Weekly Review WEEK 6
Dix Hills had a good day coming out on top twice in very close games. Top Scorer Tyler Varlack gave them the lead against St.Elizabeth Lightning but Hayden Rochler tied it up soon after for the Lightning. Max Futter’s goal was the deciding one giving Dix Hills a 2-1 victory. That was followed by a 1-0 win over Chelsea, Gavin Wisotsky with the all important goal.
The Rockets found their scoring touch against the Lightning winning 6-1. Liam Harrington, Chastain Cassidy and Shay Daley each scored twice with Jordan Fletcher on target for the Lightning.
The St. Elizabeth Thunder took the lead against Chelsea when Blake Scimone’s shot went through a crowd of players and into the corner of the net. Ashley Kozlowski added a second hammering in a shot from just inside the box early in the second half. Chelsea improved as the game went on and Leo Palumbo pulled a goal back to set up a tense finish but the Thunder held on for the 2-1 victory.
The Rockets and the Great White Sharks shared the points in an entertaining 1-1 draw. Nate Smith gave the Sharks a first half lead but Kristin Salas’ late goal evened things up.
The Sharks then started well against the Thunder but two goals from Luca Crimi and one from Blake Scimone made sure the Thunder maintained their perfect record, 3-0 the final score.
HBC Force became the first team this season to take a point from the New Hyde Park Firecats. The teams were unable to break the deadlock in a closely contested game and it ended 0-0.
The Force were then in action against South Huntington France and were behind early when Bianca Skelton scored. Despite plenty of second half pressure they were unable to find the net and France secured the 1-0 victory.
Emily Rose and Paulina Valentine gave the NHP Firecats a 2-0 half time lead in their game against South Huntington USA. USA were unable to get back into the game in the second half and Paulina Valantine added another to make the final score 3-0.
Daniel Kleet gave France the lead against the CSH Storm but the Storm fought back with Nicole Abrosino scoring to make it 1-1 at half time. Sibell O’Donnell’s first goal of the season was enough to win it for the Storm in a close second half, 2-1 the final score.
The highest scoring game in the division was the match between South Hunt. USA and Northport Surf. Madison Aucone gave USA an early lead but two Sarah Gray goals turned it around for the Surf who then led 2-1. Sydney Brown tied it for USA but Alison O’Shea restored the Surf’s lead before half time. USA tightened their defense in the second half and Meghan Soulias got them back on level terms with a
well placed shot. Alyssa Sorenson completed the comeback by scoring the final goal of the game to give USA a memorable 4-3 victory.
The Surf recovered well and in another end to end game came out on top against the CSH Storm by a score of 2-1. Caroline Ambriano found the net for the Storm but goals by Alexa Pizzonia and Kerry Root were enough to give Northport the points.
The Firecats remain top and the Force are still second despite being the only team not to record a win during week six. Next week’s games will decide which four teams play for the trophies in week 8.
Week six saw Jericho Revolution and HBC Angels play three games, both teams missed week one and had a game to catch up. It was Jericho who played the first game of the day and it was a good one for them as they beat South Huntington Real Madrid 6-0, Todd Perlman scoring a hat trick.
Madrid failed to get on the score sheet in their second game also and went down 3-0 to the Z20 Jackals. Matt Gelb, JD Patti and Michael Maceluch were on target.
Jericho were soon back in action and found themselves a goal down at half time to South Huntington Barca, Brian Perez with the only successful strike of an even first half. Both teams showed a lot of passion and commitment in a competitive second half and Jericho’s late pressure was rewarded when Jason Marshall pounced on a loose ball to tie it up in the last minute. The 1-1 draw ended Jericho’s ten game winning streak.
The Jackals were the next opponent for Jericho and it was another nail biter with both teams firing on all cylinders. Kevin Gulizio opened the scoring for the Jackals but Zach Caspe leveled for Jericho after a great through ball from Peter Deplis. Two quick goals in the second half gave the Jackals a 3-1 lead, JD Patti and Matteo Alzate the scorers. Jericho replied with another goal from Jason Marshall but the Jackals held on to become the first team this season to defeat the Revolution.
Barca had too much firepower for the HBC Diablos and recorded a comfortable 6-0 victory. The Diablos and the HBC Angels then played with both teams going close before Melissa O’Mara netted for the Angels to give them a 1-0 lead at the break. The Diablos battled hard throughout but couldn’t find a way through the Angel’s defense and Brianna DelColle then Alexa DelColle scored late goals to make it a 3-0 triumph.
Melissa O’Mara gave the Angels a 1-0 half time lead over the Vortex but second half strikes from Jake Moisanu and Thomas Witthuhn turned the game around and gave the Vortex a 2-1 victory.
The Vortex went in search of a second win in their game against CSH Comets but goals from Tommy Copstein and Sergei Brower secured the points for the Comets in a 2-1 win, Jake Moisanu was again on target for the Vortex.
The Comets took an early lead in the last game of the day against the Angels, Sergei Brower the scorer. The Angels forced their way back into the game and goals from Hannah Frank and Rebecca Dewitt gave them a 2-1 advantage at the break. A competitive second half saw Sergei Brower score again to make it 2-2 and despite chances at both ends it finished that way.
Jericho remains top on 21 points with the Jackals and Barca in close persuit. Depending on next week’s results either the Vortex, Comets or Madrid will be joining them in the play-offs.
Oyster Bay and Elwood played the first of the three Gu16/17 games and the only goal of a lively first half came from the foot of Oyster Bay’s Marissa Albanese. That goal proved decisive as a tight second half saw the defenses on top, 1-0 the final score.
Elwood then shut out POB Cyclones in another close match up, the only goal of this game coming from Elwood’s top scorer Marina Schmidt.
Erin Allen opened the scoring for Oyster Bay during a competitive first half in their game with the Cyclones. Good goalkeeping from both teams kept the game close before two second half goals from Danielle Coccia made it 3-0. Erin Allen added a fourth in the last minute to make the final score 4-0 to Oyster Bay.
The two Bayshore teams faced off in the opening game of the BU15/16 division and it was the Dynasty who struck first thanks to Alejandro Juarez. Nick Felt was then left unmarked twice and he took advantage with two neat finishes to give the Dynasty a three goal cushion. Matt Vandenburg got the Falcons back in contention with a goal either side of half time making it 3-2. The comeback was thwarted when Mike Bernardo scored for the Dynasty giving them a 4-2 victory
The Falcons found themselves 3-0 down again in their second game against the CSH Renegades thanks to two goals from Wilson Martinez and a third from David Alvarado. The Falcons battled back for a second time and a hat trick from Victor Romero made it 3-3 mid way through the second half. The Renegades finished strong though and Wilson Martinez completed his hat trick then Nick Sherman added a goal to make the final score 5-3.
The Dynasty made it two wins out of two with a 5-2 victory over the Warriors. Jeff Sully and Sean Zagorski were on target for the Warriors but a confident display from the Dynasty saw Mike Bernardo score three times and Victor Romero twice.
Juan Morales scored the only goal of a fast paced first half between Juventus and the Renegades. Top scorer Jerry Tobar added a second after the break to give Juventus the 2-0 win.
Juventus then went top of the table by beating the Warriors 2-1 in another entertaining game. Jerry Tobar added another goal to his tally before Ever Manzanares made it 2-0 in the first half. The Warriors
managed to pull one goal back but couldn’t find the equalizer and dropped to third place in the table behind Juve and the Dynasty.
The Renegades win over the Falcons made sure that they will take part in the play-offs during week eight.