Editor's Note: The following Recreational Division game summaries were submitted by the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association.
The San Diego Spirit had two days of amazing games this week. Myla Tutor and Paige Van Hise were bold in their defensive moves to protect their goal. Makayla Tutor, Natalie Willner, and Noelle Go demonstrated their talent in getting the ball to the goal which led to a wonderful breakaway by Alise Orent.
Juila Ciccone, Abby Castro, Coco Lutolf, Sarah Alankara, Keira Mcgann, Zoey Palmer, Molly Romaine, and Avery Gallagher played exceptional for San Jose CyberRays this week.
Facing two tough challengers this weekend, Lexie Loughran and Lily Bowes of the Boston Breakers perfected a few passing plays to score a few goals. Determination and teamwork combinations by Emma Monaghan, Hayley Jodoin, and Ashley Ramos set up some fantastic ball movement plays and the depth of Kendall Jodoin, Sophia Cook, and Kira Jolly aided the Breakers in successfully putting the ball in the net. Mia Scarlata and Kayla Boswell came out strong on Sunday supporting their team with their effort and strategy.
Ava Cohen and Emma Coyer were an offensive powerhouse scoring multiple goals for the Boston Breakers this weekend. Abigail Monacchio displayed fine soccer skills dribbling the ball from midfield and then passing to her teammate Emily Storino, who notched her first goal of the season.
New Zealand rebounded from a tough, undermanned prior weekend to defeat South Africa, 6-1. The Kickin’ Kiwis’ improved passing, positional discipline and decision-making led to success. Caroline Wiehe, Kate Toole, Emma Paxton, Molly McLaughlin, Haley Lestician, and Kathryn Hendry assisted on goals by McLaughlin, Hendry, Abby Duff, Paxton, and Lestician. Sara Smith turned in another strong effort at attack and midfield, with several passing combinations that started attacks. Amyiah Fulmore, Duff, and Hendry anchored the defense, with safe decision making and timely challenges. Fulmore, Paxton and Lestician stood stout in goal. South Africa played tough through the final whistle, as Alexa Sullivan’s relentless midfield play paid dividends with an assist on Ayla Cruz’s goal in the final minutes.
Japan came from behind and tied France, 3-3, on Saturday with Dara Clarke, Caroline Barkley, and Jasmine Mustra scoring. Emily Andreas played well in goal while Kamila Karwowski and Gabby Toatley had good defensive games. On Sunday, Japan lost to USA, 6-2. Natalie Klek and Caroline Barkley scored for Japan while Robyn Seidman played a good game in goal. Catherine Kildea, Hailey Palombi, and Emily Whittaker all played well offensively and defensively.
Real Salt Lake had another great outing with some awesome passing skills by Brendan Doherty. Jacob Sudol showed his scoring touch as he netted multiple goals.
The Vancouver White Caps' teamwork skills were nicely exhibited by Logan Lutolf and Matthew Prawdzik’s passing displays. Garrett Heffern kicked a key assist to Nicolas Sharareh for a beautiful goal. John McKillip-Murphy showed abounding energy and sportsmanship to his team members. Alexio Gonzalez took an assist from James Sannella for another Vancouver goal.
Ball movement and positional play paced Everton's outstanding teamwide effort on Saturday. Good decision making with passing produced several positive results. Binit Sinha, Bryan Fan, Zaidan Sazid, Eric Bruestle, Jihad Dicks, Amar Virdee, and Nate Duff found the net. Mike Pirone provided numerous assists with his midfield play. Ben Lilly’s defensive leadership coupled with stout goalkeeper play from Cole Verga and Dicks led to a clean sheet.
In a 6-4 win over Morocco, Uruguay's highlights included Jorge Conde and Samuel Fura netting two goals apiece while Matt Stout and Aditya Shringi had one goal each. Goalies Conde, Sumanth Chiluvuri, and Yusuf Shaikh played well in goal. Stout scored Uruguay's only goal in a 3-1 loss to New Zealand the following day. Matthew Bavier had a great game and Emmanuel Storino and Yusuf Shaikh played well in goal.
Thomas Rotman played his best game ever as goalkeeper in making numerous key saves as Great Britain bested Mexico, 9-6. Great Britain earned the win thanks to Dino Panfili's scoring five goals, George Bishay's recording a hat trick, and Cole Heinz's single tally.
Senegal split its contests over the weekend. Goals from Calvin Ankener and Anthony Moore and support from Nick Settembrino and Juan Camilo Logan could not prevent Senegal from getting edged by Brazil, 3-2. The defensive team of Zach Verga, Alex Wiget, and Wyatt Wilson-Gore along with the second-half goalie play of Aidan Wilson kept the game close. Senegal responded the next day by outlasting Korea, 2-1, with the scoring coming again from Ankener and Moore. Juan Camilo Logan's return after a three game absence on the front line made for an exciting game as did quick-handed goaltending by Zach Verga. The offensive game was supported by Logan Miller, Wilson, Wiget, and Settembrino. The defensive positions included Sam Butera and Wilson-Gore.
Congratulations to LHSA's very own Knights of Columbus Shoot-Out State Champions!
- Jamie Seidman, Girls - 10
- Madeleine Kemo, Girls - 12
- Natalie Klek, Girls - 13