Wednesday’s results: WP coach Marcel Galligani earns win No. 200

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On Wednesday night after White Plains boys soccer team defeated Keio 2-1, coach Marcel Galligani addressed his team about what worked and what to improve on. It was then that Robert Ozuna congratulated his coach on his 200-win milestone.

galligani“It was funny because it was more of a thought going into the season opener against Port Chester,” Galligani said. “I didn’t think twice about it tonight.”

Ivan Cabrera and Ozzie Escobebo each scored a goal for White Plains.

Going into the game Galligani was prepared to face a hardworking, technical Keio team. Preparation for the game included stressing the importance of performing better than the Tigers had in the 2-1 loss against Port Chester.

“We battled, played hard, got a couple of fortunate bounces and the match went our way,” Galligani said. “We marked our responsibilities and we were disciplined on defense.”

Galligani added that goalie Alejandro Rojas, who had five saves, played well with other strong defensive efforts by Ozina.

Those on the field are the ones that Galligani credits for the success he has found in his who 16-year coaching career at White Plains.

“I have been fortunate enough to coach some very good players to be able to get this accomplishment,” Galligani added.

Best of the rest: Francisco Calle and Connor Thomann each scored a goal in the 2-1 Croton Harmon win over Hamilton. … Richard Brennan scored two goals for Hastings in a 4-1 win over Gorton. … Chris Coughlan scored two goals for Pearl River in a 2-0 win over Suffern. … Ari Leffell had two goals and an assist for Solomon Schecter in a 4-3 win over Riverside. … Peter Anastaiou had two assists for Westlake in a 2-1 win over Rye Neck. Luke Colley and Toby Humm each scored a goal for Sleepy Hollow in a 2-0 win over Lincoln. … Bronxville beat Dobbs Ferry 2-0. … New Rochelle beat Ossining 2-0. … Mamaroneck improved to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 5-1 win over Port Chester. Juan Giraldo and Nikki Tunic each scored two goals for the Tigers.

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VINCENT Z. MERCOGLIANO has been with The Journal News and LoHud.com since March 2010. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2005 and from Hofstra University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He currently covers boys soccer, wrestling and baseball, while assisting with LoHud's Yankees coverage.

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