But fall to defending state soccer champ Pearl River

By Skip Pearlman

The Beacon High School girls’ soccer team picked up a 4-2 overtime win over Yonkers on Saturday (Sept. 15) despite being short two starters.

Anisa Alzate scored both of Beacon’s OT goals, after Maddie Bobnick tied the game with 11 minutes left in regulation. Emelie Lenaburg scored Beacon’s first goal, and Eliza Ericson and Bobnick each had two assists for the Bulldogs (2-3). Goalie Meagan Meeuwisse had four saves.

“We had three girls playing out of their natural positions and it showed during both of Yonkers’ goals in the first half,” said Coach Hugo Alzate. “Once Maddie tied it, we knew this game was ours to lose. We were hoping to end it before overtime but it was harder than we expected with Yonkers playing 10 players behind the ball.”

The Bulldogs had a tougher time on the road Tuesday (Sept. 18), dropping a 9-2 decision to defending Class A state champion Pearl River, ranked No. 4 in the state.

Ericson and Analiese Compagnone each had a goal, and Meeuwisse had four saves. The game began in the rain, making the field sloppy, said Alzate, noting that Beacon surprised Pearl River by scoring first on Ericson’s 40-yard free kick. But by half, Pearl River was up, 3-1.

“Analiese played fantastic for us,” Alzate said. “She’s normally our center mid, but we played her at fullback. She probably stopped a couple of goals herself.”

Behind The Story

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News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Pearlman, a native of Carmel, was the sports editor of the Putnam County Courier in Carmel for 14 years and for the North County News in Yorktown Heights for 13 years. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Sports