Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00
In its inaugural season, the Mineola Express, has remained unbeaten to improve its record to 5-0. After a season opening win against Valley Stream, and subsequent wins against West Hempstead, Floral Park and Carle Place, the boys U12 Travel Soccer team beat the only other undefeated team, Oceanside, 4-1 on Saturday Oct. 23
With a 1st half goal by striker Nicky Kern to take a 1-0 lead, the Express went on to win 4-1, with goals by striker Andrew Ariza, who leads the team in scoring, and 2 more by midfielder Bryon Ramirez. The defense was solid once again, led by the goal-keeping of Chris Keyes and defensemen Jack Gorman, Zachary Tarab, Raymond Tamburino, Peyton Maier and Manny Martins.
The boys have excelled under Head Coach Rich Macchietto who has worked tirelessly since mid-summer to bring this team together in the hopes of a decent showing this season for this newly formed team playing against teams who have been together for years. With 5 wins and 4 games left to play, the boys are striving for an undefeated season and the coveted 1st place title.