Beyond Women have started their summer campaign in preparation for their entry into the New York Metropolitan Women's League B. Since the team's inception they have played one season and have had 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. Captain Kianoosh Hashemzadeh will look to improve the team and have them promoted to the A division of the New York Metropolitan Women's league, currently the best amateur women's league in New York.
Their first game of the season was a frustrating 2-1 loss against Manhattan Kickers. Jacklyn Wong had the lone goal for the women inside of five minutes. Natalie Wizel would lead the offense with several shots on goal throughout the game. Unfortunately a tough blow to the face would force her substitution. From there however it would seem Beyond had some trouble connecting on the field. They would concede a goal from a corner in the first half and then a second goal from a break away in the second half. Hassana Kwari and Natalie Wizel put in stand out performances for the team. It was still early in the season, but it was clear there is plenty of work to be done.
Their second game showed much more promise as they defeated Oranginas by a score of 1-0. Jacklyn Wong had her second goal of the campaign, assisted by Tammy Lewin, and it proved to be the winner for the women. Great work from new comer Raquel Gutierrez in holding midfield, Kara Coughlin and Diane Sit helped build play out from the back and keep the Oranginas attackers quiet. It was Jamie Remmers who deserved player of the game though. She was solid in goal and a vital part of the win. After the win Captain Kianoosh Hashemzadeh praised the team's cohesion and understanding. "I think we're making real progress. One of the things we've been focusing on is passing out of the back and that has gotten better each game.We still need to work on our finishing, but the important thing is that we are starting to play as a team." One loss and now one win for the women, they'd head into their last game of June hoping to raise the bar higher.
In their third game of this summer season, the women have suffered another loss at the hands of Central Park Rangers. A 2-0 defeated against one of the better teams of the league, there were still a few positive out takes for the team. The Women were able to keep the game scoreless until the middle of the second half, an impressive stat for this team. The Women were also able to disrupt Central Park Ranger's passing, but they hurt themselves by not matching up their markers as well as they could have. Counter attacking is an area that needs improvement, but the defense was great -- starting with Raquel Guiterrez who had another stellar performance in holding midfield. Raquel and the rest of the team will look to improve against Appletown this Tuesday July 5th.