COINDRE HALL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE WEEK 2
St. Elizabeth Thunder continued their excellent start to the season with another two wins in the U7 division. Ian Agulto and Luca Crimi were on target in the 2-0 victory over St. Elizabeth Lightning. The Rockets looked like they were going to hold the Thunder in their next game but two late strikes from Jack Fallon secured the points in a 3-1 win.
Chelsea also went two for two on the day with victories over the Great White Sharks then St. Elizabeth Lightning. Jason Kaiser broke the deadlock in the game against the Sharks before Liam Harrington added a second, 2-0 the final score. Ethan Leace scored the only goal of the game for Chelsea in a close game with the Lightning, both teams had late chances but couldn’t convert.
Tyler Varlack was amongst the goals again with two first half strikes for Dix Hills against the Great White Sharks. Hunter Droskoski pulled one back in the second half but the Sharks were unable to find an equalizer as Dix Hills held on to win 2-1. Enzo Pupillo gave the Rockets a first half lead against Dix Hills with a clinical finish but Tyler Varlack scored his ninth of the season after the break to earn Dix Hills a share of the points.
St. Elizabeth Thunder remain top of the league with a maximum eight points, Chelsea are second on six with Dix Hills third on five.
New Hyde Park Firecats maintained their 100% record with comfortable 4-0 wins over Northport Surf and South Huntington France. Paulina Valentine scored twice in each game to move to the top of the Golden Boot table, Logan Ward also scored in both games taking her total to three for the season.
HBC Force had to come from behind against Northport Surf. Talia Brooks gave the Surf the lead but Mia Abulencia leveled in the second half in the 1-1 draw. The Force started strong and scored first in their next game against CSH Storm when Alexa Weindorf found the net. Nicole Ambrosino evened it up for the Storm but Sam Quigley restored the lead for the Force who held on for a 2-1 victory. The Storm lost another close game going down 1-0 to South Huntington USA, Sydney Taylor scoring the winner from close range.
In the final game of the day, South Hunt. France and South Hunt. USA played out a 0-0 tie. That point means USA sit in second place three points behind leaders New Hyde Park Firecats.
HBC Angels, who were unable to make week one, got their season rolling against South Huntington Real Madrid. Unfortunately for them they were unable to break down the Madrid defense and eventually went down 1-0, Jayvin Coto hammering in the winning goal for Madrid. Madrid followed that with a fast
and furious game with the Z20 Jackals. Kevin Gulizio gave the Jackals the lead but Jayvin Coto leveled for Madrid with another powerful strike. Both teams missed opportunities before Luke Karen forced home a late winner for the Jackals, 2-1 the final score.
HBC Angels found themselves a goal down against South Huntington Barca, Brian Valencia with an early strike. The Angels rallied and Allison Gordin reacted first in the box to tie the game. With time running out Gabe Quesquen struck to give Barca a 2-1 victory.
The Z20 Jackals had another end to end battle, this time with the CSH Comets. Both defenses stood strong until Luke Karen lost his marker and scored the only goal of the game, his second winning strike of the day! The Comets then played the Vortex and after relinquishing the lead three times finally managed to hold it the fourth time to win 4-3. Tommy Capstein got the first for the Comets but saw Ryan Glazier equalize moments later. Loisa Miheal fired the Comets ahead again only for Thomas Witthuhn to tie it up. Sergei Brower was the next on target for the Comets before Jake Moisanu replied for the Vortex. A second from Sergei Brower finally settled it to give the Comets their first win of the season.
Gabe Quesquen scored a hat trick as South Huntington Barca beat the HBC Diablos 6-0. The Diablos didn’t fare much better in their second outing also going down 6-0 to Jericho Revolution, Todd Perlman and Peter Deplis with two apiece. Jericho, who like the Angels started a week late, then secured a second convincing victory this time beating the Vortex by a score of 5-1. Todd Perlman and Peter Deplis again scoring twice with Casey Glover adding a fifth, Jake Moisanu netting for the Vortex.
After two weeks the Z20 Jackals are top with a maximum eight points from their four games, South Huntington Barca are only two points behind in second place. Jericho Revolution made a strong start with two victories and with two games to make up look like they could be challenging for a place at the top.
With a couple of teams dropping out at the last minute, the GU16/17 division was left with only three teams. Hopefully they will be joined by another team after the holidays. The three remaining teams have been competitive so far and this week saw Oyster Bay play their opening games. Elwood and POB played the first game of the ‘Round Robin’ with Elwood coming out on top 2-0, the goals coming from Marina Schmidt and Amber Ciccotto. Danielle Coccia then stole the show by scoring four times in Oyster Bay’s 4-1 victory over Elwood. POB took the lead in their game against Oyster Bay when Amanda Miller scored in the first half. They were unable to add a second and paid the price as another Danielle Coccia goal then one from Gabby Moralis gave Oyster Bay a 2-1 triumph.
The BU15/16 division provided us with some of the most exciting and fast paced games of the season. Goals flowed as all five teams won one and lost one of their two games.
Juventus and the CSH Renegades started the ball rolling with a high energy action packed contest. With all the attempts on goal it was surprising there was only one that went in during the first half, Jerry Tobar scoring for Juventus. The Renegades battled back and with less than two minutes remaining drew level thanks to a Nick Tonks strike. Within seconds Juventus took advantage of some hesitation in the Renegades defense and Jerry Tobar lifted the ball over the keeper for a fine individual goal that proved to be the winner.
The Renegades then came out on top in a nine goal thriller against the Bayshore Falcons. Mike Bernardo gave the Falcons an early lead before Wilson Martinez tied it up for the Renegades. A Matt Vandenburg goal and a second from Mike Bernardo put the Falcons in control at 3-1 but three straight from the Renegades turned it around again, David Alvarado was on target and Wilson Martinez claimed two to complete his hat trick making it 4-3 to the Renegades. A Matt Vandenburg cross was then turned in by a Renegades defender evening it up at 4-4 but Nick Tonks scored the final goal of the game to give the Renegades a 5-4 victory.
Max Karen was the hero for the Warriors as his hat trick downed Juventus 3-2. Jerry Tobar was on target again to give Juventus the lead but the Warriors replied to lead 2-1 at the half. Ever Manzanares equalized for Juventus but it wasn’t enough as Karen’s third made sure the points went to the Warriors.
The Bayshore Falcons defeated the Bayshore Dynasty 5-2 in another open and attacking game. Matt Vandenburg and Andrew Keach netted twice for the Falcons, Mark Vandenburg with the other. Justin Vid and Alejandro Juarez got the goals for the Dynasty.
The final game of the day was the Bayshore Dynasty versus the Warriors. The Warriors started slowly and were 3-0 down thanks to a hat trick inside three minutes from Mike Bernardo. The Dynasty continued to dominate and were 6-2 up half way through the second half. Victor Romero scored twice and Mike Bernardo added one more. The Warriors came to life at the end and made it interesting with Jeff Sully scoring twice to make it 6-4 but it was too little too late as Bayshore held on for a deserved win.
With each team taking two points the table stayed the same. The Dynasty, Warriors and Juventus all sharing first place on five points.