Valencia recorded their third straight win with a 5-2 victory over Man City, Zach Kauffman scored four of the goals. They then lost for the first time going down 2-1 to CSH Vipers. Ray Cumella and Will Brancato were the scorers for the Vipers who then made it two wins out of two on the day by beating Man City 5-2.
Liverpool also won twice to stay top of the table. Lennon Harrington scored four times and Thomas Carluccio twice as they beat the Crushers 7-1 which was followed by a 3-1 victory over Harborfields Spurs. Royal Baker, Massi Fargnoli and Thomas Carluccio were on target for Liverpool in the first half and Caiden Veitch replied late on for the Spurs.
The Crushers and Spurs played the final game in the division and it was the Crushers who came out on top in a tight match. Chris Prainito’s goal in the first half was the only one of the game, 1-0 the final score.
Chelsea and the Ambush played the first game of the day in the BU13 division and a close game saw Chelsea edge it 2-0 thanks to goals by Peter Kellarakos and Lennon Harrington. The Ambush hit back with a 7-1 victory over Spurs, Liam Lennon and Luke Rinaldi each scored twice. Chelsea won their second game against Everton thanks to a strong first half performance which saw them lead 5-0 at the half. Peter Kellarakos, Dylan Gugin and Max Bloess all scored twice for Chelsea who eventually won 7-2.
Benfica won for the first time this season seeing off Spurs. Colin Phelen netted twice in the 5-0 triumph but they found the going tougher against Auburndale and were on the wrong end of a 6-0 result. Eanna Freehall and Eamann Jenson scored two goals apiece.
Huntington United made it three wins on the spin with a 3-0 victory over Everton before going down to Auburndale 4-1. That result leaves Auburndale the only unbeaten team and sees them at the top of the table.
Southdown Flyers started strongly against Lazio and two Jack Steinberg goals gave them an early 2-0 lead. Byron Araujo pulled one back for Lazio before half time but Quinn Rinaldi restored the Flyers two goal lead in the second half. Byron scored his and Lazio’s second goal to make it 3-2 but the Flyers held on for the win. Two second half goals by A.J. Bentsen then gave Milan a 2-0 victory over the Flyers before the Outlaws won the final two games to remain at the top. Frankie Algieri and Colin Lennon both scored twice in a comfortable 5-0 win over Lazio and a 3-1 victory over Milan followed.
The girl’s division again produced some close entertaining games and the CSH Jaguars became the first team in years (at Coindre Hall) to tie their first four games of the season! A 0-0 tie with Northport Extreme was followed by a 1-1 draw with the Cheetahs. Jada Joseph gave the Jaguars a first half lead but Krista Lin restored parity in the second half with the equalizing goal for the Cheetahs.
The CSH Wrecking Balls lived up to their name and ended the sequence of draws by winning both of their week 2 games. Stella Quilty scored a hat trick in the 4-1 win over Northport then Emmy Evans scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over the Cheetahs to send the Wrecking Balls to the top of the table.
Auburndale and the Outlaws Green played an exciting opening game in the BU14/15 division. Dillon Guludec was on target for Auburndale but Ian Kaisch leveled for the Outlaws. It looked to heading for a tie until Antonio Giamo struck for Auburndale with the last kick of the game to give them the 2-1 victory. Two goals by Alex Martinez and one by Jayden Erickson saw Finley beat the Outlaws Green 3-0 before Finley beat the Outlaws White 6-1. Owen Husselbeck, Alex Martinez and Arnold Alfaro all scored twice for Finley.
Auburndale couldn’t stop Adrian Astudillo who scored four times in the Vikingos 6-0 victory and Adrian was at it again finding the net twice in the 3-2 win over the Outlaws White. Jason Hernandez also scored for the Vikingos who led 3-0 at half time but second half goals by Taiyu Jin and Kyle Gallagher for the Outlaws made it a nervy finish for the Vikingos who held on for the win.
Chaos and One Pound Fish played a highly entertaining opening match. Kevin Gulizo gave Chaos the lead but Ethan Krauss equalized for ‘Fish’ before half time. Carmine De’Ieso put Chaos ahead and despite their best efforts One Pound Fish couldn’t find another equalizer as Chaos triumphed 2-1. Erin Ayden was on target twice and Luke Luckow once as the Sting then beat One Pound Fish 3-0.
Another end to end game saw Chaos eventually come out on top 2-0 over H Footy. An excellent move produced the opening goal for Carmine De’Ieso who headed in from close range. Nat Amato added the second to make it a good day for Chaos.
Northport Explosion moved clear at the top of the table with back to back victories. Luke Luckow netted twice for the Sting but Jack Wetzel was the difference for the Explosion scoring four times in the 5-2 win. Jack added two more to his tally in the exciting 3-1 win over H Footy to find himself top of the Golden Boot table. Northport coach Mervin Molano was very happy with his team’s performance (you can view his post match Interview with Mervin Molano )