Another week in the books can mean only one thing: It’s time to announce the next winner of the weekly Beast of the week award.
Although a holiday and weather shortened the week, there were still plenty of candidates to choose from who had outstanding performances.
Byram Hills’ Carly Barnett had a seven-point week, putting up big numbers in wins against Eastchester (two goals) and Ursuline (three goals, two assists). Horace Greeley’s Amanda Becker also put together a solid week, accumulating for over half the Quakers’ goals (six of 10) in shutouts against Ursuline and Mamaroneck. Possibly the most eye popping stat of all, though, was Saunders’ Pamela Sanchez, who had four goals and three assists in the Blue Devils’ 10-2 win against Woodlands.
Still, the week’s biggest performer did it all in the span of 120 seconds.
Briana Jean-Charles, Clarkstown South—
Soccer, like many sports, is a game that can change in a matter of minutes. On Tuesday, Clarkstown South proved how true that sentiment is, staging one of the more improbable comebacks ever. Who was at the center of it all? None other than Jean-Charles.
Tappan Zee seemed to be well on its way to a win holding a 2-0 lead with two minutes remaining in its game against the Vikings. That was before Jean-Charles erupted for two goals, including the game winner with only 11 seconds remaining in regulation.
Olivia Szeker-Cortes would end up scoring the game winner in the first over time for Clarkstown South, but had it not been for Jean-Charles back-to-back goals in the waning minutes then the Vikings wouldn’t have even had a chance in overtime.
The ability to pull out last-second wins like that will come in handy for Clarkstown South if it hopes to make a deep playoff run, and with players like Jean-Charles that’s a definite possibility.
2013 Beasts of the week—
Jenna DeSilva, Panas