Wednesday’s results: Mahopac prevails over Greeley in OT

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Mahopac coach Jim Gencarelli kept preaching to his kids to look weak side.

And, with fewer than eight minutes left in overtime, Sebastian Kufa did just that.

bernardi2Kufa found fellow senior Nick Schiera alone with a cross to the backdoor and Schiera put the ball inside the left post to lift Mahopac to a 2-1 win over host Horace Greeley Wednesday.

“They were stacking to one side … It was something I was trying to tell our guys the whole game,” Gencarelli noted.

The game featured strong goalie play, with Mahopac’s Mike Bernardi making 15 saves and Greeley’s Jordan Rosenthal 10.

Sophomore Kris Nikprelaj opened the scoring for Mahopac in the first three minutes with Ryan Conlin getting the assist.

The Quakers’ Adam Siff knotted the contest with an unassisted score early in the second half.

“We both were able to mount an attack,” Gencarelli said. “They played us very tough but we were able to find a way to win.”

Best of the rest: Jack Weitzman stopped 11 shots as visiting Byram Hills blanked Port Chester 3-0. David Lachs had two goals and an assist for the Bobcats and Bennett Kramer also scored. … Christian Rivardeneira had two goals, Hugo Guerra a goal and an assist and Cameron Diehold a goal as Brewster topped host Putnam Valley 4-0. … Juan Rivera scored twice to lead Fox Lane to a 2-1 win over Croton-Harmon. Dan Sherry scored for the visiting Tigers and teammate Peter Dinger had 12 saves. … Blind Brook’s Brandon Luke had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win at Rye Neck. … Rye’s George Knudsvig had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win at home over Hamilton. … Hackley’s Sam Rinzler had two goals in a 4-0 win at home over Riverdale. … Jon Cabeca and Phil Nasrallah each scored in Briarcliff’s 2-0 win at home over Pleasantville. … Saunders beat Nanuet 3-2 in overtime. … Arlington beat Lakeland 1-0 at home on a late goal from David Verdis. Lakeland keeper Javier Gonzales made 10 saves.

Photo by David Wilson/The Journal News

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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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