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MD Girls Soccer Improving With Every Game

MD Girls Soccer Improving With Every Game
Posted on 03/26/2019
MD Girls Soccer Improving With Every Game

The Flatbush Middle Division Soccer Team played their third game of the season on Tuesday night (3/26), and though they came up on the short end of a 7-4 final score, the Falcons held a lead for the first time all season, and only a late comeback from the North Shore Stars tipped the scales in favor of the visitors from Long Island at the YoF Elementary School Gym in Brooklyn, NY.

 Girls MD Soccer Team

The team has been training with new Head Coach Monique Zeitouny and her Assistant Coach Nina Dweck, and in addition to having a very positive experience as a group, their on court skills have been improving every time the girls are on the court – be it for practices or games. Though the team dropped its first two games of the season by large margins, first to HAFTR and then to Yeshiva Har Torah, the level of play has steadily improved. 

 Team with Coach Zeitouny

The Falcons took the floor for their third game of the season with a high level of confidence, and played with enthusiasm and high energy right from the start, and it paid off! Flatbush jumped out to the early lead with goals from Leah Berger and Jamie Shamah. The defense helped keep the lead for most of the opening half, with great play from Renee Halioua and Jennifer Mosseri. But the key factor in keeping the score close was the work by goalie Fortune Cohen. She denied the North Shore attackers for most of the half, and only a late goal let them enter halftime all even.

 Offensive set

The second half was a real battle, and for the majority of the half, play was even. Flatbush got quality performances from Rosie Abed, Bella Levy and Jennifer Kreizman in helping keep the game close. It looked like it might be the Falcons’ night, but North Shore managed three late goals to tilt the score in their favor. Final score: NSHA 7, Flatbush 4.

 Attacking the goal

Though the game ended in another loss, the positive feelings on the Flatbush bench could not be dampened. “What a great game by our girls,” beamed a very positive Coach Zeitouny afterwards. “We were really aggressive on the court, and our energy was fantastic. I cannot say enough about Fortune Cohen. She was just amazing in goal today, blocking so many balls. This was not the result we wanted, but I am really proud of the way the girls are playing and improving. I know if we keep it up, we will get that first win!”

 Fortune Cohen Warm Up

NEST NOTES: Jamie Shamah and Leah Berger each had 2 goals for the Flatbush MD Girls in the loss to North Shore.

The Team will look to get that elusive first win when they return to the court on Monday, April 1, when they host the HAFTR Hawks at the YoF Elementary School Gym. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 pm.

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