2010-10-29 / Sports

St. Francis Eighth Grade Boys Score Perfect 10 In Final Season

At left: Ryan Hoffman launches a corner kick to his teammates in the Eighth Grade Boys 6-1 win over Assisi. Above: Anthony Scotto tees up a shot as Joe Joe Brown crashes the net. At left: Ryan Hoffman launches a corner kick to his teammates in the Eighth Grade Boys 6-1 win over Assisi. Above: Anthony Scotto tees up a shot as Joe Joe Brown crashes the net. With the CYO regular season wrapping up, at least three St. Francis de Sales soccer teams will finish undefeated, led by the Eighth Grade Boys who posted a 10-0 final campaign.

The seniors finished their masterpiece by sweeping a pair of home games last weekend. Game one was a matchup against the always tough Our Lady of Hope. It was a physical game but Sales was able to hold their own. Garret Murnan took the ball up the left wing in the opening minute to find Bard Featherston at the top of the 18 making a quick move to beat the Hope’s goalie for the first goal. Sales showed the true meaning of team work.

The boys were communicating, making quick passes and moving to the ball all game. Ryan Hoffman took a corner kick from the right side which went through the 18 to the opposite of the field. Chris Ray hustled and was able to keep the ball in play. Luke Gersh and Hoffman crossed positions to keep Hoffman on the right midfield. Chris Ray spotted the change and gave a beautiful cross where Hoffman dove for a header to give Sales a 2-0 lead. Chris Ray finished it off with the final goal.

The defense, led by Max Frankel along with Mike Tammaro, Connor Ryan and Tom Lynch, kept Hope scoreless. The person behind it all was goalie Augie Ameruso who stepped up and played an unbelievable game, with four sharp saves on first half corner kicks. Game two was against St. Francis of Assisi. SFDS came on top with a 6-1 win. Goals were scored by Like Gersh, Chris Ray (2 goals), Jimmy Howard on a penalty shot, Tom Lynch and John Frost.

Also in the ranks of the undefeated are the Sixth Grade Girls (8-0-1) who beat St. Patrick’s 2-1 last weekend. The first half went scoreless with most action in the middle of the field. At the start of the second half started, a ball played from Lauren Marten to Maria Di Carlo down the middle of the field, slid a pass on the foot of Nicole Gibson on the left wing who was able to stay outside, and blast a ball into the upper right hand corner of the net, opening the scoring 1-0.

St. Patrick’s then came down on a quick break and caught SFDS off guard and tied up the game. About five minutes later, Megan Twomey dribbled from midfield, passed the ball again to Di Carlo, who was able to get the ball outside this time to Emma Meade who turned and took an off-balanced shot on goal past the St. Pat’s goalie solidifying the win with a 2-1 final.

The Fifth Grade Girls played Hope 2 in a very competitive game. Hope played aggressively, putting in the first goal despite the valiant efforts of Breanne McDonnell in goal. The defense of Kerrianne Blum, Claire Hughes and Jessica Morelli worked hard to keep the Hope offense at bay. SFDS had a few opportunities but despite the effective midfield play of Ashley Kelly and Grace DeCresenzo could not convert. SFDS put the pressure on in the second half and it was Katie Marquardt making the perfect cross that found Katie Barrett in front of the net to send the ball in for a tie 1-1, thus preserving the undefeated season (8-0-2).

The Second Grade Girls Team #2 had one of its best games of the year, blanking Our Lady of the Snows 3-0 last Sunday. Maeve Murnan powered up two long range goals (6 this season). Nicole Moran confounded defenders with her near-net play to welcome her first score.

Attackers Kathleen Schmitt, Cloe Murphy and Julia Redpath drummed out breakaways with assists by Lauren Dean and Siobhan Toomey. Goalie Mairead Buckley booted back the lone first half threat. Keeper Kiera Price locked down the lead with clutch hands in the second. SFDS2 rides a two-game win streak and a 3-3-3 record into the final week.

The Seventh Grade Boys have accumulated several wins and losses for the season. Matt LaSorsa, Kyle Connoly, Alex Goldberg and Ethan Ruiz have led in goal scoring, while Jason Stabiner has developed a clutch defensive alliance with halfbacks Sean Meier, Patty Rocks and Ryan Olsen. Rookies Ryan Williams and Kyle Calamia continue to improve and add more depth to this team.

John Boyle scored on a beautiful corner kick. Dillon Beehler has excelled in the net while Matt Decrescenzo’s tough play and James Mcelhatton’s relentless coverage has set the tone on the pitch. Hats off to coach Monique Gauvard for being a great foundation for this team.

It was a win/win weekend for Second Grade Girls Team #1 with a 3-1 win over Hope1 on Saturday and a 1-0 victory over St. Luke’s on Sunday ... handing them their first loss in 3 years!

The electricity was in the air with power goalie Kelly Erhardt keeping St. Luke’s scoreless through both periods. Amazing defense by Jennifer Quagliariello, Colleen Bambury and Sophia Keeler allowed nothing through.

The only goal of the game came from Kaylie Walsh as she flew across the field, passing St. Luke’s attackers, passing their defense, and kicking a goal right through their goalie. Great efforts from Emma Murray and Casey Gilroy and fancy footwork as always from Megan Murray, Makayla Braskey and Brooke Leahy.

The First Grade Girls Team #1 defeated Hope 4-0 in their final game of the season. The goals were scored by Maggie McIvor, CeCe Agoglia, Sammie Ostrander and Paige O’Neill. The team played a great all around game and was backed by the strong goaltending of Kailey Aiken and Isabella Edri. The The team’s coach says, “Thanks to all the girls, who were a pleasure to coach, and to the parents who helped out, it was a great year!”

Sorrentino Wins First Title

The Sorrentino Recreation Center had their first flag football team advance to City of N.Y. Parks and Recreation/ NFL/PAL Flag Football Citywide Tournament.

The Team Deuce/Sorrentino 11 and under team, coached by Isaac Parsee, defeated Al Oerter Recreation Center last Saturday 12-0 to win the Queens Championship at Rochdale Field.

The Sorrentino Grimey 12-14 team, coached by Stan Brown will play Al Oerter Recreation Center on Saturday, October 29. The winner will advance to the 12-14 citywide championships. The dates for the citywide championship tournament will be announced at a later date.

For more information about the tournament, contact Stan Brown at the Sorrentino Recreation Center at 718- 471-4818.

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