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Camilo Godoy lifts East Hampton in defensive struggle for Suffolk title

East Hampton's Camilo Gogoy celebrates his second-half goal

East Hampton's Camilo Gogoy celebrates his second-half goal against Comsewogue with teammates Nicholas West and Kevron Palmer in the Suffolk Class A boys soccer final on Nov. 7, 2014. Credit: Daniel De Mato

Camilo Godoy put his hands on his head. His mouth was wide-open. His eyes suddenly became large.

It was a look of shock. It also was the look of a guy who won his team a county championship.

"I was surprised, and I still have no words," said Godoy, who scored near the net unassisted with 25 minutes left. "I thank God it happened. I had a feeling that goal would be it."

Godoy's goal lifted top-seeded East Hampton over No. 2 Comsewogue, 1-0, as the Bonackers captured the Suffolk Class A boys soccer title Friday night before a large crowd at Dowling Sports Complex in Shirley.

It's East Hampton's third county title in four years.

The Bonackers (16-1-2) will play South Side for the Long Island championship at noon Sunday at Dowling.

East Hampton dominated possession in the second half by winning several balls in the air at the midfield. Defenders Bryan Oreamuno, Jhon Guanga, Kevin Ovando and Christian Barrientos constantly swarmed to the ball and held Comsewogue (15-2-2) to one shot in the second half.

"We possessed the ball really well, played it short and I think they just got a little gassed at the end," said midfielder Nick West, who helped out defensively against James Thristino, one of Long Island's top players.

With 78 goals, Thristino finished his high school career third all-time in Suffolk County. He scored 41 goals this year, second most in a single season.

West picked up Thristino whenever Thristino stepped back into an attacking center midfielder role. When Thristino played as striker, Oreamuno defended him.

"[Thristino] is a great player and so is Jimmy Contino on their team," West said. "But [Oreamuno] did a great job of limiting what they can do back there."

Offensively, East Hampton pushed the ball throughout and attempted several shots in the second half. The margin could have been larger if not for Comsewogue goalie Chris Pedone, who made nine saves.

"We had our chances," West said. "So I was definitely really relieved when I saw [Godoy] score."

Relieved, but not satisfied.

In the huddle after the game, West, a captain, instructed his teammates to enjoy the win but also told the group to remain cognizant of the team's larger goals.

"This is awesome," West said. "But we're not done yet. It's no surprise that we want this to be just one more step."

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