MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac girls soccer beat John Jay (East Fishkill) for the second time this season last Friday (Oct. 4), posting a 2-1 win at home. Two days earlier, the Indians blasted Carmel, 7-0, improving to 9-2 overall, and 4-1 in league.
The Indians were scheduled to host Yorktown on Monday (Oct. 7) for Senior Night, but rain caused the game to be postponed to Tuesday (too late for this edition).
In Mahopac’s win over John Jay (7-5), the Indians missed a number of scoring chances, but led 1-0 at halftime on an unassisted goal from Grace DiVincenzo in the 22nd minute. Mia Klammer scored what turned out to be the winner five minutes into the second half, off a feed from Hailey Pereira.
The Patriots made it interesting with a goal that cut the deficit in half, but Mahopac’s defense held up.
“That was a hard-fought and physical game,” said Mahopac coach Casey Carroll. “I was impressed with John Jay. We missed a lot of opportunities, but give credit to John Jay.
“Our center mids—Pereira and Jenna Daly—played really well for us,” Carroll added. “They opened the field up and gave us opportunities.”
In the team’s 7-0 rout of Carmel (2-7-1), DiVincenzo had a hat-trick, and Klammer, Sabrina Nogula, Alyssa Chiulli and Pereira all had goals for Mahopac in the team’s Breast Cancer Awareness Game.
“The Breast Cancer game meant a lot to the girls,” Carroll said. “We honored people close to us all who have been affected. We got a great team effort all-around. We were on that day.”
The Indians put three goals on the board in the first 10 minutes.
Mahopac was scheduled to travel to Arlington Saturday for an 11 a.m. game, and the Indians host RCK Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m.