MAHOPAC, N.Y.— It was a close contest throughout, but third-seeded Mahopac held on for an 8-6 win over visiting No. 6 Scarsdale in the Section 1 Class A quarterfinals on Friday, May 18.
“It’s about doing everything you can to survive and move on and that is exactly what we did today,” Mahopac coach Jim Lieto said. “Different girls stepped up and filled roles to ensure that we moved on to the next round.”
Caroline Raymond tallied a game-high four goals and had an assist for the Indians, who led 4-3 at halftime.
Sophia DeFrancesco scored what proved to be the game winner with four minutes remaining.
Caitlyn Reilly netted the next goal and Mahopac was able to secure possession and run out the clock.
Raymond scored 40 seconds into the game and was followed by Neilis to give the Indians a quick 2-0 lead. McInerney’s goal gave the Indians a 4-1 lead with 11 minutes left in the first half but Scarsdale answered with two goals before halftime.
With the game tied 5-5, Jordan Barbagallo (8 saves) came up with save after save to keep the game tied.
Zina McInerney added a goal for Mahopac. Natalie Scanlon was a ground ball machine, collecting nine while Raymond scooped up five. Hannah Lieto tallied three ground balls and had an interception.
The Indians saw their season come to a close in a 12-7 defeat at the hands of second-seeded Mamaroneck in the semifinals on Monday, May 21.
Mahopac finished the season 12-6 and went 6-0 in league play to attain the league championship for the fourth-straight season.