HS Sports Notebook: Staten Island Academy girls' soccer team suffers loss in semis

  • Staten Island Academy
  • 02/11/2017
HS Sports Notebook: Staten Island Academy girls' soccer team suffers loss in semis
Staten Island Academy: The Tigers finished the season in third place in the PSAA standings beforesuffering a devastating 7-6 lossto Long Island Lutheran in the semifinals.

Trailing 5-2 at the half, SIA rallied to tie the game at 6-6 late in regulation.

"They showed the resilience and heart that was displayed all season long," said SIA coach Andre Boulay.

With 1:30 left on the clock, LIL tallied what proved to be the game-winning score, putting a stop to SIA's dramatic comeback bid.

SIA fielded just 13 players for most of the season, including four freshman and one 7th grader, and will graduate five seniors.

"All in all we had a great year and the young ladies should be very proud of their accomplishments both on and off the field," said Boulay.

The Lions downed visiting Xavier, 3-0, in the CHSAA AA Intersectional semifinal.

Farrell will meet Fordham Prep at St. John's University's Belson Stadium on Sunday for the Intersectional City title.

George Devine stepped up and buriedan early penalty kickto give Farrell an early 1-0 lead.

Devine notched his second goal of the evening in the second half, off a set piece corner kick from Jake Kwong.

"It's something we've been working on all season," said Coach Mike Meagher. "We haven't had a lot of success with it, but we've been getting really close."

Devine helped cap the scoring, setting up Evan Harden for the final tally.

"Jake Kwong and Sean Keag put in a tremendous amount of work in the midfield tonight," Meagher said. "Game in and game out this season, they work tirelessly to win the ball to start our attack."

Owen Kwong was strong in goal and kept Xavier off the score sheet, recording his eighth clean sheet of the season.

"Great night for this team, great night for our program. I'm so proud of these kids and our coaching staff," added Meagher. "We still have 80 more minutes ahead of us before the job is done."

St. Joseph-by-the-Sea:The Vikings knocked off Notre Dame Academy, 2-1, on penalty kicks after 20 minutes of overtime proved futile in determining a CHSAA AA Intersectional champion.

Micayla Cannatille drained the game-winning PK for the title after Suzie Lilley and Alexia Amato tallied PK scores.

Caitlin Burns scored the team's only regulation goal, way back in the 14th minute off a Christina Iabarca feed.

Sophia Nigro was strong in goal and made some clutch saves on penalty kicks.

The strong play of Julianna Bennici, Alexis Guttilla and Nicolette Brennan anchored the defense.

Staten Island Academy:After going undefeated in the regular season and winning its sixth straight Staten Island CHSAA championship, the Staten Island Academy girls' tennis team was invited to play the NYSAIS Girls' State Tennis Championships last weekend.

Julia Lendel (So.) and Sasha Ryder (Fr), played singles in the tournament, Michelle Vaysbaum (Sr.) / Sonia Vaysbaum (So.), and Liz Althoff (Sr.) / Katrina Parsa (So.) played the doubles tournament.

Lendel, who owns two consecutive undefeated seasons in the CHSAA regular season and playoffs and is the two-time reigning winner of the CHSAA Individual singles tournament, advanced to the final before falling to Horace Mann's Gibson Thomas.

Ryder and bothdoubles teams were eliminated in the first round.

"It was a great experience for all the girls to play in this big tournament," said coach Mayuko Perpetua. "They are very honored to participate in it and had a great time. We don't know if we'll ever get into this tournament again but we will certainly strive for it next year."

New Dorp:The Cougars' Madelyn Rodriguez won the PSAL Cross Country Staten Island Borough Championship with a time of 20:57.17 at Van Cortlandt Park.

"Madelyn trained very hard during the summer and she is having a great season," said coach Maura Brown. "I am so proud of her."

Susan Wagner: The Falconsclinched the Island with a 2-0 (25-20, 25-9) victory over McKee/Staten Island Tech.

The win marks the ninth division crown in 10 years for SW.

New Dorp:The Cougars concluded a 12-0 season, defeating Susan Wagner, Curtis, Petrides and McKee/Staten Island Tech last week.

Tottenville:The Pirates wrapped up a 10-0 season with a 2-1 win over McKee/Staten Island Tech.

Christopher Oliveri (216), John Lombardo (212), Christophe Riordan (202) and Aurelio Sorci (202) led the way.

Notre Dame Academy:The Gators downed St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, 104-60, and set a pair of records in the process.

Kristen Gullickson (1:59.59) established a CSI pool record for high schoolers in the 200 freestyle, while Madison Petricevic (1:00.00) did the same in the 100 backstroke.

Gullickson was a double-winner, while Petricevic and Deidre McCafferty were triple-winners.

"The kids are really pumped up about it," said Sea varsity football coach Mike Corona. "It was really a nice win for our program."

Quarterback Jackson Tucker was 10 of 14 for 224 yards, including three touchdown passes, while Ethan Herkert rushed nine times for 172 yards and two TDs.

Enrique Vitalone (5 receptions for 196 yards) was on the receiving end of all three touchdowns.

Jesse Addesso recorded an interception, while Tom Pecora forced a fumbled and recovered it.

Ali Lee ran for 140 yards and a pair of scores, while Desmond Igbinosun added a TD scamper.

Anthony Perlongo dropped the opposing QB twice and piled up 17 tackles and Matt Heineman recorded three sacks.
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