Despite a valiant effort after a near disastrous start, Port Chester came up just short in its bid for the first state title in school history at Faller Field on Sunday, losing to Jericho 2-1 in the Class A state final. The Rams were flat to start the game, uncharacteristically allowing two goals in the first 10 minutes. But Port Chester responded with heart and determination, as Bryan Suertegaray scored on a header off of an Alexis Valdovinos corner kick in the 14th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1. The Rams controlled the pace and played the rest of the half mostly in Jericho’s half, but keeper Ari Lewis came up with some big saves, and then PC lost some steam in the second half.
The win gives Jericho its second consecutive state title. I’ll be back in a little while with more details.