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Young Dobbs Ferry Soccer Team Continues To Grow

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The Dobbs Ferry High School boys soccer team suffered some more growing pains on Monday with a 3-1 loss at Valhalla.

Dobbs Ferry (0-2) has a team mixed with several underclassmen and some upperclassmen this season and head coach Craig Mach has coached the varsity team for just two years. Mach said the Eagles must learn to play with each other as the season progresses.

“We have some very young guys that just started playing this year so they’re still kind of learning the basics,” Mach said. “We’re just trying to work with the chemistry we have on the team and get these guys working together, especially with the passing.”

The Eagles tied the game at 1-1 midway through the second half but Valhalla quickly answered to reclaim the lead for good.

Valhalla had momentum coming into the game on the heels of its victory at the Mount Pleasant Cup tournament. But Mach said the Eagles entered the game with an unbiased view of the opponent.

“We go into every game with no expectations,” Mach said. “Just playing our best and playing like we’ve never seen them before, never heard or saw anything. Just go out and take what we learn in practice and apply it to every team no matter what they have coming before that.”

Dobbs Ferry has a chance to right the ship against Eastchester on Tuesday.

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