St. Aloysius Soccer Teams Off to Good Start in 2012 Season
Jackson–The Saint Aloysius School girls and boys soccer teams have hit the ground running and are in their third week of the season with impressive playing all around.
The girls’ soccer team was victorious over St. Veronica’s in their first game of the season with a score of 2-0. The Lady Gators put in their first score of the season with assists from Tyler Harness, Hayley McGee and Alexa Woolf to Lauren Taylor who put the ball into the back of the net. Alexa Woolf scored on a penalty kick and Polina Sugar had 2 saves in her debut as the teams’ goalkeeper.
Their next games were against Saint Dominic’s and Saint Rose. Brielle Anuario made her Gator debut in goal in the game against St. Rose and Daniella Diubaldi scored unassisted 4 minutes from full-time and while they were out-shot in both games, Lindsey Bischoff and Polina Sugar were superb in goal.
The girls got back on the winning track with a 4-0 score against Holy Innocents. Lauren Taylor opened the scoring with an assist from Alexa Woolf. Amber McGee scored her first goal of the season on an assist by Brooke Sobieski via a long cross. Alexis Novatny’s first goal of the season was on the receiving end of a direct kick from Angela Saliola. Lauren Taylor closed out the scoring on assists from Tyler Harness and Jillian Hassler.
The Saint Aloysius Varsity Boys Soccer team played St. Dominic with a 3-3 tie. Joe Mendes kicked off the scoring in the 12th minute with a goal assisted by Ben Schnaak and Randon Shapiro. Robert Mahala made the score 2-0 in the 23rd minute. Robert converted a Joe Mendes pass into a shot from the 18-yard line over the St. Dominic’s keeper’s head. St. Dominic narrowed the lead to 2-1 just before half-time. In the second half, St. Dominic’s scored to take a 3-2 lead. With just 30 seconds left in the game, Joe Mendes crossed the ball from left-to-right off of a free kick to a charging Gerard Russo in the St. Dominic penalty area. Gerard fired the ball high into the goal for the 3-3 tie. This ended a very exciting and competitive match! Saint Aloysius’s CJ Hanson played a great game, making 8 saves during the game. Joe Mendes contributed with 1 goal and 2 assists. The boys’ soccer team improved its record to 1-1-2 with the tie.
Their next games against St. Peter’s, St. Veronica’s and All Saints brought their record to 1 win, 2 ties and a loss and the Saint Aloysius Boys team is looking forward to a successful, competitive rest of the season.
Saint Aloysius Boys Soccer Team ; B. Schnaak, S. Shapiro, R. Shapiro, R. Mahala, N. Furlong, T. Hood, G. Russo, J. Mendes, M. Mahala, C. McGee, P. Werthmuller, A. Furlong, D. Ventura, R. Chojnacki, R. Mahala, C. Kuran, D. Bayha, C. Hanson and C. Werthmuller.
Saint Aloysius Girls Soccer Team; A. Woolf, A. Novatny, D. DiUbaldi, M. DiCosta, B. Sobieski, A. Hood, L. Bischoff, L. Taylor, P. Sugar, T. Harness, A. Saliola, A. McGee, H. McGee, J. Hassler, B. Anuario, F. Cinquegrana, C. DiCosta and S. Veltri.