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Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017: Every player on Rye roster has scored this season

   Leading off today: How's this for balance? Rye has 24 players on its girls soccer and every one of them -- including the goalies -- has scored this season.

   The feat was completed Saturday during an 8-0 victory against Yonkers Saunders in the Section 1 Class A first round. Jane Henstchial scored twice and six others connected.

   More girls soccer: Northeastern Clinton defeated Beekmantown in penalty kicks to take down the three-time defending Section 7 Class B champions in a girls soccer semifinal Friday.

   After a scoreless regulation and overtime, the Cougars netted their first three penalty kicks and led 3-2 after four rounds. They advanced when Katarina Emerich blocked the Eagles' final opportunity.

   Beekmantown was undefeated and ranked ninth in the state in Class B entering the game.

   Boys soccer: Defending Section 6 Class B champ I-Prep/Grover rallied from two goals down and beat Newfane 4-3 in the class semifinals. Abdullahi Hussein scored twice for the Presidents to break 2-2 and 3-3 ties, with the winner coming in the 65th minute.

   A record run: North Rockland sophomore Katelyn Tuohy broke Mary Cain's sectional record while winning her race in the Section 1 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

   Tuohy covered five kilometers in 17:28.6. That was the No. 3 time ever at Bowdoin by a female high school runner and the fastest by a Section 1 girl. Cain's 2011 mar was 17:40.

   Iona Prep win criticized: I couldn't find a game recap on the SILive.com website, but I'm guessing a third-quarter touchdown pass when the score was already 63-13 is what set off a veteran reporter in a commentary posted Sunday morning.

   The Advance's Joe D'Amodio, who's covered football for 31 years, took Iona Prep to task for its 70-13 football victory over St. Peter's.

   "No matter what sport you compete, there is an unwritten rule that when you are smoking a team you take your foot off the pedal," D'Amodio wrote. "The Iona Prep coaching staff forgot about that Saturday in New Brighton, and some in the coaching community are upset."

   According to MaxPreps, the contest's final points came on Derek Robertson's 30-yard pass play to Matthew Panker with about 5:00 to go in the third quarter. There was no description as to whether it was a simple dump off or a shot down the field over coverage.

   Staying in Syracuse: Section 3 is already schedule to host the 2018 NYSPHSAA bowling championships March 10-11 at the OnCenter, in conjunction with the U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships being held there from mid-February through July.

   Last week, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's bowling committee approved AMF Strike-N-Spare as the host of the two-day competition in 2019 and '20.

   The NYSPHSAA Executive Committee can give final approval at its next scheduled meeting early next year.

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   A change of heart: Curtis receiver Amad Anderson posted on Twitter last week that he has decommitted from Rutgers University.

   Anderson, who helped the Warriors win the PSAL city football championship last December, had narrowed his choices to Rutgers, Maryland, North Carolina State, Purdue, Temple and Wisconsin, over the summer and committed to the Scarlet Knights before the season started.

   "He wants to take some time and re-think his decision," Curtis coach Pete Gambardella told The Advance. "I think the other colleges that were interested him in piqued his interest. I wouldn't say Rutgers is completely out of the picture, but he wants to hear what the other schools have to offer."

   Anderson is aiming to graduate from Curtis in December, which would allow him to enroll in college for the spring semester.





   Following up: You may recall a blog item last week about a Sayville runner's mother who wants to ban the close-legged brief, compression shorts, and all spandex attire in girls distance running.

   Well, Milesplit caught up with Jessica Atrio, who was in the middle of one of the more famous controversies regarding attire while running for Gulliver Prep in Florida in the mid-1990s.

   "We're still talking about what girls can wear in cross country?" Atrio asked the reporter somewhat incredulously.

   Gulliver Prep, which appeared to have placed third in its race, was disqualified from the Florida High School Athletic Association cross country Class 4A championships in 1995 for what a course referee deemed an "abbreviated brief."

   Gulliver girls had been wearing that type of brief for years.

   Now a gynecologist who works in New York after earning degrees from Columbia University, NYU and Southern Cal, Atrio remains unswayed by complaints over attire.

   "One of the beauties of distance running, or any event is that you're beholden to your time and very little else," she said. "There's a transparency to your performance. How well you do is singularly based on your time, not what you're wearing."

   You can read the full story here.


  
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