Summaries provided by Philipstown Soccer Club
Vikings Tie With Newburgh
The Philipstown boy’s U10 Vikings hosted the Newburgh Chavos Juventus on Sunday, Nov. 11, and, shortly after the opening whistle, found themselves behind 0-1 after an awkwardly deflected ball resulted in a Vikings own goal.
Undeterred, the Vikings bounced back. Center Elias Moran fed a forward ball to Connor Keegan, who sent a cunning cross to right wing Parker Larsen. Larsen took aim at the top left corner of the goal and delivered it through the outstretched fingertips of the goalie to level the match.
The score remained deadlocked into the second half until Chavos Juventus were awarded a penalty kick which careened off the crossbar and led to a skirmish for the ball. Vikings defender Darwin Saquipay collected the loose ball and connected with Parker Larsen who sprinted up the right wing. This time, Larsen sent the ball low and fast into the bottom left corner for a 2-1 Vikings lead.
Trey Murphy, Joey DeMarco and Ames Jannetta all worked hard to preserve the Vikings advantage while goalie Patrick Shields denied nearly every attempt. Nonetheless, in the last possession, Chavos Juventus leveled the contest with a free kick that found the back of the Vikings net.
Now 4-2-1, the Vikings conclude their season by hosting the Goshen Red Wolves on Nov. 18.
Hawks Improve to 8-1
The Philipstown girls’ U11 Hawks are pulling all of the tricks out of their bag to finish up a thrilling season. Last week’s 3-0 win over the Kingston Ember saw Jessica Tudor spin a corner kick into goal and goalkeeper Ava Vasta land a gymnastic split to fend off a late breakaway attempt by an Ember striker.
With heavy defensive pressure from the AYSO Croton Lightening, 3-1 win on Nov. 11 saw the Hawks opt for relentless rebounding and tight passing to secure their goals. The team welcomed back Gillie Soloviev, who gamely responded by helping the team continually advance the ball upfield.