MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac girls soccer team met up with one of its toughest opponents of the season Saturday morning (Oct. 12) in Dutchess County, and the Indians couldn’t get any offense going in a 3-0 loss to Arlington.
The Admirals (13-4-2, 7-0) controlled play, and used their speed and size to their advantage.
Arlington led 2-0 at halftime, and made a 3-0 game midway through the second.
The Indians had their chances—including a penalty kick opportunity in the second half, after Piper Klammer was tackled in the box. But like the rest of the game—it didn’t go well, with the normally reliable Grace DiVincenzo ripping a shot that went just over the crossbar.
“When you play a strong team like Arlington, you have to capitalize on any and all opportunities,” Indians coach Casey Carroll said. “ Unfortunately, we were not able to successfully convert any of those opportunities into goals.
“But I was happy we were able to generate some dangerous plays up top,” Carroll added. “Freshman Piper Klammer really stepped up and played well on the outside, and senior Sabrina Nogula played well in the center of the field.”
The prior Tuesday at home on Senior Night, the Indians had a better game, shutting out Yorktown, 3-0.
Hailey Pereira scored unassisted, Mia Klammer scored off a pass from Jenna Daly, and Christina Lopreato scored on a penalty kick. Sophia Curcia had 4 saves for Mahopac.
“We played well overall,” Carroll said of the game. “It’s always nice to see all the seniors out there in the starting lineup as they celebrate their night. I was happy that senior captain Christina Lopreato, who plays defense as one of our center backs, had the opportunity to score a goal.”
The Indians (10-3, 4-2) were scheduled to visit Carmel on Friday (Oct. 18) at 4 p.m., and Mahopac closes the regular season on Oct. 19 at Brewster with an 11 a.m. game.