Homecoming weekend brings some of the most exciting games in high school sports. A major part of the excitement surrounding Homecoming is the increased crowd size resulting in a higher level of gameplay among the athletes. Both the Blind Brook boys’ varsity soccer team and the Blind Brook girls’ varsity volleyball team were victorious this weekend. In competitive matchups, the Blind Brook girls’ varsity soccer team and the Blind Brook varsity football team were not as successful.
The boys’ varsity soccer team has been enjoying one of the most successful seasons in their history with a record of 10-0-2. They did not take their foot off the gas, winning 5-0, convincingly versus Putnam Valley.
Senior captain, Jake Digiansante scored 2 of the 5 goals on Friday night. Senior, Oliver Kleban added a goal as well. 2 goals were also scored by Junior, Zach Kornblum. These key players gave the Trojans’ yet another win.
Kornblum was asked about the game, he said: “Homecoming is always an exciting night for everyone. It was awesome to have so many fans there and to come away with the win.”
The girls’ volleyball team is also having a great season starting with 7 wins and 5 losses. They showed their firepower on Saturday afternoon at their homecoming match versus Keio Academy. They won the match 3 sets to 0 behind the big spikes of Alisa Mejia and Julia Bucci. The crowd was roaring after every point whether it was a big spike or a mistake by the other team, something the players fed off of to pull out the win.
The Blind Brook Varsity Football team played their homecoming game on Saturday night. Dressed in all black, there were many fans in attendance for the Trojans meeting against the Ardsley Panthers. Ardsley got off to a hot start taking a controlling 24-2 lead into the half. The Trojans tacked on their 2 points of the half from an intricate defensive play to force a safety.
In the 3rd quarter, Seniors, Daniel Oppizzi and Patrick Vaccariello connected for a touchdown. In addition, Junior, Chris Bucci converted with Senior, Nico DeLaurentis in the 4th quarter for another touchdown. The boys put up a great fight against a tough opponent, however, the final score was 38-16 Panthers.
The Blind Brook girls’ varsity soccer team went up against the Croton Harmon Tigers Friday evening under the lights. The first half was very competitive resulting in a Tigers lead of 1-0. Croton came out hot, scoring 2 in the second half to gain a substantial lead. Scoreless, the Lady Trojans’ could not get the win. Croton Harmon went on to win 3-0. This was a hard fought match by the girls, led by senior captains, Lily Koenig and, Sarah Rattner.