2008-06-06 / Sports

Teams Take Top Honors In Peninsula Cup Championship

The goalie for 6-8 Celtic dives to make game-saving stop in the title game against Manchester United. The goalie for 6-8 Celtic dives to make game-saving stop in the title game against Manchester United. Another enormously successful Peninsula Cup Soccer season ended last weekend with intense playoff action and a celebratory barbeque.

With only three entries, FC Barcelona still won the championship in two divisions: Girls second to third grade and Boys fourth to fifth Grade. Four other clubs struck gold.

The other girls' titlists were the 4-5 Manchester United and 2-3 FC Barcelona. On the boys' side Real Madrid took top honors at the 2-3 level and Celtic FC prevailed at 6-8.

FC Barcelona won the Boys 4-5 title in a shootout over Manchester. The 6-8 Milan's ladies won an overtime thriller against Manchester United, 2-1, and the Boys 6-8 championship game was nearly as close.

The taut battle saw Celtic nurse a 1-0 lead deep into the second half before prevailing 2-0.

Look for full game reports for all title games next week.

These were great games to end our seniors' CYO careers. During the awards barbeque, the 8th grade boys edged the girls 3-2 in the annual Seniors game.

Megan Kirk eludes tough Milan defense to launch game-winning goal for 4-5 Manchester United. Megan Kirk eludes tough Milan defense to launch game-winning goal for 4-5 Manchester United. The awards barbeque also featured a coach's game (rules optional), medal presentations to all first graders, gold and silver medals for the three competitive divisions and many pick up games.

Several hundred people enjoyed the sunny day at Ft. Tilden.

HEADERS: The amazing success of the Peninsula Cup Soccer League is due to the hard work of many people but none more so than Robin Hoffman.

The spring soccer program was her brainchild and she works tirelessly to see it through.

Robin's "team" includes Anthony DiCarlo who spent hours prepping the fields, Brian Baldwin who managed schedules. Also thanks goes to Sean Shelvin who built our new website at http://home.earthlink.net/ ~shevy62, Joann Blum and many others.

The success of the league is also due to the selflessness of young coaches and referees who donate their time every week.

The awards barbeque is a major endeavor that was the result of hard work by Joann and John Blum, Barb Hart, Joan Maranga and chefs for the day John Meringolo, Rich Savastano, and Andrew Prianti.

Special thanks to the CYO leadership team for supporting this new program: Keith Goldberg, Jim McKewn, and Bill Dunn - the commish.

Special thanks to Beach Bagel on 129 Street for helping the program for the last two years to store the food for the BBQ.

And finally, thank you to the coaches, parents, refs and most of all the players for making the league what it is today. It was a very successful season and we hope to further that suc- cess next year.

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