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Postgame: Sachem North vs. Connetquot

Connetquot keeper Alix Lopez makes an acrobatic save

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

More postgame reaction from No. 11 Sachem North's 2-1 win over No. 14 Connetquot in the Class AA quarterfinals on Wednesday.


On her goal: “I still can’t believe it actually happened. It feels amazing. I feel like we should still be playing right now, but we won…There was a throw in, the ball was bouncing around, I stayed focused and touched it and that’s all we needed.”


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Murino sends Connetquot to quarterfinals

Three weeks ago, JoJo Murino’s season was seemingly over. Monday, she lined up to take a penalty kick that would send Connetquot to the quarterfinals.

Flashback to October 11: Murino fractured and chipped a bone in her right ankle after being tackled from behind in a game at Sachem East. The initial diagnosis said that she would be out 8-12 weeks. After a 4-2 start, Connetquot went on a three-game...

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Myers-Dineen leads Whitman to shootout win

If Samantha Myers-Dineen could get a fingertip on the ball, Whitman’s season would live to see another day.

“It was intense because it was the first time all year we've had a shootout and although we practice them, it was kind of nerve racking,” Whitman coach Mike Moccia said. “But I felt pretty confident because we have a strong goalie.”

With the game tied at 1 after 110 minutes of...

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Outbracket Friday in Suffolk

The last Friday in October is generally reserved for Halloween parties. In the Long Island soccer community, it’s reserved for Suffolk girls soccer playoff outbracket games.

Four of which willl be played at 2:30 p.m. today, with each team hoping to advance to the first round of the playoffs, which have been pushed back from Saturday to Monday at 2:30 p.m. because of the weather forecast.


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Suffolk League II Preview

Northport's Rosy Hayes goes up for a header

(Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan)


Last Season: 8-1-3 (12-1-3), lost to Smithtown East on penalty kicks in county championship game

Until a Class AA county championship game is played without West Islip, they will remain the favorite in what is the most stacked league in Suffolk this season. Seeking a fourth straight trip to the county title game, the Lions return 11 seniors and 18 players overall from a team...

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Diver the Divider as Connetquot clinches

Raychel Diver proved to be the divider.

It wasn't until 10:34 remained in the 15th and final game on the 45th and final day of the regular season that there was finally some separation between the Connetquot and Northport girls soccer teams.

Just as a thick fog gave way to steady rain at Connetquot High School, Northport gave way to Connetquot in the League II standings yesterday as...

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Suffolk Girls Soccer: The Big 10

Amanda Martinez of West Islip prepares to send

(Credit: /Kevin Colton)

The top 10 girl’s soccer teams in Suffolk based on games played through September 28:

1. West Islip (7-1)After suffering their first loss of the season to Smithtown East, Amanda Martinez and the defending Class AA Long Island champions responded with a 3-1 over cross-town rival East Islip. The Lions then had a come from behind 3-2 victory over Smithtown West in which Nikki Pericairo...

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