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Girls Swimming: Bellmore-Merrick defeated Jericho in a road meet on Thursday by a score of 99-81. The highlight of the meet was a new school record set by Paige Kaplan in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.17), breaking her own old record set just this past Monday. The time qualified her for the state championships in the event. Jessica Arana also set a new school record and qualified for the state championships in the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.62) to help the team move to 6-1 on the season.
Boys Soccer: Mepham struggled to find the goal at Long Beach on Thursday, dropping a 2-0 decision. Matt Waldman had nine saves in goal on the day. On Sept. 27, the Pirates were on the winning side of a 2-0 game, but the loss drops the team to 7-6-0 with one game remaining. Mepham is in third place in Conference III.
Girls Soccer: Mepham edged out East Meadow on the road by a 1-0 score on Thursday. Samantha Picinich scored her first goal of the 2011 season off of a pass from Ashley Appel. The score came just before the halftime whistle for the Lady Pirates, who were also backed by Nadine Simpson with nine saves in goal. The win moves the team to 4-5-2.
Boys Volleyball: Mepham lost in a five-set thriller against visiting Valley Stream South on Wednesday. The Pirates lost the first set, but rallied to win the next two before dropping the final two sets on the day. Mepham, which is 1-10, played a solid game against first place and undefeated Valley Stream. The team has three more games left in the season in Conference V.
Girls Soccer: Clarke scored a pair of second-half goals to win 2-0 over West Hempstead on the road. The eventual game-winning goal came from Nicole Wahlig in the 50th minute. Samantha Goodwin added an insurance goal minutes later for Clarke. Emily Ramos made eight saves in the impressive shutout for Clarke, which remains undefeated and in second place behind Island Trees at 10-0-3 in Conference A-II.
Girls Volleyball: Clarke defeated visiting Wheatley in four sets on Thursday. The Lady Rams dropped the first set but surged to win the final three sets, 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22. Julia Cast led the way on offense with 16 kills and both Tiffany Winans and Kaitlyn Kieser displayed solid efforts as well. Clarke is now 6-7 on the season in Conference BC-I.
Girls Soccer: East Meadow played Mepham close for the full 80 minutes, but a late first-half goal resulted in the lone score of the game as the Jets fell, 1-0. Madison Young stopped six shots in the effort as East Meadows drops to 2-10-1 in Conference AA-I this season.
Girls Volleyball: East Meadow was swept by first place Massapequa on Thursday, 25-10, 25-6 and 25-10. Becky Syers and Jennifer Gundrum had a tough time matching up with the Lady Chiefs’ size on the front line and strength on offense. The Lady Jets fall to an even 6-6 on the season with two matches remaining.
Field Hockey: East Meadow narrowly defeated visiting Sewanhaka 2-1 behind a goal in the final two minutes of the game from Gianna Bova. Marisa Sanantonio gave the Lady Jets the lead earlier in the half until Sewanhaka scored soon after to tie at 1-1. East Meadow had 20 shots on goal compared to just two for its oppositions. The team is now 4-6-1 on the season.
Girls Soccer: The last time Hewlett met Jericho, the two teams tied 0-0 in a competitive matchup. On Thursday the Lady Bulldogs fell just short as Jericho scored a late first-half goal to win 1-0. Hewlett, which has been involved in seven consecutive games where just one combined goal was scored, was led by Sarah Herzberg with eight saves. The team drops to 3-5-4 on the season.
Boys Volleyball: Lawrence swept Five Towns rival Hewlett on Thursday, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-18. C.J. and Tommy Borfitz combined for 26 kills in the three sets and Ayal Ciobotaru added six kills. A.J. Gallo led the fluidity of the offense against the Bulldogs with 31 assists to help his team move to 2-8 overall.
Boys Volleyball: Garden City battled tough against visiting Great Neck North on Thursday. The two sides went back and forth, trading sets, until Great Neck took the final frame by a 25-19 score. Doug Donnelly and Andrew Graham led a great effort for the Trojans, but the loss drops the team to 1-10 on the season.
Middle School: The 8th grade boys soccer team from Salk middle school defeated Berner, 1-0, to improve to 4-1-1. Leading goal scorers for the Seahawks are Matt Haenal, Mike Gino, Matt Imbrogno, Tom Epp, Jason Russo, Dan Mehryari, Jake Kaufman, Andrew Darold, Giusseppe Barsallo and Brian Kennedy. Halfbacks Allessandro Guerrero, Gianlucca Barsallo Ismael Ayala, Brian Vu, Henry Lopez, Anthony Roccotagliata and Juan Salas have dominated the midfield while goalkeepers Justin Norcini, Alex Dempsey and Giusseppe Barsallo have posted three shutouts. The defensive nucleus consisting of Joe Branciforti, Chris Vendra, Vin Albano, Carter Hurley, Dolan Jones, Nico Hernandez and Shane Gunning, have held the opposing teams to six goals this season in 26 quarters of play.
Girls Tennis: Division defeated Uniondale on Thursday by a 5-2 final score to advance to the Conference B-IV championship game. Rebecca Solivan and the Blue Dragons will most likely play Valley Stream Central for the upcoming conference title match.
Girls Volleyball: Island Trees has dropped its last two matches, the latest one coming at the hands of Malverne on the road. Julie Riley and Lauren Ecock led the way in a solid effort, but the Lady Dawgs drop to 8-4 on the season. They are currently in fourth place with just two matches remaining -- the next one against first place North Shore at home on Oct. 25.
Girls Volleyball: MacArthur swept aside Oceanside on the road, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-17. The win moves the Lady Generals to a perfect 10-0 in Conference AA-II on the season. Kristen Brown collected a team-high nine kills and Samantha Barrett added seven kills, as well as five blocks on defense. Lauryn Stillman contributed to the win with a team-high 28 assists on the day.
Boys Soccer: Long Beach topped Mepham on Thursday by a 2-0 final. Emmanuel Flory and Dylan Palacio accounted for the goals, with Palacio assisting on his teammate's score. Goalkeeper Nicholas Alfonso collected four saves in the shutout. The Marines are 4-7-1 and are competing with Herricks and Great Neck South for the fourth playoff spot out of Conference III with one game remaining at Westbury.
Girls Soccer: Lynbrook has won its fourth game in a row after defeating Roslyn by a 3-0 final on the road. Carrie Feltkamp scored the opening goal, followed by a header from Danielle Amaya. Patricia Loonie scored the final goal later in the half to help Michelle Cantanno record the shutout with five saves. The Lady Owls are now 5-2-3 on the season with two games to go before the playoffs.
Girls Volleyball: Malverne topped Island Trees in four sets on Thursday afternoon, 25-17, 25-18, 26-28 and 25-18. Danielle Hinds contributed with a team-high seven kills, as well as three blocks. Amanda Masson followed right behind with six kills on offense and also collected three blocks. Malverne is now 10-2 and in second place in Conference BC-II on the season.
Girls Soccer: Calhoun remained undefeated at 10-0-2 in Conference AA-II with a 3-0 win against Herricks on Thursday. Team scoring leader Kristina Gandolfo put in a goal and also added an assist. Michelle Iacono and Cecilia Miguel both added goals to put the game out of reach. Alissa Battaglia needed just a pair of saves to notch the shutout, but the result was largely in part to a defense led by Talia Charidah and Mary Hijazi.
Girls Soccer: Mineola tied Valley Stream South, 1-1, on Thursday, to move its record to 2-8-4 overall in Conference A-III. After Valley Stream took a lead in the first half, Allison Furuya found the back of the net to tie it up for the Lady Mustangs. Nina Ribeiro stopped seven shots in the effort.
Girls Volleyball: Mineola missed out on a chance to come back and capture the Conference BC-I title as it lost to 12-0 Seaford on Thursday in four sets. The result snapped a streak of seven consecutive set wins by the Lady Mustangs, as the team drops to 9-3 on the season with two matches remaining before the playoffs.
Boys Soccer: South Side will take on Jericho at home in a Friday night game scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: South Side will host Garden City on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: South Side will play a home match on Friday against Long Beach scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Seaford lost 3-0 to Plainedge on the road on Thursday. The Lady Vikings fell behind within the first seven minutes of the game and could not catch up from that point. Deanna Moore and Lindsay Montemarano combined for 12 saves in the effort. Seaford drops to 2-11-1 in Conference A-I this season.
Girls Volleyball: Seaford defeated second place Mineola in four sets, 25-20, 25-8, 17-25 and 25-20, to clinch the Conference BC-I title. Jessica Rini led the way on offense and defense with 14 kills and six blocks. Meaghan Curley helped her and the rest of the team out with 16 assists.
Field Hockey: Seaford dropped a tough 5-0 game to Manhasset at home on Thursday. Manhasset is considered one of the top teams in the county, registering an astounding 31 shots on goal, with Diana Rice recording a season-high 26 saves on the day in the effort. Seaford is now 4-10 on the season with two games remaining.
Boys Soccer: Wantagh dropped a road game to Jericho on Thursday by a 3-1 score. All of the scoring was done in the second half as Jordan Zucker scored the lone goal for the Warriors on the day. Wantagh drops to 2-8-1 after the loss to the first place team in Conference IV. They have one game remaining against Roslyn on Friday.
Girls Soccer: Wantagh topped visiting Manhasset on Thursday, 3-1, its second win over the Lady Indians this season. Eighth grader Nikki Sliwak scored the first goal late in the opening half, but Manhasset tied it up less than a minute later. In the second half, an exceptional pair of freshman in Jordyn Klapper and Amanda Profera scored goals to put the Lady Warriors over the top. Wantagh is now 7-2-3 in Conference A-II this season.
Girls Soccer: West Hempstead dropped a 2-0 decision to undefeated Clarke on Thursday. Goalkeeper Erin Guerrero stopped five of the seven shots on goal to keep it close for much of the game for the Lady Rams. West Hempstead stands at 3-7-2 in Conference A-II and is battling for the final playoff spot, but must defeat first place Island Trees to earn the chance.
Girls Volleyball: West Hempstead defeated Carle Place at home in four sets, 25-10, 25-18, 18-25 and 25-16. Christolia Butler led the way on offense with a team-high 10 kills and Chloe Cohen added seven more kills in the win. Cohen also added 15 digs on the defensive side for the Lady Rams, who advance to 4-8 in Conference BC-I.