The Roselle Catholic girls’ soccer team scored a big victory at its Chakey Field Sept. 22, defeating Union County Conference-Sky Division foe Plainfield 2-1 for its first triumph of the season.
The Lions followed that up with another victory to improve their record to 2-4 before their Sept. 27 game at Johnson.
In addition, last Thursday’s victory was head coach Gary Carvalho’s 100th win.
Tyara McQueen scored in the first half and Rochelle Santos in the second. Each assisted the other.
This is Carvalho’s 13th season at the helm of the Lions.
Carvalho has led Roselle Catholic to division titles in 2005, 2014 and 2015.
With his 100th win, Carvalho has solidified himself as one of the elite coaches in RC history who have hit the coveted century milestone.
Carvalho has strong ties to the Roselle Catholic community, as his wife Jane Ann Carvalho (Sweeney) graduated from Girls Catholic, two children Kelley Jane (Class of 2010) and Tomas (Class of 2014) graduated from RC and youngest son Billy is presently a senior captain on the RC boys’ soccer team.
Carvalho has had the privilege of coaching many of RC’s finest girls on the soccer field, including his daughter Kelley Jane.
Showing his true selfless nature, Carvalho stated:
“It’s more than the 100 wins. It’s the memories made, all the girls lives we’ve touched over the years and the friendships that make it so special.”
Carvalho will seek to have many more memories to make and lives to touch on Chakey Field for the Lions as he begins his journey toward 200 victories.
Also playing well in victory No. 100 was Roselle Catholic goalkeeper Mimi Maweunam, who was credited with three saves.
Victory No. 101 came on Sept. 26, also at Chakey Field, which was a 5-0 Sky Division triumph over visiting Hillside.
That made Roselle Catholic 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the Sky Division.
Tyara McQueen had two goals and one assist and Jennifer McClave two goals. Michelle Maita had one goal, Natalia Yarborough two assists and Robyn Owens one assist.
Roselle Catholic is scheduled to play under the lights against Johnson Sept. 27 at Nolan Field in Clark.
The Lions are also scheduled to play at Brearley Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. and then resume play next Tuesday, Oct. 4, with a home game against Elizabeth at 4 p.m.
Roselle Catholic is scheduled to host Roselle Park on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and play at Plainfield Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE
GIRLS’ SOCCER ALIGNMENT
FOR 2016 SEASON
WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools):
MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools):
VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools):
SKY DIVISION (5 schools) :