MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac High School’s field hockey team picked up two impressive wins last week, shutting out John Jay of East Fishkill, 2-0, after edging Arlington, 2-1, two days earlier on the road.
In Thursday’s win over John Jay, senior Tatiana Moran scored twice for Mahopac, with the first goal coming off an assist from senior captain Krista Dietz. Moran added an unassisted goal with 12:33 left in the fourth.
Indians coach Dona DiMaggio liked what she saw from her team, which won its third game in four tries this season.
“We were able to mix a lot of different positions, because the girls were able to control the game,” DiMaggio said. “Jay was knocking on the door a few times, so when we got that second goal that was big. It was a really good team effort by the girls.”
Indians keepers Katie Iarussi made four saves, and Stephanie Miller had one. “It was a nice job by both goalies, and Stephanie actually had a big save for us at the end,” DiMaggio said.
Two days earlier at Arlington, Moran scored the game-winning goal in the third quarter with 5:41 remaining, off a feed from Dietz, who also scored a goal in the first.
“We played a really solid game,” DiMaggio said. “It was a really fast game, and we outhustled them and controlled the midfield. It was a very nice job by my girls.
“Krista had a really nice game,” the coach added. “Especially on corners, she was strong. And Moran also had a solid game. They’re a great one-two punch. Gabby Gonzalez and (captain) Carly Ravoli also gave us key contributions in transition—they were all over the field.”
Mahopac was set to visit Carmel on Saturday (Oct. 31) for an 11 a.m. game.