MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The second week of the season didn’t provide any relief on the schedule for Mahopac boys soccer, which fell to always-tough John Jay (East Fishkill), 2-1, Monday in the team’s second league game.
The Indians (1-4-1, 1-1) scored first on Nicholas Biagini’s goal in the first half, assisted by Mendim Berisha, in the 25th minute.
Unfortunately for the Indians, that was their only goal in the last three games.
The Patriots (4-2, 1-0), tied it up halfway through the second, and got the winner off a free kick with 13 minutes to play.
Alex Velasquez had 6 saves in net for Mahopac.
“I was very pleased with our play,” said Indians coach Jamie Edwards. “I think we should have won, we missed a few opportunities, and they were very lucky to get that second goal.
“But we are getting closer,” Edwards added. “We’re doing good things, and improving every game.”
The prior Friday, Mahopac got shut out by Greeley in Chappaqua, 3-0.
“We had two very good chances to score, but couldn’t get it,” Edwards said. “And in the second half we just looked tired, a little slow.”
Two days earlier at home, Mahopac dropped a 4-0 decision to Ossining.
“Ossining is probably the best team we’ll face,” Edwards said. “I was disappointed with our second-half play, with three goals. I was pleased with the first half.”
Mahopac is set to travel to Clarkstown North at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19).