Rye High Boys’ Lacrosse
Rye Seeks Fifth Straight Win at Harrison
By Mitch Silver
After meeting up with most of the top-ranked teams in Section 1 over the first month of the season — and coming away with a few dings and dents to their record — Rye’s stickmen found themselves in the soft underbelly of their schedule.
With John Jay, Pleasantville, and Iona Prep in their rear-view mirror, the sixth-ranked Garnets made quick work of Eastchester (winning 11 to 3), Byram Hills (9-3), and Fox Lane (13-5), after pasting a licking on their neighbors up the road at Rye Country Day by a score of 18-2.
The locals travel to Harrison tomorrow evening to take on the dangerous Huskies at 7 p.m. They’ll go into the game as strong favorites on a roll. Consider: last week the Garnets met an Eastchester team with a lot to prove. After all, the last time the Eagles made the playoffs was two years ago when current Rye Head Coach Steve Lennon led them there. What’s more, standout faceoff man Peter Chabot was home in bed ill. So, who was going to control the X?
Answer: his brother Billy, among others. Better known for finishing plays than starting them (he leads the team with 29 goals), Billy won five face-offs while losing only two as he split the chores with defensive middie Dylan Concavage. Chabot also whipped in four goals on five shots. Goalies Emmet Carroll and Alex Goldstein looked fairly comfortable in the cage against their coach’s former team.
Afterwards, the two staffs got together and they, too, looked comfortable. “I know all those kids over there, coached them coming up,” Coach Lennon said. “I wish them only the best.”
After the Old Home Week game, the Garnets ran through Byram Hills by a six-goal margin. Seamus Carroll and Billy Chabot each finished with two goals and two assists, while attackman Dennis Kennelly added one of each for the Garnets.
It was more of the same against the Foxes Monday. Kennelly led the way with four tallies, boosting him to 19 on the season. Midfielder Billy McLaughlin netted three, Carroll added two goals and an assist, and Billy Chabot whipped in three more to ring up 150 varsity points for his career, with more to come.
Still, the Huskies won’t be easy. They sit third in Class B behind Yorktown and John Jay, two of the strongest programs in the metropolitan area. Rye has it easier atop a weaker Class C, so Harrison comes in with a puncher’s chance in a rivalry game. Should be interesting.
Billy Chabot goes one on three and scores.