Game summaries provided by Philipstown Soccer Club
U10 Vikings 3, Newburgh 1
The Philipstown boys’ U10 Vikings visited the Newburgh Chavos Juventus on Sept. 30 and were greeted with lively Latin music, courtesy of the home team DJ. The festive mood of the home crowd was short-lived, however, as Vikings right wing Parker Larsen scored and, shortly thereafter, also converted a penalty kick to give his team a 2-0 advantage that it held until half.
Chavos Juventus started the second half with a goal of their own, bolstering the spirits of the home team supporters. But the Vikings responded with another goal, this time by center Elias Moran who, after a clever pass from Rhys Williams, dribbled around defenders to score. Throughout the match, Connor Keegan pressured the defense on the left wing while Trey Murphy, Ames Jannetta, Oliver Choi and Joey DeMarco all made contributions to the defensive effort.
Goalie Patrick Shields denied all other attempts by Chavos Juventus. With the 3-1 victory, the Vikings improved to 2-1-0. The team will compete in Poughkeepsie’s Columbus Day Tournament before hosting the Goshen Red Wolves at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14.
U11 Hawks 4, Croton 0
The Philipstown girls’ U11 team shut out the Croton Lightning, 4-0, on Sept. 30.
The game started off with even play from both teams until an assist from center-mid Marisa Peters to right wing Olivia Moran lifted the Hawks into high gear. In the first of several athletic saves of the game, goalie Ava Vasta executed a one-handed save to tip the ball out of the net.
Left back Jessica Tudor scored shortly after with a penalty kick that went high into the corner of the net. The third goal, by zippy left wing ball handler Anna-Catherine Nelson, put a decisive finish on the first half. After half, Jessica Tudor rounded out the tally, scoring with another high ball in the upper-right corner of the net from near mid-field.