Fall Sports Advance to NYSAIS Championships

Hackley Girl’s Cross Country takes off for their 5k race at Van Cortlandt park. The girls competed against over a dozen other schools and hundreds of runners in their final NYSAIS race. Despite the unusually hot day and hilly course, the team performed well with 8th graders Emma Curran and Caitlin Morrow placing in the top 25.

As the fall season came to an end, all teams qualified for NYSAIS, the New York State Association of Independent Schools tournament. Each team had a great end to their season and were strong competitors in their respective brackets.

Boys Varsity Soccer ended their regular season first in the Ivy League for the first time since 2010. They finished with a record of nine wins, one tie, and four losses and were the number one seed in NYSAIS. The team played the United Nations Independent School (UNIS) in the quarterfinals beating them 2-0. They advanced to the semi-final playing Riverdale, beating them 1-0.

The Boys Varsity team matched up against Fieldston at Randall’s Island for the NYSIAS finals. After playing 110 minutes the game ended in a 2-2 tie leading to penalty kicks. After Fieldston missed their first penalty kick, both teams made their penalty kicks resulting in a 4-3 lead.

The last penalty kick of the game ended with controversy as Fieldston’s kicker appeared to miss when the ball ricocheted out of the net quickly. Though the ball had gone in (as proved by a review of the film by players), after further review by the referees the shot was still ruled no good.

Girls Varsity Soccer ended their regular season second in the Ivy League with a record of seven wins, two ties, and three losses. The team was given the third seed in NYSAIS and beat Dalton in the quarterfinal, 2-1. They faced Packer in the semi-finals, losing 1-0.

Girls Varsity Tennis was undefeated 6-0 in the Ivy League. First singles team Grace Rainero qualified for NYSAIS and was the fifth seed losing in the first round to Spence. First doubles Junior Remi Myers and Freshman Riya Monday were the third seed and lost a very close match with both sets going to tie-breakers against Horace Mann in the finals.

Field Hockey finished first in the Ivy League with an undefeated 6-0 season. They were given the second seed in NYSAIS and were given a bye in the first game. They played Chapin in the semi-finals and won 5-0. They advanced to the finals playing their rivals RCDS and lost 1-0.

The boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for NYSAIS. The competition took place at Van Cortlandt Park with teams from 19 different schools competing. Sophomores Rafael Castro and Jasper Quattrone and junior Asher Beck all finished in the top 25 boys. The boys team placed fourth overall and Asher Beck placed second overall in the 5k with a time of 16:43. He also qualified for federates after finishing in the top 5 for boys. Eighth graders Caitlin Morrow and Emma Curran both finished in the top 25 girls.