Chaminade senior Matt Vowinkel scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over St. Anthony’s in the Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) boys soccer championship Nov. 6 at Adelphi University. Vowinkel, the league’s most valuable player this season, was named the game’s MVP. The Flyers have won back-to-back CHSAA title games and 15 championships overall. Senior Giancarlo Franco netted St. Anthony’s lone goal, which knotted the game in the first half. With the win Chaminade (16-3-2) earned a berth against New York City Catholic league champ Fordham Prep in the CHSAA state semifinals Friday at St. John’s University. The loss was the first for St. Anthony’s (18-2-3) in league competition this season.
Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz
Players from both teams bow their heads during a pre-game prayer.
Chaminade's Nicholas Giovino beats St. Anthony's Giancarlo Franco to the ball.
Chaminade's John Murphy collides with St. Anthony's Giancarlo Franco.
St. Anthony's Giancarlo Franco reacts after scoring a goal for the Friars.
Chaminade's Matthew Lane advances the ball.
Chaminade's Yanni Rigos grabs a shot on goal.
Chaminade's Matt Vowinkel and St. Anthony's Andrew Weltner race for the ball.
Chaminade's Alec Brutschin passes the ball.
Chaminade's Andrea Codispoti eludes St. Anthony's Andrew Weltner.
Players from both teams go for a header in front of the St. Anthony's goal.
Chaminade's Alec Brutschin and St. Anthony's Michael Haggerty battle for possession.
St. Anthony's goalkeeper Rob Leamey kicks the ball upfield.
St. Anthony's Ryan Carfora shields the ball from a Chaminade defender.
Chaminade's Jack Nuttall controls the ball with his upper body.
Chaminade's Matthew Tomlinson muscles his way to the ball.
St. Anthony's Thomas Garcia holds off Chaminade's Matt Vowinkel as he goes for a header.
St. Anthony's Andrew Weltner heads the ball over Chaminade's Matt Tomlinson.
St. Anthony's Fernando Robayo holds off Chaminade's Matthew Vowinkel as he goes for a header.
St. Anthony's Dom Pugliese clears the ball from his zone.
Chaminade's Yanni Rigos makes a save.
Chaminade's Matt Vowinkel and Jack Graziano celebrate with their teammates after Vowinkel's game-winning goal.
A St. Anthony's player reacts to defeat.
Chaminade's players celebrate after the victory.