Another bitter cold day played host to the League Final between the League Champions, Bronx Ale and the Runners Up, Beal Bocht. The playing conditions were tough with a frozen surface creating difficulty for players staying on their feet. Bronx Ale missed an opportunity to go up minutes into the game when Lisa Dechance beat Liz Lops but her shot trickled off the post and over the baseline for a goal kick. Beal Bocht’s Sarah McBride sailed a ball over the head of Ale keeper Jeannie Heinsohn, hitting the crossbar and bouncing into the goal, giving them 1-0 lead in the first half.
Beal Bocht played defensively throughout the game but Bronx Ale kept on the hunt for the equalizer. Bronx Ale mindfielders Dechance, Corie Witkiewicz and Jackie Jones did well to hold possession and persistence paid off when an own goal leveled the score. After two scoreless five minute overtimes, the game was still a 1-1 draw and went to the dreaded penalty kicks. Beal Bocht bested League Champions to capture the League Final with 4-3 in penals.
McKeon’s didn’t have their usual players and found themselves reorganizing their mainly offensive team to also play defense. They played really well the first half but couldn’t hold up again Beal Bocht.
An Beal Bocht beat Parlour 7-0 with goals by:
Sarah McBride – 3 goals in first half
Aine O’dwyer – 2 goals, one in each half
Chanelle Ranglin – 2 goals, one in each half
Beal Bocht had a convincing win over NYC United with a 9-2 tally. Goals by Beal Bocht were provided by Renata Ciampi-1 (BB), Stephanie Bush-1 (BB), Angela Russo-2 (BB), Sarah McBride-2 (BB) and Chanelle Ranglin-3 (BB). NYC United’s goals were not reported.
The Tigers faced off with Beal Bocht on a cool Saturday morning. Despite missing their goalkeeper and playing one woman short, the team played a strong game, moving the ball well. Brandy Peltz, Cortney Worrall, Diane Sit, and Sidney Small saved several balls while Sabita Krishnan and Kara Coughlin protected the center. The Tigers lost with a shutout that didn’t reflect their consistent and well-played effort.
Beal Bocht’s goals were produced by Allison Williams-2, Ana Patedjl-2, Maura Ribbons-1
Harps met the league leaders Beal Bocht on the opening fall match played on one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. Beal Bocht came out strong and feisty while Harps were initiating a few new players were just trying to find their rhythm. Once they settled down, Harps made some threatening attacks but struggled to finish. Joelle Gozlan was particularly solid in the half with her skillful maneuvers and runs on and off the ball. Without the relief of subs, Harps were struggling to maintain possession putting the defense under attack. Beal Bocht attacked down the right side and after making a few key passes midfielder Aine O’Dwyer expertly struck the ball which ended up inside the near post just out of reach of Harps’ keeper Megan Hare. The half was a welcome break for Harps ending down 0-1.
Harps got a bit of a second wind in the second half, and newcomer Kate McGrath had a fantastic left footed shot on goal stretching Beal Bocht’s keeper Liz Lips to make the save. Harps kept pressing, but fatigue gradually set in and Beal Bocht took advantage in a counter attack and Allison Williams slotted home a second insurance goal when Harps defense couldn’t get back in time. A solid performance by both squads in the season opener giving Beal Bocht the three points with a 2-0 win.
Best for Harps: Joelle Gozlan, Kate McGrath
1st place NYC United
2nd place An Beal Bocht
3rd place Phoenix
Beal Bocht defeats Bronx Ale 3-1. Bronx Ale’s goal was supplied by Tina Cresent.
On an incredibly windy day Parlour FC met An Beal Bocht in a game were the elements had a real impact on the ball. The match saw skilled play from both sides and both keepers were up to the task. Even with the wind, PFC was unable to score in the first half but not for lack of trying. Midfielder Pearl Odu had some great chances that were so very close to finding the net. At halftime the game was scoreless.
PFC did well in the second half but again could not get on the score sheet. Odu had a masterful blast that bounced of the top of the frame but somehow didn’t cross the goal line. Beal Bocht was able to score two goals, off a set piece and the other during the run of play. Goals for Beal Bocht were from Chanelle Ranglin and Stephanie Bush.
Best for PFC midfielders Pearl Odu and Dinsiri Fikru.
Beal Bocht beat Tigers 3-0. Beal Bocht’s goals were by Chanelle Ranglin-2 and Liz Lops-1.