Mahopac Tops Rival Carmel on Pitch

George Weiss heads the ball. Credits: Deena Bell

CARMEL, N.Y.— A victory over your archrival is always something to celebrate, but Mahopac’s varsity soccer team wasn’t able to carry the momentum into its ensuing contests.

The Indians defeated host Carmel 3-1 on Sept. 28.

Niko DeCola gave the Indians the lead in the 15th minute on a feed from Nick Estrada.

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“I was happy with the way we started the game,” Mahopac coach Jim Gencarelli said. “We were able to apply some pressure on Carmel’s defense and I was happy we were able to score first and take the momentum. After the goal, we got away from our game plan and gave the momentum back to Carmel and they were able to tie the game up.”

Carmel responded in the 38th minute when Michael Capitolo converted a goal to send the game into halftime tied at 1-1.

Just five minutes into the second half, Estrada scored on a pass from George Weiss to put the Indians up 2-1. Weiss added some insurance when he scored three minutes later on a feed from DeCola.

“During halftime, we stressed [keeping] to our game plan and taking the game back,” Gencarelli said.

Harry O’Shea made four saves in net for the Indians.

Mahopac lost to host White Plains 3-1 on Sept. 29.

White Plains gained a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, but Mahopac responded when Davian Robinson scored in the 29th minute with Augie Djerdjaj dishing out the assist.

The Tigers regained the lead in the 68th minute and added an insurance goal 10 minutes later to seal the win.

“The game was closer than the final score indicated,” Gencarelli said. “We went down 1-0 in the first half but we were able to come together and score the equalizer and get back in the game five minutes later.  Going into the half we felt good about our play and chances. In the second half we had some chances but couldn’t finish.”

O’Shea made six saves in net.

Mahopac took a 1-0 lead on visiting Arlington on Oct. 1, but the Admirals rallied to hand the Indians a 2-1 defeat.

Robinson scored in the 26th minute on a feed from Evan Hands. Zack Ymbras countered for Arlington on a corner kick to send the game into halftime tied at 1-1.

“It was a physical game,” Gencarelli said. “We started out possessing the ball nicely and doing a great job limiting Arlington’s chances. It was great to score first.  We started to get away from possession, playing the ball forward.  Arlington’s goal came off a corner that caught us flat footed.”

An Arlington shot bounced off the goal post, went off a Mahopac player and into the back of the net in the 73rd minute to give the Admirals the late lead.

“We got caught with numbers up,” Gencarelli said. “Arlington transitioned quick and hit a shot that bounced off the post. One of our defenders tried to clear the ball and sent it into the net.”

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