The Harrison High School Girls Varsity Tennis and the Boys Varsity Soccer teams have been outstanding this season and the rankings show it. The Girls Varsity Tennis team is currently undefeated this season, are 20-0 including last season, and have been ranked by The Journal News as the #2 Girls Varsity tennis team in Westchester County behind Ursuline. http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/tennis/2016/09/21/undefeated-ursuline-tops-first-lohud-girls-tennis-rankings/90791198/.
With wins against Scarsdale, John Jay, Byram Hills, and Rye, coach Quan Huynh attributes the success of the team to the significant depth behind ninth graders Deanna Gambo at first singles and sisters Jessica and Sydney Saviano. For the third year in a row, the HHS Girls Varsity tennis team has been named League Champions.
The Boys Varsity Soccer team is also making opposing coaches and players sit up and take notice of their outstanding play this year. For the first time since 2011, the Huskies beat Rye by a score of 3-2. While Gabe Pereirra and Kevin Aguirre have been a dominate presence on offense this year, the goals in this pivotal game came from Darion Arango, Ryo Kakihara, and Rintaro Ishiguro. According to the Journal News article of the game, senior Ryan Homem was selected as the player of the game for his outstanding play on defense and his leadership on the field. http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/lohud-boys-soccer/2016/09/22/harrison-picks-up-first-win-over-rye-since-2011/90865860/ .
In this past week, Harrison notched a convincing win against Eastchester by a score of 6-2, Pereirra and Aguirre each scored two goals while Shikanai, Mark Hlusko and Sam Glaser each added to the score. In a dramatic overtime win against Pelham, Huskies’ Ishiguro scored in the 76th minute of the game to tie the contest and Pereirra clinched the win in overtime. The Huskies are currently in fifth place in the Westchester County rankings.
Off the field, Harrison High School sports teams continue to be a philanthropic presence. The Girls Varsity and JV Soccer teams participated in the Fifth Annual Recipe for Hope event for the Children’s Hope Chest. The mission of CHC is to provide help and offer hope to children in the community suffering from poverty, abuse, neglect and illness. The Huskies raised nearly $700 in a short amount of time and collected baked goods and canned food items.
Varsity Scores through September 26, 2016:
Girls Varsity Tennis (8-0)
Boys Varsity Soccer (8-1-1)
Girls Varsity Field Hockey (1-3-1)
Varsity Football (2-2)
Girls Varsity Soccer (3-6)
Varsity Cross Country (x-x)
Varsity Volleyball (2-7)
Varsity Girls Swimming (1-3)
Girls JV Tennis (2-3)
Boys JV Soccer (6-1)
Girls JV Field Hockey (2-1)
JV Football (3-1)
JV Girls Soccer (8-2-1)
JV Volleyball (3-6)