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Love and Soccer

By Eddie Castro

There is a new core in Brooklyn, a core that may open some eyes throughout our borough and perhaps the city when it comes to the women’s soccer team of Grand Street Campus. To ultimately build a core, chemistry is key, and that’s exactly what they have been working on. Before they started their drills upon their practice, the team held a party for their head coach Andre Lamy’s birthday and the players made sure to celebrate. With this bonding the team has installed within themselves, they hope it can continue towards the soccer field this coming fall. When asked about the girl’s bond with him and one another coach Lamy said, “The bond is terrific. I’ve known these girls from back when they were in junior high. They really respect me and the vision. It’s terrific to see. It’s a great atmosphere”.

Although this current roster does not consist of senior leadership, that does not mean this team lacks experience with one another. This Grand Street soccer team is returning 12 players and a strong junior class, a class that averaged an impressive six goals a game last season. One player to watch out for is forward Elizabeth Zahuantitla, who has kicked in 22 goals, and is one of the few players that will be a key factor into the team’s chase towards a city title. Teammate Stacy Guaman is also expected to be a key contributor this season.

This team is not new to success, having won a few Brooklyn titles a few seasons back. This season, the girls are looking to be hoisting a different type of trophy this year. The only way they know how to make the chase a reality is to keep the chemistry together, and stick together.

Sports Notes: (Football) The New York Giants started their season off pretty well with a nail-biting 20-19 victory. Wide receiver Victor Cruz made his long-awaited return to the football field and scored the go-ahead touchdown for the G-men to seal the win. The team will play the New Orleans Saints next Sunday. The Jets lost a heartbreaker to the Bengals as they failed to capitalize on opportunities during the game. Gang Green will have to have a short-term memory as the team heads to Buffalo to play the rival Bills on Thursday night.



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