This week’s decision wasn’t all that difficult because there was only one team that played three games and went 3-0, and that team had a player who scored at least two goals in each of those wins.
Yorktown is the only double-digit seed from any class which is still alive, and a big reason for that has been the play of senior Mohamed Hamza. After playing in the midfield for much of the regular season, Hamza has been on fire since being pushed up to forward recently.
He started the week with two goals and two assists in the Huskers’ regular season finale 4-1 win over Brewster, but that was just a sign of things to come. Hamza registered a hat trick in Thursday’s 4-0 outbracket win over Panas, and then picked up two more goals in Friday’s first round 4-0 upset win at Tappan Zee. With him leading the attack, Yorktown’s offense is suddenly looking like one of the most potent in Class A.
Next up, Hamza and the 11th-seeded Huskers will take on No. 3 Hen Hud in the quarterfinals on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Other players who were considered included Scarsdale’s Nacho Marini, North Rockland’s Brendan Madden, Ketcham’s Jake Keller, Fox Lane’s Owen Azrak, Byram’s Ben Weinstein and Edgemont’s Alexander Goldman.
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