Sarina Sanders scored a fourth-quarter goal as the Wallkill Valley Regional High School field hockey team erased a one-goal halftime deficit and ran its unbeaten streak to four straight with a 1-1 tie with Kittatinny on the road Thursday, Sept. 21.
The Rangers (3-1-2) trailed, 1-0, at the half but sent the game to overtime after Sanders’ tally. Antonella Ferrari made seven saves in goal for Wallkill Valley.
In its most recent win, the team edged Sparta, 2-1, at home Sept. 16.
The Rangers trailed, 1-0, at the half before Joy Oostdyk and Sanders each scored in the third period to vault their team into a lead that it didn’t lose. Ferrari made five stops to anchor the defense.
Sanders leads in scoring with nine goals and three assists for Wallkill Valley, which is 3-0-1 in its past four games.
The Rangers are slated to play in a Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament game this weekend.
Here is how other Wallkill Valley teams fared last week:
Wallkill Valley went 1-1-1 in three games last week.
In a 4-0 victory over Morris Tech on Sept. 20, the Rangers received three goals from Delight Oti, a goal and an assist from Aaron Eichler, and William Hasbrouck posted the shutout with two saves in Hamburg.
On Friday, Sept. 22 against Jefferson at home, the teams battled through two scoreless overtime periods to finish in a 1-1 tie after each team scored in the first half.
Kooper Nicolai scored for the Rangers off a feed from Gabe Eason while Hasbrouck made eight saves.
Oti, a senior forward, leads the team in scoring with four goals.
Wallkill Valley (4-2-1) is scheduled to play at Hopatcong at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 and at Sussex Tech at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
In the only game of the week, the Rangers dropped a 4-0 decision to Vernon there Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Senior goalie Jackie Schels shined in goal for Wallkill Valley with 14 saves.
In a 0-0 tie at Sussex Tech on Sept. 14, Schels halted 12 shots to post her first shutout of the season.
Wallkill Valley is set to play at Hopatcong at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 before playing host to Sussex Tech at 10 a.m. Sept. 30.
Wallkill Valley battled Lenape Valley but dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision Sept. 21 at home.
Kaylyn Bowden (first singles) and Claire Kornak (second singles) each won in straight sets for the Rangers, but Lenape Valley prevailed in third singles and both double flights.
Wallkill Valley (1-5) is scheduled to play at Kittatinny at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 28 and at High Point at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.