Thursday was a light day. Below is Deb Schechter’s piece on the Carmel-Fox Lane tie. The Somers-Yorktown game, part of the Yorktown Soccer Tournament, was a late one and missed our deadline but I’ve tacked on the information below Deb’s write-up.
Carmel’s Alexa Dapolito scored off of an assist from Ashley Heiss with 10 minutes left in regulation to give the Rams a 1-1 tie with visiting Fox Lane Thursday at George Fischer Middle School. Due to time constraints, the game didn’t extend beyond regulation
“It was good to see them come back from being down 1-0,” Rams first-year coach Peter Picca said. “We had six shots on goal and their keeper (Hannah Bradsell) played very well. We just got some unlucky shots to the side of the goal.”
Picca praised his team’s mental toughness to mount the comeback.
“The defense played very strong in the second half,” Picca said. “They were able to mark their attacking players. The mind-set they had to come back from being down by a goal at halftime was great. I like to see it. For me, it’s a win.”
The Foxes got it started five minutes into the game on a goal by Rebecca Moccia off of an assist by Ari DelliCarpini.
Bradsell made seven saves for the Foxes. Emma Dandin made 10 saves for the Rams.
Somers 4, Yorktown 0
The Tuskers opened their 2014 on a high note, blanking the Cornhuskers in the opening round of the Yorktown Soccer Tournament, 4-0.
Melina Couzis scored twice, Nicole Anes had a goal and an assist and Jessica Rosenbaum had a goal. Melissa Righetti had two assists.
Caroline Nachman had six saves for host Yorktown.
The Yorktown Soccer Tournament will conclude Saturday with both the girls and boys consolation and championship games.
Lizzy Hanley (two saves) and Julia O’Sullivan (one save) combined on the shutout. –Nancy (Twitter: @HaggertyNancy)