2006-04-07 / Sports

Powerpuffs Fly Into 1st Place At SFDS Soccer Classics

In picture: Marissa Scotto slices through the defense.  She scored two goals to lead the Powerpuffs to victory and first place. In picture: Marissa Scotto slices through the defense. She scored two goals to lead the Powerpuffs to victory and first place. The Powerpuffs grabbed sole possession of first place in the Soccer Classics last Thursday with a 3-2 victory over TopTen.

Marissa Scotto powered the come-from -behind effort. TopTen led 1-0 on a goal by Lauren Perrone when Marissa scored late in the first half and again early in the second half to turn the tables. (Charlotte Werner assisted on Lauren's goal.) Therese Boyle made it 3-1 when she stole a goal kick and blasted it home before the defense could recover.

Late in the second half, TopTen cut the lead to 3-2. Shannon Twomey netted a tap-in goal off a sweet give- and- go with Lauren. The Powerpuffs held firm from there to secure the win and take over first place. Earlier, the Powerpuffs had dispatched the Mojo Jojos 4-0.

The Coneheads moved into a tie for second with TopTen, thanks to a 3-1 victory over the Mojo Jojos. Erin Blum and Anna Charles were key. Erin scored off a corner kick by Anna. A few minutes later, Erin returned the favor and set up a goal by Anna.

The weekly awards went to Anna Charles and Erin Blum (Soccer Idol), Regina Paskoff and Samantha Scaccia (Sportsmanship), and Therese Boyle and Jennie O'Hara (Hustle). The first week's award winners were Daisy Trusttum and Marissa Scotto (Soccer Idol), Megan Rochelle and Lorianna Dalasandra (Sportsmanship), and Elizabeth Sullivan and Lauren Perrone (Hustle).

This is the inaugural season for the St. Francis de Sales Soccer Classic. All games are played at Ft. Tilden. The games are 6-on-6 or 7-on-7 which gets each player more touches and leads to more scoring opportunities.

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