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Arlington boys soccer tips Ketcham on eve of postseason

It’s time for the postseason.

But first, the high school boys soccer teams from Arlington and Roy C. Ketcham played one more tilt Monday as visiting Arlington prevailed 2-0 in Wappingers Falls.

Connor Bruyn scored a pair of second-half goals for Arlington (11-5 overall, 8-0 league) on assists from Anthony Germano and Mike Vanikiotis to help lift the Admirals.

Jimmy Martin made four saves for Arlington. Chris Argiento made 10 saves for Ketcham (11-5, 4-4). The Section 1 tournament brackets will be announced Tuesday.

Arlington's Peter Petrillo, left, tries to get the ball away from Ketcham's Mitchell Kuehner, right, during Monday's game.

Arlington’s Peter Petrillo, left, tries to get the ball away from Ketcham’s Mitchell Kuehner, right, during Monday’s game.

“We’ve been plugging along and really starting to play some decent soccer,” Arlington coach Craig Sanborn said. “We had some struggles early on in the year, but we’ve had more time to evaluate and we’re putting guys in what we think are the right spots. They’re coming together and working hard. They’re coming together at the right time.”

Sanborn said it’s anyone’s guess who will be seeded where Tuesday, but he thinks his Admirals to fare well.

“Nobody wants to see us,” Sanborn said. “Everybody looks at our record, but we rebounded and we’re playing some good soccer right now. We’re tough. The boys are starting to learn that if you defend, you have a shot at every game.”

Arlington's Michael Vanikiotis, right, takes the ball down field as Ketcham's Mitchell Kuehner, left, defends during Monday's game.

Arlington’s Michael Vanikiotis, right, takes the ball down field as Ketcham’s Mitchell Kuehner, left, defends during Monday’s game.

Ketcham coach Scott Grimes thought his team played a strong match Monday.

“The guys did an excellent job playing against an excellent team,” Grimes said. “They certainly seem like they are on the rise heading into sectionals and I think we are as well. The boys have shown all season they are willing to work hard and when they do, we can be formidable.”

Phil Strum: pstrum@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4847, Twitter: @PJStrum

Ketcham's Daniel Veliz, right, heads the ball away from Arlington's Reed Burton, left, during Monday's game.

Ketcham’s Daniel Veliz, right, heads the ball away from Arlington’s Reed Burton, left, during Monday’s game.

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