Yorktown's Patel Scores Game Winner in OT

Mauricio Arango and Yorktown picked up wins over Ossining and Port Chester last week.

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— One reason why Yorktown’s boys soccer squad has gone to the sectional championship game the last two seasons, Class AA in 2015 and Class A the previous year, is because of its ability to come up with the clutch goal at the right time.

When the Huskers hosted Ossining on Oct. 8, they showed once again why they are a force to be reckoned with this fall, thanks to junior midfielder/right back Ankit Patel.

Patel, off an assist from Joey Landicino, scored in the first overtime to give the Huskers a thrilling 2-1 victory against Ossining.

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Landicino also tallied a goal in regulation with teammate Mauricio Arango making 11 saves.

“We won the game because the team didn’t give up and we fought every ball until the last minute,” Patel said. “It was a really close game but I think that we played more as a team and we wanted to win the game more.”

Yorktown also blanked visiting Port Chester 3-0 on Oct. 6.

“We came out strong throughout the whole game and had the right mindset on winning which led us to victory,” Yorktown senior captain/midfielder Enzo Sangiacomo said.

Sangiacomo had an outstanding contest against the Rams, leading the Huskers in scoring with two goals and an assist.

“Today was one of my best games this season,” Sangiacomo said. “I wanted to score and wanted this game really badly.”

Landicino (2A) and Adam Romanski (1G) also contributed to the Huskers’ offensive effort.

Defensively, the Huskers (10-2) were stellar, backed up by goalies Arango (8 saves) and James D’Alessio (2 saves).

“We worked on defensive tactics in practice and we used it in the game which helped us have a shutout against them,” Sangiacomo said.

One of the sweetest things for Lakeland to do is to play well against its sister school Walter Panas and it did just that, by sweeping the Panthers.

Lakeland completed the sweep with a 2-0 victory against visiting Panas on Oct. 6.

“We played well as a team, pushed forward and stayed compact on defense,” Hornet senior captain Matias Prando said.

Prando led the Hornets with a goal and an assist.

“We always kept pushing forward,” Prando said. “We needed to get the result we wanted.”

Arben Hoxhaj (1G), Nick Foci (1A) and Nick Estrella (5 saves) also contributed to Lakeland’s effort.

“We were able to shut out Panas by playing good team defense and a lot of communication,” Lakeland senior captain/midfielder Jordan Fein said of his team’s series-opening victory.

Lakeland’s ability to control the ball was a major reason for its offensive efficiency against the Panthers in the series’ opener, according to Fein.

“We were able to score four goals by keeping possession in their half and we counterattacked well,” Fein said.

Winning the opener of the series wasn’t only sweet because it came against Panas but also because it helped the Hornets (8-3-2, 5-0-1) in the race for a league title.

“It’s a big rivalry game for us,” Fein said. “It’s always a good atmosphere when we play them and it’s great to get another win in the league.”

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