Fieldston pulls off epic road win at Pingry


Gus Ornstein has been around football a long time, from his days quarterbacking at Notre Dame and Michigan State to stints with several NFL teams, to his days coaching his alma mater at Fieldston. 

But last Saturday’s game will stick out as one of his most memorable football experiences.

“That was one of the craziest games I’ve ever been involved with,” Ornstein said.

But crazy in a good way.

Fieldston trailed by six points with 1:05 to play when the Eagles rolled 50 yards in 55 seconds, capping the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jesse Cooper-Leary to Josh Godosky, as Fieldston pulled out a wild 49-48 road victory over the Pingry School.

“There was so much offense in this game, it was like an arena football game,” Ornstein said.

Yes, the offensive numbers were staggering in this contest as Cooper-Leary completed 18-of-33 passes for 358 yards and four touchdowns, including that game-winner to Godosky in the waning seconds of the game. 

Godosky accounted for 210 yards in offense as he rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns while catching five passes for 107 yards and two more scores. Ben Rosen-Cappellazzo added to the Eagles’ offensive onslaught with five receptions for 141 yards and a pair of scores, while Dave Hostin added a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Fieldston (4-1) will next host neighborhood rival Riverdale Saturday at 2 p.m.

— Sean Brennan

CMSV hosts softball clinic

Mount Saint Vincent softball coach Mark Roldan conducts a high school prospect softball clinic on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the college’s Peter J. Sharp Athletic Center. There will be one session on hitting and fielding and another centered around pitching. 

Each session costs $75, or both are available for $125. 

To register, visit, or on-site the day of the event between 10:30 and 11 a.m. The hitting and fielding session starts at 11 a.m., with the pitching session slated for 1 p.m.

Mount Saint Vincent is located at West 263rd Street and Riverdale Avenue.