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Newtown girls soccer team ties Bryant, falls to Forest Hills

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Anyone who doubted Queens II would be up for grabs in girls soccer need just look at last week's results for proof. The Newtown Pioneers, picked by many as the division favorite, tied Bryant 1-1 on Wednesday and then lost to Forest Hills 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Newtown.

The Forest Hills Rangers, 7-0-2, also beat Arts & Business, 5-1 Monday to take a slight lead in the three-team race between them Newtown and Bryant.

In the win over Newtown, it was the heroics of Stefany Feliciano that paced Forest Hills as she scored twice in the first 20 minutes. The loss drops Newtown to 2-1-1 in the division.

Ana Borges has also been on fire for Forest Hills, netting a hat trick against Arts & Business. She has 20 goals on the season.

"We do have a slight edge now," said Forest Hills head coach Bob Sprance. "It's going to come down to one goal. The games are going to be real close. But it's good that we have the home field."

Bryant 1, Newtown 1. Claudia Arias opened the scoring for the Owls in the 15th minute and Margaret Goclowski netted the equalizer for Newtown (8-2-1) in the 39th minute.

Newtown 4, Francis Lewis 0. Goclowski had two goals and Norma Barrera and Maryam Rahman each scored one apiece for the Pioneers.

Bryant 5, Aviation 0. Arias had two goals for the Owls, which improves to 4-0-2, 2-0-2.

Cardozo 8, Jamaica 0. Patricia Sotirakis had three goals for Cardozo (6-0, 4-0 Queens III).

Hillcrest 6, Beach Channel 0. Nadine Edmond netted the hat trick and Melissa Richards scored two more for Hillcrest (1-3 Queens I).

John Adams 1, Richmond Hill 1. Lisa Gee scored on a free kick from 20 yards out for Adams (5-3-2).

Bayside 4, Flushing 1. Kerry-Kay Graham opened the scoring in the 28th minute from Hazel Alvarado. The two hooked up again 10 minutes later as Graham netted her second of the game. Four minutes into the second half Heather Lawson scored on a corner kick and Alvarado, on an assist from Stephanie Leonard, put Bayside (2-1) ahead, 4-0. With five minutes left in the game, Khalida Mashriqi scored from 25 yards out for Flushing (0-2).

Cardozo 11, Lane 0. Sotirakis had three goals and Kelly Kaso and Denise Ballejo also scored for the Judges.

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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