Leading off today:
Monday was not a good day for defending NYSPHSAA state champions in boys soccer, with three of them crashing out of the Section 1 playoffs.
New Rochelle (Class AA), Somers (A) and North Salem (C) all suffered loses. The section's fourth reigning champ, Class B Hastings, was eliminated last week.
Somers, ranked 16th in the state in Class A, had the advantage in play for much of the game and played Nyack to a 1-1 tie in Monday's quarterfinals but fell 5-4 in penalty kicks when Tariku Smith converted his attempt in the fifth round.
Nyack goalkeeper Sam Beck was credited with 25 saves.
"I've been playing travel soccer since seventh grade and this season, this team definitely tops it all," Beck told The Journal News
. "If you told me that this is what's going to happen, over the summer before the season started if you told me we'd be beating the reigning state champions, I couldn't have believed it, I wouldn't have believed it."
Horace Greeley played No. 22 New Rochelle to a scoreless tie through 110 minutes and then advanced by a 3-0 margin in penalty kicks, with Ryan Sullivan connecting for the clinching goal.
Class C saw another scoreless tie, with Bronxville also advancing on PKs.
We'll have five new champions this fall since Alfred-Almond (D) was eliminated Friday in Section 5 action.
42 and counting: Sarah Paige scored off a Kayla Bailey corner kick in the first half as Fort Ann edged Germantown 1-0 in a Section 2 Class D girls soccer quarterfinal.
It was the 42nd goal of the season and 91st in her career for Paige, a sophomore.
Renee Allen made four saves for the shutout.
Fort Ann was ranked 12th in the state last week.
Quite a record: Mike Rescigno has nothing to apologize for as far as his 81 wins go at Yorktown. He's obviously on his way to a much higher total as the head of a football program with some impressive history.
Still, he's the odd man out when it comes to coaching resumes heading into Friday's Section Class A semifinals in which Yorktown faces Rye and Somers plays Our Lady of Lourdes.
As noted Monday by Kevin Devaney Jr. of News 12 Varsity, the four coaches have a combined 973 victories. That's because Tony DeMatteo (Somers) is at 340, Dino Garr (Rye) has 297 and Brian Walsh (Lourdes) has 255.
Coaching move: Lab Museum girls basketball coach Michael Lloyd has left the school to run the girls program at Brooklyn Law and Tech according to Mike Libert at nychoops.net.