MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Mamaroneck High School's soccer coach and varsity captain said the team is pumped up for Thursday evening's opening round playoff game against Clarkstown South.
The Tigers' home field soccer playoff game was pushed back to 6 p.m. due to another home playoff match at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 between Mamaroneck High girls' soccer team and the Ursuline School of New Rochelle. (The Tiger girls advanced to a Saturday game against Horace Greeley with their 1-0 victory.)
The Tigers' are the top seed in the AA playoff tournament bracket and were recently ranked as the seventh best high school varsity boys' soccer team nationwide. They finished the regular season with a record of 14-1-1.
Asked who he was counting on to excel in the first playoff game of 2016, Tigers' Coach Rich Becker said, "All 30."
Becker said he was thrilled with the number of players trying out and competing for Mamaroneck this season -- including 17 seniors.
Mamaroneck High School varsity soccer team Captain Jack Spiridellis. "Capt. Jack Spiro" as some of his teammates call him said the team is pumped up but focused for an opening round playoff game, which begins at 6 p.m. at home versus Clarkstown South.
Clarkstown South fended off a late-game rally in its opening match on Wednesday against Spring Valley before winning 4-2, according to LoHud.com.