Lakeland Boys Blank Panas on Pitch

Hornet Kyle McHale scored a first-half goal in a win over Walter Panas.

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. - Lakeland’s boys soccer squad blanked sister school and host Walter Panas 2-0 on Sept. 25. 

“Panas has always been a game that we look forward to,” Lakeland senior captain Kyle McHale said. “It always feels great to get a win against the cross-district rival. Any win gets the team pumped up to continue working hard and helps us move onto the next game ready to win.”

McHale scored in the first half, off an assist from Cole Pereira, to give Lakeland a 1-0 halftime lead.

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“I received a pass from my teammate Cole Pereira right into open space and I maneuvered my way through a few defenders, took my chance and hit it far post,” McHale said. “It always feels good to put numbers on the board for the team but if it weren’t for my team making smart decisions and working hard to get the ball none of the goals would’ve happened. All credit goes to my teammates and the effort they put in to making it all happen.”

Carlos Del Monte registered a goal in the second half, off an assist from McHale, sealing Ryan Mathis’ shutout in goal. 

“The reason we won was because as a team we were able to quickly move the ball up the field and attack with numbers,” McHale said. “Our defense was on top of their game making sure the other team never pushed forward to get any key shots on goal.”

Lakeland continued to roll when it hosted John Jay-Cross River on Sept. 27, defeating the Indians 4-0.
Del Monte scored twice for the Hornets (6-3-1, 4-1), with Dhruv Girgenti and Santiago Estrada registering a goal apiece.

McHale tallied two assists and Del Monte one assist with Andres Lopez recording three saves and Mathis two saves versus John Jay. 
Yorktown avenged its loss in the sectionals last season to visiting Ossining with a 1-0 triumph on Sept. 25. 

“Today was more about getting the win than revenge but it all crossed our minds and it was a good victory,” Yorktown senior Besim Bucpapa said.

The winning score came on a second-half goal by Bucpapa, assisted by Pat Boyle.

 “We had a free kick on the edge of the box and Timmy (O’Callaghan) played a beautiful ball back post and I headed it,” Bucpapa said. “It felt nice to score on the team that knocked us out last year and get a huge league win.”

Mauricio Arango recorded the shutout in goal against the Pride, making seven saves.

 Yorktown won another home contest with a 2-0 win against Port Chester on Sept. 27.

Alex Kaczor scored in the first half, which was assisted by O’Callaghan. Ankit Patel registered a goal on a beautiful free kick in the second half.

Arango continued his great play in goal against the Rams, as he recorded his second consecutive shutout by making 10 saves. 

Yorktown (7-2-1) finished the week with a 3-0 win at North Rockland on Sept. 29, led by Patel (2G), O’Callaghan (2A), Shane Dahlke (1G), and Nick Maratos (1A) with Arango and James D’Alessio combining for nine saves and the shutout.

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