As November is now upon us many fall sports at Blind Brook are coming to an end. Many of the sports that were played this fall started practicing during the week of August 23rd to make sure they would be in shape for the start of the season. All of the varsity sports that take place in the fall are: Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Football and Girls Tennis.
Blind Brook Football started this season feeling very good with the way they prepared over the summer. They started out with 2 losses against Dobbs Ferry and Valhalla but they bounced back to go 3-2 in their first 5 games. Blind Brook was able to pick up wins against Rye Neck, Croton Harmon and then Woodlands; all of these were double figure win margins, giving Blind Brook great confidence and momentum for the future. Senior Captain Blake Sloves said “Our hard work these past years have finally resulted in some wins. We hope that what our seniors helped build will continue on in the future.” Blind Brook ended the season 3-6, with a loss on November 5th against Irvington under the lights.
Boys Varsity Soccer also had high expectations heading into the 2021 fall season. They had great depth in their roster including 11 seniors. Blind Brook went 7-9 in the regular season and was ranked #10 going into the playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs they were able to advance on the road against the #7 seed Pleasantville. Goals by Matias Otero and Jack Sassower lead Blind Brook to a huge first round road win in the playoffs. Senior Captain Damian Otero said “After the first round win against Pleasantville we all felt great because they beat us in the regular season, but we pulled out a huge win giving us momentum to the next round”. Blind Brook then faced #2 seed Westlake in the quarterfinals; Westlake finished their season with only one loss which was against Blind Brook on Blind Brook’s homecoming night. Westlake was able to win in the quarterfinals 3-1 ending the season for Blind Brook Boys Varsity Soccer. Damian Otero said “the loss was heartbreaking but I am extremely proud of how we all worked during the season and the many great wins we accomplished”.
Towards the end of October, Blind Brook’s 2021 Volleyball season came to an end. After many games, the team ended with a 2-17 record. The Trojans were assigned a very tough schedule and they lost many key players to injuries during the season. Senior Captain Oliva Zahl stated “throughout the season our team trust and chemistry grew but we had a tough schedule so it was difficult to show how hard we worked all season”.
Blind Brook Girls Varsity Tennis also wrapped up their season midway through October. They finished with an approximate record of 2-10. Although they had a tough schedule, 3 girls on the team were able to make it to Sectionals. Senior Jenna Kamin commented “We had a difficult season but we were all able to have fun while facing tough competition”.
Blind Brook Cross Country is coming to an end and many of the runners will begin indoor track in the winter. Senior Captain Johnny Ramirez described the season as “very successful”. He said “We had a great mix of runners of all ages and grades, which really helped contribute to the team’s performance. We also stayed consistent throughout the season and had very few injuries, which helped us win many meets and ultimately get second at the conference meet.” Johnny along with many other senior runners are confident that the team will continue to dominate in the future.