2009-05-01 / Sports

Division 2 Is Second To None For Peninsula Cup Soccer Action

Girls battle for the ball in Division 3 (Fourth to Fifth Grade) action. Girls battle for the ball in Division 3 (Fourth to Fifth Grade) action. The second half of the Peninsula Cup Soccer season kicked off in earnest with many close matches, especially in Division 2 which includes the secondand third-grade teams.

Division 2 Boys was the most tightly contested bracket in the league, with four teams within one point of the top and only three points separating first place and4 third place.

In the first game of the second half, first place in the division was on the line. Notre Dame held onto the top spot with a 3-2 win over second place Marquette.

Jack McNamee scored two goals for Notre Dame and Jag Guidarelli notched the other. Excellent defense from Anthony Cimino, Emmett Esposito and Matt Doscher helped the Irish protect its narrow lead in the game and in the standings.

Meanwhile, Seton Hall stayed on Notre Dame's tail with a 3-1 win over Villanova and Boston College did likewise with a 4-0 triumph over St. John's.

On the Girls' side, Boston College leapfrogged into first place by beating St. John's 4-0 to push the Red Storm into second place.

The previous frontrunner, Villanova fell, in a thrilling 2-1 battle, to Seton Hall. Both teams played great.

Tara Lennon made four great saves as Seton Hall's goalie, but Villanova's Angelina Meringolo was able to get the first goal of the evening past her. Eileen Kelly worked hard in the Villanova goal, but Jackie Wilkins shot the ball over the heads of all the defensive players and into the goal.

The tiebreaker was Grace Kane's goal for the Seton Hall win. At 2-1-2, Seton Hall is tied with Boston College, one point ahead of Villanova.

In Division 1 (First Grade), the Villanova girls remained undefeated with a win over St. John's. Sydney Urban and Maggie Murphy scored for Villanova. Sabrina McCarthy found the net for the Red Storm. Meanwhile, Marquette and Notre Dame battled to a tie.

In Division 4 (Sixth to Eighth Grade) Notre Dame closed within a point of top-ranked SJU with a 4-3 win over the Johnnies. Marquette held onto a share of second place by virtue of a 2- 2 tie with Marquette.

Finally, in Division 3 (Fourth- Fifth Grade), St. John's posted a 6-1 over Marquette to keep a firm hold on second place, one point behind Villanova.

HEADERS: Important safety reminder - For the safety of the children, please do not park alongside the fields ... To keep up with Peninsula Cup action and news, visit http://home. earthlink.net/~pcs2009.

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