The New Hyde Park Lady Jaguars GU13 team came out victors in a hard-fought tournament Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, the Lady Jags defeated the Long Island Alliance team by a score of 2-1. In the second game of the day, the Jags outscored the ESSC Whitecaps, 4-1. Goals were scored by Caitlin Chestler, Samantha Coope, Bella Arato, Caitlin McDonough, Nicole Orlando and Zoe Winston.
On Sunday, the Lady Jags defeated the Edison United Lightning Bolts, 3-1 with goals scored by Caitlin Chestler. Samantha Coope, and Bella Arato. Finally, the Lady Jags went on to win the tournament with their defeat of the Real Shore Lakewood FC Crew team, 2- . Caitlin McDonough and Bella Arato were the scorers in that game.
The defensive unit of Jillian Fager, Catherine Rivera, Samantha Corrigan, and Vrisida Bouzos were great in each of the matches. Offensive players Mary Thahas, Mary, and Aisling McGrath were very effective in controlling the play in all four games.
The remarkable player of the tournament was goalie Linda Artuso, who did not allow more than one goal in any of the matches. Injured player/coach Alexandra Caldwell was very proud of how the team executed on the field. Additionally, Andrea Bouzos and Nora Higgins, the team’s injured defensive players, provided strong encouragement to fellow Lady Jags during all the games. Lady Jaguar parents who carried water bottles with them at all times were a great support to the team’s victory and made sure that the two-day tournament was a success.
NHP Wildcat Intramural Soccer, Boys U7
GALAXY (Coaches Scott Liewehr and Sam Thomas): The Galaxy played a solid game all around on Saturday, beating the Fire 8-2. Will Handley scored the first of three goals of the day early in the first half. Daniel Cho had three shots on goal in a barrage of offense but couldn’t manage to find the back of the net. Christian Reger joined in with a shot of his own, but the Fire’s keeper fended them off until Zain Begawala was able to slip one past, followed by two back-to-back goals by Simon Thomas. The Galaxy defense, anchored by Gavin Dugger and Nico Liewehr, played stout, but finally conceded a goal late in the half to bring the score to 4-1. Not to be outdone, Gianluca Glavic scored his first goal of the season with a beautiful run upfield and a nicely placed shot from the top of the box to lead 5-1 at halftime.
The Fire earned a penalty kick early in the second half. Galaxy goalkeeper Christian Reger made a tremendous save attempt, but ultimately tipped the ball into the inside post and score was 5-2. Albert Kuo played hard with great energy at the striker position after tending goal in the first half. Ewan Zehnter also played hard and had a shot on goal. Handley scored his second goal of the day off an assist by Ethan Moy. Reger and Handley added the final two goals, each from amazingly-placed free kicks through thick Fire traffic. The Galaxy are 2-1-2 on the season, and will face the Sounders next week. Go Galaxy!
SOUNDERS (Coaches Mike Avallone and John Profeta): Although hard fought, the Sounders lost 3-1 this week. Robert Profeta scored the lone goal for the Sounders. Strong effort and play were turned in by Ben Yousfan, Alex Stoyer, Lukas Rinaldi, and Josh Mathew. The Sounders look forward to regroup and win next week.
REVOLUTION (Coaches Kurt Anschlowar and Kevin Sequeira) It was an amazing game this Saturday for the Revolution, as they overcame an early 3-1 deficit to win 7-5 over the highly-talented Red Bulls. The Revolution are 5-1 for the season. Jonah Beniquez opened the scoring followed by a Brandon Sequeira goal. The perseverance by this team was outstanding. Brandon Leong was a defensive specialist as no one got past him. Clayton Wong and Chris Rodgers played any position with tenacity. Harrison Acosta and Jameson Cho, again, typified the toughness that characterizes this team. Michael Farrauto was outstanding as goalkeeper and also scored a goal. In typical style, Parv Shah, Zachary Chen, and Thomas Anschlowar all played solid offensively and defensively, and knew that keeping the team together was the priority.
RED BULLS (Coaches Rob Honovic and Boris Ribaric): The Red Bulls worked hard and overcame an early deficit to earn a victory over the Revolution by the score of 3-1. In goal, Vasilios Dallas kept the Red Bulls in the game by making great saves throughout. Kaleb Dyasi, Giovanni Salmeron, and Arnav Kohli each scored a goal. All three players displayed great playmaking decisions and paced the Red Bulls offense. Kaleb flashed his strong playmaking skills. Giovanni showed his speed and Arnav continued his all-around improved play. On defense, Austin Lee and Devon Shah showed determination and slowed down the Revolution attack by making key stops at the most important moments of the match. Austin had poise and always made smart plays while Devon showcased his big shot throughout the game. By creating scoring chances and helping out the defense, Matthew Ribaric and Om Thakur solidified the midfield by playing great on both sides of the field. Mathew made nice runs while Om anchored the middle with his strong play. Thomas Honovic and Vincent Sparacello showed their hustle by attacking the ball with consistent pressure. Both Thomas and Vincent were hungry to score a goal of their own. The Red Bulls played against a tough team game and should be very proud of their efforts.
CREW (Coaches Kieran and Sandra Griffin and Mary DelloIacono): The Boys U7 Crew battled to an 8-5 loss Saturday, but played quite well. Michael Tagios netted three of the Jaguar goals as Dale DelloIacono and Niko Koutsoftas each added a goal. Nicholas Peters, Gabriel Padilla, and the twins Thomas and Benjamin McNulty did a solid job engaging the play. Liam Dempsey once again began the game in goal and then jumped into the play and displayed some solid dribbling. Eamon Griffin played well at both ends of the pitch. Keep up the good work lads!
NHP Wildcat Intramural Soccer, Boys U6
RED BULLS (Coach Mike Russell): The Red Bulls came out on top this week in a see-saw battle. All the athletes stepped up; there was good goaltending by Michael and Adrian and strong offensive support by Giovanni, Matthew, Michael, and AJ. Solid defense and mid field work were displayed by Elias and Ethan. The Red Bulls goals were scored by Adrian and Austin. The boys are starting to get more involved throughout the game and show great spirit and skills.
UNITED (Coaches Scott Liewehr and Rafael Gonzalez): The United played hard against a tough Red Bulls team Saturday. Jacob Bouldur sparked the United by scoring on a penalty kick in the first half. Justin Liewehr had numerous saves and played well in goal. Andrew Curran and Mikey Russell provided extra defense. The United went into halftime tied 1-1. During the second half, the United fell victim to an unfortunate own goal early on, but Daniel Morley and Gavin Maurer fought hard with numerous runs upfield to keep the pressure on. Antonio Bucobo and Adrian Russell shared keeper duties in the second half and also provided great midfield support. Mathias Campuzano scored late in the half with a great shot on goal after outrunning the field, but the United conceded a third goal, finishing with a 3-2 loss against the Red Bulls. The boys fought hard and really came together as a group. Everyone played well and had fun.