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Girls Soccer: Mattituck drops league opener against Babylon

It was a tough two days for the Mattituck girls soccer team. 

On Thursday, the Tuckers had their home game against Babylon postponed for a day due to a rainstorm. On Friday, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to their League VII rivals.

Olivia Maldonado scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Panthers (1-0-0, 1-0-0) over Mattituck (0-1-0, 0-1-1).

Maldonado set up Shayne Antolini with the first goal at 7:41 before finding the back of the net for an insurance goal in the 50th minute that went off the hand of Mattituck keeper Emma Fasolino.

In fact, Fasolino saved the Panthers from extending their leads, finishing with 14 saves.

Babylon goalkeeper Kathryn DiSanti made 10 saves, including one on a penalty kick by Mattituck midfielder Katherine Hayes to preserve the two-goal lead in the 71st minute.

The Tuckers will try to get back into the win column by playing at League VII rival Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.