2010-11-05 / Sports

H.S. Roundup: Lady Dolphins Advance, BCHS Stays Undefeated

By Elio Velez

Beach Channel forward Oyindamola Aregbesola (left) dribbles downfield against the George Washington defense. Photo by William Thomas. Beach Channel forward Oyindamola Aregbesola (left) dribbles downfield against the George Washington defense. Photo by William Thomas. The Beach Channel/Channel View Lady Dolphins girls soccer team received three goals from Samantha Andino to win 5-1 over visiting George Washington in the first round of the PSAL B playoffs on Monday afternoon.

Ingrid Requeno scored the first goal in the tenth minute of the game to put Beach Channel up 1-0. Andino scored the next two goals to give the Lady Dolphins a 3-0 lead.

Samantha Andino scored her third goal in the second half and twin sister Estefan Andino tallied the fifth Beach Channel goal.

The fourth seeded Lady Dolphins will host their quarterfinal game today at 3:30 p.m. against fifth seeded New Utrecht. The Utes captured the Brooklyn B VII championship with a 10-2-0 record.

Beach Channel coach Osei Akoto says the team is playing their best soccer in the last few weeks. He hopes that performance continues today if the Dolphins are to seek a semifinal berth on Thursday at Flushing Meadows Park.

“Our girls are tough. I don’t have just one skilled player,” Akoto said. “I just have tough girls. I got a lot of confidence in these girls.”

Dolphins Defeat Jamaica

Beach Channel/Channel View football coach Victor Nazario had a few minutes to think of what he would say to his team following their 20-8 victory at Jamaica last Saturday.

While the Dolphins improved to 8-0 and are two games in front of second place Truman (6-2) in the PSAL Bowl Division, Nazario was not happy with his team’s overall effort.

After taking a 20-0 lead at halftime, the Dolphins had an uninspiring second half, which kept Jamaica (2-6) within striking distance of making a comeback.

“We didn’t play four quarters of football,” Nazario said. ““There are a lot of things we did poorly and there was some things we did very well.”

Nazario was impressed by the team’s performance in the first half. QB Patrick Burrello continued to play well completing 7 out of 11 passes for 225 yards. Burrello completed two touchdowns passes to Jahvari Josiah and Henry Adegunle, and scored on a 15-yard run to give the Dolphins a 20-0 lead at halftime.

What irked Nazario is that he felt the Dolphins looked complacent when they stepped on the field in the second half. A stout defense was pushed aside for one of the few times this season by Jamaica RB Jaquan Jarvis, who completed a 33-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to make the score 20-8. The Beavers RB rushed for 104 yards, a season high this season against the Dolphins.

The touchdown galvanized Jamaica, but the Dolphins defense recovered early in the fourth quarter when freshman Diequan Underwood intercepted his second pass of the day off Jamaica quarterback Shean Harrison.

Consistency is one key area they have to work on this week in practice because there will be a lot on the line this Sunday when Beach Channel travels to play 6-2 John Adams. Beach Channel, who currently has 474 power points, will secure a division title with a victory and the top seed in the four team PSAL Bowl playoffs that begin in two weeks.

The Spartans (357 power points) are riding a three game winning streak, and are only ten points behind second place Truman (6-2). With only two games left in the regular season, John Adams is amongst six other teams with a chance at making the playoffs.

“We have the talent to be very good, and if we stop the mistakes, a great football team,” Nazario said.”We got to have a focused and disciplined practice this week.”

MSIT Blanks Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway/FDA VI lost their third straight PSAL Cup division game with a 30-0 defeat to visiting McKee Staten Island Tech on Saturday afternoon. Far Rockaway (3-5) will host Lafayette (6-2) on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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