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Garden City Defeats Roslyn 2-0

Trojans beat a scrappy Bulldogs squad on a pair of second half goals

The Garden City boys came out recently on their home turf fired up and looking to get on the winning side of the ledger against Roslyn. From the opening touch, the GC boys played with intensity; they were seemingly first to every loose ball, challenged all 50-50 chances or jumped higher for any headers in the air. With the game being played with a somewhat “ugly” style of soccer in the first half, the Trojans intensity carried the game. Once the GC boys settled down in the second half and began controlling the ball, the offense took over and produced two goals for the win.

Early in the first half, Garden City put the pressure on the Roslyn defense and finally broke through with a goal by Patrick Keogh off a deflected cross by Jack Gillan. The goal was a good example that hard work pays dividends, as Gillan fought through the Bulldogs defense to get the ball into the box. The second goal came with about 15 minutes left in the game and was scored by Gillan. This time it was about being in the right place and having a quicker step to the ball as he jumped between two defenders and placed his shot inside the left post for the 2-0 lead.

The defense played a strong match in coming up with their first shutout of the season. Keeper Tyler Biscone grabbed several loose balls in the box in the first half to control the play. In the second half he came up big with an exceptional sliding save on a ball at the foot of a Roslyn forward inside the six as GC was still only up only 1-0. Biscone finished with 9 saves.

Throughout the game, captains Marc Schwendemann and Stephen Soviero were forces around the ball, either pushing the ball up field or defending the counterattack. Also behind the ball, defending and keeping the score sheet clean, were Jake Menges, Kyle Ritchie, Johnny Morris and Ryan Zarou.

With much of the game being played in the midfield, the strong play of Jack Metzler, Keogh, Gillan, Greg Vouzianis and Matt Rogers was necessary to keep the ball moving quickly to the attack. GC was also very tough, taking the ball out of the air as they continually went up higher and stronger than Roslyn.

Coach Cutter was happy with the overall effort of the team and is hoping that the team continues to develop a more controlled game. Next up for the Trojans is a Friday game at Wantagh and then home on Wednesday against Jericho.

News

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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