After going five games and having their undefeated record nearly erased in their previous meeting, top-seeded Ardsley wasted no time against eighth-seeded Nanuet in Tuesday’s Section 1 Class B quarterfinal.
The Panthers (17-0) swept the Golden Knights, 25-19, 25-22, 25-17, to advance to the section semifinals, where they will host fourth-seeded Lourdes on Thursday.
Much like the regular season, the Panthers’ big three of Hayley Kmetz, Casey Foley and Nicolina Chenard provided the bulk of the offense, combining for all but one of the team’s kills. Kmetz (11 kills, 11 digs) and Foley (10 kills, 12 digs) recorded double-doubles in the win, while Chenard added eight kills.
Nia Diaz led the offense for the Golden Knights with nine kills. Rebecca Becourtney added five kills and 12 digs
Ardsley is in search of its sixth section title since 2002, the last of which came in 2007.
Here are recaps of the matches we received tonight:
Suffern 3, Fox Lane 0: In a Section 1 Class AA quarterfinal at No. 2 Suffern, Samantha Uline had 13 kills and three aces in a 25-9, 25-16, 25-15 win. Deja Smith added six kills. The Mounties will host the winner of No. 3 Scarsdale-No. 6 Mamaroneck Thursday.
Byram Hills 3, Pearl River 0: In a Section 1 Class B quarterfinal at No. 3 Byram Hills, Kamilla Tatka had 11 kills in a 25-13, 25-6, 25-12 win. Maddie Brown added 29 assists and eight digs. The Bobcats will host No. 10 Hen Hud Thursday.
Tuesday, October 29
John Jay-East Fishkill 3, Mahopac 0
Arlington 3, Clarkstown South 0
Suffern 3, Fox Lane 0
Hen Hud 3, Pelham 1
Ardsley 3, Nanuet 0
Byram Hills 3, Pearl River 0
Lourdes 3, Edgemont 0
FUN FACT: Through the 40 match results we have received, 33 have been won via shutout.
Zacchio’s prediction record today: 6-1
Zacchio’s prediction record for the Section 1 tournament: 35-5
Zacchio’s prediction record for the season overall: 364-73