Harps and Tigers battled on a late hot and sunny summer morning. Harps immediately started to connecting precision passes to control the tempo of the game. Attacking runs came out of the midfield to threaten Tigers’ goal. The first goal came about 8 minutes in when Dayana Gordillo fed a ball to a waiting Amber Waery who drilled it past the keeper. Harps midfielders Casey Sommers and Waery provided beautiful crosses while the defense was impenetrable with Erin Cullen at center back. Despite the large number of shots by Harps, Tigers’ defense held the score at 1-0 going into the break.
Harps continued to produce clinical passing combinations in the second half to dominate possession. Jessica Bacon demonstrated solid control and distribution for Harps, while Britt-Mari Boirgris tirelessly ran down and fought for balls to keep the offensive chances coming. In the 51st minute, Harps’ Marie Glennon tapped in a rebound off Suzy Malone’s shot to make it 2-0. Boirgris’ hardworking efforts paid off when she stripped the ball off of Tigers’ defense and taking a shot on goal which was subsequently dropped by the keeper into the net in the 64th minute. Harps never stopped challenging Tigers’ defense and were again rewarded when Cullen sent a ball to Waery for another perfect finish for bookend her goals. The final score was 4-0.
Best for Harps: Amber Waery, Jessica Bacon, Britt-Mari Boirgris
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.
Beal Bocht beat Tigers 3-0. Beal Bocht’s goals were by Chanelle Ranglin-2 and Liz Lops-1.
McKeon’s defeated Tigers 5-0. Scorers for McKeon’s: Emily Veach-2, Laura Rizzo-1 and Melissa Ryerson-2.
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.
The Tigers began the game with a 1 goal advantage due to a late start on the part of NYC United. The Tigers built on this momentum and started with a strong offensive push. Alex Griggs collected a pass upfield from Kara Coughlin, crossed a defender, and was able to draw the goalie out of the box for the Tiger’s first goal.
Amy Wagner, Alexis Hill, and Brandy Peltz held a strong defensive line in tangent with keeper Shelly Weber’s shutout, keeping NYC United at bay throughout the first half.
In the second half, Pearl Hahm chipped a long ball over several defenders and over the goalie’s outstretched arms for an outstanding second goal. NYC United turned up the heat and were able to push the ball forward for their first goal of the game. Christina Stoll returned the intensity with a well-placed punch into the left corner of the goal during an offensive scramble. NYC United rallied with two rapid goals during the last 10 minutes of the game. However, they were unable to score again, resulting in a 4-3 victory for the Tigers.
Phoenix beat Tigers 8-0 with goals by Dervil Carey-1, Eileen Egan 5, Ali McEvily-1 and Colette McGoldrick-1
The Tigers faced off against NYC United on a beautiful fall day. The Tigers dominated the game offensively during both halves against an NYC United team short of players. NYC United was able to get off an unstoppable goal early in the game. A fantastic shot by Alyssa Meyers off of a direct free kick gave the Tigers a chance to even the score but it glanced off the frame. Midfielder Diane Sit also had a good look that bounced off the post and took a penalty kick in the second half that was stopped by NYC United’s keeper.
Despite strong passing and unflagging play by NYC United’s Kara Coughlin, Alex Griggs, Sabita Krishnan, and Laura Miller, as well as several shots on goal, the Tigers were unlucky in finding the net.
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.
The Tigers were short players and struggled to adjust with several members having to experiment playing outside of their normal positions. They were unable to present a cohesive challenge in the first half and sacrificed five goals. However, despite losing yet another player in the second half, the Tigers came out with renewed energy and rhythm, keeping An Beal Bocht scoreless for most of the second half.
The Tigers’ Brandy Peltz and Nisha Varia took turns in goal to free up Diane Sit who, along with Teri Chargaulaf and Laura Miller, boosted the midfield. The entire team put in 110% to keep up their energy and cover the field as the second half wound down, especially the defense including Sidney Small, Smiti Nathan, and Amy Wagner.