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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

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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