05/31/14 – Phoenix v Tigers (3-1)

Phoenix convincingly beat Tigers 3-1. Goals for Phoenix were provided by Leenie McEvily, Eileen Eagan and Anna Nabel while Sawako Fukuchi notched one for Tigers to prevent the shutout.

05/03/14 – Bronx Ale v Phoenix (4-0)

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.

04/05/14 – Phoenix v Parlour FC (8-0)

The Parlour Football Club began the spring campaign with a shutout loss to a formidable Phoenix side.  Not much went well for PFC on an incredibly blustery morning. The first half, playing WITH the wind, found them behind five goals to nil.

Surprisingly, against the wind, PFC picked up its collective game and applied some offensive pressure, but  were unable to capitalize. The sustained controlled play of Phoenix netted three more scores in the second half.

Even in defeat, bright spots for PFC emerged; Robin Grunder and Chelsey Harris played strong and showed no let up.

10/19/13 – Bronx Ale v Phoenix (3-2)

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.

10/05/13 – Phoenix v Parlour FC (1-4)

PFC took on a strong short sided Phoenix squad. The game was well played with scoring opportunities for both teams. PFC’s Eliana Tonacatl got the only first half goal on a rebound in front of the net.

The second half had strong play from both sides. PFC scored three goals in the half while holding Phoenix to one by Varina Carey. Scoring for PFC, Liz Eles and in her BISL debut, Chelsey Harris notched two goals. Phoenix’s keeper, Marliese Fath, thwarted multiple attempts by PFC’s offense. Not to be outdone, Marjorie Gateau, PFC’s keeper in the second half, came up big with a diving save on a one on one with a Phoenix forward.

09/28/13 – NYC United v Phoenix (2-1)

The United squad played a fiercely competitive Phoenix on Saturday Sept 28th, and went back on forth on defense and attack. Kristina Bonamo sent in Holly Crane on a through ball, and Holly was able to put it in the corner just out of the reach of Phoenix’s excellent keeper. Phoenix’s young keeper made many fine saves in the half from long shots such as Leni Kinsli’s (Uni) long blast from the right side.

At the end of the 1st passed the ball from a goalkick to Phoenix’ Center forward and she tucked it home! 1-1 Isabelle Gil, United’s centerback repelled many Phoenix attacks, as Phoenix’ relenting pressure showed them why they’re in 1st half, United’s keeper made an uncommon mistake, and place!

In the second half, Phoenix stormed back again, and hit the left post on a great shot, after nice passing at midfield sent in the left wing.  United’s defense kept strong enough, though missing several players. Holly Crane was able to make another 3 runs with passing from Kianoosh, Kristina and Jennifer and Lilian, finally broke free and scored another. 2-1 United.  Then later in the half, United’s goalkeeper tipped up a super shot by Phoenix’s right wing from the corner and was able to hold on.

Though probably not affecting standings very much, the game showed that a full United squad could play on even keel with one of the best BISL sides!

United’s best: Holly Crane and Isabelle on defense.

09/21/13 – Phoenix v McKeon’s (4-2)

In a very competitive match, Phoenix beat McKeon’s 4-2. Chances abounded on both sides but Phoenix got the lead early in the first half by Eileen Egan who scored on a break away. McKeon’s almost got the equalizer when Maeve Redmond out-dribbled the Phoenix defense and got off a great shot into the upper 90 which was deflected over the bar by the Phoenix keeper. A ball sent to the Phoenix forward line was again chased down by Egan who slotted it in for a 2-0 lead at the half.

The second half continued with chances for both sides but it was a punt by the keeper to Egan that netted Phoenix and Egan their third goal of the day. McKeon’s continued to attack with Redmond blasting a shot on goal which was parried by keeper but on a subsequent run Redmond slotted the ball across the goal into the feet of Melissay Ryerson who sent the ball into the back of the net. McKeon’s kept coming at the Phoenix defense with Redmond sending yet another ball across the box to Laura Rizzo who blasted it toward goal but the Phoenix keeper, Marliese Fath got her fingers on it and deflected it around the far post. Phoenix forward Egan rounded out her goal tally for the day when she scored her forth goal on another breakaway to help ensure a Phoenix win in a game that stayed competitive all the way to the final whistle. With 10 minutes left in the game, the indefatigable Redmond countered with a goal of her own when she again outran the Phoenix defense and bend a shot from the left wing around the keeper and into the net. Continuing her runs down the left wing, Redmond and her team eventually ran out of time and had to cede the win to a strong Phoenix side.

Best for Phoenix: Eileen Egan and Colette McGoldrick stepping in as sweeper.
Best for McKeon’s: Maeve Redmond.