Let’s give White Plains a round of applause.
Is anybody else coming into today’s action with a four game winning streak? Yeah, it’s a function of the schedule, I know, but they’re celebrating the run since this team is new to the power league. Head coach Mark Armogida didn’t want his Tigers to step up and step back.
They are making a case to stick around.
“It helps having Howie Rubenstein as my assistant because he went through this same situation in ice
hockey, this was the first year they played in the A league and they did exceptionally well,” said Armogida, who quickly established a new level of commitment. “I think the turning point of our season was the Friday night game against North Salem. We won by eight goals, but made a lot of mistakes and instead of giving the kids off on Saturday as we planned, we came in at 7 a.m. and worked extremely hard. This got their attention and ever since then we have been more focused in practice.”
The lumps will undoubtedly come.
“Our regular season record might not be what we are used to, but we are trying to get ready for a run in the playoffs,” Armogida said. “Instead of having to adjust to the speed and tempo we’ll be ready.”
White Plains visits Greeley today.
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
Hen Hud at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Fox Lane at North Rockland, 4:30 p.m.
Bronxville at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.
Suffern at Scarsdale, 4:30 p.m.
Lakeland/Panas at Byram Hills, 4:30 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley at John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
Will Putnam Valley remain undefeated? Will Lakeland/Panas be looking ahead? Will Clarkstown South be able to score enough? By all means, post a score if you’re out there.
Mahopac 12, Clarkstown South 1
Fordham Prep 15, Stepinac 3
North Rockland 8, Fox Lane 4
Yorktown 13, Hen Hud 3
Lakeland/Panas 11, Byram Hills 7
Iona Prep 19, St. Joseph by the Sea 1
Brewster 14, Bronxville 6
Greeley 10, White Plains 7
Rye 9, Somers 8 OT
Irvington 14, Croton 3
Harrison 7, Clarkstown North 3