Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
The BU9 Mineola Mighty improved to 4-3-1 on the season with a solid 3-1 win at East Meadow on Nov. 18. The game featured solid goalkeeping and defensive play by Mineola, with Luke Sommese, James Teadore, Dominic Fereira and Andrew Pizzardi turning aside many East Meadow attacks.
The Mighty’s Liam Russelman opened the scoring with two minutes remaining in the first half. Brian Heckelman ripped a shot from outside the penalty area that the East Meadow keeper had trouble holding and the onrushing Russelman jumped on the loose ball and deposited it into the empty goal.
Mineola doubled their lead a few minutes after the restart, off a beautiful combination play. Luke Sommese drove a hard pass up the sideline that Phil Machietto deftly one-touched onto the foot of the racing Heckelman, who ended his run with a hard shot into the corner of the East Meadow net.
After an East Meadow goal trimmed the Mineola lead, Russelman again found the net for Mineola, driving a one-time shot off a pass from Jack Flood past the diving East Meadow keeper.