MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After opening last week with a tough 2-1 loss to league rival Arlington (Sept. 24), Mahopac girls soccer came back to shut down Roy C. Ketcham, 3-0, on the road (Sept. 26), and traveled to Scarsdale on Saturday (Sept. 28), when they managed to hold on for a 3-2 win.
Saturday at Scarsdale, Mahopac (7-2, 2-1) put two first-half goals in the net—Mia Klammer scored both (assists from Olivia Conlin and Jenna Daly)—and then the Indians took their foot off the gas.
The result was two Scarsdale goals that tied the game in the second half.
Mahopac managed to regroup, and picked up the game-winner in the 72nd minute, when Grace DiVincenzo finished a pass from Klammer.
“Mia was down the sideline, and found Grace at the top of the box, and she finished,” said Indians coach Casey Carroll. “It was a really pretty goal.”
Carroll has seen her team play down to opponents more than once this season, but—so far—the Indians have been able to ‘turn it back on again’ when they need to.
“Yes, a win is a win, but after it was 2-0, we got complacent,” Carroll said. “We played down, and they scored twice. Then we ended up playing our game again.
“I’m very lucky that they are able to turn it back on,” Carroll added. “I wasn’t happy with the way we played, but it is important to be able to come back. Still, we can’t underestimate opponents.”
Sophia Curcio had 4 saves in net for Mahopac.
Mahopac 3 @ Roy C. Ketcham 0
The prior Thursday at Roy C. Ketcham, it was all Mahopac, with goals coming from DiVincenzo, Klammer and Daly. Megan Pereira had an assist. Curcio stopped four shots.
“We played a little slow,” Carroll said. “We had possession, but not as much scoring as we could have had. We played better in the second.”
Mahopac 1 vs. Arlington 2
Two days earlier against Arlington (8-4-2), the Indians got a first-half goal from Daly, and the game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
The Admirals got the winner early in the second half. “They got the winner early in the second, and we couldn’t recover from that,” Carroll said. “We had a few chances, but they had more of the possession, and because of that we struggled.”
Mahopac is scheduled to host John Jay (East Fishkill) at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4), and the Indians host Yorktown at 4:15 p.m. Monday (Oct. 7) for the team’s Senior Night.