High School Girls Soccer

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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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LI girls soccer Top 10 rankings

Northport's Rosey Hayes (23) was involved in all

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

GIRLS SOCCER BIG 10 (Based on games played between Oct. 17 and 23)

1. Sayville (14-0): The defending county champs went 3-0 last week to remain the only team in Suffolk with a perfect record at 14-0. They outscored opponents 19-0, increasing the season total to 66-5, behind multi-goal games from Madison Hoon, Kim Marra and Amanda Famularo. The Samantha Bishop-led defense helped keeper...

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LI girls soccer Top 10 rankings

St. Anthony's holds on to the top spot this week as the rest of the rankings get a shake up. Farmingdale, Sayvile, Northport and MacArthur bump up while West Islip slides down after falling to Northport.

1. St. Anthony's (8-0-4): Facing their toughest CHSAA opponent in Sacred Heart, the Friars emerged with a 4-1 win behind goals from Genevieve Crescenzo, Jessica Lucas, Reanna Marino and Margo...

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Farmingdale suffers first loss

Farmingdale suffered its first loss of the season tonight, falling 4-2 to East Meadow.

“[We] didn’t have a team effort,” Farmingdale coach Dave Otto said. “We had some great individual play but [East Meadow] stepped up.

“Maybe it’s a wakeup call. It could be a blessing in disguise. I already thought of a million scenarios to put a positive spin on this.”

The Dalers (10-1-1, 10-1-0)...

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LI girls soccer Top 10 rankings

West Islip's Amanda Martinez, who scored two goals

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

St. Anthony's remains atop this week's Top 10 following a 3-0 week. West Islip, Sayville and Northport are battling for tops in Suffolk with the Lions and Tigers facing off on Tuesday. In Nassau, Farmingdale and Division have cemented themselves atop Class AA and A respectively while MacArthur is doing well and Massapequa is struggling.

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LI girls soccer top 10 rankings

South Side's Alex Reis, left, defends against Division's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

In CHSAA, St. Anthony’s seems to be putting it together. In Suffolk, West Islip and Sayville continue to pile up convincing victories. In Nassau, Farmingdale takes over the top spot from Massapequa after defeating the defending state champions. A look at the top ten girls soccer teams across Long Island based on games played through Oct. 1:

1. St. Anthony's (4-0-4) -- The goals, and...

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Girls soccer BIG 10

West Islip's Amanda Martinez, who scored two goals

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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...

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