GU10 Kosmos Advance To City Cup Final
The Kosmos’ Artemis continued their winning streak by beating the Floral Park Pride by a score of 1-0. The only goal of the game came just 37 second into the game. Caitlin Mullin gave a strong pass to Maggie Murphy, who took the ball at midfield and placed it on the foot of Catherine “Lightning” Lunny.
Lunny beat three defenders and then the goalie. The girls played solid in the midfield by using the wings to bring the ball up the field.
The second half was a battle for the midfield. The midfield of Sydney Colleran, Devin Ris, Kathleen Walker, Mollie Abernethy, Katie Roventini, and Kate Hughes held their ground.
The few times Floral Park got through, they had to deal with the last line of defense, Daniella Di Carlo and Beth Dunn. The two complimented each other and deterred any chance Floral Park tried, keeping Floral Park scoreless. The powerhouse goaltending of Caitlin Mullin and Kathleen Walker contained and solidified the victory for Artemis.
Kosmos’ girls U7 Tyche successfully defeated Carle Place last Saturday by a score of 5-1.
The girls came out strong and maintained pressure throughout the game. Goals were scored by Emily Harkins (4) and Shannon Tuffey (1). Caroline McEnroe, Lily O’Neill, and Fallon Ris all did a great job as goalkeepers. Kelsie Price and Ava Mollaghan were fast and fearless in midfield. Caoimhe Gormley, Ariana DiCarlo, Brigit Butler, and Mary Comer were aggressive in offense, and Maggie McIvor and Tess Howley did a great job protecting the goal. Best of all, the girls exhibited tremendous team spirit as they cheered each other on.
Kosmos Poseidon BU10 had another excellent team effort keeping a clean sheet against Buena Vista USA. From the start of the game the team scored twice within the first two minutes with goals by Dean Hanrahan and Corey Rodman. There was a hat trick from Thomas McGinn, a goal by Luca D’Ambrosio and two goals by Sean Hennessy, one of which was a highlight reel goal. While playing goal keeper, Hennessy punted the ball 50 yards, scoring on one bounce over the opposing goal keeper’s head. The team is leading their division with two games remaining.
The NY City Cup Semi Finals between the GU10 Kosmos’ Nikh and their rival, the Manhattan Soccer Club (MSC), were played on Saturday afternoon. Most people watching would have thought this was more of a hockey game than a soccer game. The MSC team players were very physical but nothing was going to stop Nikh from showing them whose field they were on. During the first half, the MSC scored one goal on a breakaway. The entire Nikh team was involved with every play that went on in the game. Playing left forward, Kaysea Jenkusky pressed the ball into the net to tie the score at 1. MSC scored at the end of the first half, 2-1.
Nikh’s new addition, Bianca Flores,
scored the tying goal after Sydney Urban and Jillian McCabe crossed it in front of the goal. A cup game cannot end in a tie, 2-2, penalty shots were to begin. Each team was to get three shots. Kosmos were up first but cleared the top of the goal. MSC was up next but goalie Sabrina McCarthy pushed the ball away.
Next up was Niamh Gormley, who successfully put the ball into the corner. MSC missed the next penalty shot, again a save by McCarthy. Kosmos missed their last penalty shot as did MSC! Kosmos’ Nikh celebrated their semifinal win! The entire team played outstandingly and all need to be mentioned: Taylor Bryan, Jillian McCabe, Kaysea Jenkusky, Sydney Urban, Kate McNamara, Shannon Beissel, Sabrina McCarthy, Grace Lanzetta, Lauren Koenig, Niamh Gormley and Bianca Flores.
The NY City Cup Finals will be on June 23 at Kissena Park, Queens against Ramapo Soccer Club.
Early Sunday morning, Kosmos Eris met up with Central Brooklyn (CB) Girls at the Old Boys and Girls High School fields in Brooklyn. It was a great day to play soccer. Eris and CB played a one for one game.
The teams evenly matched, competed well against each other but unfortunately CB won.
On Sunday, Kosmos’ Techno beat the Oceanside Rockets by a score of 1-0.
The game was evenly matched with both teams looking for a breakout play. The Kosmos were able to gain the momentum when the newly signed Brooklyn addition, Anette Tikkop, stole the ball at midfield and saw Molly Breslin making a break towards goal.
Molly took the ball in stride, cut once causing her defender to fall a step off, giving Breslin an opening towards goal. Breslin, in full stride, beat the goal and punched the ball into the net giving Techno the lead.
Both teams battled the entire game for ball and field control, trying to take advantage of any slight error the other would make.
The midfield of Maria Di Carlo, Gwyn McGee, Emma Meade, Nicole Gibson, Kelly Santiago, and Bridget Breslin did whatever they could to cut down any attack Oceanside attempted. Once Oceanside got through the midfield, they had to deal with Carli Bopp, Katie Sammon, Devin Gavigan, Allison Tipaldo, Erin Kennedy, Meaghan LaSorsa, and Alex Berman. Each defender tried her best at keeping the ball at a safe distance from goalie Rose Fay.
Fay had another amazing game in goal, shutting down every fast break and shot Oceanside had. The team missed the injured Lauren Marten, and wishes her a “speedy” recovery.
The U9 Kosmos boys made their moms proud with a big 3-2 victory over the Carle Place Soccer Club on Sunday. The Ares jumped out to an early lead with a goal by Michael Coletta followed up by a goal kicked almost from midfield by Michael Esposito. Carle Place snuck back into the game with a goal right before half time. Stellar defense and great goal keeping by Cooper Nagel and Albert Meyer, the boys were able to extend their lead with another goal by Michael Coletta.