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All-Long Island girls soccer part II

Calhoun forward Kristina Gandolfo reacts as time runs

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

We'll be unveiling members of the 2011 All-Long Island team each day this week with the full list appearing in Sunday's paper. Today's installment includes Sayville's Kim Marra, St. Anthony's Margo McGinty and Calhoun's Kristina Gandolfo.

Kim Marra, Sayville, Sr., Center Midfielder

The small school Player of the Year was the best player on the only perfect team in Suffolk during the...

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Nassau girls soccer: Top 2011 postseason moments #5-1

South Side's team poses with the championship plaque

(Credit: Pat Orr )

5. Gandolfo, Calhoun down the Dalers: Kristina Gandolfo put on a show in the Class AA quarterfinals against top-seeded Farmingdale. The county’s leading scorer blew past the Dalers defense for her first goal and beat a defender to a 50-50 ball to score the game-winner 1:13 into the first overtime for Calhoun to pull off the upset..

4. Holy Foley: The Calhoun offense was hand-cuffed all game...

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Nassau Class AA girls soccer finals preview

Calhoun forward Kristina Gandolfo reacts as time runs

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

MacArthur and Calhoun will square off in the Nassau Class AA final Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Denton Ave. Park. Neither team has ever won a county title.

MacArthur is led by Jill Mulholland up top, Kelly Kempf in the midfield and a very strong back four who keeps the opposition from challenging Jenna Cozza in between the pipes. The Generals' only losses this season came to Conference AA-I champion...

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Postgame: Calhoun vs. Mepham

Calhoun defeated Mepham in double overtime, 2-1, in a  thilling Nassau Class AA semifinal Friday night at Denton Ave. Park. Calhoun had been trailing for more than 60 minutes before Jessica Foley scored with less than two minutes left to tie the score at 1 and send the game to overtime. It was just the third goal of the season for Foley, a sophomore.

Calhoun was awarded a PK with 3:11...

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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,...

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Postgame: Calhoun vs. Farmingdale

The game story of Calhoun's 2-1 double-overtime upset victory over top-seeded Farmingdale can be found here. Due to space a lot of what was said after the game could not make the paper. A lot of game action did not make the cut as well and the game was simply outstanding so let's get to some of the big moments.

The first half may have been scoreless but it was evenly played and each team had...

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Gandolfo, Calhoun upset top-seeded Farmingdale

Kristina Gandolfo scored two goals, including the game-winner 1:13 into the first overtime to lead No.9 Calhoun over No. 1 Farmingdale, 2-1, in the Nassau Class AA quarterfinals. Alissa Battaglia made 13 saves, four during the 20 minutes of overtime, for the Colts (15-0-2). Kaitlin Gaghan made nine saves for the Dalers (12-2-2).

The full game story can be found here....

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Nassau girls soccer Class AA quarterfinals previews

The quarterfinals of the Nassau Class AA playoffs are Monday and Tuesday with two games each day. The official bracket can be found here. One matchup has yet to be determined as Mepham awaits the winner of Oceanside and Great Neck South, who had to reschedule their game Saturday due to inclement weather.

Below is a preview of each quarterfinal matchup with basic statistical information for...

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Nassau girls soccer Class AA First Round playoff previews

The Nassau Class AA playoffs kick off this afternoon with three games today and one game tomorrow. The official bracket can be found here. Below is a preview for the first round matchups with basic statistical information for each team as reported to Newsday.

Please note: wins/ties of note are against teams with better records or otherwise considered top opponents. Objectionable losses/ties...

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Nassau girls soccer Dream Team

Massapequa's Rosie DiMartino takes a shot ahead of

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4The talent and athleticism is plentiful in Nassau, making final selections quite difficult but alas we can unveil Nassau's Dream Team.

Last week we released the Suffolk Dream Team which can be seen here.

Like the Suffolk squad, the selections for Nassau incorporate all four classes and are based on position, a myriad of factors (statistics,...

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