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All-Long Island girls soccer part I

Northport's Kristi Abbate (9) advances the ball with

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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 Northport's Kristi Abbate, Sacred Heart's Natalie Cikos and Massapequa's Rosie DiMartino.

Kristi Abbate, Northport, Sr., Center Midfielder 

As one of the best playmakers in Long Island, Abbate’s speed and field vision allow her...

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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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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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Postgame: Massapequa vs. Oceanside

Oceanside High School's Danielle Rossi, left, leaps for

(Credit: James Escher)

A week and a half ago, Amanda Garrity, Alyssa Iannuzzi and Olivia Stegner were preparing to finish out their junior varsity season. Now they will be playing valuable minutes for the defending state champions in the postseason. Massapequa is a team unaccustomed to late-season call-ups, but in a season in which it hasn’t been its dominant self, the rookies are hoping to provide a spark to help the...

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Afterthoughts from Farmingdale vs. Massapequa

I was in attendance for Wednesday’s game between Farmingdale and Massapequa and wanted to offer some insight and details from the game, which ended as a 1-1 tie.

Massapequa had a chance in the third minute when Erica Modena had a breakaway but her shot was stopped by Kaitlin Gaghan. After that Farmingdale owned the first half of play. The Dalers were dominant in every phase of the game. They...

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Massapequa girls struggling

Massapequa's Rosie DiMartino takes a shot ahead of

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Things are pretty dire for Massapequa right now. The perennial juggernaut suffered another defeat Thursday, falling to MacArthur 2-0.

Massapequa (5-3-3, 5-3-2) was ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the region in the preseason NSCAA/adidas rankings but are now battling to be No. 4 in their own conference.

The Chiefs started off 3-0 but have gone 2-3-3 since and are falling very short...

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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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