With the summer winding down, it was time for the Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) teams to take the pitch for the fall season this past weekend.
The BWG U8 Blue team took the field for the first game of the season and did not disappoint, winning by a score of 6-1. Good goalkeeping provided by Youssef Elfaham kept BWG U8 Blue in the game for the first half.
Heading into the second half with a 1-0 lead, the boys continued their good team play with great goaltending by second half goalkeeper Peter Giannone. Jeremy Salazar scored four times and Adrian Ithurralde added two of his own for BWG’s six goals.
BWG U8 White, led by Peter Scimemi, longtime BWG player and first-year coach, won their first game of the season at Brennan Field of Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village over the weekend by a score of 7-1 against FA Euro Pulcini. In the first half, BWG pressured the ball to find the back of the net twice and entered halftime with a 2-0 lead, with the first goal scored by Gregory Katehis from a pass from King Kwan and the second goal from Christopher Kantemeridis.
The U8 White team continued to apply pressure and were able to score five more goals in the second half. Goals were scored by Randy Pilatasig, Christopher Kantemeridis, Joaquin Reyes, Hadi Ali and Gregory Katehis.
On the academy side, BWG played against DC United in the MLS academy. All four BWG teams won their games. The 18s won 2-1; the 16s were victorious 1-0; the 15s won by a score of 3-1; and the 13s won 3-1.