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Nassau boys soccer postseason opening matchups

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, left, heads a ball away

(Credit: James Escher)

Four outbracket games kicked off the 2013 Nassau boys' soccer postseason Thursday, featuring Class A wins by Sewanhaka, Lynbrook, Floral Park and Clarke.

All opening round Class A games take place on Oct. 25, as top-seeded Wantagh hosts No. 16 Clarke at 2:30 p.m.

Bethpage, the fifth seed, will host No. 12 Island Trees at 3:30 p.m. Sewanhaka, at No. 13, heads to No. 4 Southside at 7 p.m....

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MacArthur boys soccer banking on aggression

Kevin Mayer has the rallying cry down pat for the MacArthur boys soccer team.

"We’re all in,” said Mayer, the Generals’ senior goalkeeper who finished second in the county this season with 10 shutouts behind Carle Place’s John Guzzo (12). “Believe the whole hype. Our main team goal is to get to the county finals.”

Mayer, a co-captain, will be one of the key components for MacArthur...

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