WEEKLY REVIEW……Week 6
Final- HBC Milan v FC Sesa
HBC Milan and FC Sesa played for the BU8 trophy on Monday night having finished in the top two. An even first half saw Milan take the lead through a well taken goal by Gavin Wisotsky but Alen Redzematovic leveled for Sesa soon after with a powerful strike. The second half was equally as intense with both teams pressing and competing for every ball. Sesa’s Joseph Mejias fired in a left footed drive that didn’t miss by much before a Liam Harrington free kick gave Milan a 2-1 lead. Alen Redzematovic came the closest to equalizing for Sesa when his shot came back off the post but it was Milan who extended their lead shortly after. A long range shot came back off the crossbar and in the ensuing scramble Gavin Wisotky squeezed the ball in at the near post making it 3-1. A mix up in the Sesa defense then allowed another long range effort form Liam Harrington to cross the line to make the final score 4-1 in Milan’s favor.
Elwood Stars played CSH Warriors and took a 1-0 lead into half time thanks to an Eder Velez goal. The Warriors tied it up early in the second half when Sean Grogan converted a penalty kick but another penalty kick, this time scored by Matt Greer, saw the Stars regain the lead. A handball in the boxe led to a third PK and Elwood’s Sal Capace made it 3-1 hammering the ball into the Warriors net. Anthony Bell completed the scoring with a fourth goal for Elwood, 4-1 the final.
An entertaining game between HBC Everton and Syosset Red saw Everton’s top scorer CJ Marino give them the lead twice but both times the Reds hit back with goals by Sawyer Wayne. Sebastian Lippman scored what proved to be the winner for Everton as he was first to react after the ball came back off the Syosset crossbar making the final score 3-2 to Everton.
Congratulations to HBC Milan, to FC Sesa for their part in an exciting final, to CJ Marino who claimed the BU8 Golden Boot award with ten goals and to all the teams for another great season!
The final week of play in the Girls U9 division started with the Dix Hills Gummy Bears claiming their second win of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Northport Royals. Andi Rollo scored twice in the first half to put the Bears in control and Chastain Cassidy added a third after the break.
Life Elite were already assured of a first place finish and added to their points total with a win over the Massapequa Attitudes. Kailey Schneidler, Gianna Fucile and Jessica Banta were all on target in the 3-0 triumph.
The Elite followed that with a second win when they played a make up game against the Dix Hills Gummy Bears. The Elite took control early and made it 6 wins out of six with a 6-1 victory. Ashley Pantano and Kailey Schneidler scored twice for the Elite, Sabrina Abante and Madison Alaimo each with one goal. Ashley’s two goals gave her a total of six goals for the season and Chastain Cassidy’s goal for the Bears made it six for her also so both girls finish as joint winners of the Golden Boot award.
Congratulations to Life Elite for winning the division, to Chastain and Ashley for their Golden Boot triumph and to all the girls for making it an entertaining and enjoyable season.
The HBC Wolverines were guaranteed of first place in the BU12 division with five wins already under their belt. Stonybrook Bayern claimed second place with a comfortable 5-0 win over the South Huntington Sharpshooters. Bayern’s top scorer Brennan Foster added two more goals to his total for the season taking his tally to an impressive eleven. Tommy Giangrande also found the net twice and Andrew Castiblanco added the fifth to give Bayern their fourth win in six games.
Brennon’s goals also made him the winner of this season’s Golden Boot.
Congratulations to the Wolverines, to Brennan and all the U12 boys. Hopefully playing on the bigger field in the summer was a good experience and will give you a head start in the fall season, good luck!
Final- HBC Madrid v Plainedge Bulldogs
Plainedge Bulldogs eased their way into the final after winning all of their league games but were without top scorer AJ Gulino for the play off game against HBC Madrid. The opening five minutes saw plenty of action but very few clear cut chances. Madrid eventually broke the deadlock midway through the first half when Lennon Harrington got clear of the Bulldogs defense and hit a firm shot into the corner of the net. Madrid had a chance to extend the lead just before half time but Cruz Flores’ shot went just wide. The second half was similar with a couple of goalmouth scrambles but few scoring opportunities. Madrid extended their lead when keeper Brandon Varlack’s punt cleared everyone and allowed Lennon Harrington to run through and score his second of the game. Both teams had half chances after that but were unable to convert and an entertaining final ended 2-0 in Milan’s favor.
Blake Donahue and Josue Corea scored first half goals for HBC Crew in their game with HBC Napoli. Napoli stepped it up after the break and had chances but Jagger Lucas scored the third and final goal of the game to make the final score 3-0 to the Crew.
Syosset Madrid and Kings Park Xtreme served up another goal feast with Madrid coming out on top 8-4. Nikko Tenedero top scored for Madrid with four goals, Jack Pendrick adding two. Aidan McCarthy and Dylan Geisler were also on target for Syosset. Gavin Marzigliata scored the Xtreme’s first goal before Alex Squillacioti claimed a hat trick, his third goal coming in the final minute to take his goal tally to sixteen for the season. That late goal took him one above an unfortunate AJ Gulino who had a total of fifteen for the season.
Congratulations to HBC Madrid on their victory in the final, to Alex Squillacioti on his Golden Boot triumph and to all the boys for making it such an exciting and enjoyable season.
Final- Dix Hills Gunners v Kings Park Arsenal
Another team moving into the play off final with a perfect record was the Dix Hills Gunners. They won all five league games but came up against a determined Kings Park Arsenal team in the most dramatic final game of the summer. Arsenal came out pumped up and took the lead through top scorer Kevin Webb. This gave them confidence and they extended their lead not long after when James Starrin’s shot found the net. The Gunners came out for the second half knowing they had a lot to do but responded well and goals by Spencer Hirsch and Tyler Glassberg tied it up at 2-2. With ten minutes left Tyler Glassberg bent the ball around the Arsenal defense and into the corner of the goal to give the Gunners their first lead of the game but Arsenal weren’t done yet. Their late pressure eventually paid off and after an excellent double save by Gunners keeper Jack Zaremsky they made it 3-3 when Mikey Stiskin forced the ball over line from the resulting corner to take the game into sudden death overtime. With neither team able to snatch the winner in over time the season came down to penalty kicks. Tyler Glassberg, Spencer Hirsch and Cole Manus all converted their penalty kicks for the Gunners and two saves by their keeper Jack Zaremsky made sure of a Dix Hills victory. It was tough on Kings Park who played an excellent game, congrats to them for playing their part in such an exciting finale.
HBC Arsenal finished their season with a win as they overcame Syosset White by a score of 4-0. Sean Kododoy was the hero with a hat trick, Ryan Meyer added the fourth.
Commack Fury raced into a three goal lead against Syosset Red with goals by Ryan Smith, Zach Fawaz and Gavin Rothschild. The Reds fought back and drew level in the second half thanks to a goal by Jack Henick and two by Cory Elenowitz but it was Commack who came away with the victory when Ryan Smith scored his second goal of the game to make the final score 4-3 to the Fury.
Congratulations to the Dix Hills Gunners for winning their second summer league title in succession and to Tyler Glassberg, who’s twelve goals earned him the Golden Boot award, also his second in a row!
Congrats and thank you to all teams for another great season.
Final- HBC Liverpool v Annoying Oranges
Both teams went into the final with an unbeaten regular season record having tied in their earlier meeting. The Oranges came out fired up and were soon in control thanks to goals by Enzo Pupillo and Owen Husselbeck. Enzo added a third before half time as the Oranges grew in confidence. Liverpool improved after the break but couldn’t contain the Oranges offense and Enzo Pupillo completed his hat trick before Wilmer Flores added a fifth. 5-0 the final score.
HBC City and HBC Spurs played an open game with both teams focusing on attack! City came out on top 9-4 with Nico Corea top scoring with five goals. Geral Cortez scored a hat trick and Noah Paul once. Nico’s five goals took him to the top of the Golden Boot table with a total of fifteen goals.
HBC Smash and CSH Viking played an end to end game and shared four goals, 2-2 the final score. Jason Demianczyk was on target twice for the Smash but brothers Danny and Ben Higgins leveled for the Vikings.
Congratulations to the Annoying Oranges for their final triumph, to Nico Corea for his Golden Boot win and to all the teams for another exciting summer season.
Impact FC went into the final day knowing two wins (one a make up game v Hauppauge) would make them the GU13/14 champions. Emma Kirkpatrick scored a hat trick in their first game against the South Huntington Falcons and Gabby Cacciola added one in the 4-0 victory.
Hauppauge Explosion also had two games and were in the same position having to win both games to become the champions. They beat Hempstead EOC Lady Panthers 3-2 with goals by Cydney Munro, Lindsey Devine and Tori Durney to set up a final game against Impact which turned out to be a ‘winner takes all‘ game.
The previous game between the two team ended level at 1-1. This time the Impact girls took control and two goals by Gabby Cacciola set them on their way to victory. Becka Ragensburger scored a third before her sister Taylor added a fourth. That goal won Taylor the Golden Boot award as she moved one ahead of teammate Gabby Cacciola! 4-0 the final score.
Congrats to Impact FC, to Taylor for her Golden Boot win, to Hauppauge for taking it ‘to the wire’ and all the girls for an exciting season.
Final- Brentwood v Hempstead EOC Wolves
The previous meeting between these two teams was during week one when the Wolves came out on top 2-1. This time it was Brentwood who started the strongest and took an early lead through Joogans Charles, his shot going in off the post. Herris Robbles doubled Brentwood’s advantage before half time and added a third shortly after to put them in control. Nilton Gonzalez pulled a goal back for the Wolves when he scored a penalty kick but Charles Junior put the game out of reach with a fourth for Brentwood, 4-1 the final score.
The other game in the division saw Kings Park Explosion play the HBC Kings. Tyler Phillips struck first for the Kings but an excellent dipping shot by Michael Palladino drew the Explosion level. Tyler Phillips was the hero for the Kings in the second half as he completed his hat trick to give the Kings a 3-1 win.
Hempstead EOC Leopards needed to win their final game of the season against the Vortex to finish in first place of the BU13/14 division. After a scoreless first half the Leopards got the breakthrough they were looking for when David Albarca scored his sixth goal of the season. A Damian Villatoro penalty kick doubled Hempstead’s lead but a Nick Mazza strike made it a tense finish. The Leopards held on to win the game 2-1 and take first place.
The Uniondale Leones played the South Huntington Sledgehammers knowing they could only finish second after Hempstead’s earlier win. Elver Fuentes and Andy Blanco scored in the first half for them and late goals by Thajee Blair and top scorer David Calix completed a 4-0 victory.
Congratulations to Hempstead EOC Leopards on their league win, to David Calix who was the Golden Boot Champion and to all the boys for another exceptional season.
CSH Crushers went into their final game knowing only a win would be good enough for them to have a chance of winning the division. With a double header between Life Elite and South Hunt. Stars to follow they also needed Life Elite to lose a couple of points. Kailey Rappel got them off to a good start against the Uniondale Panteras with two first half goals. Ashley Hernandez pulled a goal back for the Panteras but Taylor Cullen restored the two goal cushion after the break. Ashley scored again for the Panteras to make it 3-2 but Taylor then scored her second to make it 4-2 to the Crushers. An excellent strike from the edge of the box by Ashley Hernandez completed her hat trick and brought it to 4-3 but the Crushers held on for the victory.
Life Elite ’03 went into their double header with the knowledge that only two wins would take them to the top of the table. The first game against the South Hunt. Stars was a close game with the only goal being scored by Elite’s Gabby Martinez. That 1-0 triumph meaning Elite had to overcome the Stars for a second time to take first place. Gabby Martinez was on target again as Elite took charge of the second game. She scored twice and further goals by Madison Cadena, Gabby Modica and Ava Muffoletto gave Elite a comfortable 5-0 win and first place in the league. Gabby’s goals also made her co-Golden Boot Champion with Uniondale’s Ashley Hernandez, both girls scoring six times this season.
Congrats to the Life Elite’03 girls, to Ashley and Gabby for their Golden Boot win and to all the players for a great season.
Thank you to all of the teams this season, I hope it was a positive and enjoyable experience for you all!!