WEEK 5 REVIEW
Jake Hatton’s scoring streak continued as he struck four goals in both of the HBC Hurricane’s games. The Hurricanes beat the Cougars 5-0 with Gavin Supek also on target. They then beat Dix Hills 6-0 with Carter Phillips and Madison chipping in with a goal each. Jake now tops the Golden Boot table with eighteen for the season.
The Cougars also went down 5-0 to the Arrows. Alex Ruddy scored twice and goals by Ryan Scanlon, Anthony Sangiovanni and Thomas Kline completed the scoring. The Arrows found the going a lot tougher against the league leaders, Syosset Madrid. Nikko Tenedero and Blake Donahue both hit the net twice in Madrid’s 6-1 victory. Madrid then made it eight wins out of eight with a 5-2 triumph over HBC Holland. Holland played an excellent first half and two Delilah Sember goals gave them a 2-1 lead at the break. Syosset came to life in the second half, Nikko Tenedero completed his hat trick and Jack Pendrick scored twice to maintain their 100% start to the season.
The Red Lions got back to winning ways with a 6-0 victory over Dix Hills. Luca Mazzilli was the hero with four goals, Lennon Harrington and Aidan McGowan had one each.
King’s Park Xtreme had to work Hard to overcome the Lions. Brandon Varlack scored the only goal of the first half to give the Lions a 1-0 lead but Alex Sqillacioti netted twice early in the second half and a late goal by Daniel Digena made the final score 3-1.
HBC Holland bounced back from their earlier defeat and beat Kings Park 6-0. Delilah Sember added another four goals to her total and Logan Zipper scored twice to make sure Holland remain second in the table.
SFA Lightning got the BU7 division underway with a 2-0 victory over the HY Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were level at the break but fell to goals by Jack Ward and Alex Bernstein. The Lightning followed up with a come from behind win over South Huntington Thunder. Ashley Kozlowski’s early goal gave the Thunder the advantage in the first half but second half strikes by Nino Sachino and JC Flores secured the points for the Lightning in a 2-1 victory.
The Thunder suffered another narrow defeat in their second game, this time at the hands of HBC Milan. Liam Harrington gave Milan a first minute lead before Vincent Grassi’s deflected free kick leveled for the Thunder. Shay Daly then scored twice in the space of two minutes to make it 3-1 to Milan at half time. Ashley Kozlowski reduced the arrears with minutes remaining but Milan held on to win it 3-2.
The Cavaliers defended well against the Blue Dragons but found themselves a goal down at half time. They continued to frustrate the Dragons but three late goals made it a 4-0 game, Gavin Wisotsky and Michael Elmo with two goals each.
David McCalla gave the Red Eagles a first minute lead against the Blue Dragons in an entertaining match. A fiercely contested game saw both teams spurn chances and it looked like the Eagles were heading for victory until Gavin Wisotsky’s equalizer for the Dragons with thirty seconds left to play rescued a point for the Dragons. 1-1 the final score.
The Red Eagles were soon back in action against HBC Milan and another end to end game produced many chances but only one first half goal, Liam Harrington giving Milan the lead. Gavin Wisotsky, guesting for the Eagles, tied it up in the second half but Shay Daly was on hand to finish from close range to give Milan a 2-1 triumph that takes them to the top of the table.
Farmingdale Madrid extended their lead at the top of the table with two more victories this week. Arsenal are the only team to beat Madrid so far this season but they were soon 3-0 down as Madrid pressed early and finished clinically. Arsenal worked their way back into the game but couldn’t match the fire power of Madrid who went on to win 6-2. Tyler Solis hit a hat trick for Madrid, Anthony Laughlin scored twice and Brandon Bastien once. Gavin Wisotsky and Liam Harrington replied for Arsenal. Madrid then saw off a brave challenge from the Annoying Oranges. Tyler Solis, Jack Scanlon and Brandon Bastien all hitting the target in their 3-0 win.
Arsenal won their second match of the day beating the NY Strikers by a score of 4-0. Two Jason Kaiser goals in the second half followed first half strikes by Nick Induisi and Gavin Wisotsky.
HBC City also beat the Strikers, Shane Login and Steven Silipo with the goals in their 2-0 victory.
The final game in the division saw the Oranges and City play an end to end game. Joe Algieri’s excellent shot gave the Oranges the lead but James Starin dribbled through the heart of the Oranges defense before slipping the ball into the corner of the net to tie it up at the break. Both teams went in search of a winner and it was Andrew Pinzone who came up with it as his strike won it 2-1 for the Oranges.
Never in fifteen years of the indoor soccer league at Coindre Hall have all the games in a division ended up tied! That statistic still stands but the first five of the six games in the BU10 division all ended even this week.
Kings Park Explosion started brightly in their opening game against the Raiders and led 3-0 at the break thanks to strikes by Matt Palladino, Connor McGovern and Matt Catoir. The Raiders got their act together in an exciting second half and three goals in the last five minutes got them a share of the spoils. Emmy Forbes scored the first two and a late Owen Cassidy shot found it’s way into the far corner to make it 3-3.
Emmy Forbes was on target again for the Raiders in their game with the CSH Rapids giving them a 1-0 lead. Ian McGullen leveled for the Rapids before Owen Cassidy restored the lead for the Raiders. Tyler Penetta equalized for the Rapids and the points were shared, 2-2.
Kings Park Explosion and the South Hunt. Sharpshooters tied 1-1. Matt Palladino scored again for the Explosion but Jonathan Solar’s strike from outside the box evened it up for the Sharpshooters.
The CSH Rapids and the Rowdy Wasabis also drew 1-1. Spencer Login was on target for the Wasabis and Alex Fascilla for the Rapids.
The Sharpshooters and FC Favoritos then shared four goals. Michael Kleinman and Jake Santamaria found the net for Favoritos, Jonathan Solar and Joey Helfer for the Sharpshooters in the 2-2 tie.
The sequence of draws was finally broken in the last game of the day between the Favoritos and the Wasabis. It was 0-0 at half time but Owen Husselbeck broke the deadlock midway through the second half and three goals in the last two minutes meant the Wasabis won 4-0. Owen Husselbeck scored his second, Aidan Sawczyk and Andreas Seferian with the others.
The Girls U12 division followed the BU10/11 and they too produced three ties in the first four games.
Syosset Jazz led twice against FC Favoritas but had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Andie Kleinman and Kirsten Roethal scored for the Favoritas, Alli Milas and Jessica Rosenbaum for the Jazz. The Jazz then tied with Northport Surf 1-1. Melissa Schaffer found the net for the Jazz and Alison O’Shea for the Surf.
The South Hunt. Stars were the first team to taste victory with an emphatic win over the Favoritas. Joanna Canagianni had a hat trick and Alysa Sorensen & Hannah Stasko hit two each in their 7-1 win.
Northport Surf then tied for the sixth time in ten games when they played the CSH Storm. Riley Engleman was on target twice for the Surf but goals by Sibelle O’Donnell and Emily Berlinghof made the final score 2-2.
Hannah Stasko and Joanna Canagianni were again on the score sheet as the Stars won for the second time beating the South Hunt. Unicorns 2-0. CSH Storm then leapfrogged the Stars to go back to the top of the table with a 3-1 over the Unicorns. Golden Boot leader Emily Berlinghof struck twice and Grace Hudson once. Bianca Skelton’s goal for the Unicorns keeps her in second place in the race for the Golden Boot trophy.
CSH Comets got off to a winning start with a 3-1 triumph over the Vortex. John Messina, Matt Shooshstary and Chris Amaruso scored for the Comets, Ryan Glazier for the Vortex.
Jericho Revolution recorded another two victories to keep them at the top of the table. Peter Deplas netted twice in their 5-0 win over the Vortex and Todd Pearlman scored two in a 5-0 win, also against the Vortex, who were filling in for the North Babylon Stallions who couldn’t make it this week.
The best game of the day was between the Comets and South Hunt. PSG. A fast and physical game went the way of PSG who won it 2-0 thanks to goals by JT Castro and John Boyle. PSG then lost 3-2 to South Hunt. Barca. They also filled in for the Stallions and lost a second game to Barca, this time 4-2. Gabe Quesquen and David Cartagena each had two goals on the day for Barca who remain second, four points behind the Revolution.
The Boys U17 division gave us another five competitive games with some excellent soccer this week.
The CSH Renegades and Bay Shore Dynasty went head to head in the first game with Alejandro Juarez giving the Dynasty an early lead. Raul Alveranga turned it around for the Renegades with two strikes but Victor Romero’s half volley from distance proved unstoppable and it ended 2-2. The Renegades were back in action against the HBC Hybrids and found themselves trailing to two Evert Coto goals and one from Jason Catarino. Raul Alveranga and Anfernee Lopez got on the score sheet for the Renegades but they were unable to find an equalizer as the Hybrids won it 3-2.
Braulio Sandoval scored the only goal in a tight first half to give Bay Shore Dynasty a one goal lead over HBC 95’s. Michael Bernardo doubled the advantage after the break before Henry Mancera pulled one back for HBC. Michael Bernardo put it out of reach with his second, 3-1 to the Dynasty the final score.
The Bay Shore Falcons extended their lead at the top to six points. Another action packed game saw them defeat the HBC Hybrids 3-2 and the final game of the day ended 2-2 between the Falcons and HBC 95’s. Ryan Bauer and Jerry gave the 95’s a 2-1 lead replying to Mikey Bernardo’s opener but Braulio Sandoval tied it up for the Falcons from close range with only 30 seconds left to play.