Dix Hills and St. Elizabeth Lightning opened week four and a close game saw them share the points in 1-1 draw. Dean Muratore gave Dix Hills the lead but Hayden Rochler leveled for the Lightning.
The Lightning didn’t fare as well in their second game going down 4-0 to Chelsea with all the goals coming in the second half. Leo Palumbo opened the scoring then a Liam Harrington goal made it 2-0. A goalmouth scramble then led to an own goal before Liam Harrington completed the scoring with his second.
A Tyler Varlack hat trick gave Dix Hills a commanding 3-0 lead over the Great White Sharks and kept him top of the Golden Boot Table. Colin Johnston pulled a goal back for the Sharks but they were unable to stage a comeback as Dix Hills claimed the points in a 3-1 win.
Chelsea were hoping to be the first team to beat St. Elizabeth Thunder but soon found themselves behind when Luca Crimi opened the scoring. Ashley Kozlowski made it two and a second from Luca Crimi gave the Thunder another two points, 3-0 the final score.
Hunter Droskowski gave the Great White Sharks the lead in their game against the Rockets but two goals from Chastain Cassidy turned the game around and the Rockets never looked back. Enzo Pupilla and Shay Dayley made it a 4-1 game with second half goals for the Rockets.
It was then the Rockets turn to try and topple the St. Elizabeth Thunder but early goals from Luca Crimi and Hayden Rochler made it an uphill battle for them as the Thunder raced into a two goal lead. Jack Fallon scored two late goals to make the final score 4-0 as the Thunder made it eight wins out of eight!
CSH Storm started strongly against Northport Surf and were soon two up thanks to goals from Sam Reim and Claire Futter. Tallia Brooks pulled one back for the Surf but Kelly Hooks scored a third for the Storm who went on to win 3-1.
The Surf were soon back in action and played a close game with the HBC Force. Both teams struggled to find the net and it was no surprise that one goal decided the game. Kate Raptis with the all important strike in the second half as HBC claimed the two points.
CSH Storm again started well in their second game against South Huntington USA, a Sydney Brown goal giving them an early lead. USA hit back though and goals from Alyssa Sorenson, Sydney Taylor and Joie Tortorice gave them a 3-1 victory.
HBC Force kept their second clean sheet of the day beating South Huntington France 2-0. Sam O’Toole and Alexa Weindorf were on target making it a good day for the Force, the two wins moving them up to second place in the table.
New Hyde Park Firecats and South Huntington USA played an entertaining game with both teams having their goalkeepers to thank in a goalless first half. Maddy Slaski finally broke the deadlock giving the Firecats the lead and further goals from Jillian Cooper and Paulina Valentine made it a 3-0 victory.
The Firecats then played South Huntington France and were soon in command thanks to strikes from Maddy Slaski and Logan Ward. The same pair each scored a second making it 4-0 before Marina Pappas added a fifth. With a minute remaining France’s Bianca Skelton became the first player to score against the Firecats this season when she drove in a shot from the edge of the box making the final score 5-1.
South Hunt. Barca had a good day with their two victories moving them up to third place. Rodrigo Abrego scored two early goals in their first game against the Vortex and it was soon 4-0 thanks to further strikes from Jamie Bonilla and Brian Valencia. The Vortex came to life in the second half and managed to pull two goals back through Thomas Witthuhn and Matteo Alzate but it wasn’t enough and Barca claimed the points in a 4-2 win.
Gabe Quesquen was the game winner in their second game scoring late on in a 2-1 win over the high flying Z20 Jackals. The Jackals started the day in first place but found themselves a goal down when Jayvin Coto struck. JD Patti tied it up but it was Barca’s day.
The Vortex recovered from their earlier loss and were too strong for the HBC Diablos. Ryan Glazier scored twice in their 5-0 victory. Levi Leach, Zach Himmel and Andrew Curreri also found the net.
The Diablos played better in their second outing but couldn’t match the firepower of South Huntington Real Madrid. Ryder Miller and David Cartagena scored their first goals of the season for Madrid, Luis Salas pulled one back for the Diablos but they were unable to add to it as Madrid ran out 4-1 victors.
The HBC Angels battled throughout against the Z20 Jackals but went down 3-1. Luke Karen and Kevin Gulizio gave the Jackals a 2-0 lead but when Kristen Leonard pulled a goal back for the Angels it was ‘game on’ again. The Angels went in search of an equalizer but Luke Karen settled it with his second for the Jackals.
It was a similar story for the Angels in their second game against Jericho Revolution. Matt Masheb scored twice and Michael Marshall once as the Revolution took a 3-0 lead. The Angels got back into the game when Alexa DelColle’s looping shot found the net. They couldn’t find a second and went down 3-1 again despite a spirited display.
Sergei Brower was on top form in the CSH Comets game against South Huntington Real Madrid. He scored four times in their 5-2 victory, Matt Muszinski was also on target.
The Comets were hoping to carry the momentum into their second game when they played Jericho Revolution. The game was end to end for most of the first half with both keepers having to make saves. Clinical finishing from Jericho was the difference in the end as Noah Greenbaum finished off a good move to give the Revolution the lead. Zach Caspe’s quick free kick then set up Sam Josephson who fired low into the corner and a Comets own goal completed the scoring as Jericho won 3-0 and went two points clear at the top of the table.
Oyster Bay won both games again as the U16/17 girls played another ‘round robin’. The POB Cyclones kept it close in the first half and goals from Deniz Harned and Jack Allen canceled out Oyster Bay goals from Sam Sullivan and Danielle Coccia making it 2-2 at the half. The second half belonged to Oyster Bay though with goals by Marissa Albanese and Cassie Iacono and two from Erin Allen making the final score 6-2.
Oyster Bay were then made to work hard against a determined Elwood team. A competitive game saw Cassie Iacono score the only goal of the game late on to give Oyster Bay the 1-0 win.
Elwood also lost a close game with the POB Cyclones, this time 2-1. Erin O’Brien found the net for Elwood but another goal by Deniz Harned and one from Jennifer Newins proved decisive for the Cyclones.
The Boys U15/16 division has produced some exciting soccer with high scoring games and this week was no different.
The opening game between the Bayshore Dynasty and the Warriors was entertaining throughout and fiercely contested. Connor Nembach gave the Warriors the lead but the Dynasty were soon level when Victor Romero scored with a long range strike. Two excellent finishes by Wilson Martinez then Nick Tonks gave the Warriors a 3-1 half time lead and when Danillo Lozada made it 4-1 it looked like the points would go to the Warriors. The Dynasty had other ideas and with less than four minutes to play Mike Bernardo scored to reduce the deficit to two. A minute later he was on hand again to finish clinically and in the last minute Victor Romero fired in to complete the comeback, 4-4 the final score.
The Dynasty again found themselves behind in their second game against the Bayshore Falcons. Two Matt Vandenburg goals gave the Falcons a 2-0 advantage and despite Alejandro Juarez pulling one back for the Dynasty they were unable to tie it up and went down 2-1
Nick Tonks was on target again for the Warriors, this time giving them an early lead against Juventus. The Warriors were unable to add to it and paid the price as Juventus hit back with two goals from Jerry Tobar and one from Mario Lobos to record a deserved 3-1 victory.
CSH Renegades and the Bayshore Falcons played an even first half with neither team able to find an opening goal. The Renegades did take the lead in the second half when a deflected shot found its way into the net and then added to it minutes later through Wilson Martinez. Matt Vandenburg scored a late goal for the Falcons but the Renegades held on for a 2-1 win.
The final game of the day was Juventus against the Renegades and it turned out to be another fast and furious encounter. Goals were again hard to come by as some last ditch tackles and solid goalkeeping kept the forwards at bay. The finishing skills of Jerry Tobar finally broke the deadlock, his two strikes giving Juventus a 2-0 triumph and taking him to the top of the Golden Boot table.
The two wins for Juventus also meant they moved to the top of the league, one point ahead of the Warriors.