Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
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.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola.
With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what
exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries. He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.
“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said. “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).
Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.