Quick Strike: North Salem Tops Irvington

Mark Ribaudo chases down a loose ball. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

OSSINING, N.Y. — If you blinked twice, you might have missed it.

Less than 30 seconds into his Ossining Summer League game with Irvington, North Salem’s Michael Bossi headed in a goal that proved to be the game winner in a 1-0 win on July 18 at Ossining High School. The game was called at halftime due to impending thunderstorms in the area, but was an official win for the Tigers.

Dylan Monaghan controlled at midfield and sent the ball out wide to Luke Devey, who crossed in the picture-perfect pass to Bossi, a rising senior.

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“Luke gave me a beautiful cross and I just headed it into the back of the net,” Bossi said. “We always look to the goal lines to get that negative ball in. That’s just how we play all the time.”

After graduating a plethora of seniors from last year’s Class C state champions, the Tigers appear ready to reload in 2017 and are 4-2 so far in the summer league.

“The new [players on the team] are doing well,” Bossi said. “We’re going to be moving to Class B next season so we’re going to have to step up, but I think we’ll be fine.”

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