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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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