It was a first for Ridgefield — and its head coach.
The Tigers beat Yorktown for the first time last night, and for the first time, Colsey picked up a win against his alma mater, where he was arguably the best overall player in school history before enjoying a star-studded career at both Syracuse and in the professional ranks.
Ridgefield beat Yorktown 14-8 led by the University of Vermont-bound Andrew Buckanavage’s three goals and three assists.
Ridgefield outscored Yorktown 9-1 in the second and third quarters to pull away before a large home crowd at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Ridgefield had trailed 4-2 after the first quarter.
“Great win for Ridgefield tonight,” Colsey said. “Having the opportunity to play Yorktown and test ourselves against a program that does so much year in and year out is an honor.
“I am, and always will be a huge fan of Yorktown. I couldn’t be more proud of my players and I hope this win helps them to believe in their ability to accomplish the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season.
“As a program, a win against Yorktown is something to be proud of. But more importantly, it is something to build on and learn from.”
The win completes a Section 1 trifecta of sorts for Ridgefield, which earlier this season beat 2009 Class B champion Somers 9-8 and 2010 Class B champion John Jay 9-7.
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