Mamaroneck girls soccer
On Nov. 9, the Mamaroneck Tigers fell in the state quarterfinals against a tough Sachem East team, losing to the Flaming Arrows 3-2 at White Plains High School. With a dominant performance in the first half, the Tigers proved a game opponent on the afternoon, though they were felled by a questionable call early in the game.
It appeared as though the Tigers had jumped out to an early lead against Sachem when Amanda Prenty found the net in the first half. Officials, however, ruled that the ball had traveled off a Flaming Arrow player’s foot, disallowing the goal.
Sachem East was able to capitalize on the break, scoring soon after on a rebound by Shelby Trentini.
Although Tigers captain Greta Massey was able to tie the game in the second half, Sachem East followed with two goals by sisters Katie and Carla Trombetta that essentially put the game away for the Flaming Arrows.
Mamaroneck’s Gracie Fitzgerald closed the gap a little with a goal in the final four minutes.
Mamaroneck’s biggest weakness on the day was converting on penalty corners. Despite getting three more corner chances than the Flaming Arrows, the Tigers went 0 for 12 on the afternoon.
With the loss, Mamaroneck’s season ends with the Tigers boasting a 19-1-1 record. The Tigers dominated Section I competition and finished the year having scored 113 goals while surrendering just five. The Flaming Arrows are winners of their last 49 contests.
Rye Neck Football
After defeating Woodlands in the Class C finals on Nov. 2, the Panthers have had a week off to prepare for their appearance in the state quarterfinals on Nov. 9 in Kingston.
The undefeated Black Hats will be
taking on Burke Catholic (9-1) from Goshen. The Eagles’ last loss came on Sept. 20 at the hands of a tough Class D team from Chester, but Burke has been on-point as of late, topping O’Neill High School to win the Section IX championship, beating the Raiders in a wild 48-40 shootout.
Rye Neck will likely key on Eagles running back Matt Przybocki, who has been the focal point of Burke’s offense this year. The 6-foot-2 junior has scored 26 touchdowns on the season and is averaging 9.12 yards per carry. In the Section IX title game, he amassed 454 yards on the ground and found the end zone six times.
The Panthers and Eagles will take kickoff at 3 p.m. at Dietz Stadium on Saturday.
-Reporting by Mike Smith