Regionals: Arlington’s reign ends in OT loss to Monroe-Woodbury

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FREEDOM PLAINS — A lapse by Arlington’s defense on Saturday sprung Monroe-Woodbury striker Bruce Jeter on a breakaway in the second overtime, and just like that it was all over — the season, the unbeaten streak and some scholastic boys soccer careers.

Jeter’s goal 3:11 into the second overtime from 30 yards off a midfield pass from Kevin Rafferty led Section 9 champion Monroe-Woodbury High School to a 1-0 win over Arlington in a Class AA state regional final on the Admirals’ turf field. The goal ended Arlington’s season and its undefeated streak at 35 games, stretching back to Oct. 1, 2012.

“It’s scary, you know. Just one mess-up like we just had and you’re over. It’s intense,” said Arlington defender Kevin Hoff, who returned to the lineup after missing two games with an ankle injury. “We shut him down the whole game, and then he had that one slip in.”

CLICK HERE to read Phil Strum’s story in its entirety at poughkeepsiejournal.com.

Photo by Darryl Bautista/The Poughkeepsie Journal

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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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