Huskers Take Two of Three On Pitch

Emily Metz tied the game at 1-1 against Mamaroneck and the Huskers rallied for a 2-1 win Sept. 12.

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— After playing to a scoreless tie, Mamaroneck’s Corbin Snyder scored the first goal of the second half but Yorktown rallied for a 2-1 victory in a girls soccer contest Sept. 12.

Yorktown senior captain/defender Emily Metz tied the game, off an assist from Hailey Soliz.

“I saw an opening, made the run, called for the ball and received a great pass from my teammate Hailey,” Metz said. “It felt great to score and get the team hyped.”

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Freshman Sophia Spallone registered her first goal of her varsity career, courtesy of an assist by classmate Chayce Buono, which gave Yorktown the winning score.

“Chayce and Sophia are great new additions to the team,” Metz said. “They’re both aggressive and not afraid of anything. When you put both of them together they’re unstoppable, which is why Soph got the game-winning goal.”

Olivia DeCicco played well in goal, making five saves.

“We all worked really well together and gave 100 percent effort,” Metz said. “Our goalie Olivia is really stepping up and doing an amazing job for the team.”

Yorktown was nipped at John Jay-Cross River 2-1 on Sept. 14, with Ivana Pjetri scoring on a penalty kick and DeCicco making nine saves.

The Huskers (4-2) finished the week with a 2-1 victory at John Jay-East Fishkill on Sept. 16, led by Metz (1G, 1A), Ariana Pjetri (1G), Soliz (1A) and DeCicco (5 saves).

“We have a great group of girls that work really well together,” Metz said. “We’re looking forward to a great season.”

Lakeland fell to visiting Tappan Zee 2-0 on Sept. 12.

“Playing a team like Tappan Zee helps us realize that we truly have the potential to compete with tough competition,” Lakeland senior captain/goalie Stephanie Shalhoub said. “The whole team has high expectations for the rest of the season and playing against Tappan Zee helped us learn where we need to improve and better ourselves.”

Tappan Zee’s Samantha Pepe tallied the first goal of the game with 22:12 remaining in the opening half.

“Even though we were down at half, we all knew it was just by a goal and that this could easily change,” Shalhoub said. “We’ve came back from being down by more goals in the past so we knew this was definitely possible. I know most of the girls, including myself, were eager to get back onto the field.”

Eager the Hornets (4-2) were indeed but so were the visitors with Nieve Healy icing the game for them with a goal with just 4:02 left in the game.

Shalhoub went the distance, recording a whopping 17 saves, with help from defenders Erika Tobacco, Ashley Acevedo, Adrianna DeSantis and Madi Di Vico.

“I’ve worked very hard since the end of last season,” Shalhoub said. “I trained all of summer in order to prepare myself for my senior season. During the game I was completely focused, I wanted to do the best I could for the team. Many times my defenders were there to step in front of my opponents, cutting their angle off, making it harder for them to get a shot off.”

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