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Girls on Fire: Nassau, CHSAA & IPPSAL Players of the Week
Annie Heagerty, St. Anthony's
She had five goals and two assists in the Friars' 14-9 win over Garden City on Saturday. Heagerty scored two goals in the first minute, helping set the tone and take control early. She had three goals and an assist in each of the two games (John Carroll and Sacred Heart) - both wins - before that showdown.
Kerri Baum, Bellmore JFK
The junior had 13 points, including a career-high 11 goals, in a 21-15 win over Great Neck North on Thursday.
Victoria Kotowski, Cold Spring Harbor
She had two goals and six assists in a win over Carle Place, and then scored six goals in a win over Island Trees last week. The attack, quietly, has been heating up and the Seahawks, quietly, have won six straight.
Meg Gulmi, Syosset
The goalie makes another appearance here, in part, for sheer volume. Gulmi has faced more shots than she and her teammates would probably prefer, but she has done an admirable job, making 48 saves in the Braves' last three games.
Tori Holland, St. Anthony's
She had 36 saves, with a .690 save percentage, in three wins over nationally-ranked teams last week. Against Garden City, the Friars defense didn't allow many good looks, and when they were there, Holland (13 saves) did a great job of reacting. She made big saves, especially in the first half, to squelch any momentum.
Nicole Sinacori, Long Island Lutheran
The sophomore has racked up 21 points in her last three games, including back-to-back six-goal games, as LuHi improved to 8-1.
Bairre Reilly, Locust Valley
She returned from a head injury (initially feared to have been a concussion) and has been on a tear. Reilly scored seven goals in a win over Mineola, and had five goals and an assist in a victory over Locust Valley.
Megan McDonald, Garden City
She made seven saves in a 17-5 win over Plainedge, and 10 in a 14-9 loss to St. Anthony's. We're giving credit, even in defeat. The Friars controlled the ball by winning the draws and forcing turnovers (there's no "time of possession" stat like in football, but there was a big disparity), but the goalie performed well despite the consistent pressure.
Ashley Gomes, Freeport
The junior makes a second appearance in GoF on the strength of another huge week. She had seven goals in a win over Hempstead and eight goals in a win over West Hempstead. Freeport lost to Hewlett in non-league, but Gomes did score five goals in that game.
Kelsey O'Brien, Massapequa
The Navy-bound senior totaled 20 points last week. There wasn't one huge performance (though she did score five goals in a win over MacArthur), but just steady, consistent production. She's been one of the keys in the Chiefs' 10-game win streak.