Week 3 CYO Soccer Fall 2011 Season Recap
The Bantam Girls (sixth grade) faced rival Hope on week 3, Sunday. The girls showed excellent passing and good communication. The Hope goalie thwarted many offensives, until a tricky ball bobbling in a sea of goldshirts squirted into the net to open SFDS’ scoring with a gift. The girls continued to attack with goals by Caroline Kelly and Kelly Ward widening SFDS’ margin to a comfortable 3-0 at the half.
When play resumed, Hope quickly put one on the board within the first minutes. This seemed to breathe new life into the Gold O which peppered the Hope goalie with a barrage of shots. Ward netted her second goal off a perfect cross from Maddie McDade. Katie Marquardt planted a powerful kick to the left corner from a one-on-one with the Hope goalie. Jessica Buckley displayed her strong leg, netting a goal from the top of the box. Kaleigh Gilroy sealed the victory, expertly following a deflected SOG to reverse the ball right back into net. Sinead Gallagher was master of the net once again in making a number of key saves.
The SFDS Novice Girls (fifth grade) squad overcame a feisty GRACE team with a competitive 4-2 win. Jillian Machado (2) started off the scoring with a beautiful, soaring, beyond the box goal placed perfectly above the GRACE keeper’s head and below the top post. Hannah Harkins blasted a shot-on-goal and struck the post for a rebound which the correctly positioned Ryan Carlton drove home. Reilly Mangano and Taylor Scaccia fought hard pushing through the other team’s defense. Caroyln Diehm, Kate Wrynn, Elizabeth Meringolo and Adrianna Calamia had very powerful kicks on defense to move the ball up the field. Rian Courtney displayed nice foot work at center midfield and stopped a lot of breakaways. Right before the game-ending whistle, Kelsey Flynn sealed the deal placing a PK deep in the back of the net.
The SFDS Midget Girls (third grade) played Trinity to a 2-2 tie. The first half was evenly played by both teams. SFDS scored their 2 goals in the first, with Kaylie Walsh continuing her scoring streak by halftime’s arrival. Solid goal tending was delivered by Kelly Erhardt for the first half and Shaun Smith for the second half.
Good defense was the rule from Erin O’Sullivan, Casey Gilroy, Jen Quagliariello and Smith. Caroline Gifford, Brooke Leahy, Megan Murray and Walsh dominated the midfield. Devon Charles, Portia Brackley and Sophia Keeler recharged the squad’s trademark O-surge ignited by strong kickoffs by Brooke and Quagliariello.
From Previous Weeks’ Action:
In their first game of the season, the SFDS Girls Squirt Team 2 defeated Trinity 3-1. The first half proved a turf battle with stellar defense by Johanna Schilling, Sarah Doda and Caroline Spaeth, with many great saves by Noreen George. Trinity’s only goal was quickly returned in kind by Vivianna Moore. SFDS dominated the second half with consistent pressure from Emily Harkins and one goal each from Moore and Paige O’Neill.
The following day, the two Second Grade Girls teams faced off with Team 1 framing a 1-0 victory. Sammie Ostrander scored the only goal of the game late in the first half. Her many offensive drives were supported by Claudia Kelly, Reilly Nichtern and Maggie McIvor. Team 1 defenders Fiona Mullen, Diane Erhard, and Cece Agoglia worked hard to secure the shutout. Emily Harkins and Vivianna Moore led Team 2’s offense with strong support from Grace Murray and Shannon Tuffey while defensive players Lucy O’Brien and Charlotte Spaeth helped keep Team 1 at bay throughout the second half.
The Pee Wee Boys (fourth grade) had a busy weekend consisting of two very exciting games. On Saturday they played OLMC and came out on top 2-1 with goals by Joseph Tammaro and Ian Byrne. Sunday’s game was a nail biter against Blessed Trinity which ended in a 2-2 tie. SFDS goalies Matthew Mc- Donagh and Mikey McManus showcased stellar keeping skills that kept the team in both games. Forwards Kyle Cornish, Michael Breslin, Dominick Maiorano, Joseph Featherston and James Rigaut kept the pressure on the entire game. Luca D’Ambrosio, Dante DeSilvia and James Tuohey led the defense, along with help from midfielders Jack Collins, Dillon Ostrander, Jack Lindon and Brendan Watters. The players were aggressive and controlled the tempo of the game. The boys never gave up and exemplified true teamwork.
The Rookie Boys (seventh grade) dominated Hope 8-0. SFDS came out strong finding the back of the net in the first five minutes of play. Jonathan Machado gave a lead pass to Hoffman who crossed the ball inside the 18 to find Luca Bartoli with a picture-perfect one-touch to start the fire. The passing and teamwork displayed on the field was unbelievable. Striker James Carlton stuck his first two goals of the season along with several assists.
Hoffman and Machado kept the tempo with two goals each. Sweeper Mario Cinimo took control of the backfield with his stopper and Joey Morelli. Cimino also connected with a blast inside the 18 to score the final goal.
At midfield, Matthew Coletta with his strong left foot, covered the left side, while Teddy Stathis with his aggressive, fast play took the right side and together they prevented Hope from reaching midfield in the first half. Savono started as goalie, then worked his way to the front line, joining with John Keeler, James Munson and Jack Watt to keep the momentum in Hope’s zones. Danny Lynch, Sebastain Novar and Christian Lanzetta were like a wall containing Hope to midfield – allowing only 2 shots all game. Leadership in the back from Joey Morelli and solid team-wide communication sealed the victory.