Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
The BU9 Mineola Mavericks Red played to a 3-3 draw with Syosset on Oct. 27. Lukian Lawro scored all three goals for the Mavericks and Greg Kenney made some nice saves to keep his team in the game. Jack Gray, Mac Kelly and Malcolm DeCollibus provided good scoring opportunities. The Mavericks Red also played to a 3-3 draw against Manhasset as second half goals from Jack Sargeant (two goals) and a game-tying tally from Jack Gray (with an assist from EJ Vangrembergen) evened the score
The Mavericks White team played another Manhasset squad and came away with an impressive 3-1 win. Eric Rosati had a goal and Nick Kostulias had two breakaway goals. The Mavericks enjoyed a solid defensive performance from Adam Tobar and great goalkeeping from Rosati and Malcolm DeCollibus. Jack Franz and Luke Williams helped move the ball around for assists. The Mavericks White also recently fell to Bellmore by a score of 4-0 despite strong defensive performances from DeCollibus and Mikie Duda.
The GU12 Mineola Tornado gave a strong effort against a strong and physical Carle Place squad on Nov. 2, but fell 1-0. Carle Place applied strong pressure against the Tornado defensive corps in the first half and that pressure eventually produced the game’s only goal. The Tornado offense jumped into gear during the second half but couldn’t produce the tying goal despite several good opportunities.
The BU10 FC Mineola squad suffered its first loss of the season, 3-1 to a talented, division-leading Oceanside team on Nov. 2. Greg Kenney’s goal helped make the game close but Oceanside’s tough defending all game long kept Mineola from creating scoring opportunities.
The GU15 Mineola Mini-Mustangs’ (5-1-1) direct attack was in full gear as they applied consistent pressure against the Plainedge Liberty on Nov. 3. Allison Lamonica’s hat trick led Mineola to their convincing 5-1 victory.
Samantha Lima got the scoring started for Mineola, driving a ball into an open goal after teammate Christen Patalano’s hard work forced a loose ball in front of the Plainedge goal. Minutes later, Katie Russelman took a perfect pass from Natalia Terezakis and drove towards the Liberty net.
With a defender closing on Russelman and the Plainedge keeper charging out of the goal, she slid a shot into the corner of the net for her fourth goal of the fall season. The Liberty scored once and nearly converted a corner kick before the halftime.
Natalia Cotto and Patalano nearly missed scoring chances before Lamonica’s three consecutive scores closed the game, including one off a short-corner pass from Cotto that Lamonica launched into the far upper corner of the net for her 10th goal of the season.
The GU14 Mineola Red Bulls shut down the Great Neck Shockers 2-0 to secure three more points and solidy their spot at the top of the standings on Nov. 3. Maggie Basel scored the first goal with an assist from Katie Assalone from a long throw in. Eve Sommese capped the scoring with a solid strike from her mid-field position. The defense played great (Ava Collica, Lindsey Cajes and Katie Assalone) along with a great goalkeeping from Sofia Cataliotti to shut out the Shockers.
The GU13 Mineola Renaissance earned their first victory in a thrilling 1-0 game against Port Washington on Nov. 3. Kaitlyn Wetzel’s first-half strike was all Mineola would need, as its solid defensive play, led by Caitlyn Long, Jenna Cox, Melissa Pereira and Heather Kopp, consistently turned aside Port Washington’s attack. Jillian Haller’s goalkeeping helped Mineola earn the shutout.