I do apologize, again, for the delay. Saturdays tend to get a bit crazy when I’m out at games.
As Pelham coach P.J. Larkin put it, Diana Mylonas is getting an opportunity to play more minutes for the Pelicans, and the junior is taking full advantage of it.
Mylonas banged in a corner kick from Ashley Holden with just under 20 minutes remaining to give Pelham a 1-0 win at Lakeland on Saturday.
Larkin described the goal as a scramble around the net, but added that in soccer, looks don’t matter when it comes to goals.
“It doesn’t have to be pretty,” Larkin said. “But it still counts as a goal.”
The Pelicans’ starting lineup has been hit hard by injuries this season, particularly in the last week, losing three starters in the last two games.
“Grace Power is out with an ankle injury, Rafela Mazzela is out with a concussion, Isabel Rubio has a quad injury and Gabby Limardo has been out for the season with her ACL,” Larkin said. “Campbell Fee, one of the best players in the section, left (Saturday) with a hip flexor injury.”
Larkin said that he wants his team to heal so that the Pelicans will be ready to go for sectionals.
“You’d rather have them play in games at the end of the season,” he said. “You want to play your best soccer at the end of October and early November. … You want to have your best team out there.”
Best of the rest: Hannon Ebert and Jessica Rosenblum each had a goal and an assist in Somers’ 3-2 win at reigning Class AA section champion Arlington. … Joanna Miller had a goal and assist in Hackley’s 3-0 win against Dalton. … Hen Hud’s Casey Brown, Jenna Richardson, Jillian McCarthy and Nicole Biello each scored in the Sailors’ 4-0 win at Peekskill. … Caitlin Fryer scored twice in Bronxville’s 3-0 win at Ossining. … Suffern’s Kyra Greenbaum had a hat trick in the Mounties’ 3-1 win against Ketcham.
Somers 3, Arlington 2
Hen Hud 4, Peekskill 0
Bronxville 3, Ossining 0
Pelham 1, Lakeland 0
Hackley 3, Dalton 0
Suffern 3, Ketcham 1
Byram Hills 2, Rye 1
Mahopac 1, Panas 0