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Nassau girls soccer Class B semifinals previews

The semirfinals of the Nassau Class B playoffs are Thursday with two games at Denton Ave. The official bracket can be found here.

Below is a preview of each semifinal 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 Carle Place (8-3-0, 7-3-0 Conference B/C)
vs.
No. 4 Oyster Bay (3-9-1, 3-6-1 Conference B/C)

Thursday 4:00 p.m. at Denton Ave.
Head-to-head Record: Carle Place won both meetings: at Oyster Bay 2-1 (10/12), at Carle Place 2-0 (9/20)
Winner advances to finals to play winner of No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor/No. 3 Wheatley Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Denton Ave.

Carle Place:
Coach: Erik Tonner
Top scorers: Mellissa Duarte (6 goals, 7 assists), Jessica Covas (5 goals, 4 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Nicole Veigas, Karla Gomes
Record last five games: 4-1
Record vs. playoff teams: 5-3
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Glen Cove 5-1 (9/15)
Objectionable loss(es): at Wheatley 2-1 (10/4)

Oyster Bay:
Coach: Bob Bennett
Top scorers: Rebecca Layne (4 goals, 1 assist), Val Sakellaridis (4 goals)
Goalkeeper(s): Sarah Lewis, Shannon Kelly
Record last five games: 2-2-1
Record vs. playoff teams: 2-7
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: at Cold Spring Harbor 1-0 (10/6)
Objectionable loss(es): vs. Locust Valley 0-0 (10/18)

No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor (6-6-1, 5-4-1 Conference B/C)
vs.
No.3 Wheatley (6-7-0, 4-6-0 Conference B/C)

Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Denton Ave.
Head-to-head Record: Cold Spring Harbor won both meetings: vs. Wheatley 1-0 (10/20, at Wheatley 5-0 (9/27)
Winner advances to finals to play winner of No. 1 Carle Place/No. 4 Oyster Bay Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Denton Ave.
Cold Spring Harbor is the 4-time defending county champion

Cold Spring Harbor:
Coach: Steve Cacioppo
Top scorers: Teressa Fazio (8 goals, 3 assists), Katie Hudson (4 goals, 3 assists)
Goalkeeper(s): Stephanie Mahder, Tori Campbell
Record last five games: 2-3-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 4-6-1
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. Friends Academy 0-0 (9/20), vs. Plainedge 2-0 (9/10)
Objectionable loss(es): vs. Oyster Bay 1-0 (10/6)

Wheatley:
Coach: Paul Paino
Top scorers: Rebecca Braito (11 goals, 1 assist)
Goalkeeper(s): Jamie Sellinger
Record last five games: 1-4-0
Record vs. playoff teams: 4-7-0
Win(s)/tie(s) of note: vs. Carle Place 2-1 (10/4)
Objectionable loss(es): n/a

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