Sat/Sun, Oct. 14/15 - Micro Week Four, Intramural Week Five, TOPSoccer, Travel League Week four, State Cup - Round Three.
Sat/Sun, Oct. 21, 22 - Micro Week Five - Sunday, Intramural Week six, TOPSoccer Tournament, Travel League Week Five.
Cabbage Patch Division
U6 Girls won first place at the Kohl's American Cup Tournament on a chilly Saturday October 7th. They won all of their three games played against Levittown and the two Valley Stream teams. The Players are Giselle Correia, Alexandra Gootman, Kristina Horan, Joanna Mauceri, Cayla Mikowski, Marina Pappas, Paulina Valentine and Logan Ward. Great game girls! You should be proud.
New Hyde Girls U7 White Lightning takes second place at Syosset. All I can say is wow!!! What an exciting tournament and what an awesome last-second comeback in Game 5. The coaches and parents are oh so proud how the GU7 Team White played at Syosset on Columbus Day Weekend, finishing in 2d place, just 1 point behind the first place, and very tough, Albertson Team. The girls really came to play this weekend and left it all on the field - crisp passing, give and go's, rock-solid defense, great goal-tending and some laser shots for goals. Best of all, the girls played as a team, everyone contributed, and everyone had a big smile on their face all weekend long, so I know everyone had fun!! 5 Different girls scored goals and 5 different girls played goalie, and just about everyone had a good chance to score. The offside rule was in effect for the tournament and the girls did a fantastic job of learning this new rule and remaining on-side for each and every goal that scored in the tournament!
NHP White 4 Wins, 1 Loss
GAME 1 - NHP WHITE -1, POB - 0
GAME 2 - NHP WHITE -1, Alberston -2
GAME 3 - NHP WHITE - 1, Syosset -0
GAME 4 - NHP WHITE - 3, West Hempstead -1
GAME 5 - NHP WHITE -2, Massapequa -1
The tournament teams were pretty evenly matched, as indicated by all the close scores, but NHP had the better of play in 4 of the 5 games, and won those 4 games accordingly. Game 5 was winner take all for 2d place, and trailing 1-0 at halftime, the girls came storming back with relentless pressure by all the forwards, midfielders and even a few defenders. About midway thru the second Sophia Leeds on the left of goal fed Kaitlyn Krems on the right side and she rocketed one home to make it 1-1 with about 10 minutes in the game. As time was running out, little Kaitie then grabbed a loose ball in the Massepequa zone and then fed a very nice pass to Kira Crehan who went far post to make 2-1 with only seconds left in the game - and securing the 2d place finish for the girls. The girls never gave up and gave it everything they had - what a super way to end a very successful tournament!
WHITE LIGHTNING BOLTS:
KATIE MEEGAN: Katie M was an energizer bunny all Tournament long, using her speed and rocket shot to race down the field and pepper the opposing team and create some real nice scoring chances for herself and her teammates. New to the league, Katie has all the tools to be a real force to be reckoned with going forward - SUPER TOURNAMENT, KIDDO!
DEIRDRE LYNCH: Deirdre played both defense and forward during tournament and was rock solid at both - scoring a fantastic goal in Game 2 against Albertson, making a super move to beat her defender and then putting it by the goalie. On D, she stepped up very nicely to breakup multiple attacks by the opposition. GREAT TOURNAMENT, DEIRDRE!
THEODORA POPADONIOU: I can't say enough good things about Theodora's play on Defense - strongly taking the ball wide time after time and then making some great outlet passes up the wings - just like we practiced. And to top it off, her long throw-ins created some great scoring chances for us too. MVP-LIKE TOURNAMENT, THEO!!
EDNA DUDEK: Another energizer bunny was Edna Dudek who scored the game winning goal in Game 3, and really was super on D - again doing a fantastic job of taking the ball wide and then clearing up field. GREAT TOURNAMENT EDNA!
SIOBHAN McMULLAN: Siobhan was our goalie for parts of 3 games and really really did a super job blocking shots and then tossing the ball up field. We really needed her and she came thru. On offense, she put one past the goalie off a free kick from Theo, but the Ref called the play offsides. Tough break. FANTASTIC TOURNAMENT, KID!
OLIVIA LUGO: Our other mainstay at Goalie was Oliva Lugo who did a super job between the pipes and made some fantastic outlet passes to our team after the saves. In the field, she has developed this step-over move and I can just see the goals coming from that left side going forward. We liked what we saw, Oliva. SUPER TOURNAMENT!
KASEY BORDUAS: Kasey missed game 5, but we were sure to grab her a much deserved trophy. Kasey was strong to the ball all tournament long and really shined in Game 4 where she just missed on 3 real nice scoring chances. Keep that up and the goals will come in bunches. VERY NICE TOURNAMENT KASEY!
SOPHIA LEEDS: Sophia, Kira and Kaitlyn formed what might be best described as a dominating dynamic threesome on the attack- applying relentless pressure in games 4 and 5 with scoring chance after scoring chance. Sophia's hard work paid off with 2 of the 3 goals scored in Game 3 and these were not cheapies, but rocket shots! Keep up the good work and the goals will start coming in buckets! FANTASTIC TOURNAMENT, SOPH!!
KIRA CREHAN: Except for a stint in goal in game 1, Kira was our primary midfielder in the tournament and boy did she do a great job of using her speed and skills to sweep right and left with the ball, cut inside and pass or shoot. Kira scored 1 goal in critical Game 4 and she got the goal of the tournament with only seconds to play in Game 5 to secure a 2d place finish for the team. OUTSTANDING TOURNAMENT, MVP-LIKE!!
KAITLYN KREMS: Kaitlyn had quite a tournament - scoring the game winning goal in game 1, and the game tieing goal in Game 5 to give us the shot at 2d place. She also assisted on Kira's game winning goal, and she must have taken 4-5 corner kicks that got by the D and almost resulted in goals. She also quickly learned to play with the offside rule in effect and did a super job of staying even with the last defender. GREAT TOURNAMENT, MINI-ME!!
Syosset Columbus Day Tournament
The girls U7 New Hyde Park Blue team came to the Syosset Columbus Day tournament, played in the top division and dominated it! The girls played against tough teams from Dix Hills, East Meadow, Hicksville, Levittown and Valley Stream and notched a 5 win and 0 loss record to take 1st place. The team allowed only 2 goals to sneak in to the goal the entire tournament. The team showed true team work and friendship the entire time. The offense put on a passing exhibition for the crowd each game with most goals coming with an assist from a teammate making a lighting accurate pass. The offense finished with powerful shots on goal. The defense made hard stops and dribbled the ball up field where they dished the ball up to the offense. Despite how great the defense played the goal keepers didn't have a free pass on the day. The keepers made some diving saves and came charging any time the ball got close to them. The team was powered by Emma Aquino, Camryn Dluginski, Zakiyya Ellington, Camryn Finkel, Samantha Katsanos, Elaine Liu, Erica Lorenzana, Jaime Mooney, Allanah OShea and Emma Quinn. We missed you on the field Zoe and we hope your arm get better soon. Thank you to all the family / friends who helped out today. As always I am proud of all the girls.
Cheetah Girls wrap up. Emma N. came out storming with 2 corners blasts at the back of the net. Amanda C. was huge on defense turning balls away. Milla S. and Kayla F. dribbled through for some shots on goal. Natalie K. made some nice runs up field. Sara M. and Alyssa G. shared the goalie position with some nice saves.
Cheetah Girls were short handed today. Amanda C. and Milla S. came through each with a goal, while Emma N. scored a hat trick. Kayla F. was great as our goalie. Jamie D. and Alyssa G. made some nice runs on offense.
Cheetah Girls were better prepared. Milla S. scored our only goal. Emma N.and Amanda C. were awesome on defense. Francis C. helped at midfield playing up the ball. Natalie K. had acouple of shots on goal. Jamie D. was great at goal. Alyssa G. and Sara M. was strong on offense. Kayla F. made some runs on offense.
Cheetah Girls played their best game of the season. Francis C. came out of the block turning away many offensive runs. Kayla F. was awesome playing center defense and marking any player that was asked of her. Emma N., Amanda C. and Natalie K. were huge making run after run on offense but were turned away at the last second. Milla S. scored our only goal for a blast at the corner of the net. Jamie D. was huge at goal. Alyssa G. and Sara M. helped at midfield feeding the offense. Great job!
Columbus Day Weekend North Hempstead Cup Tournament
Game 1 - U10 Lady Tigers 6 Albertson 97 Fury 0
The tournament started on a cloudy, windy and chilly day but the team was at full attendance with everyone playing their positions beautifully. Betsy started the scoring for the team with great persistence and anticipation. Betsy got the ball to Jasmine who shot the ball off the goalie and Betsy got right back in front and kicked the ball in. Jasmine then showed her persistence as she hit the goal post. Martha kept the ball in play and this time Jamine drill in the second goal. Betsy and Jasmine each scored one more goal before half time. Bridgette was very active and had a few scoring chances. The goal was attended by Lisa with great assistance from the defensive team of Erin, Jennifer, Laila, Julie and Sabrina. During the second half, Bridgette took over the goaltending duties. Sabrina was playing her position and her anticipation paid off when she scored the 5th goal for the team. Gianna had a few beautiful runs whereby she beautifully controlled the ball and brought it down the line. Lisa finished the scoring when she pretended to kick straight into the goal but kicked it into the left corner.
Game 2 - U10 Lady Tigers 2 Glen-Cove Rising Starz 1
The sun was peeking in and out during the second game and all the girls continued to play their positions well. The ball barely made into our half of the field for most of the game due our offensive pressure. Laila continued with her attempts from the first game and finally got through and scored the first goal for the team. A penalty kick was called against the Lady Tigers when players from each team collided and fell. Glen Cove was able to capitalize on the penalty kick and the game was tied at 1 for the longest time. The Lady Tigers was determined to score again. With Erin constantly driving down the right side of the field, she just missed scoring a few times. Erin also made several precision cross-cut passes towards the goal with Lisa, Keeley constantly attacking. Each came so close to scoring, but no onion. With time running out and the score tied, the Lady Tigers just would not quit. With a pass from Julie in the corner, Betsy split three defenders and got into great position in front of the goal, and with her patented "BETSY BLAST," blasted a high arcing shot in the upper right hand corner to win the game! Great Shot, Betsy! Great game, girls!
Game 3 - U10 Lady Tigers 7 Mineola Red Devils 0
It was a bright, beautiful and sunny day that can also describe our play in game 3. The Lady Tigers started with Betsy scoring on a breakaway goal. The next five goals came on some excellent teamwork and passing:
Goal #2 Gianna with a beautiful pass from Erin.
Goal #3 Leila with a great pass from Keeley.
Goal #4 Lisa with a terrific in-bound pass from Jennifer.
Goal #5 Jasmine with tough pass from Martha that split the Mineola defense.
Goal # 6 Keeley knock one in, with an assist from Gianna.
The final goal was scored by Gianna on a penalty kick that the Lady Tigers was awarded when Erin was taken down. Bridgette, Sabrina, Julie and Leila played both ends of the field and were very active and contributed to scoring opportunities. The whole team played a strong and solid game with contributions from everyone. The defense was anchored by Erin, Jennifer and Bridgette. They stop Mineola from getting too close to our goal. The goal tending duties were shared by Lisa and Betsy in preserving the shutout.
Game 4 - U10 Lady Tigers 1 East Meadow Hurricanes 2
In our last game of the weekend to determine 1st place, the Lady Tigers faced a talented and tough East Meadow team. We were missing Julie and Gianna. East Meadow started off with a strong offensive attack. They have several scoring chances but were stopped by Lisa who kept us in the game. However, East Meadow scored on a difficult corner shot, pass and defection into the net. The game went back and forth, each team with opportunities. Upon a collision between a player from each team, East Meadow was awarded a penalty kick which they converted to make the score 2 to 0. In the second half, the Lady Tigers finally broke through. With Jasmine making a great shot to the corner of the net, the East Meadow goalie drove and was able to block it. Sabrina alertly following the play, was able to drill home the rebound off the goalie. Great shot, Sabrina! The Lady Tigers had a few more scoring opportunities but time ran out. Once again, everyone played great and got 2nd place in the tournament. The Lady Tigers should be very proud of their accomplishments and how they played throughout the weekend tournament. The Lady Tigers are Jasmine Bustos, Laila Chadli, Gianna Ferrante, Martha Keller, Julie Kennedy, Jennifer Louie, Keeley McGrath, Lisa Pellegrino, Sabrina Posadas, Erin Rivera, Bridgette Stacom and Betsy Tannenbaum. Many thanks to all the coaches and parents for their continual support.
North Hempstead Cup Tournament - Lady Leopards
The Lady Leopards played a wonderful tournament. In each of their four games, they played teams that were one or two divisions above them. They eagerly accepted the challenge. Also, the girls switched around positions, many playing in positions new to them. Three of the games ended in close losses for New Hyde Park, in which the Lady Leopards matched their opponents almost step for step. In an exciting contest with Cold Spring Harbor, New Hyde Park scored the winning goal just seconds before the final whistle blew. Cold Spring Harbor scored the first goal of the game, but our offense moved aggressively to get it back. Hannah Zeitlin, playing striker for the first time this season, scored New Hyde Park's initial goal. Later in the game, with about half the team up at the net, the ball was ping-ponged around just enough to make the goalie dizzy, then dumped into the net by Hannah. With the score tied at 2-2 for most of the second half, Dylan Livers delivered a great shot that scored the winning goal just ahead of the ref's whistle. Celeste Lyons was the winning goalie for this game. Over the course of the tournament, Nicole DeSouza, Taylor Ross, and Kaitlin Shea showed great moves in defense, a position they don't ordinarily play. They joined steadfast defenders Sofie Klapow and Caroline Weinberg to block advances. Alana Cohen, Madison Cascio, and Antonella Cotilletta moved easily between midfield and defense playing both positions skillfully. Danielle Michaels was her usual speedy striker self, and Rebecca Lewis joined the offense when not playing midfield. In addition to Celeste, our goalies for the tournament were Antonella and Taylor who both did great work against tough opponents. The Lady Leopards showed flexibility and grit, and rose to the challenges they faced in this tournament to grow stronger as a team. Go Lady Leopards!
10/7 Syosset Columbus Day Tournament
After a long hard fought afternoon of soccer, the Boys U6 - White Team, took first place in the Blue division at the Kohl's American Cup Syosset Tournament. Their first game was against the Plainview/Old Bethpage Highlanders and towards the end of a scoreless first half Christian Morales' thunderous shot from the top of the slot put the team in front to stay. During the second half, strong goaltending by Matthew Morales & Ryan O'Sullivan sealed the win. Their second game was against the Syosset Rockets where the team's constant offensive pressure by Dylan Figueroa, Christopher Carbone & Sean Kerwin led the team to their second win. Their last game was against the Valley Stream Soccer Club where aggressive offensive teamwork by Thomas Donnelly & Matthew O'Neill led to multiple scores and coupled with strong goaltending by Matthew Reda ensured victory. Congratulations to the boy's squad on their undefeated afternoon of soccer which displayed a very high level of skill, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Kudos as well to the parents, grandparents, coaches and league officials for their support and leadership, job well done!
North Hempstead Tournament
October 7-8, 2006
The New Hyde Park Wilcats sent the U8 boys teams to the 2006 Columbus Day tournament. The team in the black division played like true champions. After a hard fought day the boys had to scrap out wins against very hard play by P.O.B, Rockville Center and Syosset. On Sunday the boys played against Albertson and Manhasset Hills and finished the tournament in first place with a 5 and 0 record. By the second day teams were sitting on the side lines observing and talking saying "this is how a team plays together". the passing was superb and the players held and controlled there positions throughout the tournament. Congratulations goes out to Kevin Keenan, Zachary Fazekas, Jordan Zivan, John Kilcullen, Joseph Dunn, Fernando Robayo, Nicholas Favale, Jose-David Marulanda and Michael Nygaard. You played, acted and are champions boys. Great job, you deserved everything you accomplished
Syosset Columbus Day tournament
U-9 Wildcats team came to the Syosset Columbus day tournament and competed hard in the top division in their age bracket. The boys played hard all weekend long and battled it out with teams from Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Plainview Old Bethpage, Syosset and Valley Stream. The boys notched 2 wins, a tie and two losses (to the two teams that eventually tied each other for first place in the division). This team came together a few months ago to start playing and every day are starting to look more like a great team rather than just a group of great soccer players. The offense pushed the ball up field all tournament long and had some great passing and pretty finishes. The defense worked together to stop the opposing teams attacks and feed the ball up to the offense. The goal keepers had their hands full and made some great saves and heads up plays. The team was powered by Nicholas Aquino, Matthew Bateman, Joseph DelGiorno, Kevin Driscoll, Joseph Leva, Jack Mangin, Matthew OConnor, Kyle Perno, Antonio Prunella, Brendan Quinn, Peter Restivo and John Paul Sanchez. Thank you to all the family / friends that helped out all tournament long. I am proud of the entire team.
North Hempstead Tournament
October 7-8, 2006
The Stray Cats played amazing, exciting, energized soccer this weekend in the Columbus Day Weekend North Hempstead Tournament. Playing against some the Island's strongest Division I competition, the Stray Cat warriors battled from start to finish in every game. Although the Cats came up a bit short in the standings, every player contributed in a big way to the team's unyielding efforts throughout the entire tournament, leaving their hearts on the turf.
Game 1 - The Cats began the tournament against rival Syosset in an early morning slugfest. The Cats, traditionally not a morning team, were caught napping and spotted Syosset a 2 goal cushion. In the second half, true to form, the Cats came to life, playing relentless, selfless, team soccer only to come up short at games end, 2-0.
Game 2 - The Cats second game against a tough Levittown squad proved to be a different story. The Cats came out fighting only to spot Levittown 3 quick goals early in the first half. The second half, the Cats came back hungry and strong, with a never-say-die attitude. On a penalty kick, Billy Stevens blasted one in the nets to put the Cats on the board. Minutes later, Steven Cacchioli made a beautiful across-the-middle pass to Ciaran Stack, who knocked it in the put the Cats within a goal. Billy found an open Gerard Farrell in the middle who fired it past the keeper to tie the game at three. But a heartbreaking last second goal by Levittown put another defeat on the Cats 4-3.
Game 3 - Sunday the sun was shining and the Cats were ready to pounce. Playing against a strong Port Washington team, the Cats knew they had to get on the board early. And they did. Tyler Carrick floated a 40-foot shot over the keepers head and under the crossbar for the Cats first lead of the tourney. Austin Ward made it 2-0 Cats when he flew down the left side on a breakaway and fired it in the net. Minutes later, Bryan O'Neill found Austin open again, passed a beauty over, and Austin blasted his second goal of the game, giving the Cats a 3-0 lead. Port scored late in the half on a penalty kick to put them down 3-1 at the half. The second half was all Port Washington. They caught the Cats defense napping and scored three times to give the Cats another devastating defeat.
Game 4 - Down but not out, the Cats gave it their all against a tough HBC squad. Down 2-0 late in the first half, Ciaran broke down the left side to put the Cats within a goal. In the second half, Matt Huhn passed a beauty to Gerard, who banged it in to tie the game at two. But alas, the Stray Cats ran out of steam and HBC score twice more for a 4-2 final score. Goalie Andrew Blumenson made 33 amazing saves in the tourney.
All in all, the Cats are improving with each game, playing with non-stop energy and resolve against the strongest competition on Long Island. All the Stray Cats - Billy Stevens, Alex Spinoccia, Tyler Carrick, Ryan Korzevinsky, Stephan Eranovic, Gerard Farrell, Andrew Blumenson, Ciaran Stack, Chris Ferlazzo, Bryan O'Neill, Austin Ward, Matthew Huhn, and Steven Cacchioli - should be proud of their efforts this weekend. Special thanks to Coach Bill Stevens and his extensive staff for preparing the team each game. Great tournament, Stray Cats!!
U- 11 NHP Jaguars vs East Meadow Cyclones 1-1. The highlights included several clutch defensive plays by Chris Pun, Anthony Cacchioli and Matt Pappacena. Daniel Flori made several awesome saves in goal. Andrew Curcio had an outstanding game. He repeatedly fought off the Cyclone forwards and regained possession for the Jaguars. Peter Keenan had the assist to Michael Zornberg, who blasted one into the net to score the only Jaguars goal. Late in the second half, East Meadow scored and the game ended in a tie.
Jaguars vs Baldwin Eagles 2-1. The highlights included a tremendous offensive effort by Brian Ambadjes, Steven Liu, Anthony DiMarco and Chris Sacino. Baldwin scored one early but midfielders Sean Ryan and Peter Keenan used their speed to push the ball up. Chris Sacino blasted an incredible shot that missed but Andrew Curcio was in perfect position to follow it up for the goal! With only minutes remaining, Chris S. blasted another great shot that the goalie deflected and dropped. It appeared to just cross over into the goal but Brendan Deery was there to send it in the rest of the way for the 2-1 victory!
Jaguars vs POB Pounders 2-1. Only minutes into the game, Sean Ryan took control of the ball in midfield, made a fantastic offense push and took a great shot that went wide. Brendan Deery was there to follow it up and put it in for the first Jaguar goal! Plainview tied the game up at the half. Chris Pun, Chris Sacino, Anthony DiMarco, and Brendan Deery played awesome offense. They are all credited with shots on goal. Anthony Cacchioli was key in the sweeper position and Andrew Curcio was a force to be reckoned with. In goal, Matt Pappacena made several clutch saves. Chris S. blasted one into the net to clinch the win!
Jaguars vs Port Washington 3-2. In the final game of the tournament, Brian Ambadjes, Daniel Flori and Chris Pun turned it up and came out strong. Chris S. took a penalty kick and scored the first goal for the Jaguars.Port Washington quickly tied it up.Chris S. took a corner kick and blasted it over the goalie's head for his second goal. Chris Pun made a fantastic offensive push assisted by Steven Liu who passed it over to Michael Zornberg, who then buried it in the goal! Port Washington fought back and made a penalty kick resulting in a 3-2 game. The Jaguars took second place in the North Hempstead Tournament ! Well done boys!