Goals A-Plenty For Kosmos Girls Soccer
Last Sunday, the morning started with both Kosmos teams tied for first place but after the opening whistle, the game between the GU14 Athena and the Oceanside Speed was never in doubt.
In the opening minutes, Shannon Rochelle put the ball in the goal on an assist from Hayley Urban. The Athena has always been known for its tough defense, typically winning games by a single goal. But with the addition of Samantha O’Brien at striker, the team seems to have finally found a goal scorer.
With assists from Aleksandra Neckahuptysiowska, O’Brien scored a hat trick giving the team a 4-0 lead. The dynamic duo of Tess Gallagher and Morgan Koenig in the back shut down the usually high scoring Oceanside offense.
With an unbeatable combination of speed, mental toughness and defensive acumen, they have given up no goals in their first three games.
The Kosmos U10 girls’ Artemis had their first loss of the season by a score of 2-0 against the North Shore Strikers. The girls held their own in the first half going down by a score of 1-0. The Kosmos continued to push all game but were unable to get one by the North Shore goalie. Caitlin Mullin and Catherine Lunny had three shots each on goal, but could not get one past her. Kaysea Jenkusky had a couple of chances but also was unable to slide anything into the back of the net.
The defense of Beth Dunn and Mollie Abernethy were able to contain the offense from scoring anymore than two goals. Kathleen Walker made numerous diving saves, helping to keep the game close. The girls look forward to their next match against Manhasset.
GU12 Atalanta had a great game on Saturday against New Hyde Park Roaring Tiger in Brooklyn. Atalanta won 6- 1 and this game has put Atalanta into third place in the Long Island Juniors Soccer League Division 5W. It was a great game.
10 Nikh traveled to meet up, for the second time this season, with the New Hyde Park Jaguars. This time, the NHP Jaguars were taken by surprise. The Nikh team was on top of the ball throughout the day giving the NHP goalie a lot of work. The first goal made by NHP opened the eyes of Nikh. Sydney Urban blasted her shot for Nikh’s first goal.
Most of the game was played on the opponents’ side of the field. Breaking the 1-1 tie was Grace Lanzetta’s strong shot on goal. The NHP attack during the second half brought the score to 2– 2. The final goal of the game was scored by Urban, making the score 3-2. The defense and action of wings and centers Noelle Carey, Taylor Bryan, Lauren Koenig, Daniella DiCarlo and Molly Murtagh prevented any attempts on goal, which left goalie Shannon Beissel protected at all times. The speed of the forwards Sabrina McCarthy, Niamh Gormley and Devin Ris allowed multiple attempts at the opponent’s goal.
Traffic, carsickness, two left cleats, a team that initially had no subs, and an enticing playground overlooking the field could not slow down the girls U7 Tyche team last Sunday in Bayville. The first half was marked by the impenetrable defense of Jenna Colleran and Fallon Ris, excellent ball control by forward Shannon Tuffey, and a beautiful goal by Ciamonhe Gormley from way outside the net to put Tyche up by 1. During the second half, midfielders Tess Howley, Brigit Butler and Ava Mollahan demonstrated speed and teamwork. Forward Emily Harkins dribbled the ball from midfield and scored the second goal of the game. Tycke goalies Mary Comer and Ariana DiCarlo did not let up a single goal. The girls got their first win. Teammate Maggie Mcivor was unable to play but cheered from the sideline.
The GU13 Kosmos’ Techno continues to win by beating North ShoreHeat by a score of 6-0. Goals in the game were scored by Maria Di Carlo, Lauren Marten (2), Emma Meade (2), and Nicole Gibson. The goals were made possible by the skills and passing of Molly Breslin (2 assists), Maria Di Carlo (3 assists) and Carli Bopp. A solid performance in midfield was given by Gwyn McGee and Kelly Santiago. Also playing well was Devin Gavigan, Meaghan LaSorsa, Allison Tipaldo, Alex Berman and Bridget Breslin. Rose Fay had an easy game in goal.
Kosmos’ Eris knew Sunday morning that they would need to be on guard, for they were playing the undefeated Busby SA Power and ended up knocking them into third place putting Eris into first place in JSS Bronze GU10 Division. The team has shown such growth since the season started. Grace Butler made a beautiful header from her fullback position to Julia Necka-Huptysiowska to run the ball forward. Molly Abernethy played goalie stopping and punting many balls across the middle as did Emma Baldwin during the second half. At forwards, Kristen Green and Analiese O’Leary attempted to score on goal and get possession of the ball from Busby’s fullbacks. With the help of forwards, Victoria Catalano and Maeve Murnan, again, did not allow Busby to break through the defense during the second half both having such powerful kicks. Eris took home a win 5-3.
The BU7 Boys’ played a tough game on Sunday in Carle Place; unfortunately the 4-1 loss was a score not in their favor. The one goal scored was dribbled down the sideline by Sean Hanley, crossed over to Randy Koenig, then passed into the center to Owen Ryan who smashed it in. Everyone played and ran hard.
The Kosmos GU8 Nemensis team returned to Fort Tilden this week ready to play after last week’s loss defeating Farmingdale 1- 0. In the first half Jillian Kelly came out strong taking several shots at the goal with two of them hitting off the goal posts but never gave up and continued to play hard the whole game. Claudia Kelly and Sammy Ostrander used their speed and fancy footwork to attack Farmingdale’s goal. Great offensive dribbling by Maggie Wallace led to a nice pass into the middle, giving Molly Danaher a chance to score the first goal. The Nemensis defense stood strong with Shannon Davey, Mikayla McLaren and Kiera Price clearing numerous offensive attacks. Vivianna Moore and Shannon Davey shared the goalie role, keeping a shutout the entire game. Moore played in the field in the second half and her hustle, speed and footwork gave her a few chances to score along with Claudia Kelly but they were stopped by the goalie. Madelyn Hanley and Lauren Kelly also played a great game.