop another breakaway, which Watkinson put in the back of the net, taking a 1-0 lead. Harvey weathered Watkinson’s offensive attack and retaliated with its own, as senior Brian Silva took the ball deep, passed to freshman Stephen Nadler, who passed to junior Sacha Kantor, who drove the ball home to tie the game 1-1.
On Sept. 28, the Cavaliers hosted Avon Old Farms in its first home contest of the season. The Cavaliers started fast and had a commanding lead all game en route to a 32- 6 victory. It was Harvey’s first win of the season, improving its record to 1-1. Harvey’s defense was stingy all game and came up with three interceptions and a fumble recovery. Harvey’s offense scored on its second play from scrimmage when junior running back Ricky Hicks scored from 30 yards. Harvey would then go on to score on runs from senior running back Deshawn Hilliard and junior quarterback Tom Smith. Hilliard had nine carries for 82 yards. Defensively, the Cavs were led by Hicks who had five solo tackles, three assists and two interceptions for 77 yards and two TDs from the safety position.