Super Y Finals U-17: Hat trick, help gives Parsippany, VSI West Florida championships
They needed to take care of their own business, plus get a little help, but both things happened for VSI West Florida Flames on their way to the 2012 Super Y League Under-17 Girls title. On the boys side, Parsippany SC got a hat trick from Enver Caymaz, including two goals in extra time, as it defeated Ironbound SC 4-2.
U-17 Girls: VSI Flames Charge to the Title
BRADENTON, Fla. – The VSI West Florida Flames came into the final day of play in the U17 Girls Super Group needing help to take home the championship. At 3-1-0 the Flames needed to take care of business against the Northern Virginia Majestics while crossing their fingers that Force FC would knock off the group-leading Kalamazoo Kingdom.
Everything went as hoped for VSI, which defeated Northern Virginia 4-1 while Force FC handed Kalamazoo its first loss, 2-0. Force finished second in the group at 4-1-0, losing the tiebereaker after falling 2-1 against VSI on the opnening day.
“It was really good competition for us, a good weekend,” VSI Coach Diego Viera said. “Unfortunately we lost a game, but that happens. The good thing about soccer is you have another game the next day, and that’s the most important one.”
The Flames fought back after falling behind early thanks to a goal by Northern Virginia’s Meghan Cox in the 17th minute. VSI responded before halftime on a goal by Talia Falco to enter the break even. A Lauren Greene shot in the 64th minute deflected off a defender and in the net to make it 2-1, and Jessie Scarpa extended the lead in the 70th minute.
Danielle Eule finished the scoring in the 76th minute to produce the final margin.
In Force FC’s contest against the Kingdom, the teams entered the halftime break scoreless with Force’s Jennifer Goethals coming closest in the 5th minute, firing off the Kalamazoo crossbar. Force FC finally broke through in the 58th minute of the all-Michigan battle, with Sophia Farah sliding to tip a Shelby Watts feed past the charging Kalamazoo keeper.
The Kingdom had a great chance to tie in the 80th minute when Courtney Congdon’s volley went just over the bar, and Goethals made it 2-0 three minutes from time when she volleyed home a cross from Madeleine Chilcote.
U17 Girls Results and Standings
U-17 Boys: Caymaz Has Hat Trick As Parsippany Takes Title
BRADENTON, Fla. – Enver Caymaz scored a hat trick, including both goals in extra time, as Parsippany SC defeated Ironbound SC 4-2 after extra time to claim the Boys U17 Championship at the Super Y-League North American Finals at IMG Academy on Tuesday afternoon. Caymaz proved the difference between the Mid Atlantic Division rivals, who fought a dramatic contest to conclude the event.
Parsippany appeared on its way to victory in regulation when Matt Villano converted a penalty kick in the 64th minute after a handball in the penalty area, and after Ironbound was reduced to 10 men in the final five minutes, Caymaz had a chance from a tight angle on the left to add a third and put the game away in the 89th minute.
Ironbound proved resilient, however, and was able to send the game to extra time with a goal in the final minute of regulation as Dylan Santos rose and headed home a free kick by Jason da Silva. But within three minutes of the first half of extra time, Caymaz had restored his side’s lead as he finished off an opportunity created by Jae Wong.
Caymaz then completed his hat trick in the 101st minute, taking the opening kickoff of the second half upfield and slotting home a fine finish from the left side of the penalty area into the opposite side-netting. From there, Ironbound couldn’t find a way back, giving Parsippany its first Super Y-League championship.
“It feels just great, I can’t explain my feelings,” Caymaz said. “Two years ago, we were at the bottom of the Super Y, but right now we’ve won the championship. It feels great.”
Caymaz had opened the scoring in the 24th minute, but Ironbound got back on even terms four minutes before the halftime break when Charles O’Connell rose to head home at the far post after a good cross by Phil Costa from the left. O’Connell went close again in the 62nd minute, his diving header coming back off the right post, but Parsippany quickly went up the other end of the field and earned the penalty that Villano would convert for a 2-1 lead.
Ironbound had edged out Parsippany for the Mid Atlantic Division during the regular season, with the two teams playing to a 1-1 draw in the summer. Parsippany coach Stan Lembryk was delighted with his side’s progression in the past three seasons.
“It’s incredible,” Lembryk said. “It’s a first on the boy’s side for our club, and it’s something we’ve been talking about for almost the last three years with this team. When we got together, we were almost in last place in our division, so in three years we’ve gone from worst to first, sort of speaking, and I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.
“I’m just so happy for them, because only the team knows where it started from, and where it finished up, and what we had to do to get there. It’s been an incredible year for us, we’re thankful for the league putting on such a great environment in a great venue here. Words don’t describe the feelings the boys have, and they’re great.”