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The first of many goals

Island Trees' #13 Melissa Jorgensen drives the ball

Island Trees' #13 Melissa Jorgensen drives the ball down field during the game against Clarke. (Sept. 13, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday/Frank Koester

It's time to give some recognition to those newcomers that scored the first goal of their varsity careers during the first two weeks of the season.  

A few rookies burst onto the Long Island soccer scene with a multi-goal game in their varsity debut.  But of all the first-time goals, none were more impressive than the one scored by Seaford's Danielle Pearse, whose first varsity goal was a game-winner that came with just 10 seconds remaining in a 1-0 victory.

Congrats to all those listed below on what will hopefully be the first of many goals in your soccer careers...

Noelle Batista, Hicksville, Fr. Sept. 12
Brittney Bienemen, Smithtown West, Fr., Sept. 16
Emily Burkard, Lindenhurst, Soph., Sept. 17
Alison Bustamante, Carey, 8th, Sept. 12 (Two goals in varsity debut)
Nicole Copping, Bayport-Blue Point, Fr.
Brittany Evola, Miller Place, Fr., Sept. 20
Alyssa Gulino, North Babylon, Sept. 23
Casey Imbasciani, Bay Shore, Fr., Sept. 13
Melissa Jorgensen, Island Trees, Fr., Sept. 9 (pictured above)
Katrina Lastra, Bellport, Fr., Sept. 16
Diana Lemus, Uniondale, 8th, Sept. 12
Michelle Merrill, Island Trees, Fr., Sept. 9 (Three goals in varsity debut)
Lauren Molloy, Rocky Point, Sept. 22
Danielle Pearse, Seaford, Fr., Sept. 16  
Brett Robison, Carey, 8th, Sept. 12
Kim Spibiarich, Smithtown West, Jr., Sept. 16
Francesca Venezia, Wantagh, 8th, Sept. 14 (Three goals in varsity debut)
Gina Weis, Lindenhurst, Fr., Sept. 17



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