Sports Digest: Sandy Challenges Mustangs

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From soccer dad Michael Weitzen:

The Tarrytown AYSO under age 10 girls travel soccer team has had a busy two weeks.

Their game with Ardsley on November 3rd was cancelled because of the storm; instead, the girls had a spirited scrimmage with the under age 12 Tarrytown Tigers. The girls enjoyed playing on the larger field at Washington Irving with 11 vs 11 format instead of the usual 7 vs 7. Parents and coaches filled in at goalie and the girls battled to a 1-1 tie against the older competition. Julia Costa celebrated her birthday by scoring the lone goal for the Mustangs. The party was then moved to Main Street Sweets where coach John Sutherland treated the team to ice cream.

On November 10th the Mustangs were supposed to travel to Mt Pleasant to take on the strong 5-1 Wildcats; however, the game was moved to Losee field because of conditions in Mt Pleasant. These two teams have only one loss, both to Pleasantville.

Last year the Mustangs faced Mt Pleasant twice, losing both times 2-0. This time the Mustangs fought the Wildcats to a scoreless tie earning their fourth shut out of the year. Sadie Swenson and Annie Dineen are rapidly developing into lock down defenders, as they frustrated the Mt Pleasant offense and halted advances by their offensive star forward. What few shots the Wildcats got were skillfully handled by keepers Julia Costa and Sophie Sylves-Berry. The development of Swenson and Dineen have allowed star defender Maddy Navin to bring her skills to offense as well. Navin, Samantha Nutig, Emma Clarke, Samantha Livingston, Sophie Sylves-Berry, Julia Costa, and Talia Fante led multiple offensive advances resulting in several shots on goal.

The girls finish the fall season 5-1-1 and next have the post season Somers Fall Classic. This tournament is Saturday November 17th where the Mustangs will compete against 9 other Westchester teams. The Mustangs will get another chance at Pleasantville, as well as Ardsley, Somers, and a club team from Harrison, the Power. They will play four 20 minute games, and if they win their division, they will play for the championship. The girls' long summer practices led to fall season success and they hope that success will translate into post season recognition.


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