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Wildcats Soccer Roundup - April 23, 2010


The New Hyde Park Wildcats Soccer Club will be holding their annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 10, at nearby North Shore Towers. This event supports the NHP TOPSoccer Program. Anyone interested in participating as a player or sponsor may visit our website at for the flyer. Rich Bletsc, Chairperson.


While the day may have started with some drizzle, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the TOPSoccer players. There was some super soccer to be had on the field. The junior teams were the Elephants and the Mice. Each had their moments as the match went into a shootout, only to end in a 5-5 tie. The Elephants had goals by Kevin Chan, and Chris Cooney. Josh Hom, Mary Glass and Soph Gianakis scored for the Mice. Great play by Sammy Duggan and Kyle Hanratty. The seniors traded goals all game long. The red team would put one away only to have the blue team come right back with one of their own. Stefani Egre, Andrea Matteo and Brett Tirado tallied for the red team. Adam Strominger, Andrea Cellucci and Kendall Toomer answered for the blues. Frank LaPinta was outstanding for the red team as he relentlessly battled for ball control at midfield. The contest wound up with a 6-6 final score. Rich Bletsch, Director

Girls Division

Bonnet Division

Kitty Kats vs. Wonder Cats - The Kitty Kats came together for the second game working well as a team.  On goal were Josephine Lamarca and Mikayla Reis.  Both girls made exceptional saves throughout the game. Stephanie Zovich and Tiffany Moreno were the defense queens. Nothing was getting past them. Kayla Rooney, Nicole Jara and Alexis Diaz were very strong at mid defense assisting both offense and defense. Jillian Cooper, Irene Tsahas and Emily Rose were an exceptional offensive team.  Each scored a goal. We missed Paulina Papadoniou and Styliani Rallis this week. Congratulations to both teams!  

Soccer Shooters vs. Firecrackers  - The Soccer Shooters played a very aggressive game on this cool April Sunday. In goal for the first half was Alexandra Gootman and Irene Krische for the second half both making great saves and deflects off their opponents throughout the game. Very strong on the defense was Madeline Slaski, Aria Nair & Marcela Curcio marking the opponents closely and playing the ball wide out toward the sideline. Exceptional mid-field play by Marina Pappas, Joanna Mauceri  & Gabriella Caicedo all controlling & clearing the ball down the field. The offense led by Daniela O’Modie, Rhiannon Chieffo & Orna Kidaian made great passes and taking nice shots on goal. Both teams played a great game of Soccer. We missed Sabrina Rodrigues. Thank you to all our family and friends!  



NHP Wildcats Tornado Tigers 4 vs. Massapequa X-Treme 2

 The NHP Tornado Tigers and Massapequa X-Treme played a very competitive match on Saturday morning in Massapequa with the visiting Tornado Tigers scoring twice in the second half to win the game 4-2. Milla score led the Tornado Tigers with 2 first half goals but Massapequa scored late in the first half to tie the score. Mariella Facibene played well in the first half in goal for the Tornado Tigers but was terrific in the second half on defense and at midfield. Mariella scored the go ahead goal on a super play, outworking the Massapequa defenders and blasting a shot into the net to give New Hyde Park the lead for good. Maggie Donnelly scored on a direct kick from just outside the 18 yard box, hitting the top right corner of the net for a perfectly placed goal and a 4-2 lead. Debra Keller was outstanding in goal for the Tornado Tigers in the second half. Debra had several terrific saves as the Massapequa team fought hard to get back into the game but Debra was up to the task. Kimberly Keblish, Danielle Gerbe, Abby Wizel and Samantha Merino all played very well on defense to preserve the win. Julie Gordon had a strong second half for the Tornado Tigers at forward, winning several battles with the Massapequa midfielders and moving the ball to the goal. Natalie Kariotis had some nice moves at center forward, just missing a few times in an effort to extend the lead. After opening the season with a loss the Tornado Tigers came back strong with an excellent team effort to get the win. They play next Saturday at home at I Park against the POB Inferno at 9 a.m.

Boys Division

International Division

Boys U9

Galaxy 3 vs. Arsenal 3

In the opening game of the Boys U9 Division, Galaxy and Arsenal battled to a 3-3 tie. It was a close game throughout as the boys showed some excellent passing and foot skills. Sean Kerwin scored the first goal of the game to put Arsenal on top midway through the first half. Kunal Suri played excellent on goal for Arsenal, including a great save on a penalty kick late in the first half. With Galaxy down 2-0 in the second half, Nick Duras scored a tough goal in traffic to cut the lead to 2-1 early in the second half. Midway through the second half, Nick scored again on a bullet shot from outside the penalty box to tie the game at 2 a piece. Sean Kerwin put Arsenal back in front on a terrific goal from the right sideline, sending a perfectly placed kick over the goalie’s head. Eric Rossi played outstanding in goal for Galaxy to keep the game close. With about two minutes to go in the game, Eric sent a ball up to forward Chris Carbone who passed to Thomas Donnelly who then fired a shot over the goalie to tie the game at 3-3 for the final score. Matthew Chung and William Nikas played terrific on defense for Galaxy. Tommy Fitzpatrick and Sean Chacko were superb at forward, pressuring the defense into turnovers and passing the ball with precision. Dylan Figueroa, Alex Garabedian, Reggie Fan, Ryan Shum, and Tommy Marchellos each played excellent all-around games for Arsenal.