Week 1 Review
The Red Eagles and the HY Cavaliers got the day underway in the boys U7 division and it was last year’s Golden Boot winner Tyler Varlack who scored the first goal of the season . The Eagles scored three in each half in their 6-0 victory, Finn McCloskey with two of the goals and Tyler adding a second to his total.
Like the Cavaliers, SFA Lightning were making their debut in the league and they too were up against the Eagles. Jack Ward gave SFA an early lead but Finn McCloskey and Tyler Varlack were on target again to give the Eagles a 2-1 half time lead. Jonny Kurz tied it up for SFA in the second half but Finn McCloskey’s fourth goal of the day gave the Eagles a 3-2 win.
South Huntington Thunder started the season with a 2-0 victory over the Cavaliers, Ashley Kozlowski scoring in each half. The Thunder then played the Blue Dragons and after a scoreless first half the game swung the Dragons way as Goals by Dean Muratore, Michael Elmo and Gavin Wisotsky saw them come out on top 3-0.
HBC Milan also had a winning start beating SFA Lightning 4-0. Two first half strikes from Luke Copland were followed by two from Ryan Zeh in the second to give them the points.
The Blue Dragons went two for two beating Milan 3-1 in the final game in the division. Gavin Wisotsky’s first half hat trick gave the Dragons a great start, the only reply coming from Shay Daly.
So Week One sees two teams with maximum points but there is still a lot of soccer to be played before the play-offs in week 8.
The NY Strikers were making their first appearance in the league and found the going tough in their opening game with HBC City. Noah Paul scored a hat trick for City with Drew Haugan adding two in the 5-0 victory.
It didn’t get easier for the Strikers as Nick Induisi hit a first half hat trick for Arsenal. The Strikers stepped it up after the break but were unable to find the net, 6-0 Arsenal the final outcome.
An entertaining game between the Annoying Oranges and HBC City saw both teams create and miss chances as they served up the first goalless game of the season. Both teams took a point in the 0-0 draw.
Farmingdale Madrid opened their campaign with a 4-0 win over the Oranges, Tyler Solis set them on their way with two first half goals. That was followed by an exciting game with the Arsenal. Anthony Laughlin gave Madrid an early lead but Gavin Wisotsky leveled for Arsenal. Jack Scanlon then put Madrid 2-1 ahead before half time and but for two saves from Arsenal keeper Nick Induisi Madrid would have been further ahead. Luke Copland equalized for Arsenal and them gave them their first lead shortly after with his second. Despite plenty of late pressure and goalmouth incident Madrid were unable to find a goal and Arsenal held on for the 3-2 win.
Kings Park Explosion hit the ground running in their first two games of the season. Their opening game was against the Rowdy Wasabis and after a tight first half the Explosion led 2-1. Two more goals in the second half gave them a 4-1 victory. They followed up with another confident display this time putting four past the FC Favoritos, 4-0 the final score. Mark Tolkin, Matthew Catoir and Matthew Palladino each scored twice on the day for the Explosion.
The Wasabis fared better in their second outing and twice led against the Raiders. The Raiders replied each time and the points were shared in the 2-2 tie.
The Raiders and the South Huntington Sharpshooters then played an end to end game that could have gone either way. Jonathan Solar was on target twice for the Sharpshooters and Sebastian Koch added a third but Owen Cassidy and Brian Contreras hit the net for the Raiders, as they did in their earlier game, and Danya Danziger claimed a late equalizer to make it 3-3.
Brady Moore Scored two goals for the CSH Rapids as they won their first game against FC Favoritos 5-1. Ian McGullen’s second of the day in their next game didn’t prove to be enough as the Sharpshooters won 2-1 thanks to strikes from Kevin Martin and Matt Calandra.
CSH Storm started their season in style with a commanding 5-0 win over FC Favoritas. Cydney Brown, Samantha Rein, Sybelle O’Donnell, Julia Tesoriero and Alison Futter all with a goal each.
They were brought back down to earth in their second game as the Syosset Jazz produced an excellent second half performance. Emily Berlinghof’s goal meant the Jazz trailed 1-0 at the half but goals by Skylar Keating, Heather Abbene, Ally Milas and Melissa Schaffer turned the game around, 4-1 the final score.
FC Favoritas played a close first half against the South Huntington Unicorns, Jenny Duclay’s goal for the Unicorns was the only difference between the teams. The Favoritas were unable to get back on level terms and a second goal for the Unicorns by Naltalie Gonzalez secured the points in the 2-0 win.
Syosset Jazz couldn’t maintain the momentum from their first game and found themselves 2-0 down to the South Huntington Stars at half time. The Stars grew in confidence and added a third, Joanna Canagiani on target twice and Alexa Brunetti once in their 3-0 triumph.
Northport Surf and the Unicorns played an exciting game with the Unicorns leading at the half 2-1 thanks to two goals from Bianca Skelton. Nicole Algierie was also on target for the Unicorns in the second half before the Surf came to life and hit back with five goals to win it 6-3! Gabby Gregor led the way with a hat trick for the Surf, Shannon McKenna had two and Hope Staib one.
The Surf then took a deserved 3-0 half time lead against the South Huntington Stars, Addie Whisler, Tallia Brooks and Hope Staib with the goals. The Stars hit back in the second half and reduced the arrears with two Alyssa Sorensen goals. Hope Staib gave the Surf some breathing room with her second and the Surf’s fourth but Sydney Taylor pulled another back for the Stars in a frantic finish, 4-3 the final meaning the Surf take maximum points from week one.
Jericho Revolution got their season off to a winning start with a convincing win over South Huntington PSG. Jarred Levy was a constant threat going forward and claimed a hat trick in the 6-1 victory.
PSG recovered to win their second game against the North Babylon Stallions. The Stallions, making their first appearance at Coindre Hall, started well and had chances to take the lead in a fast first half. It was PSG who struck first though with John Boyle breaking the deadlock before half time. Jake Vandeventer registered the Stallions first goal of the season but it wasn’t enough as JT Castro hit the winner for PSG, 2-1 the final score.
Jericho found the going tougher against CSH Comets but still came out on top. Brendan Wirth was on target for the Comets but Jarred Levy completed an excellent afternoon by scoring two more goals to give the Revolution a 2-1 win.
The Vortex also started on a winning note with a 3-1 victory over the Stallions, their goals coming from Zack Himmell, Noelle Perciballi and Andrew Curreri.
The Comets bounced back to record their first win at the expense of South Huntington Barca. Brendan Wirth was on target again with two more goals in the 5-1 triumph.
The Vortex and Barca played the final game in the division and an entertaining one it was! Juan Chicoma and Gabe Quesquen each scored twice for Barca in their 5-3 win. David Cartagena was also on target for Barca with Carlos Godoy, Aidean Forbes and Noelle Perciballi replying for the Vortex.
The BU17 division produced some of the closest and hard fought games of the day. In the opening game Anfernee Lopez gave the CSH Renegades a 1-0 lead over Bay Shore Dynasty but late goals by Braulio Sandoval and Alejandro Juarez turned the game around and saw the Dynasty take the two points with a 2-1 win.
The Renegades were soon back in action against HBC Hybrids but found themselves behind when Evert Coto scored the only goal of the first half. The Renegades left it late but equalized when Nick Tonks finished off a flowing move. Wilson Martinez completed the comeback with the winning goal, 2-1 the final score.
HBC 95’s played an end to end game with Bay Shore Dynasty with both teams unable to find the net in a tight first half. Chris Fuschetto’s low shot across the goal eventually gave HBC the lead and it proved to be the only goal of a well contested game.
The Bay Shore Falcons and HBC Hybrids didn’t have problems scoring goals, they shared nine goals in an entertaining match. The Falcons proved too strong in the second half and were victorious by a score of 6-3. Douglas Castro and Mike Bernardo each scored twice.
The final game was another close encounter with the Falcons playing HBC 95’s. It was a game of few clear chances and with both keepers on top form it was no surprise that the first half ended scoreless. Midway through the second half Mike Bernardo produced a clinical finish with a low shot to the near post. HBC pressed but couldn’t find an equalizer and it ended 1-0 in favor of the Falcons.