Edgemont got in its own way during Friday’s contest against Eastchester — literally.
A long thrown-in from Eastchester junior John Wiley found the foot of classmate Nick Georgiou, who blasted a shot with about seven minutes remaining in the first half. The shot deflected off a Panthers defender and past goalie Josh Newman for what turned out to be the difference in the host Eagles’ 1-0 win.
Eastchester coach Alfio Carrabotta said that the ball could have been saved had it not been deflected.
“(The deflection) definitely made it tougher,” he said before chuckling. “Impossible, actually.”
With no dog in the fight for a league title, Eastchester spoiled Edgemont’s plans to run away with the crown. The Panthers (10-3) entered with just one league loss, while the Eagles (9-7) had already been mathematically eliminated from the race.
Junior goalie Joe Blasetti made 11 saves in the shutout, including two key saves, which Carrabotta called “great opportunities” for the Panthers.
“That’s obviously a big ace for us,” he said, referring to having Blasetti for another year. “Hopefully he’ll take the bull by the horns and run with it.”
Best of the rest: Ramapo’s Carlos Berrios scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Lincoln. … Fox Lane’s Issac Sanabria scored two goals in a 4-1 win at Pleasantville. … Keio’s Kensuke Hirai scored a hat trick in a 5-1 win at Port Chester. … Hamilton’s Capy Charles had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win against visiting Nanuet. … Irvington’s David Silvestre scored two goals in a 4-0 win at Riverside. … Aidan Murray scored twice in Pelham’s 2-0 win over visiting Pearl River. … Ossining’s Caleb Florent scored twice in a 3-3 tie with Horace Greeley. … Matt Kelly scored twice in Panas’ 5-2 win over Putnam Valley. … Capy Charles had two goals and an assist in Hamilton’s 3-1 win over visiting Nanuet. … Nate Mansfield scored in John Jay-EF’s 1-0 win over Somers. … Yorktown beat Yonkers 5-0. … Arlington beat Carmel 7-1. … Westlake beat Harrison 3-2.