Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
The Island Photography Division 1/2 Girl’s Soccer team had their full compliment of players when they battled A+ Signs on Monday, Oct. 19. Eleni Zarkadas and Ellie Haff were exceptional for Island Photography, pressuring A+ signs at every opportunity. Gianna Florentino was a force to be reckoned with on defensive, stopping several offensive charges by A+ signs. The star of the game was Kylie Paul who showed a great deal of determination when she pushed the ball through the gridlocked defense of A+ signs for her first goal of the season and the only goal in the game. Danielle Reyes, Kendall Grennan, Jane Maleady, Addison Huvane, Daniella Cavallone and Nicole Serrano all played well for Island Photography and there were smiles all around at the end of the game.
On the evening of Oct. 23, the Neuman Orthodontics Division 3 Girl’s Soccer team took on Arena taxi. Although short-handed, the Neuman team played exceptionally hard with no substitutes. Victoria Fazzallari, Rita Evangelista, and Allondra Schuck were dynamic on offense while Lucy and Micaela Costello held down the fort on defense. All the girls had a fantastic time. The next morning, the Neuman Orthodontic’s Green Stars matched up against the Goodman Marks team. With intermittent rain throughout the morning the field was very wet and extremely muddy, but that didn’t stop the Green Stars from giving their all. On a brilliant pass from Jullianna Cavallone, Kaitlyn Maleady charged the net like a stampeding rhino to score the first goal of the game. Megan Heavey played terrifically in the goal during the first half, and defensively Lucy Costello consistently beat off the challenging offensive force of Goodman Marks. Allondra Shuck was also fearless as goaltender, at one point flying through the air to smother a loose ball just before the opposition was able to launch it into the goal. Rita Evangelista was fabulous throughout the contest, keeping the opposition on their heals with her brilliant ball handling. In the second half, Micaela Costello single handedly stopped an attack by 3 Goodman Marks’ midfielders and launched the ball ahead to Victoria Fazzalari. Victoria feigned left, deceiving the defense, and blasted the ball just past the outstretched arms of the diving goalie for the Green Stars. Kamryn Cardalli and Amberlin Mott were magnificent midfielders, working in tandem to repeatedly disrupt the flow of the game for Goodman Marks. All of the players showed great sportsmanship after a hard-fought contest.