By Andrea Maasik
Daggers dominate Orange County Titans
The Philipstown Boys U16 Daggers met the second-place Orange County Titans at Haldane. The Daggers dominated the Titans in a one-sided 6-1 contest. Philipstown goals were scored by Phil DiSarro (3), Seth Warren (2) and Justin Villa (1). The only Titan score came on an own-goal for the Daggers. The win sealed the first-place position of the Daggers in their division. Next week the Daggers are away, meeting the Beekman Revolution for the first time.
Chargers’ offense explodes
The Philipstown Boys U13 Chargers hit the road Sunday to play against the Beekman Red Bulls. The Chargers got on the board early, when Kyle Mayo stole the ball off the kickoff and scored for Philipstown in the first 35 seconds. In the second half, the Chargers’ Luke Wimer sent a great pass to Mayo for his second goal of the day, and Emerson Del Monte also had two goals for Philipstown. The whistle blew, signaling the end of the game, and the Chargers were victorious with a final score of 4-0 over the Red Bulls. Goalkeepers Hayden Mayer and Luke Hammond combined for the shutout.
Little Red Devils wreak havoc against Warriors
The Philipstown Boys U11 Warriors went up against the Liberty Little Red Devils for the Warriors’ first home game at Philipstown Park on Sunday. The Little Red Devils started strong, scoring several quick goals in the first half of the game, and, despite some saves by Warriors goalie Graeme McGrath, the first half ended with a five-goal lead for Liberty. Solid passing from the midfield by Steven Robinson and Andrew Silhavy allowed Gus Grossman to score for Philipstown. The game ended with a 7-1 win for the Liberty Little Red Devils.
Strong team effort lifts Arsenal over Mahopac
On Sunday, the Philipstown Boys U10 Arsenal team traveled to play against the Mahopac Titans. Philipstown attacker Ryan Eng-Wong capitalized on an errant Titan goal kick to knock in the Gunners’ first goal of the game. Arsenal was able to hold Mahopac scoreless throughout the first half; however in the opening minute of the second half, the Titans broke through and scored to tie up the game. On Philipstown’s kickoff, Eng-Wong cut through the defense and launched a shot from the goal line to retake the lead.
The Titans matched up with a second goal of their own, tying the game once again at 2-2. At the 10-minute mark, Philipstown’s Patrick DiNardo tucked a through-pass to teammate Evan Maasik, who blasted a goal to seal a 3-2 victory for Philipstown. It was an excellent outing for the young Gunners, who displayed skill, teamwork and determination.
Eagles drop one against the Carmel Chaos
Philipstown Girls U14 Eagles faced the Carmel Chaos and suffered a 2-0 loss after delivering a very good performance. The Eagles opened the game in full control of the pitch and dominated possession for the first 20 minutes of play, but their opponents withstood the test and returned their own pressure with two fast breaks to convert their winning goals. Philipstown adjusted their coverage to match up with the Chaos speed and successfully shut them down for the remainder of the game. The Eagles will carry forward a 1-1-1 record as they prepare for the Cortlandt Patriots on Sunday, May 3.