Best St. Joseph Hill & McClancy Squads
The Christ the King Lady Royals played two games this past week and won both by first beating St. Joseph Hill of Staten Island, and then defeating Monsignor McClancy on their home pitch.
In their first game of the week Christ the King traveled to St. Joseph Hill in Staten Island and edged the Hilltoppers 2-1 on Thursday, Sept. 11.
The match was very even in the first half with few scoring opportunities and both teams playing mostly at midfield, Coach John Fayad said.
King scored at the start of the second half when freshman Genesis Campos received a cross inside the box from Medina Mulic and finished it in the corner.
Hill evened the score in the 60th minute on a counterattack, but the tie did not last long as King went ahead for good in the 70th minute.
The winning goal came on a brilliant set-up give and go pass sequence between Kiana Leger and Sarah Nolan. On Kings’ second goal, Nolan assisted and Andrea Cardozo reached the back of the net to score the go ahead tally.
In the Lady Royals’ second game versus Monsignor McClancy, on Friday, Sept. 12 in Middle Village, King shutout the Crusaders and cruised to an easy 7-0 win.
King started the game with ball possession at midfield and were able to net the first score when Kiana Leger received a pass from Campos outside the box and scored on a half volley. Mulic scored the second goal a few minutes later on an assist from Paulina Ambrus. Nolan scored the third goal of the game after receiving a rebound from a corner kick to end the first half.
In the second half, Mulic scored her second goal of the game from 30 yards out, assisted by Campos. Nolan scored her second and third goals of the game in the 51st and 55th minutes on assists from the feet of Jacqueline Gerardi and Leger.
Diana Paravatos finished the Royals’ scoring after receiving a corner kick from Mulic.
The Lady Royals are 4-0 to start the season.