Hapoel Soccer

Offense is the name of Hapoel's game
By Jeff Seidel
October 23, 2008
Sports Correspondent

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There was plenty of offense in Hapoel Soccer's sixth- through ninth-grade division as the Teal, Maroon and Orange boys rolled to easy victories the weekend before last.

Yonatan Abrams' hat trick helped Teal to a 7-1 victory over Aqua. Isaac Gould, Ari Levinsohn and Avi Warshawsky each scored once. Naftali Swartz got the only Aqua goal.

Eli Bookstaber scored four times to help Maroon to a 5-1 decision over Navy. Saadia Tuchman pitched in with a goal and three assists. Binyamin Edelstein scored the Navy goal.

Jesse Zweben got two goals and one assist while Gil Melkin added two goals to give Orange a 4-2 victory over Gold. Noah Zweben added a goal and an assist. Jacob Mellman scored both Gold goals.

In the fourth-fifth-grade division, Teal edged Aqua, 3-2. Yehuda Edelstein and Chaim Hes both scored once in the victory. Eli Feldman and Eliezer ShemTov did the same thing for Aqua in the loss.

Jacob Myers scored the game-winning goal in Maroon's 1-0 shutout of Navy. Mory Gould got an assist.

Orange rolled to a 4-1 victory over Gold. Daniel Zweben led the way with two goals and one assist. Evan Goldman had a goal and an assist, and Ethan Dalva also scored a goal. Daniel Schopf got the Gold goal.

The second-third-grade division saw similar games as Teal and Maroon both won by shutouts while Gold nearly did the same.

Teal used strong performances from Coby Melkin (one goal, one assist), Noah Mendelsohn (one goal) and Benji Riffkin (one assist) to pull out a 3-0 shutout of Aqua.

Maroon also scored a 3-0 victory. Ron Heifetz scored two goals while Oren Eisenstadt added one more in the victory over Navy. Daryl Nadler added an assist.

Gold edged Orange, 2-1. An own goal and a Justin Galitzer assist helped Gold while Ezra Beletskiy got the Orange's lone goal.

In the kindergarten-first-grade division, Maroon rolled to a 3-1 victory over Navy. Eidan Horn (two goals) and Kobi Starr (one) led Maroon, and Noam Strauss added an assist. Reuben Mellman scored the lone Navy goal.

Gavriel Yaakov Bernstein's hat trick gave Teal a 3-0 shutout of Aqua. Noam Roth scored all of Gold's goals in its 6-0 rout of Orange.

On the girls' side, the sixth-eighth-grade division featured two ties. Aqua and Navy played to a 1-1 draw. Hannah Lombardo (Aqua) and Yael Roberts (Navy) scored the goals.

The Orange and Gold teams also played to a 1-1 deadlock. Rena Shulman (Orange) and Emma Hofman (Gold) scored the goals.

Orange beat Gold, 1-0, in the third-fifth-grade division. Orange won the game by forfeit.

Shana Lowenstein scored twice and Rebecca Levine once to help Navy to a 4-0 victory over Aqua.

In the kindergarten- through second-grade division, Gold rolled to a 4-0 shutout over Orange. Adielle Tuchman scored three times, and Eliana Werbel added one more.

Navy also had little trouble in a 5-1 victory over Aqua. Ella Gantman scored four goals and Orly Strauss had one. Danielle Dekelbaum got the Aqua goal.

Over in the Rockville league, Aqua and Gold won in the kindergarten-second grade division. Eli Soumekhian scored twice to give Gold a 2-1 victory over Orange.

Aqua breezed to a 7-0 victory over Navy. Ari Schlactus led the way with a hat trick. Andrew Stein (two goals), Jeremy Ashe (one) and Gabriel Stillman (one) did the rest.

The third-fifth-grade division saw Orange/Gold edge Aqua/Navy, 3-2. Reuben Winston led the winners with two goals and an assist. Eric Shalloway added a goal.

Mikhael Hammer-Bleich and Avi Cohen both scored a goal in the loss.

The girls also had a number of good games in the different leagues. Aqua/Navy beat Orange/Gold, 2-1, in the third-sixth-grade division.

Ashira Rosen and Shani Breitstein both scored once in the win, and Dahlia Lehman got the Orange/Gold goal.

The kindergarten-second-grade game saw Orange/Gold and Aqua/Navy play to a 4-4 tie.

Estie Cohen (two goals), Shlomit Bernstein (one) and Reilly Lowell (one) carried the Orange/Gold offense. Maayan Naveh and Leah Winkler each scored twice for Aqua/Navy.

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