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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey Rivard, Kaiden Rosenberg and Julia Sammon. Strikers Gabriella Luis and Khloe Clarkin kept the pressure on Poughkeepsie, which culminated in a winning goal scored by Clarkin with an assist by Nastasi in the second half. Yorktown protected its lead with an incredible defensive effort by Juliet Horton, Sienna Mosca, Dhaya Ravi and Alaina Stallings. The Hurricanes win improved their record to 4-1 for the spring season.

Yorktown Flash GU10 played up the Taconic State Parkway at Beekman in a damp, cold Mother's Day match. Molly Joyce had three saves in the first half as goalie and Bridget O'Sullivan had four saves in the second half. Julie Parodi banked an incredible save as a field player standing on the goal line. Great defense by Kayleigh Hung shut down Beekman's toughest player who had size over on Kayleigh. Sammy DelPonte made some incredible throw-ins and Sophia Mirralles cleared the ball from center defense several times but for the most part Beekman dominated the first half. Bridget O'Sullivan had an incredible shot from midfield saved by Beekman's keeper.

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In the second half Yorktown took control. Ellie Clark, Molly Joyce and Madeline Reilly had multiple shots on goal and Joyce scored with a shot she took from just over the midfield line with 15 minutes left in the game.   Lauren Avila, Lea Bryant, Margaret Keating and Eva Monaco pressured the ball and worked hard to keep the ball in Beekman's half for most of the second half. Bridget O'Sullivan found herself in goal in a one on one with Beekman's front line with minutes to go and she made a game saving play to persevere a Yorktown win, 1-0.

Yorktown club Boys Huskers Varsity-2 team coached by Yorktown High School coach Ed Polchinski beat John Jay Cross River 2-1 in a hard-fought match. Tom Rastenski assisted by Louis Mellone scored a goal as did Patrick Boyle. Goalkeeper Chris Perrino had 10 saves including a penalty shot.

The boys U13 Whitecaps were knocked out of 1st place with a 4-1 loss to Rivertown. Yorktown scored first on a penalty shot by Jake Levine but then let up four unanswered goals. Coach Rick Romanski said that the Whitecaps played a very good possession game, but continuous turnovers led to Rivertown goals.

Boys U13 Yorktown Revolution played Sunday, May 13, against the Castelford Thunder at Bedford Hills Memorial Park in Bedford Hills. The Revolution won 4-1 in a rain-soaked match. In the first three minutes of the match defender, Zach Lindenbaum, placed a corner kick to the feet of teammate TR Araneo who turned, dribbled the ball and made a quick pass to John Florkowski. Florkowski headed the ball into the net for the first Revolution goal of the day. Castleford Thunder came back and was able to squeak one past Revolution goalie Jaxon Salmon who made some amazing saves during the rest of the game coming out to challenge the Castelford's striker and made some remarkable diving saves. On the offensive side mid-fielder, Evan Weisen charged forward scoring two goals and striker Tyler Arbeit got in on the action and pushed past Castelford's defenders to score a goal of his own.

Yorktown BU12 Warriors traveled to Philipstown for a convincing 7-0 victory to even their season record at 2-2-0. The shutout was earned by Warrior goalkeepers Michael Munson and Johan Easaw who stopped multiple shots on goal. Gabe Moura led the way offensively with a three goal hat trick and Micheal Munson came out of goal and scored two goals of his own. James Callaghan and Conner Reardon both had one goal   The warriors have outscored opponents 11-1 in their last two games.

The Boys U9 Yorktown Clash fought their way to a 3-0 road win over the Pleasantville Rolling Thunder. After a tough first half ended tied 0-0, the Clash scored three second half goals to seal the win.

Connor Morhardt and Sian Riordan shared goal keeper duties and combined to shutout the Thunder despite the rainy conditions and slick turf field. Striker Lucas Rawlinson got the scoring started for the Clash, with an impressive run from midfield and a great finish. Quick-thinking by Colin Worden on a throw-in led to the second goal, when his throw over the defense found teammate Eamon Coney who was able to work the ball home with a terrific shot

The defense was outstanding throughout the day, led by Gavin Cusack, denying multiple scoring efforts by the Thunder. Hudson Hellebo and Ari Gashi also stepped up in key spots to shut down Pleasantville.

The Boys U9 Yorktown Fury fell behind early 1-0 to the La Grange Red Devils on Sunday.  Yorktown's Fury left wing Cameron Carrillo scored late on the first half from a rebound after an impressive shot from midfielder Aiden Concanon. The Red Devils came back to score before the half making the score 2-1. The Yorktown Fury attacked continuously in the second half with great shots at goal by Cosimo Serio, Daniel Cabrera and Aiden Concannon. The Yorktown Fury watched the game slip away late in the second half and couldn't recover in a 5-1 loss.

Boys U9 Yorktown Gladiators powered their way to a convincing 6-2 win on Sunday, over the Greenburg Bulls. The Gladiators were strong on both sides of the ball, with a solid defense and goalie play, matched with outstanding offensive firepower.

Striker Ryan Kristoferson led the way for Yorktown with four goals, scoring twice in each half. Midfielders Justin Beberman and Nate Worden also found the net for the Gladiators. Goalies Christian Lippoth and Rowan Larsen shared duties in blanking Greenburgh until the closing minutes. The backline play of Eduardo Ruiz and Nick Chao made things difficult for Greenburgh throughout the game.  

The Yorktown Youth Soccer club has 23 competitive travel teams and recreational teams playing in the Westchester Youth Soccer League and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League.

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