Heading into Saturday’s first-round sectional games, 11th-seeded Yonkers Montessori was one of the biggest underdogs in the Class B bracket.
Playing against sixth-seeded Blind Brook, the game played out the way that Yonkers Montessori head coach Marc Aliberti thought it would; with his opponents dominating in both possession and shots.
Despite that, the team played a tight, disciplined defensive formation, and just narrowly lost by a 1-0 score.
The main driver behind the defensive success: junior goalkeeper Milagros Moye.
The only non-senior captain on the team, the latest #lohudgirlssoccer Player of the Week was the glue of the defense, directing her teammates and coming up with 25 saves to give her team a chance to pull an upset.
One of the team’s top players, Moye will be a foundational piece of the team going into next season.
“She anchored all eleven girls, she was the final piece of the puzzle to be able to make our system work,” coach Aliberti said. “A lot of balls that were centered into the 18-yard, specifically into the six-yard box, she made her presence felt.”
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