Dillon Ashong scored twice to lead the top-seeded host Arlington High School boys soccer team to a 6-0 victory over Saunders, the 16th seed, in the first round of Section 1 Class AA playoffs Friday.
George Pogyo, Vinny Colantuono, Will Kautsky, and Paul Makaj each contributed with a goal — all of which were scored in the first half.
Zach Valckenaere had two assists, while Pogyo, Ashong and Travis Cartica chipped in with an assist apiece.
“We got ourselves off to a nice, quick start,” said Arlington coach Craig Sanborn. “Pogyo got the early one, and roughly a minute later Dillon put one in … from there we just kept plugging away and moving the ball.”
Arlington hosts eighth-seeded Suffern at 3 p.m. Monday.
Roy C. Ketcham 4, Clarkstown North 2 — David Siriboe scored in the first half to spark the sixth-seeded Indians in a win over Clarkstown North, the 11th seed, in first-round play of the Section 1 Class AA tournament.
Eddie Armah, Nick Botcheller and Dan Ioos contributed with a goal apiece. Eddie May, Dan Veliz and Botcheller each recorded an assist.
“We had a ragged start,” said Ketcham coach Scott Grimes. “They (Clarkstown North) scored in the first minute; definitely not the way we start games at all. Maybe postseason game jitters.”
But in the second half, the Indians “came out very, very strong,” Grimes said. Three goals were poured in within 10 minutes of the second-half whistle.
Ketcham improved to 12-5 and visits third-seeded Scarsdale Monday.
Suffern 2, John Jay 0 — In the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs, the eighth-seeded Mounties knocked off the ninth-seeded Patriots, the defending Class AA champions.
“I think it was an overall good team effort,” said John Jay coach Rob Seipp, whose Patriots finished the season 10-5-2. “Suffern was a really good defensive team and they made it really difficult for us.
“Overall it was a good season for us. We came in second in the league, and we beat Arlington. (We were) one of the only teams to beat Arlington, and I’m certainly happy with that.”
Cornwall 8, New Paltz 0 — Playing without Will Cymbal, the fifth-seeded Huguenots lost to fourth-seeded Cornwall on the road in the Section 9 Class A quarterfinals.
Cymbal sat out with an illness, New Paltz coach Stu Robinson said.
“In a lot of ways the kids have been learning and becoming a more experienced soccer team,” added Robinson, whose Huguenots finished the season 7-7. “It was a huge learning curve for the young players. I think there was progress over the course of the year and I hope it translates next year.”
Washingtonville 3, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1 — Christian Santiago scored off an assist from Ricky Lavariega, but the fifth-seeded Presidents fell to fourth-seeded Washingtonville in the Section 9 Class AA quarterfinal on the road.
Goalie Ryan Diehl had five saves.
“Overall I think we had a great season,” Roosevelt coach Brandon Opitz said.
“We came together nice about half way through (the season). The season goes by so quick and it’s tough when it comes to an end, especially in single elimination. But I’m very proud of (the team) and the work they put in with effort and time and energy.”
Roosevelt concludes its season 9-7.
Fallsburg 4, Dover 1 — Kenny Joseph scored the lone goal off an assist from Raymond Abreu, but it came in a loss for the ninth-seeded visiting Dragons in a Section 9 Class B outbracket game against eighth-seeded Fallsburg.
“I thought we would be competitive, and we were, most of the time,” said Dover coach Bob Esposito of his team’s season. “We have a young team, with only four seniors on the team and two of them were goalies, so I’m looking forward to next year.”
Dover concludes its season 7-7-2.