KATONAH, N.Y. -- The Harvey School's girls lacrosse team beat Forman, 13-5, Wednesday to advance to the championship game in the Housatonic Valley Athletic League.
Harvey, No. 1 seed in the tournament, will play in the championship game for the second year in a row. Audrey Rowe scored four goals to lead Harvey. Fellow seniors Brittany Smith and Sammi Aloi added three goals apiece. Seventh grader Sophia Scarsella scored two goals and sophomore Melissa Shaw-Patino of Pound Ridge added one. Senior Julia Peraglia stepped up on defense and helped junior goalie Ariana Weaver shut down Forman's attack. “We worked as a team today for the complete game,'' coach Greg Janos said. "The girls looked ready and you could see the fire in their eyes. Today we stuck to our game plan and played Cavalier lacrosse. Controlling the draw and transitioning quickly into attack mode gave us the upper hand and allowed us to dominate most of the game play. This will be extremely important to continue in the championship game.”
Coach Janos said his team’s goal is win a championship for Harvey. “We reached the first of our season's goals by finishing first in the league at the end of the regular season. Now that we are in the playoffs, our goal is to win the whole thing. We are one big win away from accomplishing that feat as well.” The HVAL championship game Saturday starts at 4 p.m. on RK field at The Harvey School. Harvey’s opponent will either be Chase Collegiate or Watkinson School.