Jeff Greblick scored a goal and added an assist on Chris Shea’s tally as the Arlington High School boys soccer team opened its season with a 2-0 victory over John Jay on Thursday in Wiccopee.
“I was really pleased with the way we played. Our team chemistry is very good at this point in time,” Admirals coach Craig Sanborn said. “The guys are working together hard.”
Arlington outshot John Jay, 14-12, and held a 7-6 edge in corner kicks.
“Just looking at the stats alone, both teams were getting to each other’s end line,” Sanborn said.
Alex Fazio made six saves for Arlington, while his counterpart, Ryan Curran, made one stop for John Jay.
Of Greblick, a senior, Sanborn said, “He’s going to be huge for us this year. He’s a real threat on the offensive side. The kid works very hard to create opportunities for himself and will be a big part of what we do.”
Sanborn said John Jay forwards Blake Kozlowski and Kyle Cost had chances in the match.
“They’re two tough kids and they’re not easy to mark,” Sanborn said. “They got free a couple of times. We were able to finish two opportunities. With a little bit of luck, good defense and good goaltending, they weren’t able to get any.”
Arlington hosts Mahopac on Saturday at 3 p.m., while John Jay returns to the field on Monday when it travels to Brewster for a 4:30 p.m. match.