10/25/14 – McKeon’s v NYC United (8-0)

NYC United started with 7 to McKeon’s full side and put up a good fight despite the scoreline. McKeon’s was led by Meave Redmond with 4 goals including a first half hat trick. Melissa Ryerson also notched a hat trick with a goal in the first half and two in the second along added by Kelly O’Neil’s one goal gave McKeon’s a convincing 8-0 win. NYC United finished the game with 10 it just wasn’t enough to put a dent in McKeon’s healthy lead.

10/18/14 – Bronx Ale v McKeon’s (2-0)

Bronx Ale faced off with McKeon’s. Sue Hannon put Bronx Ale on the board and assisted Tina Cressent’s goal before suffering a terrible facial injury. McKeon’s demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship by offering to play a man down and were very attentive to Hannon while Beth and other players attended to her. Despite the fairly serious injury, Bronx Ale captured the 3 points with a 2-0 win.

09/27/14 – Harps v Tigers (1-0)

Harps scrambled together enough players to match Tigers’ 10 players just before kick off on a warm fall morning. Harps dominated possession in the first half applying constant pressure on Tigers defense, but were unable to put any threats on net. Tigers defense, led by Keeper Jen Trowbridge and Sweeper Diane Sit, kept the Harp’s attacks at bay allowing midfielder Kianoosh Hashemzadeh to press the Harps defense. Harps’ defense did well to block any efforts by Tigers, despite the arrival of Sawako Fukuchi giving them a player advantage and sparing Harps’ stand-in keeper Sharee Goodson from having to perform any heroics. The half ended scoreless.

Harps’ Alexis Lilly stepped between the posts for Harps in the second half. Solid holding and attacking efforts by Suzy Malone, Aoife West and Joelle Gozlan kept Harps in control in the second half. But it was Harps’ center half Erin Cullen who stepped up to send in a perfectly placed corner kick that led to a melee in the six yard box with Gozlan creating pressure that resulted in the only goal of the game. Despite strong offensive attacks, including impressive shots from newcomers Laura Kaplan and Genevieve Knabel, Tigers were unable to even the score. Running on fumes, Harps were able to hold off Tigers’ attacks to walk away with the 3 points.

Best for Harps: Erin Cullen & Suzy Malone with special mentions to Sharee Goodson and Alexis Lilly for volunteering their skills in goal.

Best for Tigers: Goalkeeper Jen Trowbridge, with strong showings by newcomers Genevieve Knabel and Laura Kaplan.

09/27/14 – McKeon’s v Parlour FC (3-0)

Parlour FC met McKeon’s on a warm September morning. PFC was without several of their regular players but welcomed three new players: Kimie Kobayashi, Genevieve Aidala, and Erin Mendez. McKeon’s Justine Clifford was in the middle in front of the goal but surrounded by PFC’s defenders and saw a great opportunity to head the ball to Melissa Ryerson on the left who was able to slot the ball in the corner pocket. McKeon’s kept up the pressure but PFC keeper Susan Kistler made multiple tough saves. PFC had their own chances on offense but were unable to finish. McKeon’s demonstrated great team work and passing that resulted in Kelly O’Neill heading it to Meg Baggott who dribbled and passed it to Ryerson for the second goal of the game.

In the second half, Fallon Martin ran up from the left defense, got the ball around a PFC midfielder and successfully crossed it to Laura Rizzo across the field where she scored with a lucky yet beautiful lefty! But PFC did not quit and midfielders, Liz Eles and Jane Kenney, worked extremely hard on both sides of the field. Kistler and the entire PFC defense did well the whole game. McKeon’s were very hungry for the win and defended the shutout while forwards and midfielders didn’t stop attacking & shooting but were denied by Kistler of further scoring, while McKeon’s defense communicated and covered the field really well.

Best for PFC: Susan Kistler
Best for McK: It was a great team effort by everyone the day!

09/13/14 – McKeon’s v Harps (0-2)

Harps faced McKeon’s on a cool September morning. McKeon’s started a couple players short while Harps barely fielded a full squad. Just a few minutes into the game, Laura Villa suffered an injury dropping Harps down to 10 against McKeon’s 9. It was a competitive back and forth and Harps’ keeper Megan Hare was called into action to keep McKeon’s off the board. Harps countered and Joelle Gozlan sent a pass to Suzy Malone who put one on goal but the referee disagreed and allowed the play to continue. Later in the half Malone got justice with a shot from the right side of the box that tucked in the far post. The half ended equal on players with Harps in the lead at 1-0.

The second half produced more back and forth counter attacks despite McKeon’s having a full squad while Harps were still working with 10. The solid efforts of the Harps’ defense and goalkeeper Hare kept them in the lead and an insurance goal was provided by Gozlan with the assist from new mom Tricia Reed Geraghty. Harps fought off fatigue to hold on to the shut-out win 2-0.

Best for Harps: Joelle Gozlan and Suzy Malone

09/06/14 – Tigers v McKeon’s (1-0)

The Tigers opened the fall season against McKeon’s on a hot, humid morning. They played a strong defensive game and welcomed the return of keeper Jen Trowbridge whose keen judgment and quick reflexes left McKeon’s unable to find the net. Kianoosh Hashemzadeh, Sabita Krishnan, Alexis Hill, and Linda Villarosa anchored the team in the center of the field, allowing the Tigers to push more offensively in the second half. The Tigers made a deep run, and as the McKeon’s keeper came out, Hashemzadeh made an assist to Shelly Weber who scored the Tiger’s winning goal.

06/07/14 – Parlour FC v McKeon’s

PFC took on McKeon’s on a warm sunny day. The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first half.

Mckeon’s produced three unanswered goals in the second half, two during the run of play and one off a well executed set piece.

Best for PFC: Pearl Odu