Israel edged in CT nailbiters

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT — Cold weather and snow was an unusual setting for the Israel men’s and women’s national teams at this weekend’s Connecticut Showcase Event, with a pair of friendlies against Yale highlighting the schedule to wrap up the blue-and-white’s 2015 campaign.

Men (Sunday): Post 9, Israel 8

Post outscored Israel 6-2 in the second half to earn a come-from-behind win on Sunday at Chase Collegiate School.

Israel broke a 3-3 tie in the second quarter with three striaht goals to take a 6-3 halftime lead. However, Chase cut the deficit to 7-6 after three quarters and completed the comeback, scoring the game-winner with 6:00 remaining.

Josh Offit (2 goals, 3 assists), Kyle Bergman (2 goals, 1 assist), and Aaron Mathias (2 goals) led the blue-and-white’s offense, while Jonah Biblowitz (1 goal), Michael Ford (1 goal) and Adam Crystal (1 assist) also chipped in on offense.

Mike Horowitz (40:00, 7 saves, 3 GA), Jacob Goodelman (20:00, 3 saves, 3 GA), Jacob Reiner (11:30, 3 saves, 1 GA) and Ryan Rosenthal (8:30, 2 saves, 2 GA) each saw action in goal; Rosenthal was credited the loss.

Additional caps: Danny Bialosky, Bradley Diamond, Philip Drexler, Matthew Flapan, Danny Glaser, Adam Hilelly, Andrew Kruter, Seth Mahler, Andrew Pollack

Women (Saturday): Yale 7, Israel 6

Israel led early, but couldn’t hold on to defeat Yale on a brisk Saturday night at Clint Frank Field.

Jessi Steinberg (3 goals), Lindsay Weiner (2 goals) and Kim Dubansky (1 goal) were responsible for the Israel scoring while Rachel Gallimore (60:00, 6 saves, 7 GA) was dealt the loss in goal.

Additional caps: Rebecca Allen, Lauren Brady, Emily Brodsky, Molly Covarrubias, Hannah Deoul, Lauren Dykstra, Hannah Epstein, Moriah Greenstein, Taylor Kruter, Katie Mazer, Sarah Meisenberg, Drew Reno, Emily Rosen, Jess Rothstein, Ali Steinberg, Amanda Tuck, Julia Waldman

Men (Saturday): Yale 15, Israel 6

Yale jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never trailed on Saturday night at Reese Stadium. Israel cut the lead to 4-2 after one quarter and 6-3 at the half, but Yale’s depth was too much to overcome for the blue-and-white.

Kyle Bergman (3 goals, 1 assist) led Israel offensively, with Bryan Hopper (1 goal, 1 assist), Garrett Naimie (1 goal, 1 assist) and Adam Markhoff (1 goal) also chipping in.

Michael Horowitz (40:00, 7 saves, 6 GA), Ted Bergman (20:00, 3 saves, 5 GA), and
Jacob Goodelman (12:00, 2 saves, 2 GA) and Jacob Reiner (8:00, 1 save, 2 GA) saw action in goal. Bergman was dealt the loss.

Additional caps: Joshua Berger, David Better, Danny Bialosky, Richard Cheifitz, Adam Crystal, Bradley Diamond, Philip Drexler, Matthew Flapan, Michael Ford, Max Friend, Matthew Greenberg, Matthew Greenblatt, Jared Jacobs, Andrew Kruter, Cody Levine, Seth Mahler, Casey Rahn

Women (Sunday): Israel Blue 7, Israel White 2

Blue caps: Dganit Alma, Sam Beroza, Hannah Deoul, Rachel Gallimore, Ilana Kofman, Abigail Markhoff, Winter Pisco, Sarah Meisenberg, Emily Rosen, Amanda Tuck

White caps: Rebecca Allen, Emily Brodsky, Molly Corravubias, Kim Dubansky, Hannah Epstein, Reese Gittman, Hannah Lamb, Talia Land, Courtney Perkns, Jess Rothstein, Stephanie Walsh

Mens U19 (Sunday): CT Lynx 11, Israel 9
Boys U14 (Sunday): Israel 11, Watertown LC 8
Girls U14 (Sunday): Israel 11, Watertown LC 6