Another Good Weekend For The Kosmos Teams
This past Saturday was not a springlike day. Cold and wet; but the U7s still mustered up a great game. The U7 Kosmos played host to the Locust Valley Mighty Falcons in a very windy contest. The shorthanded U7 Kosmos squad lost a close game but it was highlighted by an historical moment. Striker Timothy (TJ) David scored the team’s first goal.
TJ was assisted by the speedy Liam Hughes and Julia Necka-Huptysovska. Midfielders JoJo Jenkusky, Henry McNamara and Colin Mullin kept the balling moving forward well. As usual the defense, Jenna Colleran, Maggie Wallace and Ciamohne Gormley, was outstanding and solid in their positions. Each week the team continues to show steady improvement. The players, parents and organization would like to offer a special thanks to Coach Jason Pierre for his patience and outstanding work.
Also playing Saturday was Kosmos’ Techno GU12. The Kosmos Techno lost their first game of the season to Rockville Center by a score of 2-1. The girls started off slowly and attempted to gain momentum but could not overcome. The girls out-shot their opponent 15 to 5 in the first half and by 7 to 3 in the second half but were only able to net one goal. Maria Di Carlo scored a blast after receiving a perfect pass from Molly Breslin but that’s all the girls were able to capitalize on. Heads up play by Katie Sammon in the forward position tried to keep the pressure forwards but was stopped after numerous shots. The midfield of Lauren Marten and Gwyn McGee did their best to keep the game from getting out of reach. Rose Fay had another good performance in goal but the shots were unstoppable even by a college goalie.
Kosmos’ Nikh and Atalanta were off this week but one has to mention Victoria Catalano (Atalanta) in a last game against Gjoa Saba. Catalano played a strong defensive game not allowing Saba’s strongest player to turn into the goal.
Early Sunday morning, Kosmos Artemis GU9 had another solid performance beating the Brooklyn Italians by a score of 6-3. The goals were scored by Syndey Colleran (2), Mollie Abernethy, Shannon Neiswenter, Kaysea Jenkusky, and Kate McNamara. The assists for those goals were made by Kaysea Jenkusky (2) and Shannon Beissel, with three goals unassisted. Solid performance was displayed by Kathleen Walker and Caitlin Mullin at forward, Lauren Koenig in midfield, Daniella Di Carlo and Nina Mechiorri at defense. Beissel and Melchiorri had a solid performance splitting time in goal only allowing 3 goals to pass them.
At the same time, Kosmos Atalanta, the GU11 team coached by Demetri Touros, played an unbelievable game against Gjoa Saba in Dyker Heights. The team faced a game without an official referee but that didn’t stop them from playing a great game. The ending score was Atalanta 6 - Saba 0. The team worked together passing and running and their footwork skills shone. Goalie Breanne McDonnell again had a terrific game stopping ball after ball – “nothing was getting by her,” said one of the parents.
The Saba goalie continued to punt balls over the defensive heads of Claire Hughes and Rian Courtney, but that didn’t stop them from clearing the ball from their side, helping prevent Saba from scoring. Maggie Comer and Grace Kane, as midfielders, kept the ball up and forward. With a powerful kick, Kane almost scored from midfield but cleared the goal by inches. Rhiannon Gormley, Kelly Ward, Jessica Morrelli, Maddie McDade, Maeve Regan and Katie Marquardt played a heavy forward game not giving Saba a rest. Goals were scored by Maeve Regan (1), Maddie McDade (1), Katie Marquardt (1) and Jessica Morrelli (3).
The undefeated GU13 Athena faced off against the Island Trees Bulldogs.
After giving up the first goal, the girls tied the game up just before the end of the half with a goal from wing Ryan Ward. The girls dominated the second half putting 5 more balls in the back of the net with goals by striker Emily Carlton, midfielders Hayley Urban and Samantha Rom, as well as two more by Shannon Rochelle.
Defenders Morgan Koenig, Tess Gallagher, Kayla Tacopino, Rory Kirk and Allie McGuire played a strong defense, shutting the Trees out in the second half and making strong runs up the field keeping up the pressure on the Trees defenders.
Kelly Davan in goal easily stopped the few forwards that broke through for three 1v1 situations.
The Rockaway Kosmos’ are always looking for trainers and coaches.
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The team are also selling Kosmos patches, 1 for $3 or 4 for $10.