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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 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. 1 Farmingdale (12-1-2, 12-1-1 Conference AA-I)
vs.
No. 9 Calhoun (14-0-2, 12-0-2 Conference AA-II)

Monday 2:30 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play winner of No. 4 Mepham vs. No. 5 Oceanside/No. 12 Great Neck South in the semifinals at Denton Ave. Friday time TBA
Calhoun defeated Hicksville, 3-1, in first round

Farmingdale:
Coach: Dave Otto
Top scorers: Kim Kolodny (15 goals), Amanda Turtutto (9 goals, 8 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Kaitlin Gaghan
Record last five games: 3-1-1
Record vs. playoff teams: 12-1-2
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. MacArthur 2-0 (10/5), at MacArthur 3-1 (9/14)
Objectionable loss(es): at East Meadow 4-2 (10/17)

Calhoun:
Coach: Lori Biscardi
Top scorers: Kristina Gandolfo (22 goals, 3 assists), Michelle Iacono (14 goals, 7 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Alissa Battaglia, Chandler Baltazar
Record last five games: 5-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 6-0
Win(s) of note: at Bellmore JFK 3-1 (10/21), at Syosset 4-0 (10/5), vs. Baldwin 3-0 (9/16)
Objectionable tie(s): at Herricks 2-2 (9/26)

No. 2 MacArthur (12-2-0, 12-2-0 Conference AA-I)
vs.
No. 7 Baldwin (3-10-3, 2-9-3
Conference AA-I)
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: MacArthur won both meetings, 2-0 (10/17) and 5-0 (10/6)
Winner advances to play winner of No. 3 Massapequa/No. 11 Syosset in semifinals Friday at Denton Ave. time TBA
Baldwin defeated Bellmore JFK, 3-1, in first round

MacArthur:
Coach: Lauren Gotta
Top scorers: Jill Mulholland (12 goals, 9 assists), Arianna Montefusco (9 goals, 3 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Jenna Cozza
Record last five games: 5-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 12-2-0
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Massapequa 1-0 (9/24)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): n/a

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

No. 3 Massapequa (7-3-5, 7-3-4 Conference AA-I)
vs.
No. 11 Syosset (11-5-0, 10-4-0 Conference AA-II)

Monday 6 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play winner of No. 2 MacArthur/No. 7 Baldwin in semifinals at Denton Ave. Friday time TBA
Syosset defeated East Meadow, 2-1 (2 OT), in first round

Massapequa:
Coach: Bruce Stegner
Top scorers: Rosie DiMartino (11 goals, 2 assists), Erica Modena (7 goals, 3 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Emmalee Meyer, Katie Hatziyianis
Record last five games: 2-1-2
Record vs. playoff teams: 7-3-5
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. South Side 1-1 (10/1)
Objectionable loss(es)/tie(s): at Baldwin 3-3 (10/22)

Syosset:
Coach: Joe Marchetta
Top scorers: Gianna Romano (12 goals, 1 assist), Diana Saber (8 goals, 4 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Lexi Grossman, Cassie Betancourt
Record last five games: 4-1
Record vs. playoff teams: 2-4
Win(s) of note: at East Meadow 2-1 (10/28), vs. Bellmore JFK 2-0 (10/17)
Objectionable loss(es): at Seaford 1-0 (9/16)

No. 4 Mepham (6-6-2, Conference AA-I 6-6-2)
vs.
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) winner

Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Head-to-head Record: n/a
Winner advances to play winner of No. 3 Massapequa/No. 11Syosset in semifinals at Denton Ave. Friday time TBA

Mepham:
Coach: Samantha Foronjy
Top scorers: Kelsey Simpson (3 goals, 1 assist), Ashley Appel (2 goals, 5 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Alexa Rinaudo, Nadine Simpson
Record last five games: 2-3
Record vs. playoff teams: 6-6-2
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Massapequa 1-1 (9/22)
Objectionable loss(es): vs. Baldwin 2-0 (9/14)

Oceanside:
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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