Mahopac Fights Northport to Final Buzzer

Despite a season opening loss, Daniel Foley and the Mahopac offense was clicking against Northport on March 26. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

NORTHPORT, N.Y.— Moral victories are usually frowned upon by most athletes, but Mahopac’s opening game had to be looked at as one considering the caliber of the opponent it was against.

The Indians travelled out to Long Island and fell in a tight 17-15 contest to Northport on March 26.

“I personally am not a big moral victory guy for the most part, but I can’t help but take a lot of good from the loss,” Mahopac senior Christian Donahoe said. “All preseason we talked about what we believe is a high talent level and an experienced team. It was all just that though — talk. This game showed us that we can play with the best teams in the state like Northport. I think we also didn’t play our best ballgame so I’m excited about how well we can play if we don’t make any mistakes.”

Sign Up for E-News

Donahoe and senior Daniel Foley led a spirited offensive effort, combining for 11 goals. Donahoe had six goals and two assists, while Foley netted five goals and dished out an assist.

“Offensively, we run many different sets,” Donahoe said. “The key in every game is finding which matchups we feel we can take advantage of. Our coaches do an outstanding job putting us in position to be successful and that’s just what they did Saturday. They put us into matchups and sets that we could be successful in.”

Senior Johnnie Ward (three goals), junioe Shane McDonald (one goal), sophomore Ryan Dugan (two assists) and senior Mike Aurisicchio (nine saves) also got in on the stat sheet.

It was a tight contest that saw neither team gain a substantial lead. The Indians trailed just 14-13 after three quarters.

“It was a great game,” Mahopac co-coach Sean Mohammed said. “There was never more than a one or two goal lead by either team. It was a great start for this team, they played solid offense.”

Mahopac travelled to Yorktown on March 29 and will host Horace Greeley at 4:30 p.m. on March 31.

“In order to rebound we need to clean up some mistakes we made,” Donahoe said. “That’s expected, in the first game of the year you’re never going to be perfect. Once we work out the kinks and play our best ball the wins will come. We try not to worry too much about the win or loss each game, but how we got better and can get better to be playing our best ball come playoff time.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


The DACA Dilemma and the Trick of the Trickle-Down Theory

Here is our very own Sen. Charles Schumer on the Senate floor last week: “President Trump has stood in the way of a bipartisan solution to DACA, a problem he created in the first place, and yet the president is in this dream world. He thinks, ‘Oh, I can blame Democrats for the impasse.’ As I said, only in the 1984 world where up is down and black is white could this be true.

Cuomo’s Frivolous Lawsuits Cost Us Money

Since Donald Trump became president, New York State has filed more than 100 lawsuits against the federal government. This includes those filed by both Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It does not include lawsuits filed by the City of New York. Most of them are political in nature, filed to please the plaintiffs’ voting base. In the real world, if we had filed ...

Beautiful, 'Clean' Coal

After completing his first full year in office—an alarming year, at that— Donald Trump has concluded that climate change is not a significant national threat and that the sacred lands and waters of this country should be sold to the highest bidder. 

The Trump administration has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement; deregulated national landmarks; freed public lands for ...

Multigrain, Please

I have no craving for white bread; it’s too plain, predictable and tasteless for me. I hunger for a chunk of multigrain or rye, maybe even a good-sized piece of pumpernickel raisin, with a schmear of cream cheese on the side.

I have no appetite for bland, clean-cut, middle-of-the-road, isolationist politics. And I find unsettling the cultural sameness, gross consumerism and incurious ...

I Love 'I Hate Halet'

Let’s face it, folks. Not everyone loves Shakespeare. Not even all actors. Andrew Rally is one of them. In fact, where there’s a Will, there’s a way Andrew will find to avoid acting in one of those famously timeless plays. And for good reason. Shakespeare tests, to the fullest, an actor’s mettle, and Andrew is strictly a TV actor.

He has just ended a star turn in the ...

A Trip to the 'Liberry'

Raise your hand if you didn’t—did not—call the library the “liberry” when you were little. I’m guessing not a lot of hands just went up.

Didn’t just about all of us say “liberry” when we were learning to read? (Well, whaddya expect when a place is named something way too easy for little kids to mispronounce?)

OK. Now, raise your hand if ...

I Am Woman, Hair Me Roar

When you have short hair, it is inevitable that you will spend an inordinate amount of time growing your hair out and then getting fed up and cutting it again. I have been down this hair-brained road several dozen times before, complaining for months until I am convinced my husband is going to cut it all off while I sleep just so he doesn’t have to listen to me whine about it one more ...

I'm Mrs. Heat Miser

To be perfectly honest, I did not need a large rodent with insomnia to convince me that we had six more weeks of winter. It’s been so cold outside lately that when I go out, my nostrils stick together. The dog is so hesitant to go out that he does his business right on the deck, less than five feet from the door, and then gives me a look of contemptuous indignation when he comes back in the ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 28, 6:00 PM

Putnam County Department of Health, Brewster

Freedom from Smoking

Health & Wellness

Thu, March 1, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers

The Kennedy Catholic High School Players ...

Arts & Entertainment Other Religions And Spirituality

Fri, March 2, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers

The Kennedy Catholic High School Players ...

Arts & Entertainment Other Religions And Spirituality

Bazzo Needs to Get His Facts Straight

February 15, 2018

To the editor,

Once again Mr. Bazzo, in his Feb. 8, column cherry picks facts, ignores other facts, passes along lies and spins so fast to the right that it’s amazing he doesn’t drill himself into the earth.

Bazzo is correct—the economy is doing well, and we should give credit where credit is due. Thank you, President Obama for taking the economy from the brink of another ...