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MAA Travel Soccer News

Tornado Wins Again

The GU12 Mineola Tornado blanked the Port Washington Wave Runners 4-0 in a game in which Mineola demonstrated tremendous ball movement and control throughout the 60-minute game. Emma Lopes’ penalty kick put the Tornado on the board before Rebecca Sparacio’s hard shot doubled the lead before halftime. Mineola’s offense launched a flurry of shots at the Port Washington goal throughout the second half, eventually adding goals from forwards Kristin Tarab and Kaitlyn Ariza.

Sweet Victory For Honey Badgers

The GU11 Mineola Honey Badgers defeated the South Merrick Riptide 4-2.  The Honey Badgers started off the scoring with a goal by Maggie Caroddo early in the first half.  After a Riptide goal in the second half, the Mineola defensive core of Sheila O’Mara, Julianna Anteri, and Julia Nygaard took over, limiting shots on goal.  Mid-fielders Charlotte Williams and Amber Nikolic provided outstanding outside pressure, helping on second half goals by Brianna Werny and Trista Bugalla.  A blast from Jolie Ilchert off a direct kick that screamed into the top left corner of the Riptide goal wrapped up the scoring for Mineola.

Mineola Empire Strong In Victory

The BU13 Mineola Empire FC endured a tough match against the Uniondale Tigres. Empire FC won the hard-fought battle 3-0.  Mineola’s team speed and crisp passing attack provided the difference, leading to goals from Yuval Coriat, Migdo Salmeron and Benjamin Danialian.  Mineola’s goalkeeper Federico Lippmann registered his first clean sheet of the season.

Rampage Fall Short Against New Hyde Park

Despite strong defending from Ashley Ferriera and Mackensie Nikolic the GU9 Mineola Rampage were unable to hold off a strong New Hyde Park’s attack.  A g goal from Mineola’s Delia Steiner off a mighty effort excited the cheering supporters but wasn’t enough for the Rampage, who fell by a 3-1 score.

Six Goals Pace The Red Bulls

The GU14 Mineola Red Bulls used an offensive explosion to gallop past the Plainedge Dynamite 6-4. Mineola improved their record to 2-1 following the victory.  Joanna Graca’s considerable talents were on display all game long, as the Mineola striker drilled four goals past the Plainedge keeper.  Caitlyn Assalone’s playmaking (1 goal, 3 assists) paced Mineola’s furious attack. Maggie Basel’s second tally in as many games rounded out the scoring for the Red Bulls.

FC Mineola Blanks Island Trees

Four separate goal scorers paced the BU10 FC Mineola (1-0-2) squad to a 4-0 win over previously unbeaten Island Trees. Liam Going’s second goal of the season provided Mineola with a 1-0 lead at halftime, before his team’s relentless attacking pushed three second-half goals across.

Greg Kenney and Phil Machietto each scored their first goal of the season while Mineola’s talented right midfielders Peter Murphy scored his second of the season. Andrew Pizzardi survived a penalty kick and several other tough shots to earn his first shutout of the season in goal.

Mini-Mustangs Strong Second Half Tops Baldwin

The GU15 Mineola Mini-Mustangs (1-1-1) fell behind early against a strong and fast Baldwin Panthers team before rallying for four unanswered goals to secure their first win of the season.  Meghan Lafaye’s perfect free kick led Allison Lamonica in on goal to tie the score before halftime.

Mineola played a flawless second half, aggressively trapping and winning balls in the middle of the field and maintaining consistent pressure on the Baldwin defense. Shannon Durham put her team on top with a well-struck shot from inside the box following a nifty pass from Brianna O’Brien.  Minutes later Durham delivered a nicely weighted free kick over the Baldwin wall to Lamonica, who drilled home her second of the game from close range.

Mineola’s final goal was the result of a fantastic individual play from Natalia Terezakis, who jumped in front of a clearing kick, e trapped the ball with her chest and thigh and then two-touched a perfect feed to O’Brien who delivered a shot past the Baldwin keeper. Jillian Palma and Brianna Lopes led the Mineola defensive corps with solid efforts.

News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com