By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Sep. 18, 2019: The annual Broncofest tournament and fundraiser was held at Chambers Field on Saturday with both championship and consolation games. The Bronxville girls won the Broncofest championship with a win over Westlake, and the boys’ team placed second after losing a close game to Valhalla.
The Broncos in the championship game against Valhalla. Photo by J. Murrer
The Broncos celebrating after the win over Westlake. Photo by J. Murrer.
The girls’ team started slowly in the first-round game against Pawling on Friday, but they regrouped in the second half to come up with a 4-0 win. Sophomore midfielder Lily Jebejian had two goals and one assist and junior Alex Doukas scored two.
In the final game against Westlake on Saturday, the Bronco girls controlled the tempo and held a huge edge on the possession side, but they could not find the back of the net. Bronxville outshot the Wildcats 21-3, but the game remained scoreless at the end of regulation time.
After two ten-minute overtime periods where the Broncos missed multiple opportunities to score, the game went to penalty kicks to decide the tournament winner. Freshman Natalie Metzger scored on the 6th shot of PK’s to give the Broncos the win.
Defenseman Jessica Sondey (23) in the game against Westlake. Photo by J. Murrer.
Two Broncos were named to the All-Tournament team, forward Alex Doukas and center back Ava Black. Lily Jebejian was presented with the Thomas Jakelich MVP award. Jakelich, a former player for the Bronxville soccer team, died in a tragic soccer accident in 2015 while attending the Loyola School.
The first round of the Broncofest for the boys’ team took place before the start of school, and the Broncos moved on to the championship round with a 6-3 win over Tuckahoe. In the game against Valhalla on Saturday for the Broncofest title, the Vikings came out on top with a 3-2 victory.
Captain Jimmy Gallo (7) and Macklin Pettee (6) in the game against Valhalla. Photo by J. Murrer.
Senior Luke Doukas and senior Luke Freeman were named to the All-Tournament team.
It was opening day for the Bronco Barn and Grill, and there was also a bake sale with proceeds going to breast cancer research.
Bronxville students manning the bake sale. Photo by J. Murrer.
The boys will play at home tomorrow against Putnam Valley. The girls’ team will be on the road for the next couple of weeks and return home on October 11 for a game against Edgemont.
Goalkeeper and Captain Theo Liao in the game against Valhalla. Photo by J. Murrer.
Pictured at top: The Bronxville girls after defeating Lakeland in the championship round of the Broncofest.
Photo by J. Murrer