The New York Cosmos earned a hard-fought point, and clinched a spot in The Championship – the North American Soccer League’s four team postseason tournament, in a 0-0 draw at league leaders Minnesota United FC on Saturday night.
It wasn’t how they planned it, but the Merillon Sharks travel baseball team for 12-year-olds had their day in the sun at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown after all.
The LIU Post football team (5-2) erupted for seven offensive touchdowns at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium in Brookville on Saturday, Oct. 18, in a 49-21 blowout of Saint Anselm at LIU Post’s Homecoming. Senior quarterback Steven Laurino had a hand in every Pioneer score, passing for four touchdowns and rushing for three. Laurino’s seven scores broke the record for most touchdowns in a game for the Pioneers.
The Roslyn High School varsity football team plans to play its final two regular-season games against Manhasset and South Side high schools, having defeated Great Neck North 34-12 on Saturday one week after forfeiting its match with Valley Stream North in the wake of several injuries and academic suspensions that depleted its roster, athletic department officials said.
The New Hyde Park Wildcats GU13 Lady Jaguars defeated the New Jersey Spartans, 3-0 in the final game of a Columbus Day tournament in New Jersey. Two of the three goals were scored by Jillian Fager, who played a terrific game as striker. The third goal was scored by the talented offensive player Vrisida Bouzos. The remaining offensive team of Mary Tsahas, Nicole Orlando, Caitlin McDonough, Samantha Coope, Aisling McGrath and Zoe Winston dominated the Spartans with their field play. The defensive team of Alexandra Caldwell, Nora Higgins, Samantha Corrigan, and Catherine Rivera held the NJ team scoreless with skilled play. Of course, Linda Artuso was again outstanding in goal. Coach Higgins said the girls seemed to have “all their ducks in a row for this game”.
Athletes from New Hyde Park’s baseball team were recognized by members of Cellini Lodge #2206 in New Hyde Park in celebration of National Italian Heritage and Culture month. The student-athletes, who are of Italian-American descent, attended the lodge meeting on Oct. 9 with New Hyde Park baseball Coaches Joseph Grossi, Joseph Rotondaro and Joseph Giacomontonio. During the meeting, the coaches and players enjoyed a tribute to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. Pictured front row (l-r): New Hyde Park baseball Coaches Joseph Grossi, Joseph Rotondaro and Joseph Giacomontonio. Back row (l-r): Student-athletes Dylan Savarese, Nick Pellegrino, Anthony Verdi, Louis Plomitallo and James Messina. Pictured from left; New Hyde Park baseball players Dylan Savarese, Nick Pellegrino, Anthony Verdi, Louis Plomitallo and James Messina.
The Ralley Group Clock Tower Trot, a 4K run/walk, will take place Sunday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. The scenic 4K runs along a beautiful stretch of Hempstead Harbor, past dozens of historic homes from 19th and early 20th centuries — including circa 1680 Van Nostrand-Starkins House — beautiful Gerry Park and, of course, the famous Roslyn Clock Tower. It is organized by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce.