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Mahopac Secures Two Wins on Pitch

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Davian Robinson, left, goes after the ball. Credits: Deena Bell
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The old sports cliché of it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish applies to the Mahopac boys soccer team this year.

After an underwhelming start to the season, Mahopac is clicking when it matters the most.

The Indians defeated Roy C. Ketcham 3-1 in a league contest on Oct. 6. They gained the lead early, going up 1-0 in just the fourth minute on a goal by Augie Djerdjaj.

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“This was a great team win,” Mahopac coach Jim Gencarelli said. “Scoring first was again important for us.  Then being able to close out the game and play the full 80 minutes was great. I was very pleased with our performance today.”

George Weiss stretched the lead to 2-0 in the 20th minute, which was the lead the Indians took into halftime.

Kyle Fergie continued the offensive barrage in the 42nd minute. Ketcham finally got on the board in the 46th minute.

Harry O’Shea was impressive in net, recording 15 saves for Mahopac (5-6-2 overall, 3-2 league).

The Indians edged Arlington B 3-2 on Oct. 8. Mahopac struck early again with Nico Carmona netting the first goal in the 32nd minute off an assist from Niko DeCola.

Mahopac took the 1-0 lead into halftime and Weiss added to it just two minutes into the second half when he found the back of the net. DeCola scored four minutes later to give Mahopac a commanding 3-0 lead.

“We played very well,” Gencarelli said. “We were able to maintain possession and control the flow of the game for a majority of the game.  Scoring first and then putting two quick goals in to start the second half was great.”

Arlington B rallied late with goals in the 76th and 77th minutes, but the Indians were able to hold on for the win.

“We made it close at the end of the second half with some mistakes but we were able to close out the game and earn the win,” Gencarelli said.

O’Shea stopped eight shots in net.

Mahopac travels to John Jay-East Fishkill for a 4:15 p.m. contest on Friday, Oct. 14, heads to Briarcliff for a 1 p.m. game the next day and hosts rival Carmel at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17.

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