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U10 Travel Try-Outs

Travel try-outs for the new Boys and Girls U10 travel teams will take place at the Denton Avenue School field on Tuesday, June 9th and Wednesday, June 10th as follows:

June 9th

4:30 p.m - Girls Check-In (registration) 5- 6:30 p.m. - Girls Try-Outs

6 p.m. - Boys Check-In 6:30 8 p.m. - Boys Try-Outs

June 10th

5- 6:30 p.m. - Boys Try-Outs

6:30 8 p.m. - Girls Try-Outs

Girls Try-Outs

To be eligible, the player must be born between Aug. 1, 1999 and December 31, 2000, and must currently be registered in our intramural program if the player resides in "11040". If he or she resides outside "11040", they must have played in both the fall 2008 and spring 2009 seasons in our intramural program. Please register online for the try-outs, after May 1st, so that we can have an idea of how many to anticipate (use intramural registration). Players should wear their intramural uniforms, shin guards and cleats, and bring water and a ball.

There will be a parent meeting on May 19th at 7 p. m. at the NHP Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Avenue, NHP to discuss "What is Travel?"

TOPSOCCER

The hearty TOPSoccer program was in full force, even though the weather threatened all morning. The juniors and intermediates combined for an exciting contest which ended in a 4-3 victory for the Fireballs over the Sponge Bobs. Harrison Stein had a 'hat trick' with 3 goals and Tristan Yang added the decisive tally for the Fireballs. Sponge Bobs had goals by Chris Cooney, Camilla Dervisevic and Dan Barber. Charlie Hinz was the outstanding goalie.

The seniors played against the Veterans (coaches and parents) and clearly were the superior squad. The final score of 6-4 was not indicative of the overall play as the Veterans got some lucky shots from Kevin Oster and Stan Yang which just found the inside of the uprights. Andrea Matteo led the way for the seniors with 2 goals. The rest of the scoring was spread around among 4 other players, which demonstrated the overall balance of the team. Stefani Egre, as usual, shot a rocket which almost took of the goalie's hand off, while Robert Vittiglio, Matt Saraiva and Billy Russo used more finesse to score on well-placed shots. Great defense by Robert and Andrew Abberton. Rich Bletsch, Director

GIRLS DIVISION

GU9 MAJOR: MANHASSET 5 STAR - 2, NHP -1

I cannot think of a game in recent memory that I was any more proud of the girls than this game. We went toe-to-toe with the 'best team U9 in Nassau County' and gave them everything they could handle. The defense of Casey Sanders, Isabel Ugolini, Theodora Papadonio and Stephanie Karczewski was superb - and stepped up countless times to break up attacks. Manhasset got off to a 2 goal lead in the first half , but NHP came storming back in the 2d half. The Offense was led by Katie Krems, Kira Crehan, Mackenzie Griffin and Sophia Leeds who all played like tigers, and did a super job distributing the ball. Tiffany Velin ran all game long on left wing and made Manhasset pay early in the second half when she took a cross from Kaitlyn and buried the ball high and hard to cut the lead to 2-1. NHP dominated the balance of play but could not come up with the equalizer. Edna Dudek played a solid game in goal in the first half, before playing enforcer out in the field in the second half - dishing out what Manhasset is used to serving up. Olivia Lugo played goal in the second half, did her best Napoleon impersonation, commanding the penalty area like a field marshal, and did not let anything past her. All in all, a super effort ladies - you are really playing well at this high level!

GU9 INTERMEDIATE: NHP -5, MASSAPEQUA -4

I was equally proud of the Intermediate Blue Team who remain undefeated in Pre-Travel, as they took on a tough Massapequa squad. This game was not as close as it seems, as we built a 5-1 before 'calling off the hounds' in the second half. The passing of Dylan Sanders, Jordyn Siegel and Katie Krems (double duty) was downright awesome all game long - stringing together 3 successive give-and-goes and a pass back in 1 sequence to start the 2d half! Great rushes on goal by Jordyn and Kaitlyn netted 2 goals each to lead the way. Deirdre Lynch too had a great game on fwd, netting the last goal of our day and really doing a great job making 'killer passes' into open space. Siobhan McMullan, Cara Becker and Camryn Dluginski were also very strong on the attack and nearly tallied goals, in between sharp passing. On D, Bethany Ambrosio, Lauren Perlman, Olivia Lugo and Casey Sanders were rock solid. In goal was Shayna Zeitlin (no goals), Casey Sanders (1 goal) and Katie Krems (who bore the brunt of the Massapequa comeback), did a fine job of blocking shots and getting rid of the ball. Fantastic passing out there today, ladies- keep it up

NHP Tornado Tigers 1 Jericho Avalanche 0 - The Tornado Tigers opened the spring season with a victory over a tough team from Jericho. Mariella Facibene and Debra Keller were terrific in goal, each making multiple game saving plays. The defense was very impressive throughout the game. Kimberly Keblish was tremendous on defense stopping several runs by Jericho while consistently pushing the ball up to the forwards. Samantha Merino, Milla Skugor and Isabelle Brenes all made key plays on defense while preserving the shutout. Maggie Donnelly scored the lone goal on a penalty kick, the result of a hand ball right in front of the goalie while Jennifer Morrone and Maggie were putting pressure on the defense. Julia Gordon, Danielle Gerbe, Nicole Farishian and Ali Luna played well as forwards holding position and out hustling Jericho. The team will now have a long layoff before their next game on April 25th against Wantagh Seaford Storm.

NHP Tornado Tigers 2 Floral Park Centennial 1 - The Tornado Tigers played an outstanding game against a tough team from Floral Park. Jennifer Morrone opened the scoring for the Tornado Tigers on a beautiful corner kick from Samantha Merino. Jennifer was in perfect position behind the defense and was able to redirect the pass into the net. The Tornado Tigers second goal was just as impressive. Debra Keller, who played an outstanding all around game, scored a terrific goal off an excellent crossing pass by Maggie Donnelly. Debra also played in goal in the first half shutting out Floral Park for the half. Mariella Facibene played terrific in goal in the 2nd half to preserve the win. Floral Park put the pressure on in the 2nd half but the Tornado Tigers played an outstanding team game. The defense was terrific all day lead by Samantha Merino, Isabelle Brenes, Nicole Farishian and Milla Skugor. Julie Gordon and Ali Luna continued to apply offensive pressure on Floral Park. The team is set to battle Oceanside Xtreme this coming Sat.

GU9 BONNET GAME SUMMARY

LIGHTNING - 4, CUBS -3

In a wet and wild affair, both teams played outstanding in a back and forth game that saw several lead changes. The Lighting attack was led by Cara Becker who had 2 goals and ran well all game long, and Katie Krems who netted 2 nifty goals before spending the last part of the game on D. Sophia Leeds also split time between striker and center D, where she distributing the ball very very well. The D of Isabel Ugolini, Lauren Perlman and Shayna Zeitlin was very strong - and as a reward, each spent a little time in goal, where they all did a nice job. Taylor Wahrer stepped up her game at center fwd, and made some nice passes to spring the attack. Dierdre Lynch continued her strong play at fwd, made several nice passes and just missed on a couple of close range shots. Bethany and Kristin - we missed you. Super playing ladies!

Cubs 3 vs Lightning 4 Like the condition in the Kentucky derby this game would have been called a muddy track and the Cubs would have been the long shot on the day going against the heavy favorite team of the Lightning, but the Cubs just couldn't pull off the upset on the field. An exciting game as both teams had tried running through some of the mud and wet grass. Olivia Lugo did a fine job as goalie in the first half making some nice saves and just letting two shots get by her. The Defense for the Cubs battled hard with Kira Crehan making some charges to the Lightning goal from defense, with support by Casey Borduas who was herself a little under the weather but always bring the sun with her when she smiles on the field, Marissa Menist and Dylan Sanders split time on offense and defense. The offensive charge was led by Siobhan McMullan, Marissa Menist, Dylan Sanders, and Jordyn Siegel. The Cubs first goal couldn't have been planned any better as Kira Crehan's inbound pass deep in Lightning territory reached Siobhan McMullan, her shot deflects off a defender in front of the the net and Jordyn Siegel stuffs it away for a goal. Marissa Menist got into deep left corner of Lightning territory and snakes around the back of the defense, and she shoots to far post for a quick goal. In the second half Jordyn using her quickness all game breaks away from the defenders and was off to the races, makes a nice move to goal for her second goal of the day. Kasey Sanders suffered a slight back injury when she slipped and fell on the wet grass, went in to goal the second half making some nice saves and punted the ball out very well and deep for the cubs. The girls played a great and exciting game under some real soggy conditions today. We missed the help of Marissa Cronin

U-8

Soccer Stars vs. Wonder Cats

It was another exciting game between The Soccer Stars & The Wonder Cats on a rainy May Sunday morning. Playing without any substitutions, For the first half of play, in goal for the Soccer Stars was the amazing Irene Krische who made plenty amazing saves off the Wonder Cats, while rapidly punting the ball to the mid-field line of play. Great Goal-tending Irene Krische! Making it extremely difficult for the Wonder Cats to break through were the defenders led by Isabella Mirro and Channing Woo both of whom controlled the ball, dribbled a bit, looked around and made a pass down and up the sideline to their offenders led by Alina Kachar, Daniela O'Modie and Irene Tsahas who scored the first beautiful goal of the game on a terrific assist by her defender Isabella Mirro to the near right post of the net. Great Teamwork!

Marking each opponent closely, and not the ball, the Soccer Stars, Irene Tsahas blasted another shot pass the goalie for her second goal of the game to give us a 2-0 lead breaking the first half of play. The Soccer Stars did not give up in the second half of play, holding on to their lead and a few position changes, Orna Kidanian making great attempts to bypass The Wonder Cats defense, playing very aggressively on the offense and looking around to make a pass to offenders this time led by Channing Woo and Isabella Mirro who kept the pressure on The Wonder Cats to net a goal. The Soccer Stars played a more defensive game of play in the second half, in which they were able to maintain their lead. We saw a great deal of extremely nice ball control, footwork, great passing and marking the opponents closely. Great Game Soccer Stars! We are All so Proud! Thanks to All parents, family, friends for supporting everyone. Great game to the Refs. & Linesmen/Woman and Coaches! Missing: Gabriella Caicedo, Isabelle Glennon, Ariana Kaloudis, Tiffany Moreno, & Randi Sarf.

April 26- game: U-9

Cubs 2 vs Panthers 1 There always seems to be a day in the season where the temperature gets over the 90 degree mark for a Sunday game, but the play on the field seemed to rise well above that with the Cubs taken on the Panthers with both sides really playing hard. The Cubs offense and defense both played key rolls in this thrilling victory. The Cubs kept the pressure on with Dylan Sanders,Siohban McMullan and Marissa Cronin up front and giving support were Kira Crehan, Jordyn Siegel, and Kasey Borduas at the midfield positions. Casey Sanders stood as the only defending position player as a sweeper and has proven she can roam back field like Carlos Beltran roams centerfield. Olivia Lugo playing solid in goal making some good saves calling off her team mates and slapped a high pop out of the air to capture the save. The cubs first goal came while on the attack in the Panthers end of the field, Jordyn Siegels mighty in bound pass reaching nearly center mid field in front of Panthers net and Kira Crehan taking a shot at it from twenty yards out kick the ball and sent it like a pop fly over the the goalies head for a happy goal. Our second goal was played to perfection with Kira Crehan clearing the ball out out to Dylan Sanders who fed Siobhan McMullan with a leading pass and it was off to the races with Siobhan winning the derby with hard kick passed the goalie for the second score of the half. In the second half Panthers got their only score of the game when a loose ball wasn't cleared out and the Panthers recovered the era and just put it into the corner of the net passed Casey Sanders for a goal. But after that the Cubs defense really frustrated the Panthers to the end of the game. Leading the Defense was little sergeant slaughter Jordyn Siegel who stifled the Panthers offense and even went mano a mano winning the battle in the middle of the Cubs goalie box to frustrate the Panthers attacking player. A hard played game with some bumps and bruises but truly a super game played. We missed the help of Marisa Menist.

Weekend of May 2-3, 2009

Travel Division

BU-13 NHP Cougars 0 vs Auburndale Firestorm 5

On a rainy and wet day, the New Hyde Park Cougars took on the Auburndale Firestorm. The match started off great with Dominick Rossi getting his foot on anything around him as Steve Sumba, Rinki Hirabayashi and Matthew Sartoris kept the midfield as clear as possible. Once again, Yovan Kumar displayed an AWESOME JOB in goal, stopping some great shots fired away by Auburndale. Michael Zornberg was solid on the defensive end as were Lorenzo Ugarte (welcome back Lorenzo from the ankle sprain) and Scott LaMarca (nice and tanned from Florida). Our offensive push was from Christian Hildago, Anthony DiMarco, and Rohit Basu who made some nice pushes but the Cougars just couldn't finish against Auburndale; the final score was 5-0. Great game boys....Keep up the teamwork....


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