Yorktown and Mahopac Tie in Soccer

Patrick Boyle wins the ball against Mahopac's Tommy Pereira. Credits: Deena Bell

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. — Yorktown and Mahopac would love to have had the opportunity to decide their boys soccer contest in overtime but since it was a summer-league game, they had to settle for a 1-1 tie on July 12 at Lakeland High School.

Yorktown got on the board first with 17:30 to go in the opening half, when rising sophomore center midfielder Rocky Bujaj kicked a shot that curved nicely into the air on the right side of the goal to put the Huskers up 1-0.

“I saw the ball bouncing so I decided to trap it with my right foot because I knew I could make enough space and just hit it,” Bujaj said.

Sign Up for E-News

That goal gave Bujaj a big jolt of energy for the rest of the contest.

“It was really exciting,” Bujaj said. “I felt confident through the rest of the game.”

Bujaj continued to put the pressure on as just over two minutes later he attacked the Mahopac defense again but this time his shot went just left of the goal.

Yorktown (1-1-3) attempted to double its lead two minutes into the second half as Joey Landicino hit a strong shot but it went straight above the goal.

Mahopac (1-2-2) tied the score 1-1 with 20:28 to go in the game. Rising junior center midfielder Augie Djerdjaj knotted it as he went high in the air, out-jumped everyone and headed the ball in perfectly with Tommy Pereira registering the assist.

The goal was a sweet one, especially considering it came against last year’s Section 1 Class AA finalist.

“Yorktown is one of the top teams in our division so it was good to get a tying goal against them,” Djerdjaj said. “I’m so excited for the season to play them again.”

The two teams remained scoreless for the rest of the game and that is the way they stayed.

Both Bujaj and Djerdjaj wish they could’ve kept on playing after regulation, something they will be able to do during the regular season in the event of a tie game.

“I would’ve loved to because they are a rival team in the same area so it would’ve been great if we could’ve played overtime,” Bujaj said.

Djerdjaj felt the same way.

“This rivalry means a lot,” Djerdjaj said. “We would’ve loved to gone into overtime and have had a chance to beat them.”

Doing the job in goal for each squad was Yorktown’s James D’Alessio (4 saves) and Mahopac’s Jeremy Carroll (5 saves).

Lakeland (3-2) played on the same night in another rivalry game, beating Walter Panas 1-0 on a goal from Nick Foci, assisted by Jordan Fein.

Nick Estrella (2 saves) and Ryan Mathis (1 save) combined to record the shutout in goal for the Hornets.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


An 'Air of Hypocrisy' at Town Hall

February 22, 2018

There is an air of hypocrisy blowing over Yorktown and it is coming from town hall. Over the past couple of weeks, I questioned the “temporary” hiring of the Oxman Law Group as legal counsel to Yorktown in a purported “interim” capacity. I have had comments of support and comments questioning my motivation. Rather than have people guess, I would like to be ...

The DACA Dilemma and the Trick of the Trickle-Down Theory

Here is our very own Sen. Charles Schumer on the Senate floor last week: “President Trump has stood in the way of a bipartisan solution to DACA, a problem he created in the first place, and yet the president is in this dream world. He thinks, ‘Oh, I can blame Democrats for the impasse.’ As I said, only in the 1984 world where up is down and black is white could this be true.

A Gold Medal for Jerry

Time advances at a relentless pace. It seems like life moves as though through a movie projector operating at triple speed. As Virgil commented, “It flies never to be regained.” We desperately try to slow its unyielding march by celebrating milestones: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, etc. The hope is that we can somehow slow the process, take a breath and enjoy the ...

I Love 'I Hate Hamlet'

Let’s face it, folks. Not everyone loves Shakespeare. Not even all actors. Andrew Rally is one of them. In fact, where there’s a Will, there’s a way Andrew will find to avoid acting in one of those famously timeless plays. And for good reason. Shakespeare tests, to the fullest, an actor’s mettle, and Andrew is strictly a TV actor.

He has just ended a star turn in the ...

I Am Woman, Hair Me Roar

When you have short hair, it is inevitable that you will spend an inordinate amount of time growing your hair out and then getting fed up and cutting it again. I have been down this hair-brained road several dozen times before, complaining for months until I am convinced my husband is going to cut it all off while I sleep just so he doesn’t have to listen to me whine about it one more ...

Should Valentine's Day Be Celebrated at School?

Dear Dr. Linda,

I’ve been a third-grade teacher for over 20 years and have never allowed my students to celebrate Valentine’s Day in my class. I know my colleagues think I’m mean, but I’m refusing to celebrate it for many reasons.

1) Children hand out cards to each other and there’s always some child left out or who gets very few; 2) Children are always asked ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, February 24, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sun, February 25, 10:30 AM

Yorktown Heights

Kids Hamantash Bake

Religions And Spirituality

Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

February 23, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...