Strong production continues in Palos AYSO
While a few teams flashed rugged defense, offense remained a key component for several Palos AYSO soccer squads in recent contests.
Following is a recap of reported matches.
Blues Clues 2, Team #2 1
Two goals from Connor Casey, plus sharp netminding by Casey, Maria Hennessy and Danny Russo lifted Blues Clues to a win over Team #2.
Martin Kizaitis assisted on one of Casey’s markers. Providing good defense in front of the keepers were Dylan Paddemors, Adam Dajani, Kelsey Kelley, Brandon Atkinson, Izzy Martinez, Hailey Wreza and Nick Kopanis.
Food 2, HMG 1
Koralia Juruklis and Mia Pagnotta both scored as Food edged HMG. Scott Kodelski (two), Griffin Sterlinga and Patrick Clancy were all credited with assists.
Also aiding the winning cause were Stefanos Aidons, Alyssa Barraco, Abigail Compagner, Kaleb Donahue, Kyle Donague, Jeff Korbitz, Donna Mulchrone, Elizabeth Sodetz, Ryan Soohoo, Cailin Stevens and Omar Taha. Compagner, who shared goalkeeping duties with Kaleb Donahue, continued playing after being hit in the face with the ball.
Derek Michnaik accounted for HMG’s lone goal. Netminder Sam Schilling also performed well in a losing effort.
Demons 5, Code Red 1
Grace Kennedy’s goal on Code Red’s behalf wasn’t enough to prevent a setback to the Demons. Anthony Blasco, Lily Ceretto, Lukasz Janik, Dam Mroz, Lexi O’Leary and Leo Wreza were other Red notables.
Team #3 8, Code Red 2
Michael Georgiou found the back of the net twice, but Code Red’s attack was otherwise quiet and Team #3 was able to make off with a victory. Nathan Jabaay set up one of Georgiou’s tallies.
Blasco, Janik and Wreza also played well for Code Red.
Blizzard 6, Team #10 0
Michael Jeffers’ hat trick was the catalyst as the Blizzard stormed past Team #10. Luke Christy, Alex Forczyk and Ryan Thomason supplied solo markers for the winners, while Jeffers and Max Strama each dished out an assist.
Christy, Strama and Tom DiBrizzi shared the shutout between the pipes. Norah Sullivan, Erik Knutson, Jennifer Rizzo, Colton Sterling and Hudson Sterling also anchored the defense.
Maroon Magic 4, Team #3 1
Omar Gad scored twice and NateTran and Luke Liesecki both contributed a goal and assist as the Magic defeated Team #3. Lenny Koblica was the winning netminder.
Alicia Kuna, Amelia Kuna and Andrew Kopinski were other principal figures for the Magic.
Blue Pickles 6, Rage United 4
Two goals from Gail Korbitz, plus one apiece by Kevin Brennan and Demetrios Sacha couldn’t spare Rage United from a high-scoring loss to the Pickles. Korbitz and Nick Cocarro each distributed an assist.
Julian Cortez, Logan Doesch, Ryan Farkas, Timothy Gorka, James Murphy and Kaidence Roque were other notables.
Green Fire 8, Orange Sting Rays 6
An offensive showdown tilted the Fire’s way despite big performances from Caden Workman (two goals), Ryan Mitchell (two), Konrad Poradowski (goal, assist) and Manuel Urquiza (goal, assist) on the Rays’ behalf. Michael Miskocic doled out an assist as well.
Also supplying commendable efforts in the loss were Gianna Barcerott, Joel Doesch, Daniela Gal and Carter Mitchell.
Blue Flame 9, Team #1 3
Justin Lang booted home four goals and five other players scored once as the Flame extinguished Team #1. Lang complemented his offensive effort with a team-best three assists.
Also lending a hand were Andrews Villagomez (one goal, two assists), Jack Wade (one goal, two assists), Isabella Russo (goal), Gordon Strobosscher (goal), Sean Doyle (goal) and Lucas Kopec (two assists). Wade and Doyle split the goalkeeping chores and received defensive help from Emma Lonosky, Jacob Jennings, Rachel Jennings, Sophia Alonso and Kyle Georgiou.
Gators 5, Orange Fire 4
The Gators rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Orange Fire as Emmett Knoll spearheaded the comeback by tallying four times in the match. Ryan Fianagan added one score as well as an assist, and Layan Abuhanoun (two assists) and Anthony Diliberto also set up goals.
Kayla Kalousek, Rachel Lacina, Noah Jones, Adam Jay, Bayan Abuhanoun and Omar Naser also contributed to the triumph.
Sharks 4, Tornadoes 0
The Sharks quieted a Tornados club they scrimmage against each week at practice behind two goals apiece from Vasilis Eliadis and Thomas Thornburg. Passing out one assist each were Emma Burke, Oliver Levy, Marco Marquez and Samantha Valencia.
Defensive stalwarts included netminder Jack Dakiel, Charlie Garvey and Antoni Mierzwa.
Red Devils 4, Blue Thunder 0
Max Kawa, Malaina Lisiecki, Mari Jarmoszka, Mardi Matulenka and Zoe Touloupakis were the Thunder’s top performers in a defeat against the Devils.