CARMEL, N.Y.— A five-goal halftime lead propelled Mahopac past host Carmel in a 14-9 win on Friday, May 12. The victory clinched the league title for the third-straight season.
“Finishing undefeated in our league and winning our third straight league title was a major goal for us this year,” Mahopac coach Jim Lieto said. “I am so proud of the girls for accomplishing it. We hope this will propel us into sectionals.”
Katie McDonough (3G, 2A), Diana Good (2G, 2A), Caroline Raymond (2G, 1A), Morgan Kirby (2G, 1A, five groundballs), Briana Corace (2G), Kristen Maxwell (1G, 1A, 10 of 16 draw controls), Marella Verde (1G, 1A), Colleen MacNeil (1A, four groundballs), Ally Conlin (1G) and Natalie Scanlon (1A) contributed for the Indians (9-7), who led 7-2 at halftime.
Emily O’Shea (4 saves) and Jordan Barbagallo (5 saves) played a half each in net.
Katherine Taranto paced Carmel with three goals.
Mahopac fell behind 10-1 at halftime and was routed by host Yorktown 17-4 on May 8.
“Yorktown’s specialty is their settled offense and we gave them a lot of opportunities to play offense,” Lieto said. They were clearly fired up about their senior night and they played a great game.”
Maxwell (2G), Raymond (1G, 1A), McDonough (1G), O’Shea (4 saves) and Barbagallo (7 saves) did the honors for Mahopac.
The Indians fell to host Lakeland/Panas 10-8 on May 8 with Good (1G, 2A), Corace (2G, 1A), Raymond (1G, 1A), Kirby (2G), Maxwell (1G), McDonough (1G) and O’Shea (5 saves) doing the honors.
“We made a bunch of great plays today, but our trouble all year long against tough teams has been our consistency,” Lieto said. “We need to continue to work on our consistency and put out a better product from start to the finish of each game.”
The Indians, which finished the regular season 9-7, enter the Section 1 Class A playoffs this week with their opponent yet to be determined at press time.