Kosmos Soccer Teams Battle Rain
The U10 boys Kosmos Poseidon soccer team won 9-2 starting with superb goal tending from Sean Hennessy and Ryan Gibson. The defense led by Luca D’Ambrosio, Bryan McGinn and Jason Moore, did not allow the opponent to maintain possession. The midfielders led by Thomas McGinn, John Curte, Timmy McEnroe and Shawn O’Keefe kept control of the center of the field, sweeping the ball away from the other team and pushing forward, making good crossing passes. This allowed the team to score nine goals with a “hat trick” for Corey Rodman, two goals for Sean Hennessy, and a goal each for Kyle Duffy, Dean Hanrahan and Jason Moore. Another overall good game!
The Kosmos Artemis got back into the win category by beating Massapequa Lady Bulldogs, 3-2. The girls came out strong and made solid passes, which kept pressure on Massapequa in their end. The first goal came when Beth Dunn made a pass to Maggie Murphy down the right wing. Murphy then passed the ball to Catherine Lunny, who split the defense, ripping the back of the net, making it 1- 0. Massapequa came back and then went ahead before the half, making the score 2-1.
Artemis was able to tie the score at two in the second half; Katie Roventini made the lead pass to Devin Ris, who then found Lunny as she snap the shot into the back of the net again.
The final goal came off of a deflected goal kick. The ball ended up on to the foot of Daniella Di Carlo, who one-timed it over the Massapequa goalie. Sydney Colleran, Katie Roventini, Caitlin Mullin and the rest of the squad had a great game.
Nikh girls once again played their rivals, New Hyde Park Jaguars, on Saturday. Nikh took control of the game to win 1-0. On Sunday, Nikh had a tough State Cup Game against Syosset Madrid. Both teams excelled, but unfortunately, Nikh lost this round 1-0.
Rain, rain, go away!!! That didn’t happen. The Kosmos Eris GU10 team played a wet game against their rivals, first place BWG Gottschee, on Sunday afternoon which ended in a scoreless draw. Eris had outstanding goaltending by Emma Baldwin as nothing went by her. Kelly Erhard, Eva Powers, Annaliese O’Leary and Kristin Green as the forwards kept pushing to the Gottschee goal. Fullbacks Maeve Murnan, Julia Necka–Huptysiowska and Victoria Catalano kept the opposition forwards busy. Grace Butler was a gal of all trades – playing fullback and forward – heading the ball over Gottschee. Emma Davey pounced on the ball at the right wing. Katie Savastano at midfield stopped the ball from going past her.
Despite the cold, rainy conditions, the U9 Ares boys came out ready to play in Port Washington on Sunday. The Ares jumped out to an early lead with a goal from Bobby Dalton, followed by a quick second goal by Jason Moore. Port Washington answered with one goal before halftime. Jason Moore scored the third Ares goal and Port Washington answered with another goal on a penalty kick but Ares was able to hold on to win 3-2.
A rain soaked and mud splattered Nemesis Girls U8 team slid to a 5–0 shutout over Great Neck Soccer. Nemesis girls controlled the field offensively in the first half with two goals scored by Emma McDonough. Jillian Kelly played hard and had five shots on goal.
The Great Neck goalie put on a solid effort by grabbing a few very close shots before they passed the post. Nemesis’ goal was covered by Diane Erhard in the first half and Claudia Kelly in the second half. Both girls defended the goal solidly despite the slippery conditions. In the second half of the game, Nemesis continued their strong offense with three more goals – two by Brooke Leahy and one by Madelyn Hanley. Kiera Price, Paige O’Neill and Shannon Davey contributed to the offensive attacks with a strong presence at midfield.
Kosmos Techno U13 won their first game of the season by beating North Shore Fury by a score of 2-1 on a rainy Saturday morning. The girls came out strong and battled for every ball, causing North Shore to stay on their heels. Multiple sideline passes and give and go’s helped keep the momentum up for Techno. Nicole Gibson opened the scoring when she received a pass from Lauren Marten just inside the 18 yard box. Gibson was able to move past a defender and slide the ball past the near post to give Techno the lead. North Shore continued to place some pressure on Techno, but goalie Rose Fay was able to turn away four consecutive shots, until one slid into the net to tie it at 1-1.
The second half continued the way the first ended, with a continuous battle for field and ball control. The Kosmos girls were able to keep their composure and continued to make short, quick passes, always looking to move the ball forward. With the clock ticking down, the Kosmos had a throw-in deep in North Shore territory. Gibson threw the ball to Marten, who moved the ball towards the middle, stopped and made a pass back to Gibson. She took the ball to the top of the 18 yard box and let one rip. The field clock expired as the ball traveled through the air and over the North Shore goalie to win the game.
Solid performances were displayed by Kelly Santiago, Gwyn McGee, Emma Meade, Devin Gavigan, Alex Berman and Fay, who made 12 saves on the day.