WEEK 4 REVIEW
The Arrows tasted victory for the first time this season with wins over Dix Hills and the Red Lions. Anthony Sangiani and Ryan Scanlon were on target in the 2-0 over Dix Hills and Ryan followed it up with a hat trick in the 5-0 win over the Lions.
Kings Park Extreme were another team to win both games beating Dix Hills 6-0 then the Cougars 4-0. Alex Squillacioti scored six goals on the night and heads the golden boot table with fourteen for the season. Daniel Hutter also scored in both games for the Xtreme who are now in third place.
First placed Syosset Madrid had to wait until the very last kick of the game to beat the Red Lions. Nikko Tenedero and Blake Donahue fired Madrid ahead but on both occasions Brandon Varlack equalized for the Lions. It looked like being a creditable tie for the Lions until Tristan Seagul struck at the whistle to make it 3-2. Nikko Tenedero scored a hat trick for Madrid in their next game as they put six past the HBC Hurricanes without reply. The Hurricanes improved in their next game but still went down 3-0 to HBC Holland. Holland also beat the Cougars 6-1 with Delilah Sember on target seven times over the two games.
The Blue Dragons started the day off with a 3-0 victory over the South Huntington Thunder, Michael Elmo, Max Futter and Tyler Cooper scoring the goals. A close game against SFA Lightning followed for the Dragons with both keepers making excellent saves. The only goal of the game came from the Lightning’s Nino Sacino with five minutes remaining.
Another close encounter saw the Red Eagles triumph 1-0 over the South Huntington Thunder. The only goal of this game was Grayson Hopkins’ first half strike.
SFA Lightning were unable to make it two for two as Justin Genatt struck twice early in the game for HBC Milan. A fast and physical second half produced one or two chances at either end but it finished 2-0 in Milan’s favor. Milan went joint top by beating the HY Cavaliers 6-0, Ryan Schiff scored a hat trick and Luke Copland added two.
The Red Eagles also beat the Cavailiers 6-0 to complete a good day, Jordan Heyman and Tyler Varlack each on target twice.
Farmingdale Madrid stretched their lead at the top to three points with another two wins this week. Brandon Bastien and Anthony Laughlin scored the goals that downed HBC City 2-0 and Chris Kretschmer had two in the 6-0 win over the NY Strikers.
Arsenal also beat HBC City by a score of 2-0 thanks to two second half strikes from Gavin Wisotsky. They jumped ahead of the Annoying Oranges into second place by beating the Oranges 4-0. Gerald Cortez, Luke Copland, Nick Induisis and Sean Kozodoy with the goals. The Oranges are now third after a 2-0 victory over the NY Strikers, Enzo Pupillo and Sammy MacArner on target in the first half.
After losing by one goal in both games last week FC Favoritos were looking for their first victory of the season this week. It wasn’t to be however as they ran into an in form Kings Park Explosion team then the Raiders. Connor McGowan netted a hat trick for the Explosion in their 6-0 triumph, John Black added two. The Raiders also had a hat trick hero as Giovanni Noto hit three in the Raiders 4-0 win.
Kings Park stayed top after a 2-1 win over the CSH Rapids. Ethan Evans’ goal wasn’t enough for the Rapids as Matthew Palladino and Matthew Catoir found the target for the Explosion.
The Rowdy Wasabis stayed in pursuit of the Explosion with two victories of their own. Daniel Costello scored twice in the 5-1 win over the Raiders then Owen Husselbeck and Trevor Hubbard scored either side of half time to beat the South Huntington Sharpshooters 2-0. The Sharpshooters made it a bad day for the Rapids as Kevin Martin, Joey Helfer and Sebastian Koch hit the goal trail in their 3-1 win.
CSH Storm and the South Huntington Stars shared the points in an entertaining opening game in the GU12 division. Samantha Reim scored for the Storm but Alysa Sorensen tied it up for the Stars, 1-1 the final score. An Emily Berlinghof hat trick and two goals by Caroline Debellis helped the Storm to a comfortable 6-0 win over FC Favoritas. That win also took the Storm to the top of the table as the Northport Surf failed to win either of their games this week. The Favoritos beat the Surf 3-0 for their first win of the season and an end to end match up between the South Huntington Unicorns and the Surf ended all square at 3-3. Hope Staib, Shannon McKenna and Sofia Lagana were on target for the Surf but Bianca Skelton, Hannah Stasko and Danielle Kleet evened it up for the Unicorns. Bianca and Danielle were also amongst the goals in the Unicorns 5-1 triumph over the Syosset Jazz, each scoring twice.
It wasn’t a good day for the Jazz as they went down by a score of 6-0 against the South Huntington Stars. Sydney Taylor hit a first half hat trick and Alysa Sorensen netted twice after the break for the Stars who are now joint second.
The BU14 division produced some of the most exciting games of the day. Jericho Revolution remain at the top of the table after two pulsating games against South Huntington PSG and South Huntington Barca. Jared Levy and Peter Deplas gave them a 2-0 half time lead over PSG but two Jamie Bonilla goals after the break brought PSG level . Both teams then missed chances before Noah Greenbaum hit the winner for Jericho with two minutes left on the clock, 3-2 the final. Barca took the lead in the first half against the Revolution when David Alfara powered in a shot. Sam Josephsen equalized after a spell of Jericho pressure before half time but Gabe Quesquen restored Barca’s lead with a sweet strike to the corner. Barca had a couple of chances to put it out of reach but failed to take them and after a couple of near misses for Jericho they finally drew level through Ben Alon. A late goalmouth scramble almost saw Jericho pinch it at the end but it would have been tough on PSG, neither team deserved to lose and it ended 2-2.. PSG had to work hard for the points in their next game with the Vortex. A Ben Barnes hat trick early in the second half gave Vortex the lead but PSG came back and held on for a 5-4 victory. JT Castro and Jayvin Coto each with two goals for PSG.
Barca took a 1-0 lead into the half time break against the CSH Comets thanks to a David Alfaro goal. The Comets pressed and were rewarded with an equalizer when Andrew Amaruso reacted first in the box. Gabe Quesquen made it 2-1 to Barca and despite more Comets pressure it was Alex Marino who made the game safe for Barca with a third in another entertaining game, 3-1 the final in this one.
The North Babylon Stallions came out on fire in their game against the Vortex and were soon 4-0 up. Danny Mistretta scored twice and Max Holden and Cameron Denis once before Andrew Curreri pulled one back for the Vortex. Camillo Vasquez completed the scoring in the second half with a fifth for the Stallions, the 5-1 result giving them their first points of the season. The Stallions followed up with a confident display against the CSH Comets but found themselves 1-0 down at the half when Brendan Wirth opened the scoring. They stayed in the game and had chances to level before Matt Shoostary made it 2-0 to the Comets who drop to third place in the table.
CSH Renegades moved into second place after two wins this week. Anfernee Lopez had a hat trick in the 6-0 triumph over HBC 95’s and Raul Alvaranga gave them a 1-0 lead against the Bay Shore Falcons. Braulio Sandoval equalized for the Falcons before the break but second half strikes by Wilson Martinez and David Alvarado made the final score 3-1 to CSH.
HBC 95’s recovered from their poor first game to beat HBC Hybrids 4-1, Sam Umana’s two goals taking him joint top of the Golden Boot table.
Brendan Quirk scored twice for Bay Shore Dynasty but they lost 6-4 to the Falcons who had Nick Felt to thank for his hat trick.
Bay Shore Dynasty started slowly against the HBC Hybrids and were rarely in the first half at all. The Hybrids raced into a 6-1 lead at half time with an excellent performance. The Dynasty picked it up in the second half but were unable to get back into the game. Olvin Palma, Cameron Samuel and Jason Catarino all scored twice for a confident HBC team.