WEEK 7 REVIEW
Dix Hills won back to back games for the first time this season beating the Arrows and Cougars. Andi Rollo was on target twice in the 2-0 win over the Arrows and Ashley Gleit had a hat trick in the 5-2 win over the Cougars. The HBC Hurricanes also beat the Arrows, Jake Hatton and Julia Rombaldi each scoring twice in the 4-0 victory . The Hurricanes lost their second game by the same score against HBC Holland. Delilah Sember scored two, Logan Zipper and Spencer Menkes one each. Delilah and Spencer were amongst the goals again in their game against the Red Lions, 2-0 the final score. Holland remain in second place, four points behind Syosset Madrid.
Christian Hall scored twice in Kings Park Explosions 4-0 win over the Cougars. The Explosion were then up against Syosset Madrid and were hoping to be the first team to beat them this season. Alex Sqillaciotti gave them a one goal lead at the break and it looked for a while that they would hold on for the victory but Jack Pendrick equalized for Syosset and Nikko Tenedero hit a late winner to give Madrid the points in the 2-1 win. Syosset finished the day with a comfortable 8-2 victory over the Red Lions. Nikko Tenedero hit four goals and Jack Pendrick and Blake Donahue had two each, The Lions’ top scorer Luca Mazzilli also scored twice.
HBC Milan got week seven underway in the BU7 division with a 2-0 win over South Huntington Thunder. Shay Daly and Justin Gennat with the goals in the second half. They recorded their second win of the day beating the HY Cavaliers 6-0, Ryan Schiff, Luke Copland and Shay Daly all scoring twice.
The Thunder and the Red Eagles tied 1-1. Bryce Lanton was on target for the Eagles with Matt Gerardi replying for the Thunder, both goals coming in the first half. The Eagles then lost 2-0 to the Blue Dragons, Gavin Wisotsky and Michael Elmo with the goals. The Dragons won 2-0 for the second time beating SFA Lightning in the final game in the division, Gavin Wisotsky scored both goals and is now three clear at the top of the Golden Boot table. SFA Lightning beat the HY Cavaliers with goals by Diego Flores, Jonny Kurz, Jack Ward, Jeffrey Vasquez and Eric Bernstein but the goal of the game was by Nicole Boucetta who became the first scorer this season for the Cavaliers, congrats to Nicole. 5-1 the final score.
Farmingdale Madrid took maximum points again with a pair of 4-1 victories in week seven. Tyler Solis had a hat trick in each game against Arsenal and the Annoying Oranges. Arsenal made sure of a second place finish with a 3-1 win over the NY Strikers. Luke Copland scored twice and Chastain Cassidy once, J.J. Voyard pulled one back for the Strikers in the final seconds.
HBC City and the NY Strikers played a close game with neither team able to find the net, 0-0 the final in that game. City did manage to score in their next game beating the Oranges 2-1 thanks to goals by Nico Corea.
The South Huntington Sharpshooters made sure of a place in the play offs with a win and a tie this week. Matt Calandra and Jonathan Solar scored in their entertaining 2-2 tie with the Rowdy Wasabis, James Philipis and Liam McKenna with the goals for the Wasabis. Paul Schiller, Kevin Martin and Matt Calandra all scored in the Sharpshooters 3-2 win over the Favoritos. Liam McKenna and Danny Costello scored the goals that saw the Wasabis win 2-0 over the CSH Rapids. That result also saw the Rapids lose their chance of a play off place. The Raiders won both of their games this week by a score of 3-1. Owen Cassidy found the net twice and Emmy Forbes once against the Favoritos then Brian Contreras scored twice against Kings Park, Emmy Forbes adding the third. Kings Park also lost to the Rapids, 4-1. Ian McGullen, Bryce Reim and Alex Fascilla scored and an excellent header by Tyler Penetta completed their scoring.
So those results mean that despite two losses Kings Park remain in joint first place with the Raiders on twenty points. With identical head to head records Kings Park finish first thanks to their better head to head record with the next highest placed team, the Wasabis. Next week’s play offs will see Kings Park play the Sharpshooters and the Raiders take on the Wasabis, exciting games ahead!
Talia Brooks was the hero for Northport Surf in their opening game against FC Favoritas. She scored the only goal to give the Surf victory in a close and competitive game. The Favoritas then played the Syosset Jazz and it looked like being another 1-0 defeat for them until Isabella Hubbard stepped up with an equalizer in the last five seconds of the game. Skylar Keating had given the Jazz a first half lead but they had to settle for a point in the 1-1 draw.
CSH Storm shut out the Surf beating them 2-0 in a tight game. Ellie Fox and Emily Berlinghof scored the goals that secured first place for the Storm. South Huntington Unicorns were already assured of a place in the play offs and they comfortably beat the Jazz by a score of 5-0, Jessie Boyle and Bianca Skelton scored two each for the Unicorns. Sidney Taylor scored two early goals to give the South Huntington Stars a 2-0 half time lead over the CSH Storm. The Storm came to life after the break and two goals by Grace Hundson, one by Grace Concannon and another by Sam Reim turned the game in their favor giving them a 4-2 come from behind victory. The final game in the girls division was an all South Huntington affair with the Stars playing the Unicorns. It was end to end stuff and fittingly ended in a 4-4 tie. Bianca Skelton scored another two goals for the Unicorns to take her level with Emily Berlinghof at the top of the Golden Boot table and Hannah Stasko netted twice for the Stars.
Next week’s play offs see CSH Storm playing the South Huntington Unicorns and Northport Surf playing the South Huntington Stars.
Jericho Revolution finished the regular season with another two victories. They beat close rivals South Huntington Barca 5-2 then PSG, who were filling in for the absent Stallions, 4-1. Peter Deplas top scored on the day for them with three goals, Jarred Levy had two. Barca played PSG and with time running out the game was tied 2-2. It looked like the points would be shared until JT Castro stepped it up and hit a late hat trick to give PSG a 5-2 win! Gabe Quesquen’s second goal of the day for the Stars means he is now three goals clear at the top of the BU14 Golden Boot table with only the play offs left to come. The CSH Comets had a mixed day winning one game and losing the other. Their victory over the Stallions coupled with Barca’s loss to PSG meant they secured a second place finish in the standings. Matt Shooshstary was on target twice in their 3-2 win. They went down 3-0 to a rejuvenated Vortex team with Ben Barnes, Keegan Cassidy and Oscar Contrereas all scoring. The Vortex also beat SH PSG 5-1, Ben Barnes again on target with two more goals taking his tally to twelve.
Next week’s play offs will be between Jericho Revolution and SH PSG followed by CSH Comets and SH Barca.
The CSH Renegades and Bay Shore Dynasty game proved to be as competitive as usual. Raul Alvaranga broke the deadlock in the second half for the Renegades but late goals by Braulio Sanderval and Mike Bernardo gave the Dynasty a 2-1 triumph. Raul Alvaranga then scored a hat trick in the Renegades 5-1 win over HBC Hybrids, Anfernee Lopez also finding the net twice. The Dynasty made it two out of two with a 2-0 win over HBC 95’s, Braulio Sanderval and Mike Bernardo with another goal each. The Falcons also managed two victories with 3-1 wins over HBC Hybrids and HBC 95’s. Those wins confirming the Falcons first place finish in the league standings. Next week will see the other four teams taking part in the play offs to see who finishes as runner up. The Dynasty will play the Hybrids and the Renegades will face the HBC 95’s with the winners meeting in the final.