On Sunday, the St. Andrew Avellino eighth-grade girls soccer team won their soccer championship title game against St. Patrick’s.
The score was tied 1-1 after Briana Payano scored for St. Andrew’s. Lea Vallone scored the winning goal at the end of the first half with a goal after receiving a perfect crossing pass from Emily Tenaglia deep in the far corner. A last minute penalty kick was awarded to St. Patrick’s, which was stopped by St. Andrew’s goalie Rachel Johnson.
St Andrew’s girls team is coached by both Paul Vallone, rear in green, and John Luetich, in blue, here hoisting their championship trophies with the girls. Both have daughters who play on the team.