Here is Brian Heyman’s story on Bronxville’s OT win at Sleepy Hollow:
Bronxville is getting used to working overtime.
The Broncos have played five games so far, and three of them have stretched beyond regulation. They have now won two and tied one after pulling out a 2-1 victory at Sleepy Hollow Thursday on Sam Aherne‘s game-ending goal five minutes into the first extra session.
“I think we played good in spurts,” Bronxville coach Donny Lucas said. “I don’t think it was one of our best games.”
Still, Lucas’ team has a three-game winning streak. This was their second 2-1 overtime victory in those three games. The first one came against Keio. The Broncos also beat Tuckahoe 6-0. The streak could have ended at two, though.
“I think Sleepy played hard,” Lucas said. “… It could have went either way.”
Aherne made sure it went Bronxville’s way. Freshman midfielder James Burnell dribbled in from the left side and crossed the ball into the middle to Aherne for the winner.
The junior forward had set up the first goal five minutes into the first half, delivering a cross to junior midfielder John Calabrese. But the Headless Horsemen tied it about 15 minutes into the second half thanks to a penalty kick by Daniel Yawman.
Joe Pepe made six saves for the Broncos. Jose Deleg made seven for Sleepy Hollow.
Bronxville started off the season 0-1-1 before going on this streak. But this hasn’t been a totally healthy team.
“We’re still banged up,” Lucas said. “We have some injuries. This year, the season jumps right into it. I think we have nine games in the first three weeks. We’ve got to get through it, work hard and get through the injuries.”
Next up is a rematch at Tuckahoe in the consolation round of the Eastchester Cup Saturday.
Best of the rest: Payton Levine had one goal and one assist in Byram Hills’ 2-1 win over visiting Rye. Bennett Kramer also scored for the Bobcats. Will Hammer scored for the Garnets. Johnny Emanuel made 12 saves in the losing cause. … Daniel Kohen and Miles Ogihara scored in Solomon Schechter’s 2-0 win at Yonkers Montessori.