Game summaries provided by Philipstown Soccer Club
Storm Meets Tsunami at Philipstown Park
The Philipstown boys’ U10 Storm hosted a fierce and fast-paced match on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Philipstown Park.
Despite being short two team members, the squad played a focused and tight game with everyone in rotation. The Storm kept the ball in play with a strategic, offensive plays by Jaiden Gunther, Marco DiLello, Lenny Wolfe and Gavin Mahoney. Its strong defensive wall of Lincoln Wayland and Griffin Lucca prevented many goals and kept the ball out of Tsunami’s reach.
Despite a strong showing, including dive-catch and last-minute saves by goalies Theo Sacks (first half), Henry Foley-Hedlund (second half) and Jack Ferreira (second half), Tsunami prevailed, 3-0.
Hawks Get Back on Track With Win
After a surprise defeat the previous week, the Philipstown girls’ U11 Hawks returned to form on Oct. 28 with a decisive 5-1 win over the Cortlandt Revolution.
Anna Catherine Nelson pounced out of the gate with a drive down the center and into goal with the first minute of the game. All around tight passing, excellent ball control and an impressive ability to quickly move the ball upfield contributed to the squad’s continued success. The Hawks’ defensive prowess continues to grow and impress with relentless pressure exhibited by Jenni Knox and Sofia Rasic, which allowed perennial powerhouse Jessica Tudor to add pressure from the center back position.
Vikings Prevail Over Aztecs
The Philipstown boys’ U10 Vikings visited the Cornwall Aztecs on Oct. 28 with a roster slightly diminished by illness. Defender Joey DeMarco was home recuperating and center Elias Moran was confined to cheering from the bench, but the Vikings played cohesively to compensate for their missing teammates.
Jack Fitzgerald pounced on a loose ball and scored to give the Vikings an early 1-0 lead. The Aztecs not only answered to level the match before halftime but sunk another a goal early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead. The Vikings offense, however, found another gear. Darwin Saquipay sent a perfectly placed ball forward to right wing Parker Larsen, who scored to even the match. Larsen then sped up the wing and around defenders for his next goal, seizing a 3-2 lead for the Vikings.
Vikings goalie Patrick Shields stopped several shots while Ames Jannetta, Trey Murphy and Oliver Choi ably defended their territory. Finally, it was Darwin Saquipay who sent a well-struck free kick beyond the goalie’s reach before the final whistle signaled a victory for the Vikings.
With the 4-2 comeback win, the Vikings are 4-2 and next host Newburgh Chavos Juventus on Sunday, Nov. 11 at noon.