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Athlete Of The Week, Top Performers, We’re Tawkin’ Here!, Dot Dot Dot, And the TT5

Welcome to Hudson Valley Sports Report’s weekly superlatives.

Every Monday we will honor various student-athletes who stood out from the week before, including naming our Athlete of the Week; a list of Top Performers; a chat with an athlete or coach for We’re Tawkin’ Here!; Dot, Dot, Dot is a series of quick thoughts separated by, uh, three dots; and Thomaselli’s Top Five, or the TT5, is the legendary feature of eclectic observations that date back more than 30 years to Rich’s debut as a sportswriter.

ASHLEY GOODLIFFE, BREWSTER FIELD HOCKEY – Ashley had a hand in almost every goal on Saturday in leading the Bears to a 9-1 victory over Our Lady of Lourdes. She netted five goals and handed out two assists in the victory. Ashley is also a big reason why Brewster is off to a 2-0-1 start to the season.


* VIOLETA FRANCESE, KETCHAM FIELD HOCKEY – Strong game for the UConn-bound star. Violeta had a career-high three goals in a 3-3 tie with Arlington.

* ZACH RABADI, JOHN JAY BOYS SOCCER – Three goals from Zach in a pair of victories for the Patriots, including an impressive 3-1 win at Arlington. The Patriots are off to a 3-0 start.

* HAILEY PEREIRA and MIA KLAMMER, MAHOPAC GIRLS SOCCER – Hailey had three assists, Mia had two goals, and the Indians beat Somers, 3-2.

* KAYLEE STOWELL, ARLINGTON GIRLS SOCCER – Back from injury, Kaylee had a goal and an assist in the Admirals big 4-1 win over Mahopac.

We spoke with Arlington field hockey standout Taylor Scrocca after last week’s big win over John Jay.

On the victory: “Today’s win was big for us especially against a tough competitor like John Jay. In today’s game our defensive line certainly stepped up to the ball and made a great effort to move the game upfield. Our goalkeeper, Amanda, had some great saves and helped to clear the ball to the midfield. However, we know that we have a lot more to improve on and will strive for throughout the rest of the season.”

On the unique season: “Overall, since the season has started it has been challenging to overcome all the obstacles we’ve had to face. However, we’ve all put our heads together and have been working hard to deliver a memorable season. Throughout all our practices thus far we’ve been working on quick and accurate passing, stick skills, and shooting hoping to apply that into our future games. I know all the girls, coaches and I are all grateful to be playing and are only going to put our best foot forward.”

On first-year coach Audrey Treanor, a former Arlington star herself: “Playing for Coach Treanor has been a new and positive experience. She brings so much energy and knowledge to the team, and only wants the best for us. Coach Treanor as well as Coach Maher always encourage us to be our best on and off the field. An extra bonus is Coach Treanor has Arlington pride being a former player, and wants us to succeed as much as we do for Arlington!”

Good news! Movie theaters are reopening on Friday! … Bad news: Unless you like films from 1979, all the first-run flicks for this year have already been moved to 2021 and 2022. Oh well. There’s always the popcorn … Hey, Matt Rabadi! Whaddya think of that younger sibling so far for John Jay soccer? … Talked to Carmel cross country runner Katie Turk, the best in the Hudson Valley, and even she is struggling with the face mask thing. I mean, seriously, if there’s one sport you could get away with having to wear a mask it’s cross country … Still not gonna call this year’s World Series Champion the World Series Champion. Not with a 60-game season … I’ll be honest. The SUNYAC canceling winter sports is not a good omen for high school winter sports.


5. An observation: Van Halen was a better band with Sammy Hagar as the frontman instead of David Lee Roth. Discus

4. Ketcham Field Hockey. Indians have the best player in the business in Violeta Francese.

3. Springsteen. The new CD drops on Oct. 23. Already got my hands on it.

2. Arlington Girls Soccer. The Admirals thrive in a tough season-opening win over

1. John Jay Boys Soccer. Terrific start for the Patriots, especially beating Arlington at Arlington.

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