2008-05-23 / Sports

Boys'Real Madrid Squad Finishes At Top Of PC League

Nicole Maranga of 6-8 Real Madrid battles Katy Windels and Anna Charles of AC Milan in regular season finale. Nicole Maranga of 6-8 Real Madrid battles Katy Windels and Anna Charles of AC Milan in regular season finale. The Peninsula regular season came to a close last week with the fourth and fifth grade boys from Real Madrid claiming the best record in the league. Their 8-1-0 mark earned 24 points and a first round bye in the playoffs.

On the girls' side, 6-8 AC Milan and 2-3 FC Barcelona had the highest point totals with 19 each. Milan also captured first place in the Girls 4-5 division. All three pennant winners had close final games.

In a high scoring game that saw goals come in bunches, AC Milan hung on to defeat Real Madrid 4-3. Led by a three-goal performance from Therese Boyle and a late game winning goal by Catherine Murphy, A.C. Milan came from behind three times to capture the 6-8 Girls division regular season crown.

Led by the relentless play of Shannon Fahey, Real Madrid had a very quick start scoring the first of three first half goals just one minute into the game. However, each time they scored, AC Milan answered with a matching tally that resulted in a 3-3 halftime score. The second half, abbreviated by curfew, saw a defensive struggle with the deciding goal scored with just six minutes to play.

With the season coming close to an end, and playoffs in sight, 2-3 Barcelona was a little lax against an aggressive Celtic FC team.

Celtic controlled most of the game from the midfield and allowed their defense take it easy this week. Barcelona got strong play by Lindsay DeBoer, Carly McCann, Rose Fay and Katie Marquardt. Celtic hit the post three times and was able to slip one past Keira Walsh, Barcelona's goalie, to put Celtic up 1-0.

A hard fought battle at midfield and tremendous plays by Lauren "Speedy" Marten, kept Barcelona from making any type of push towards scoring. Celtic held on for the 1-0 victory and a share of second place.

In the Boys 2-3 division action on Thursday May 15, Manchester United and Inter Milan played to a 3-3 tie. It was a back and forth battle all game. For Manchester, Jonathan Machado scored his 13th and 14th goals of the cup season, as well as an assist on the other goal scored by David Gavinovich.

James McManus played well on defense, as he turned away many Inter Milan players. For Inter Milan, Kyle Hoffman scored two goals and James Carlton scored the other. Dominic Savino was solid in goal.

HEADERS: Next week is Championship Week. Don't miss the playoff action. Visit the PC Champions league website (http://home.earthlink.net/~ shevy 62) for up-to-date news and more pictures of your children in action.

The Champions League Awards Barbeque will be June 1 at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Tilden.

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