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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Falcon's Nest Notes: JV Girls Soccer Scores First Win!

After coming close a number of times, the Girls JV Soccer team finally put it all together and brought home their first win of the season, defeating SKA in the Falcon’s Nest by a score of 3-1.
Gina Gindi looks to set up Phyllis Hadar for a shot on goal
Looking to avenge a very tough loss to SKA earlier in the season in Long Beach, LI, the girls from Flatbush came out with determination and focus right from the first whistle. The Falcons controlled the game, dictating play the entire first period and spending the majority of it deep in the SKA zone. Their play resulted in some great scoring chances with Margo Kamin finding herself alone against the goalie twice, only to have the goalie make the big saves; later Samantha Chabot blasted one that looked destined for the top left corner only to have it ricochet down and out off the crossbar. So in the end, the Falcons had nothing to show for their opening efforts. The period ended deadlocked at 0-0.
Goalie Danielle Ashkenazie denied the SKA offense all afternoon
Period two would see all that frustration change in an instant. A mere seven seconds in, Trina Sultan’s play-in pass hit Phyllis Hadar in stride sprinting towards the goal. Hadar’s one-timer easily beat the SKA netminder staking the Falcons to a 1-0 lead. All the while, the defense continued to play exceedingly well, keeping the ball clear of the defensive zone. And whatever managed to seep past the defense came up against a stone wall in Goalie Danielle Ashkenazie.

The second half saw the Falcons keep the pressure on, and finally get some breathing room off the foot of Samantha Chabot. Firing away every time she got an opening, Chabot finally got one past the SKA defense to give the JV’s a 2-0 lead. But it was short-lived. A positioning error by the defense allowed SKA to slip two players behind the defense and leave Ashkenazie no chance at the save. Period 3 ended with Flatbush clinging to a 2-1 margin.
Samantha Chabot tracks the ball on her way to a two-goal performance for the game
The final period saw play go back and forth, until Chabot again gave the home team a 2-goal cushion, netting her second of the night. It would be all the Falcons would need, as Ashkenazie’s stellar play in goal would deny SKA the rest of the way. A strong all-around team effort gave the Falcons a well-deserved 3-1 win - their first sweet taste of victory on the 2014 season!
JV Falcons Win
Nest Notes:
While the JV girls were busy protecting the home court, the Varsity Boys travelled to NYC where they collected their second win in as many games, defeating Ramaz by a score of 14-6. Tallying goals for the Falcons were Ovadiah Fteiha, Abie Sabbagh, Gaby Kabarriti, David Vainer, Nir Cohen, David Cohen, Ethan Isayev, Joey Aini and David Bendayan. Bendayan recorded a hat-trick on the day.

The Flatbush soccer teams return to action after Pesach break on Monday, April 28th. The Girls will travel to Central for a JV/Varsity doubleheader; the Boys will look for their third win in a row when they travel to Queens to take on Ezra Academy.