9/10/16 - Our Novice Girls Eagles Soccer Team added a few more players to the roster this season, with new Martyrs athletes, as well as soccer players from Our Lady of the Snows. The Eagles opened up their season against a strong team from Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village. In the 90 degree weather, all the conditioning that Coach Ari and her team were doing during pre-season practice, definitely paid off. Goalie, Jayla Threats, was amazing. Our Lady of Hope took plenty of shots throughout the game, and Jayla saved all but one in the first half. Going into the second half, the Eagles were looking to score. Veteran forward, Claudia Lopez, saw a fast-break opportunity and she booted the ball into the goal to tie the game. The game finished in a 1-1 tie. These girls are looking forward to an exciting season!
9/10/16 - Our Intermediate Boys Eagles Soccer Team welcomed back players from Our Lady of the Snows, and last year's assistant coach, Jim Maurer, stepped into the head coach's role. The Eagles opened up their season against St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose. The Eagles had a very strong first half with many shots on goal, but the St. Greg's goalie was able to fight them all off. Five minutes into the second half of the game, the Eagles started to lose steam, and St. Greg's was able to score two quick back-to-back goals. The Eagles defense battled back and was able to hold St. Greg's at bay, however, the offense was unable to score, despite how hard the team fought. Coach Jimmy and assistant coach Robert are optimistic about the team's ability, and they're looking forward to improving as the season continues.
9/10/16 - Our Mite Boys & Girls Eagles Soccer Team began their first season in the CYO league, with a game against Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside. Ruby Panepinto and Julia McCarthy did a great job at the goalie position. Forward, Thomas Gonzalez, had a few good scoring opportunities but wasn't able to get one past the OLBS keeper. The kids all had fun while learning a lot about the rules of the game from a very patient referee. Great job Eagles!
9/11/16 - Our Mite Boys & Girls Eagles Soccer Team faced a very experienced team from St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing. Julia McCarthy made same great saves in goal. Co-Team Captain, Sy Duhaney, scored the Eagles' first goal of the season! The team showed a lot of improvement in spacing on the field against their very tough offensive opponents. We're very proud of these little Eagles and we look forward to their continued growth!
9/16/16 - Our Novice Girls Eagles Soccer Team faced St. Mel, Flushing, for this Friday night game. It was a game time decision whether or not Claudia Lopez would play, after injuring her toe the night before at practice. Luckily, she decided to play, and she scored her second goal of the season on a penalty shot to give the Eagles a 1-0 win, their first win of the season. Laura Moran played a strong game with quite a few scoring opportunities, despite being injured during the game. Jayla Threats had another great defensive game in goal, not letting any past her. All the Eagles played their positions to the best of their ability, assisting and working together to get the ball up the field. Way to go Eagles!
9/17/16 - Our Intermediate Boys Eagles Soccer Team found themselves with only ten players available on this warm September day against St. Joseph, Astoria. Although they lost, they fought hard most of the game, but tired out with their subs. The Eagles were able to score their first two goals of the season, by Bleck Peter and Xavier Calderon. John Cossin did a great job in goal for the first half of the game, and then used his fresh legs to support the forwards in the second half. Eric Chambillas did an amazing job in goal for the second half of the game. Each one of the Eagles performed great and made some awesome plays, but the St. Joseph's team was too strong to overcome. Keep your chins up, Eagles!
9/17 & 9/18 - Our Mite Boys & Girls Eagles Soccer Team is steadily improving every game. This weekend they played to a 0-0 tie against St. Anastasia Douglaston, and then dropped a hard-fought game to St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose. Hats off the star goalie, Ruby Panepinto. A great performance by our offense was eld by team captains Sy Suhaney and Thomas Gonzalez, who really moved the ball down field. Sophia Madrazo, the rock of the team, was firm, steady, and consistent with focus that should be applauded. Julia McCarthy and Nicholas O'Brien impressed the coaches with their great defense. Coach Max can't say enough about his younger kids. Colin Lucio, Brooke Woods, and Christian Bivona stood out, showing great maturity and focus for their age. Every player on the team is contributing and we're all very proud of them. Rock on little Eagles!
9/18/16 - Our Bantam Boys Eagles Soccer Team played some much improved soccer in their game against St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria. Outstanding contributions were made by goalkeeper, Matthew Velez, and the whole defensive line of Hao Chen, Joshua Menendez, and Maxwell & Olivier Gaveau. Dejvi Bushkolaj scored his second goal of the season with an assist from Aidan Desruisseaux to give the Eagles a 1-1 tie.
9/24/16 - Our PeeWee Boys Eagles Soccer Team faced off against St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria. The Eagles are coming together nicely and understanding how to play as a team. The midfielders did a great job recovering the ball throughout the game. Erik Bushkolaj scored an amazing 3 goals to lead his team to a 6-3 win, their first win of the season. Good work, Eagles!
9/24/16 - Our Novice Girls Eagles Soccer Team headed to southwest Queens to take on St. Francis DeSales, Belle Harbor. The game started with a very disappointing turnout of only 9 girls even when the team has 18 girls on the roster. Considering how short-handed the Eagles were, they played a good game. The first half was tough, and the Eagles gave up 3 goals. But, they didn't give up. After a much needed rest at half time, that girls came back refreshed and played a strong second half, giving up only 1 goal. Goalie, Jayla Threats, continues to impress with her abilities in the keeper position. Despite their efforts, the Eagles lost 4-0. Bounce back next game, Eagles!