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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 are based on a number of factors, primarily if the opponent was substantially lower in the standings or in a lower conference.

No. 8 Hickville (1-12-1, 1-12-1 Conference AA-I)
No. 9 Calhoun (13-0-2, 12-0-2 Conference AA-II)

Friday 3 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play @ No. 1 Farmingdale (12-1-2, Conference AA-I 12-1-1) Monday 2:30 p.m.

Coach: Rich Hinnerschietz
Top scorers: Cara Connelly (4 goals), Amanda Rooney (1 goal)
Goalkeeper(s): Raquel Poetzsch, Michelle Carlomusto
Record last five games: 0-5 (outscored 12-2)
Record vs. playoff teams: 1-12-1
Win/tie(s) of note: at Baldwin 0-0 (9/19), vs. East Meadow 1-0 (10/3)
Objectionable loss(es): n/a

Coach: Lori Biscardi
Top scorers: Kristina Gandolfo (22 goals, 6 assists), Michelle Iacono (11 goals, 7 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Alissa Battaglia, Chandler Baltazar
Record last five games: 5-0 (outscored opponents 19-5)
Record vs. playoff teams: 5-0
Win(s) of note: n/a
Objectionable tie(s): at Herricks 2-2 (9/26)

No. 7 Baldwin (2-10-3, 2-9-3 Conference AA-I)
No. 10 Bellmore JFK (10-3-2, 10-3-1 Conference AA-II)

Friday 3 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play @ No. 2 MacArthur (12-2-0, Conference AA-I 12-2-0) Tuesday 7 p.m.

Coach: Darius Burton
Top scorers: Jessica Mouridian and Nicole Gardianos (3 goals each), Alyssa Gangi (2 goals, 2 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Amber Harrison
Record last five games: 0-3-2
Record vs. playoff teams: 2-10-3
Win/tie(s) of note: at Mepham 2-0 (9/14), vs. East Meadow 1-1 (10/13), vs. Massapequa 3-3 (10/22)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): vs. Hicksville 0-0 (9/19)

Bellmore JFK:
Coach: Janine Bizelia
Top scorers: Kerri Baum (7 goals, 5 assists), Krista Trinidad (7 goals, 1 assist)
Goalkeeper(s): Nicole Liotta
Record last five games: 3-2
Record vs. playoff teams: 1-3-1
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: home vs. Plainedge 2-2 (10/1)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): at Plainview JFK 2-2 (9/19)

No. 6 East Meadow (3-11-1, 3-10-1 Conference AA-I)
No. 11 Syosset (10-5-0, 10-4-0 Conference AA-II)

Friday 2:30 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play @ No. 3 Massapequa (7-3-5, Conference AA-I 7-3-4) Monday 6 p.m.

East Meadow:
Coach: Adam Hananel
Top scorers: Jenna Borresen (4 goals, 2 assists), Toula De Leon (4 goals)
Goalkeeper(s): Nicole Castro, Madison Young
Record last five games: 2-2-1
Record vs. playoff teams: 3-11-1
Win(s) of note: vs. Farmingdale 2-1 (10/17)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): at Hicksville 1-0 (10/3)

Coach: Joe Marchetta
Top scorers: Gianna Romano (10 goals, 1 assist), Diana Saber (8 goals, 4 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Lexi Grossman, Cassie Betancourt
Record last five games: 4-1 (outscored opponents (14-4)
Record vs. playoff teams: 1-4
Win(s) of note: vs. Bellmore JFK 2-0 (10/17)
Objectionable loss(es): at Seaford 1-0 (9/16)

No. 5 Oceanside (6-6-2, 6-6-2 Conference AA-I)
No. 12 Great Neck South (11-0-1, 11-0-1 Conference AA-III)

Monday 4:30 p.m. *rescheduled from Saturday
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play @ No. 4 Mepham (6-6-2, Conference AA-I 6-6-2) date TBA

Coach: Mariana Winchester
Top scorers: Danielle Rossi (5 goals, 1 assist)
Goalkeeper(s): Emily Doherty
Record last five games: 2-3
Record vs. playoff teams: 6-6-2
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Mepham 1-1 (9/21), at Massapequa 0-0 (10/3)
Objectionable loss(es): n/a

Great Neck South:
Coach: Bill Neeville
Top scorers: Betsy Tannenbaum (13 goals, 11 assists), Alexa Epstein (13 goals, 6 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Danielle Michaels
Record last five games: 5-0 (outscored opponents 23-2)
Record vs. playoff teams: n/a
Win(s) of note: n/a
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): n/a


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