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Rye Seeded First in Field Hockey Sectionals

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Mamaroneck (Class A), Rye (Class B) and Bronxville (Class C) were awarded the top seeds for the respective Section 1 Field Hockey Championships. The seeds were announced at the seeding meeting, Wednesday, at the office of Southern Westchester BOCES.

Mamaroneck (15-1 this season), Lakeland (15-1 this season), seeded second in Class B, and Briarcliff, seeded eighth in Class C, are the defending champions. Lakeland is also a two-time defending state champion. Bronxville, the 2008 Section 1 Class C titlist and state semi-finalist, is 13-2-1. Rye Neck, with a 10-2-4 record, is the second seed in Class C.

Two Class C first-round games are scheduled for Thursday with 2010 Briarcliff, a 2010 state semi-finalist, hosting No. 9 Hastings. Seventh-seeded Croton will host N0. 10 Pleasantville in the other game.

Class A will open first-round play, Friday, and Class B will commence with its’ first-round games, Saturday.

The sectional finals will be held at Arlington High School, in Dutchess County, Sunday, Nov. 6. The Class A and Class C title games will be played at 1 p.m. followed by the Class B game at 3 p.m.

Here is the schedule by class:

Class A First round Friday, Oct 28

No. 1 Mamaroneck bye No. 9 Yorktown at No. 8 Fox Lane No. 12 John Jay-East Fishkill at No. 5 Suffern No. 13 Horace Greeley at No. 4 Roy C. Ketcham No. 14 Mahopac at No. 3 John Jay-Cross River No. 11 White Plains at No. 6 Ossining No. 10 Arlington at No. 7 Scarsdale No. 2 Carmel bye

Quarterfinal round Tuesday, Nov. 1 No. 9 Yorktown-No. 8 Fox Lane winner at No. 1 Mamaroneck No. 12 John Jay-East Fishkill-No. 5 Suffern winner vs. No. 13 Horace Greeley-No. 4 Roy C. Ketcham winner No. 11 White Plains-No. 6 Ossining winner vs. No. 14 Mahopac-No. 3 John Jay-Cross River winner No. 10 Arlington-No. 7 Scarsdale winner at No. 2 Carmel

Semifinals Thursday, Nov. 3 At higher seed

Championship Sunday, Nov. 6 At Arlington High School, 1 p.m.

Class B First round Saturday, 10/29 No. 1 Rye bye No. 9 Nanuet at No. 8 Harrison No. 12 Brewster at No. 5 Irvington No. 4 Nyack bye No, 3 Putnam Valley bye No. 11 Somers at No. 6 Edgemont No. 10 Walter Panas at No. 7 Pearl River No. 2 Lakeland bye

Quarterfinal Wednesday, Nov. 2 No. 9 Nanuet-No. 8 Harrison winner at No. 1 Rye No. 12 Brewster-No. 5 Irvington winner at No. 4 Nyack No. 11 Somers-No. 6 Edgemont winner at No. 3 Putnam Valley No. 10 Walter Panas-No. 7 Pearl River winner at No. 2 Lakeland

Semifinals Friday, Nov. 4 At higher seed

Championship Sunday, Nov. 6 At Arlington High School, 3 p.m.

Class C First round Thursday, Oct. 27

No. 1 Bronxville bye No. 9 Hastings at No. 8 Briarcliff No. 5 Valhalla bye No. 4 Dover bye No. 3 North Salem bye No. 6 Pawling bye No. 10 Pleasantville at No. 7 Croton No. 2 Rye Neck bye

Quarterfinal Monday, Oct. 31

No. 9 Hastings-No. 8 Briarcliff winner at No. 1 Bronxville No. 5 Valhalla at No. 4 Dover No. 6 Pawling at No. 3 North Salem No. 10 Pleasantville-No. 7 Croton winner at No. 2 Rye Neck

Semifinals Thursday, Nov. 3 At higher seed Championship Sunday, Nov. 6 At Arlington High School, 1 p.m.

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