Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
In its first game against the Mount Sinai Lady Stampede, Joanna Graca scored both of Mineola’s goals in their 2-0 win. One of Graca’s tallies came off a straight cross from Jordyn Sinert. The Red Bulls’ defensive line was led by by Nicole Hetzel and Jessica Gugliemeli. Haley Tarantino had several saves in goal to earn a shutout. Erin Patterson and Kaitlyn Assalone played a solid midfield.
The Boys U10 Mineola Revolution played an exciting game vs. the Oyster Bay Rough Riders in the first round of the Waldbaum’s Cup. Oyster Bay took the lead off a first half penalty kick. The 1-0 score stood until five minutes left in regulation, before Mineola’s John McMahon scored to tie up the game, that would exceed overtime. The Revolution fell by two goals to one in the ensuing shootout following overtime.
The Mineola Freedom U16 Boys soccer team played to a 3-3 tie vs. Hauppauge. The game featured goals by Mineola’s Paul Sandoval and Vanya Ferro. Ryan Freehill, Jack Sommese, Pedro Vela, Caique Mello, Andres David played midfield and the team’s defense was led by Marko Lisonek, Dom Mazza, Mike Whelan and Anyhony Martins. The Freedom benefited from the goalkeeping of Kevin Mulder.
The Girls U11 Mineola Mini-Mustangs won their first two Waldbaum’s Cup games to advance to the tournament’s semi-final round. In the first game, Allison Lamonica scored three first half goals en route to a 3-1 win over the West Hempstead Panthers. Cara Kennedy’s solid goalkeeping and a crisp passing attack led by forwards Emma Feimer, Gretchen Keller, Annie Cripps and Alana Conroy helped Mineola advance to the quarterfinal round which brought the Lindenhurst Liberty squad to Mineola on April 10. Casey Conner’s goal off a perfect cross from Lamonica was Mineola’s lone goal as they began the second half trailing 2-1. The defense, led by Shannon Durham and Olivia Delay, played a physical half of soccer. With help from teammates Meghan Lafaye, Valerie Cobos, Michelle Viola and Jillian Palma, the defense helped Kennedy keep Lindenhurst’s scorers from netting a crucial third goal. With time ticking away, the stage was set for Christen Patalano’s. After tying the game earlier in the half, Patalano pounced on a ball in front of the Liberty’s goal and netted the winner with minutes to spare.
The Mineola Daredevils got off to a slow start in their first game of the season. The first half started with a corner kick goal by Mineola’s Jordan Sandler but ended with the Daredevils trailing 3-1 against the Gottschee Football Club. The fine goaltending of Dylan Renner kept the boys in the game the second half. A long goal by Sandler brought the Daredevils to within one goal. Soon, Gottschee scored again for another two-goal lead. The Daredevils’ Jerry Flood scored with three minutes remaining to bring Mineola within a goal of tying the score. With one minute left, Flood scored the again to tie up the game.