Sunday, June 10 - The Yorktown Crew clinched the Westchester Youth Soccer League JV-1 Division with a 4-3 win over Rivertown FC on Sunday. The team has been on a remarkable run for the past 2 seasons with a team record of 16-1-1. Sunday’s matchup vs Rivertown had a championship like atmosphere as Rivertown trailed Yorktown by 1 point in the standings. The Crew worked hard all week in preparation for the match with Rivertown hoping to capture another league title. James Calidonna put Yorktown ahead within the first 10 minutes by beating the Rivertown keeper who attempted to come out and grab a 50/50 ball. Calidonna’s speed allowed him to get to the ball first and finish with a goal into an empty net. Rivertown was able to respond quickly scoring 2 goals. As half time approached the Crew’s Chris Judge was able to tie the match at 2-2 by beating three defenders in front of the net and Nikhil Makhijani buried a shot in the back of the net to put Yorktown up 3-2. It was a high scoring half with two lead changes and pressure rising. Yorktown knew they needed to score first in the second half if they were going walk away with the win. Twenty minutes into the second half Jack Prybylski was able to beautifully finish with a shot in front of net that started from a counter attack led by Ciaran Donohoe. Yorktown now up 4-2 just had to stay solid in the back field for the final 15 minutes to secure another division title. Rivertown’s chances were becoming slimmer as the clock ticked down but with 10 minutes remaining Rivertown was able to score a goal off of a direct free kick just right outside the penalty area In the final minute Rivertown won a corner kick but could not capitalize with the opportunity as the Crew’s defense which has been solid all year was able to clear the ball as the final whistle was blown. The Yorktown Crew coached by Brandon Paolicelli is now repeat WYSL JV-1 Champions.
The BU13 Yorktown Whitecaps survived a very lackluster performance against Castleford with a 1 0 win Aaron Kaczor scored the games only tally by floating a shot into the upper left corner with only 2 minutes left in the game. The shutout was preserved by Zach Palmer who played very good defensively at multiple positions. The win keeps the Whitecaps in contention for a first place tie in the U13 Division #1 of the Westchester league.
The U9 Yorktown Fury and Carmel Titans played to a 4 - 4 draw on Sunday at Hunter brook field in Yorktown In the first half Carmel took the lead on an accidental own goal by Yorktown but Fury's Daniel Cabrera quickly evened up the score. Later in the first half Cosimo Serio scored with a blazing strike into the corner of the net to give the Yorktown Fury the lead. Carmel wasted an opportunity with a missed penalty shot as Yorktown keeper Zizo Alonaizan made a nice save.
In the second half Cabrera completed the hat trick and scored two additional goals but Yorktown could not stop the Titan offense which evened up the score late for a tie game
The BU11Yorktown Titans played a thrilling game against the Philipstown Vikings. The Titans began with a slow start, allowing the Vikings to score 3 goals in the first half. In the second half the Titans rallied to tie the match and settled for a 3-3 tie. Dominic DeBellis drove the ball up the right side and crossed it to Matteo DiLaura who scored. Shortly after, Alessio Martino stole the ball from a defender and passed the ball to DiLaura who took a shot and scored on a rebound off the goalie. The final goal was scored by Jayden Ferrari-Nunez when Vincent Raymundo stole the ball from the Vikings and passed to Ferrari-Nunez who drove the ball up the left side and delivered an angled shot by the goalie. The defense, led by TJ Sammon and supported by Jackson Pynn and Ryan Reis stopped numerous attempts by the Vikings and ensured the majority of the game was played on the Titan's offensive side. Goalies Tyler LaPlaca and Ty Schlosberg stopped the second half shots on goal keeping the Vikings scoreless in the 2nd half.
The B09 Gladiators powered their way to another convincing win on Sunday, 5-2 over the Castleford Flames
Andrew Cusack was in perfect position for a beautiful cross from Justin Beberman, knocking home the pass early in the first half. Ryan Kristoferson again posted multiple goals, providing great scoring power for this team. The Gladiators are now an impressive 4-1-1 on the season. Other scores came from Jaden Renzo and Nate Worden. The team received outstanding ball control and midfield play on the day from Beberman, Shane Goff, and Christian Lippoth. The defense was anchored again by Eddie Ruiz, Worden, and Nick Chao.
Goalies Chao and Rowan Larsen were both fantastic in goal for the Gladiators.
The B08 Clash battled to a hard-fought tie on Sunday, 2-2 vs. Castleford. The Clash controlled much of the game, and dominated the middle of the field but could not find the net for much of the day. Hudson Hellebo was outstanding on the back line, and fellow defender Gavin Cusack was again all over the field - winning countless balls for the Clash. Lucas Rawlinson got control of a ball and knocked home the first goal of the day for Yorktown. In the 2nd half, Colin Worden knifed through several defenders to tie the game at 2. The team made a late push, but several scoring chances missed just wide. Andrew Callahan and Alec Canger also had strong showings for the Clash. Connor Morhardt and Sean Riordan shared goalie duties and were outstanding, taking away a number of point blank shots by the Flames.
The GU14 Liberty won 3-1 against West Side Red Bulls. Liberty played an excelled game as they controlled the tempo and had a strong defensive line. The first Liberty goal was on a header by Lucia Carruci off a corner kick from teammate Julianna Vano. It was an exciting way to start the game. The second goal by Liberty was a beautiful floating shot to the back post by Julianna Vano. In the final minutes of the second half, the last goal was scored and it was a fantastic cross from Riley Tiberi to Daniella Meilman who blasted the ball past the goalie with her left foot!
Fresh off a first place finish in the East Fishkill Memorial Day Tournament, the GU10 Yorktown Breakers continued their strong play with a decisive win against the Larchmont Mamaroneck Red Pumas. he game started out with the Breakers dominating possession for most of the first half but failing to find the back of the net on multiple shots put on goal. This continued until a blast from Sofia Gentile gave the Breakers a 1-0 lead. The Breakers continued applying the pressure and added a second goal by Olivia DelGaudio to put them up 2-0. LMFC Red Pumas made a run before the half and snuck a goal into the corner just past a diving attempt from goalie Alexa Kaplan to end the half with a score of 2-1 Breakers.
The second half began with a bang when Breakers Sydney Soliz made a run from midfield to power a shot into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead. Larchmont scored a goal of their own inside the left post past goalie Bridget O’Sullivan to cut Yorktown’s lead to 3-2. The Breakers determined not to let Larchmont back in the game, answered quickly with a second goal by Sydney Soliz to make the score 4-2. The Yorktown Breakers put any hopes of a comeback to rest when Sofia Gentile scored her second of the game. Sydney Soliz netted her third goal of the game for a hat trick and put the Yorktown Breakers up 6-2 before the final whistle.
The Yorktown Breakers have enjoyed much success this year as they enter their final game versus Pleasantville with a record of 15-4 in the U10 Division of the Westchester Soccer League.
The Yorktown Youth Soccer Club was founded in 1976.