Crete Swept Away

The rout of the West Division’s runner-up team improved East Hampton’s record in the Long Island Soccer Football League’s third division to 7-0-0
Diego Marles headed home Antonio Padilla’s corner kick in the early going of Sunday’s men’s soccer game at the Ross School to make it 2-0 in the East Hampton Football Club’s favor. Jack Graves

    As a bitter northwest wind swept across the field, the East Hampton Football Club swept through its opponent, O.F.I. Crete, of Astoria, Queens, 8-0 in a men’s soccer game played at the Ross School Sunday afternoon.

    The rout of the West Division’s runner-up team improved East Hampton’s record in the Long Island Soccer Football League’s third division to 7-0-0. John Romero’s powerful squad has outscored its opponents 38-4 since its first season of play in the L.I.S.F.L. began.

    In other men’s sports action here this week, the Yellow team edged the Kings 6-5 in the Sportime Arena’s men’s roller hockey final on Nov. 19.

    The Kings, led by Tyler Jarvis, the league’s best player, jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first half, thanks to two goals by Jarvis, one of which was made when his team was shorthanded because of a penalty, and one by Ray Curtin, whose slap shot from 10 or so yards away caught the Yellow team’s goalie, Tommy Powell, unawares.

    The Yellow team came back in the second half, however. Mike Glass converted his own rebound in the opening minutes to pull his team to within one, at 3-2, and two minutes later Billy Altman, with an assist from Glass, tied the score at 3-3.

    With Brian Powell of the Kings in the sin bin for two minutes, Glass, assisted by P.J. Beckwith and Altman, cashed in on a power play to give the Yellow team the lead for the first time that night. Jarvis replied soon after with a coast-to-coast score for 4-4.

    Unanswered goals by Kent Spellman (assisted by Chris Rydberg) and Glass (assisted by John Amicucci) treated the Yellow team to a 6-4 lead with eight minutes left to play. Jarvis got one back with four minutes remaining, but Tommy Powell held the Kings at bay, making a half-dozen saves in the final two minutes even though they were a man-up for most of that time.

    Jarvis’s four goals, then, went for naught. The two teams had split during the regular season.

    Back to men’s soccer, the East Hampton Football Club’s goals Sunday were scored by Luis Correa, Diego Marles (on a head-in of a corner kick), Mario Olaya, Luis Barrera, Antonio Padilla, Danny Bedoya, and Cristian Gonzalez (two).

    Romero took most of his starters, including Marles, Correa, Olaya, Padilla, and Corey DeRosa (the goalie), out after the halftime break, with no fall-off in skill.

    East Hampton’s under-30 and over-30 teams are to play again here Sunday, with the under-30s contending against Brishna of the Cosmopolitan league in a state cup game at noon, followed by Hampton United (the over-30 team) versus Smith Haven at 2.

    Romero’s Maidstone Market entry in East Hampton’s 7-on-7 Wednesday evening league at Herrick Park was to have played in the playoff final versus Tortorella Pools Monday night.

    Luis Correa of the Market led the goal-scoring competition going into that game with 16 for the season; Tortorella’s David Rodriguez III was close behind, with 14.

Four goals by Tyler Jarvis (10) went for naught in the Yellow Team’s 6-5 playoff final win over the Kings at the Sportime Arena on Nov. 19. Jack Graves