MAHOPAC – Who knows what another minute or two would have brought?
Maybe nothing. Maybe overtime.
As quick and as talented as Mahopac showed itself to be Monday, it was completely satisfied foregoing OT against Yorktown, which seemed to get stronger as the game progressed.
The No. 7 Indians, who twice held two-goal leads, held off a furious comeback by No. 10 Yorktown in their Class A opening round game, winning 3-2 to earn a trip to Chappaqua Thursday to play No. 2 Horace Greeley.
“Horace Greeley will definitely be a tough game but I think we can make it past them. I know we will leave everything on the field,” said senior Gionna DeCola, who scored Mahopac’s first goal.
Yorktown controlled large chunks of the second half but managed just eight shots on Mahopac keeper Shannon Barry for the game. One resulted in a rebound off Barry, which Catherine Calidonna put past her with 1:15 remaining.
Player of the game: But the clock did in Yorktown, not to mention Mahopac senior Kim Schiera, who had a goal and two assists.
Turning point: Schiera got the second assist and Dom Milian the first assist on Tara Ravoili’s goal with 12:49 left. That proved to be the winner.
Stats: Mahopac got on the board early with Bri Corace getting free on a breakaway before feeding Schiera, who fed DeCola, who beat Yorktown goalie Olivia Sanchez (seven saves) with a upper-corner flip off a set play. Mahopac made it 2-0 as Schiera scored off a great sideline rush and pass by Erin Girven. Yorktown halved the lead with Natalie Gammer scoring a couple of minutes later on a Caileigh Lampersberger feed.
Quoteables: Schiera noted Yorktown seemed to grab the momentum late and its “whole sideline was going crazy.” “During sectionals, everybody knows it’s do or die,” Schiera said of the Huskers’ late push.
Suffern 3, Fox Lane 1: In a Class A first-round game, Liz Trojan had a goal and two assists to lead the No. 5 Mounties past No. 12 Fox Lane. Jordan Laraus had 18 saves for the Foxes. Suffern plays Thursday at No. 4 North Rockland.
Clarkstown South 4, Ossining 1: In a Class A first-round game, the No. 6 Vikings were led by Colleen Guyer’s two goals and assist, as they defeated the No. 11 Pride. Maddie Buechli and Dara Studnitzer had Clarkstown South’s other goals. The Vikings play Thursday at No. 3 Scarsdale.
Arlington 2, John Jay-East Fishkill 1 (2-0 shootout) : In a Class A first-round game, the No. 9 Admirals defeated the No. 8 Patriots in a shootout. Erin Robins scored in regulation and the shootout and Audrey Teanor also scored in the shootout. Arlington will play at No. 1 Mamaroneck Wednesday.
Hackley 8, Fieldston 0: Arielle Stern had a hat trick and Ally Petitti had two goals for the Hornets.
Rye Country Day 4, Riverdale 0: Natalie Alpert had two goals and Cristina Johnson had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats.
Holy Child 5, Greens Farms 0: Holy Child won its 13th game of the season behind Lila Pfohl’s two goals and Molly Mackie’s goal and assist.