Before this weekend's tournament the U10 girls were told to look up the definition of the word "Endurance." Now they can all tell you exactly what it means, but more importantly they personified Endurance by winning all four of their games and allowing only a single goal to be scored against them. The fourth and final game against the Albertson Tigers was their biggest challenge. The Endurance girls had already beaten them during a regular travel game and Albertson was looking to even the score. It was a very physical game but the girls held their ground, dug in and beat them 3-0. Rachel Wesley played great in goal and Sonya Drabin led the team in goals. Their record is 2-1-0 as they take on Manhasset over Oyster Fest weekend and The North Shore Tigers the following week.
Tornadoes continue their undefeated season:
The Tornadoes beat Plainview Old Bethpage Pythons at the LIJSL Soccer Park.
Kristie Kelly started the goal scoring in the first 5 minutes of play by breaking through the Python's defense after receiving a nice lead pass from Alessandra Puccio. A few minutes later, after working the ball on the right side of the field, Melissa Albanese sent another lead pass to Emily Siringo where Emily went straight to the goal for her first goal of the game.
The half ended Tornadoes 2 Pythons 0.
In the second half, Erin Allen controlling the midfield broke through several Python players on the right side of the field, took a nice hard shot hitting the post, Emily Siringo was following the play to put the rebound in the back of the net for the Tornadoes third goal of the game.
The Tornadoes are playing great soccer coming in second place in the North Hempstead Soccer Tournament over Columbus Weekend. To date, they scored 11 goals in league play and only allowing 3.
The Raptors travel to Commack while their coaches travel to Notre Dame for another type of football. The replacement coaches, were not aware of the extra pressure handed to them, the Raptors were undefeated in their last 22 games. Neither the Raptor players not the replacement coaches were going to break the streak.
The Raptor defense consisting of Perri Ipiotis on goal, Yorman Valesquez and Richard Podpirka on fullbacks, Thomas Sweeney on stopper and Nicklas Helmick on sweeper were unbeatable closing the door on any Commack attempts. The midfielders were very comfortable with controlling the midfield area, with Alex Petrillo, Joey Giunta, Cole Spevak, Jessee Markshon and Alex Carchietta.
Willie Treiber and Janathan Ramirez and Ricky Valesquez were constantly putting pressure on the Commack defense.
The game ended in a 0 to 0 tie with a well-played game by both teams, the replacement coaches were happy to return the team still undefeated. Go Raptors, continue the streak in the weeks to come.
U14 OBEN girls team, Twisters, remain undefeated and in first place in their division by beating the South
Merrick Power 2-0. A high energy game, the Twisters scored first with a goal by Michaela Lamberta and an assist by Mariah Cody within the first 5 minutes. A perfect corner kick by Andie Terzano led to the second goal by Katelin Harvey before the end of the first half. Outstanding moves by Ritchey Howe, Jamie
Catacosinos, Marina Heaney and Gina Maffuci kept the ball moving well. Forwards Carolyn Ratner and Emily
Prey kept up with an offensive attack, and strong defense by Katherine Jones, Leeanne Dillman, Sarah Moxley, and Chelsea Estevez in goal, kept South Merrick from scoring. Coach Debbie Catacosinos led the girls in excellent play today. This win coupled with their three previous wins make the Twisters tops!
The U12 boys team, Riptide, beat the Dix Hills Earthquake 2-1. In a very physical match, the Riptide showed their mettle early by turning a defensive game (and an early opponent's score) into an offensive game quickly.
A defensive foul in the goal box led to a penalty kick by Andrew Asgeirson and the Riptide's equalizing goal.
A second goal was added in the second half to lead the Riptide to the win! Forwards Peter Tricarico, Michael
Maffuci, Robbie Burke and Hunter Troge kept up the pressure, with help from midfielders Kellan Sehring,
Stephen Ello, Brian Levchuck and Joseph Tricarico. Superb defense by Keyan Cody, Daniel Ianetta, Brian
Slivonik and goalies David Milano and Ian Bosnyak made sure the Earthquake did not score again. Coaches
Asgeir Asgeirson and Jack Seaman are sure to keep the Riptide winning!
Portledge School - The Titans were weary after last week's tie that felt like a loss, which was preceded by their first loss of the fall campaign. Things had to change. The fired up Titans took the pitch. The game was going Oyster Bay's way for the first half but 6 good chances went awry, over the net, wide of the net right at the goalie. The Titans were bemused and searched for a solution. The whistle blew for the half and the score knotted at zero . At the half trainer Dave Bond was at the game to offer his assessment and support. Four weeks remain in the season, Dave will return to England right after the last match. Dave reminded them not to dwell on what the referee may call, "whether you agree or not, drop it and play on and play hard, win every ball." The second half they took that to heart. Justin Zeth, Harry Nicastro, Ivan Bonilla and Chris Murdock at sweeper, together they thwarted most attempts by the Aces to fly into the Titans' end. In the mid field Daneel Reif, Colin McKay, Jose Lopez, Alex Selesky set up many situations to score. Fourteen minutes into the half Andy Rubio carried the ball and launched it high from the left side over the goal to Jonathan Leonardo on the right wing and Leonardo had been snake bitten several times in the first half would not be denied this time and headed it past the goalie for a 1 to nothing Oyster Bay lead. The pitch was tilted in Oyster Bay's favor. As the Northport keeper made saves and punted them away the Titans charged back. Chris Murdock headed more balls than the entire Northport team had the whole game. The Titans sensed blood in the water and knew the next goal had to be theirs to ground the Aces for good. Nine minutes later was the moment. A blocked Northport shot re-directed by Alex Selesky was sent over to Daneel Reif who quickly sent it to Christian Petersen as Northport Midfielder John Sutter approached him he dished it over to Andy Rubio and that spun Sutter around and Rubio gave it back to Petersen sent it into the back of the net. Northport's keeper was having a great day and the score could have easily been 8-0. He was matched by Oyster Bay's own Gavin Esernio who recorded his second shutout of the season. The Titan's travel to West Babylon next week to take on the first place and undeated Cyclones at 10:30 a.m. Fireworks are expected as West Babylon has said they've got a score to settle with the Titans. Stay tuned!