Parlour FC took to the field on a warm Spring morning already a goal down to Bronx Ale House due to a late start waiting on numbers, and continued to play short the rest of the match. BAH tallied two additional goals thanks to Andrea Arnone taking a 3-0 lead at the break.
BAH continued to monopolize possession in the second half as Arone completed her hattrick with a well struck low free kick at the top of the box. PFC did well to break up several attacks never giving despite the score and playing down players, but simply didn’t have the manpower to launch an offense. Two more goals came from Deb Gilwit and Elyse Hanly during the run of play to finish the scoring at 6-0 to seal the win.
PFC’s midfielders: Pearl Odu, Liz Eles, Jane Kenney, and Dinsiri Fikru, played with amazing hustle and grit.
Veteran defender Karen Lindsay had an extraordinary game, earning top honors for PFC.
Bronx Ale beat Phoenix 4-0. Scorers for Bronx Ale: Cori Witkiewicz-1, Alex Rimmer-1, Meagan Faires-1, Tina Cressent-1.
Bronx Ale House faced Phoenix who was playing short for most of the game. BAH held possession well and had a lot of solid passing. Phoenix played the offside trap well holding BAH at bay. BAH eventually did break through though with two goals from the right midfield. The first came from newcomer Cori Qitkiewicz and the second from Alex Rimmer. BAH grabbed a third goal thanks to Megan Raires for a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Colette McGoldrick took over in goals for Phoenix in the second half and did well to come out and stop some good chances. Alas, Tina Cressent was finally able to get one by McGoldrick for a 4-0 lead. BAH changed goalies midway through the second half when Alex Rimmer came in for Jeannie Heinsohn. Phoenix was awarded a penalty kick near the end of the game, but Rimmer did well to save the shot keeping Phoenix off the board.
Bronx Ale House beat Tigers 4-0 on a beautiful spring day. Tigers welcomed both returning and new players and took some time to settle into a rhythm leaving them vulnerable to the offensive attack. Bronx Ale’s Elyse Hanley opened the scoring followed by Jeanine Rynne who scored off a through ball from Hanley. Ale’s Stephanie Nava had a goal to solidify a 3-0 lead going into half time.
Bronx Ale continued the scoring with Nava tapping home the final goal in the second half off a scramble in front of the net following a corner kick. Hanley played well and controlled the middle of the field for much of the game. A strong performance by returning Tigers Jen Trowbridge, Diane Sit, and Sabita Krishnan, as well as newcomers Pearl Hahm, Maggie MacDonald, and Moni Hendrix pushed the Tigers to a stronger second half, but they were unable to even the score.
Harps faced double 2013 champions Bronx Ale for the first match of the 2014 season on a cool and windy spring day on a soggy pitch. Harps started strong and confident with the wind advantage to put immediate pressure on their opponent. Samantha Kee produced threatening runs up the right flank for Harps while Suzy Malone and newcomer Casey Sommers held the midfield. Bronx Ale had a few chances that were thwarted by the solid efforts of Harps’ defense. The half arrived without any goals awarded.
Bronx Ale came out charging in the second half. Expert ball control and precision passing produced several attempts at goal. But it was a mistake by Harps’ defender Teresa Brink who gave the ball away off a goal kick just outside the 18 yard line that resulted in a goal by Andrea Arnone for Bronx Ale. Harps came back strong and attacking, and great combinations between Aoife West, Suzy Malone and Sommers put pressure on Bronx Ale’s defense, but without reward. The Bronx Ale counter attacks were quick and furious with the wind advantage, and another defensive breakdown resulted in Tina Cressent slotting home Bronx Ale’s second goal of the match. Harps continued the fight with West and Kee tracking back to help the defense and keeper Megan Hare coming up with a couple great saves, but they were unable to get back into the game. The final goal was a final gift by the Harps’ defense when Hare rolled a ball to Jennifer Terranova who was stripped by Amanda White at the edge of the 18 who took advantage with a quick finish. Final score 3-0 to the defending league champions.
Best for Harps: Aoife West, Samantha Kee
2012 League Winner Parlour Football Club took on 2013 League Winner Bronx Ale House in the League Cup Championship Final. It was a cold November morning but both teams heated up the pitch for a well played game. The first half saw Bronx Ale bring a sustained and organized offensive attack. Bronx Ale’s Andrea Arnone sent a ball through the midfield to an oncoming Sandra Nilsson who took on and beat PFC keeper Miss Gregory for the first goal of the game. Bronx Ale’s Siobhan Brennan gained possession in the midfield and passed the ball down the wing to Jeanine Rynne who sent the ball into the box to Nilsson at the near post to scored her second goal of the game. Bronx Ale maintained possession and kept the pressure on as Alex Rimmer got on the end of a Mary McEvoy cross and took a 3-0 lead. PFC caught its collective breath and mustered some offense of its own but was unable to convert in the half.
The second half saw a much more organized PFC side. The team worked well on both sides to ramp up the pressure. Bronx Ale responded well and had some promising shots on goal. PFC showed off some wicked defense with new keeper, Jodi Andrews, making a stellar one handed save. Not to be outdone, defender Marjorie Gateau executed a remarkable stop of her own heading a ball off the goal line to save a sure goal. In the end, PFC had their attacking chances but was unable to penetrate the solid defense of Bronx Ale’s Beth Higgins, Elyse Hanley, Laura Mooney and Jill Steinberg with Sue Hannon handling goaltending duties all doing well to stifle the attacks. Bronx Ale kept the clean sheet for a 3-0 victory to take home the 2013 League Cup Championship.
NYC United put up a good fight against second place Bronx Ale. Both teams had breakaways beating the offsides trap and playing through balls. Bronx Ale got on the board first with a Sandra Nilsson goal. Soon after, Ale’s Tina Cressent scored off a deflection in the box. United responded and when Linde Heppener scored off a through ball pass up the middle if the field. United leveled the score on another Heppener shot that keeper Jeannie Heinsohn got a hand on but was unable to keep out of the upper left corner. Ale scored two more goals, a second from Cressent and a rebound shot from Nina Eliasson, for a 4-2 lead at the half.
The second half was more of the same end to end action. Alex Rimmer and Andrea Arnone held possession for Ale in the middle of the field and were able to switch fields effectively leading to more opportunities on goal as well as using their speed to get back and help out the defense when United were attacking. Rimmer was rewarded with a goal of her own and Nilsson added her second of the game. United halved the score with a Isabele Gil finish producing a final score of 6-3 to Bronx Ale.
BAH played phoenix and it was a tough game. Bronx Ale took an early 2-0 lead with two goals by Sandra Nilsson. Phoenix was playing the offsides trap but BAH were able to get the ball over and Sandra ran onto the first one and calmly put the ball in the net, the second goal was assisted by Tina. Sandra scored her third goal and Phoenix scored before the half to leave the score 3-1 at halftime.
The game was evenly matched with both sides keeping possession for some time and getting shots on goal. Phoenix was rewarded with a second goal late in the second half but BAH’s defense pulled together and kept the ball out of the net for the rest of the game. Siobhan Brennan headed a ball off the line after a corner kick late in the game. The game ended with a 3-2 win.
A strong Bronx Ale side faced Tigers and won 9-0. Bronx Ale strung together solid passing and held possession and exploded into a scoring frenzy. Andrea Arnone notched a hattrick, Tina Cressent added two goals while Sandra Nilsson, Stephanie Nava, Sue Hannon and Siobhan Brennan all had a goal each. Despite the scoreline, Tigers’ goalie made some excellent saves to prevent more scoring on a few breakaways. Despite Tigers struggling to get in the game on offense but they never gave up and played hard until the final whistle.
Both Harps and Bronx Ale struggled to put players on the field but Harps was up to full strength shortly after the whistle. It was a feisty start with Harps stringing together some precision passing and threatening the goal. Bronx Ale countered with their own attacks challenging the Harps’ defense and in a very tense moment forcing Anastasia Hagen to make a superb header clearing the ball off the goal line to deny Bronx Ale. Tina Cressent snuck behind Harps’ defense on the right flank more than once resulting in heroic tackles by Hagen and Erin Cullen. Samantha Kee and Vanessa Greene tirelessly ran the midfield flanks for Harps but were unlucky not to be rewarded. Impressive defensive efforts by both teams brought the half to a close at nil all.
The second half produced more of the same end-to-end excitement with great ball movement by both teams. Bronx Ale’s Andrea Arnone was a presence at sweeper while Elyse Hanly was a constant menace in the midfield. The crossbar played its part getting in the way more than once in defense for each side and one of the several strikes by Harps’ stopper Cullen forced keeper Jeannie Heinsohn into an acrobatic split for a fearless save in the final minutes of the game. It was a hard fought point earned for each team ending in a 0-0 draw, a particularly valiant effort by Bronx Ale playing short the entire match.
Best for Harps: Anastasia Hagan, Erin Cullen
An Beal Bocht beat Bronx Ale 1-0 with the winning goal by Aine O’Dwyer.