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White Plains Edges Scarsdale

Varsity vs White Plains HS on 5/10/2011 5:00:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by By Douglas Geller - Msg Varsity
SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Frustration. Struggle.
    
Those were the two key elements in the matchup between Scarsdale and White Plains. From the beginning of the game the two teams were clearly even. The Tigers, though, pulled away in the end, scoring two fourth-quarter goals and beating their rivals, 6-4, at home.

White Plains got on the board first on a goal by Drew Ahlers in the first quarter. Scarsdale’s Dan Juereller responded with 4:48 seconds left in the first quarter to tie the game at 1-1.

The game went back-and-forth with the Tigers trying to slow down the pace and the Red Raiders trying to pick it up. For the most part, the teams had trouble securing ground balls, especially in the first half.

Michael Trapp of White Plains scored his first of two goals with 3:46 remaining in the first half to put the Tigers up 3-2 heading into halftime.

Brian Bauersfeld of Scarsdale quickly tied the game for the Red Raiders in the second half. Bauersfeld had a goal and an assist.

Ben Newman gave Scarsdale the lead for the first time with a third-quarter goal. Dan Broderick from White Plains responded with a goal late in the third quarter.

In the fourth, White Plains took control for good, scoring two goals within 15 seconds of each other. Trapp scored his second of the game as did Ahlers. White Plains goalie Robbie Lorden secured the win, making some difficult saves against a few lasers from Scarsdale

“I had to start making some more saves for our team to stay in the game and I was happy we pulled out with a victory.” Lodern said.

As Tigers coach Mark Armogida said: “It wasn’t a pretty one.”

“It was frustrating watching that,” Armogida added. “I know we are so much better than we showed today. Athletically, we should’ve played better defensively. I thought we struggled offensively we kept throwing possessions away and we don’t take care of the ball, I’m not too happy about that.”

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