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Girls soccer BIG 10
The top ten girls soccer teams on Long Island based on games played through Sept. 25. Now that we are fully entrenched in league play, there may be drastic changes begining next week as the best of the best begin to seperate from one another.
St. Anthony’s (1-0-4): The wins haven’t exactly come as expected just yet but the Friars remain unbeaten. St. Anthony’s finished in a draw for the fourth time of this young season as Margo McGinty scored off an assist from Lisa Robiglio with just 30 seconds left to force a 1-1 tie with Kellenberg.
Massapequa (3-1-1): Tough week for the defending state champions, who struggled to find the net and went 0-1-1 on the week. The Chiefs managed a 1-1 tie against Mepham after Rosie DiMartino’s equalizer with 15 minutes remaining but fell 1-0 to MacArthur for their first loss of the season.
West Islip (6-0): We’ll see if league-play can slow down Amanda Martinez (pictured above) and the Lions. Martinez scored two goals in four of West Islip’s first five games, which puts her on pace for, oh I’d say, about THIRTY goals or so this season. Obviously, it will be difficult to keep up that pace but the wins should continue to pour in for the unbeaten Lions. Michelle Murphy scored in each of West Islip’s two wins this week.East Islip (1-0-1): Only one game this week for the Redmen, who defeated Half Hollow Hills East 5-2 behind two goals by Shannon Cummings. Cari Roccaro, Jackie Nicoforo and company should be well rested for back-to-back games against Smithtown West and Centereach this week.
Farmingdale (5-0-1): A dominant week for the Dalers who cruised past three conference opponents. Kim Kolodny scored four goals in the 5-1 win over Hicksville and followed it up with a pair of goals against East Meadow.
MacArthur (3-1-0): A pair of conference wins for the Generals including an impressive 1-0 win over Massapequa on Saturday as Arianna Montefusco scored with 6:05 left. Jill Mulholland scored against Oceanside and had an assist against ‘pequa.
Sayville (6-0): It’s been over a year since the Golden Flashes last lost to a Suffolk opponent. The defending Class A county champions started the season with non-league wins against quality teams like Connetquot, Hills West, Bayport-Blue Point and Comsewouge. They opened league play last week with a convincing 6-0 win behind goals from Lauren Estelle, Elizabeth Koehller, Kim Marra, Amber Petrillo, Tori Ross, and Emily Sellitti.
South Side (4-0-1): Christina Klaum scored a goal and had an assist and Meaghan Hines scored in both of South Side’s wins last week. The Cyclones dominated North Shore, 6-1, and are going to battle Division for the top spot in Conference A-I
Northport (2-1): The Tigers capped a 2-0 week by going into the the home of their longtime rival Connetquot and leaving with an impressive 3-1 win. Natasha Albaneze, Courtney Fortunato and Kristi Abbate all scored in the victory. Rosy Hayes, who called the game against Connetquot personal, helped Northport open the week with a 6-1 win over Bay Shore by recording a hat trick.
Sacred Heart (2-1-2): An up-and-down week for Sacred Heart as they get a win 2-1 against St. Francis but lose 3-2 to a good but struggling Garden City team. Brianna Coyle scored both goals in the loss to the Trojans.
On the bubble: Division (5-0), Kellenberg (2-1-1), Ward Melville (3-0-1), Sachem East (3-1), Garden City (2-1-3)