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Yorktown and Lakeland Advance in Sectionals

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Ankit Patel, right, looks up the field. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Second-seeded Yorktown recorded a 3-0 victory against visiting No. 18 Mount Vernon in the opening round of the Class AA tourney on Oct. 20. Enzo Sangiacomo (2G, 1A) and Joey Landicino (1G, 1A) led the Huskers offensively.

“They each played very well today,” said Yorktown senior captain Adam Romanski, who plays either center midfield or center defense depending on the game plan. “It feels great on the defensive end when we know that we have guys putting the ball in the back of the net. However, it was a full-team effort and everyone gave it everything they had.”

Mauricio Arango made eight saves in goal behind a rock-solid Husker defense.

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“The key in shutting out Mount Vernon was marking all of its players tight and working together,” Romanski said. “We made sure they could not receive a ball easily. Through communication, we were able to come away from this game with a shutout.”

Yorktown finished its regular season with a 4-0 win against visiting Fox Lane on Oct. 17,  with Landicino (2G, 1A) leading the way.

“No one on the team seeks to be a star,” said Landicino, a senior captain. “My teammates are humble, giving and are always ready to do what is necessary for the overall good of the team. We’ve come to realize that it’s best to play as one team rather than 11 individuals.”

Ankit Patel (1G) and Rocky Bujaj (1G) also contributed to the scoring column for Yorktown (12-4-1) against the Foxes.

“Throughout the season we’ve learned a lot about our strengths and weaknesses,” Landicino said. “After every game, win or lose, we become strengthened as a team.”

Arango recorded eight saves and James D’Alessio five saves against Fox Lane.

Lakeland’s boys soccer squad, the No. 4 seed in the Section 1 Class A tournament, earned a 4-1 triumph against visiting No. 13 Sleepy Hollow on Oct. 20 in the opening round of the tourney.

Nick Foci, Matias Prando, Luka Rudovic and Carlos Del Monte recorded a goal and an assist each for the Hornets.

“I thought we moved the ball very well tonight,” Lakeland coach Tim Hourahan said. “It was very fun to watch.”

Nick Estrella made five saves for Lakeland, which won its ninth-straight game.

Lakeland earned sole possession of the Section 1 Conference 2 League C title on its senior night when it beat visiting Somers 1-0 on Oct. 17.

The last four years Lakeland has at least shared the league title and in Hourahan’s 12 years at Lakeland, it has won at least a share of the league crown seven times.

“It was huge to defeat Somers and take the league because this is now the fourth consecutive year that we have won the league and it’s an amazing feeling,” Lakeland’s Arben Hoxhaj said.

Hoxhaj scored the game-winning goal in the first half, off an assist from Rudovic.

“Scoring in the first half was massive because then we left them to chase us for the rest of the game,” Hoxhaj said.

Estrella garnered the win in goal by making seven saves for the Hornets (12-3-2, 7-0-1).

“The key was to gut out the match and just be hungry for a win,” Hoxhaj said. “We had to work really hard to defend a one-goal lead for almost an hour and hustling was a main component to the win.”

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