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Nassau girls soccer Class AA semifinals previews

The semirfinals of the Nassau Class AA playoffs are Friday with two games at Denton Ave. Park The official bracket can be found here.

No. 4 Mepham (7-6-2)
vs.
No. 9 Calhoun (15-0-2)
Friday 6:30 p.m. at Denton Ave. Park
Head-to-head Record:
Winner advances to play winner of No. 2 MacArthur vs. No. 3 Massapequa in the finals at Denton Ave. Wednesday time TBA

Mepham:
defeated No. 5 Oceanside, 1-0, in the quarterfinals
Coach: Samantha Foronjy
Top scorers: Kelsey Simpson (3 goals, 1 assist), Ashley Appel (2 goals, 5 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Alexa Rinaudo, Nadine Simpson
Record last five games: 3-2
Record vs. playoff teams: 8-6-2
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Massapequa 1-1 (9/22)
Objectionable loss(es): vs. Baldwin 2-0 (9/14)

Calhoun:
defeated No. 8 Hicksville, 3-1, in first round
defeated No. 1 Farmingdale, 2-1 (2OT), in the quarterfinals
Coach: Lori Biscardi
Top scorers: Kristina Gandolfo (25 goals, 3 assists), Michelle Iacono (14 goals, 7 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Alissa Battaglia, Chandler Baltazar
Record last five games: 5-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 7-0
Win(s) of note: at Farmingdale 2-1 (2OT) (10/31)
Objectionable tie(s): at Herricks 2-2 (9/26)

No. 2 MacArthur (13-2-0)
vs.
No. 3 Massapequa (8-3-5)
Friday 4 p.m. at Denton Ave. Park
Head-to-head Record: MacArthur won both meetings, 2-0 (10/13), 1-0 (9/24)
Winner advances to play winner of No. 4 Mepham vs. No. 9 Calhoun in the finals at Denton Ave. Wednesday time TBA

MacArthur:
defeated No. 7 Baldwin, 6-0, in the quarterfinal
Coach: Lauren Gotta
Top scorers: Jill Mulholland (13 goals, 10 assists), Arianna Montefusco (9 goals, 3 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Jenna Cozza
Record last five games: 5-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 13-2-0
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. Massapequa 2-0 (10/13), at Massapequa 1-0 (9/24)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): n/a

Massapequa:
defeated No. 11 Syosset, 4-1, in the quarterfinal
Coach: Bruce Stegner
Top scorers: Rosie DiMartino (13 goals, 2 assists), Erica Modena (7 goals, 5 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Emmalee Meyer, Katie Hatziyianis
Record last five games: 3-0-2
Record vs. playoff teams: 8-3-5
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. South Side 1-1 (10/1)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): at Baldwin 3-3 (10/22)

Please note: wins/ties of note are against teams with better records or otherwise considered top opponents. Objectionable losses/ties are based on a number of factors, primarily if the opponent was substantially lower in the standings or in a lower conference.

Tags: Class AA , Calhoun , Mepham , Massapequa , MacArthur

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