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The sophomore forward tapped in Brendon Hornedo's throw-in with 21:50 left to break a tie and lead the Dalers to a 2-1 win Monday over visiting Calhoun in a Nassau AA-II/AA-IV boys soccer crossover.
Jonathan Benitez knows precisely where the bumps are and how to play them. That does not surprise coach Chris Valentini, who watched as Benitez took a pass from Jonathan Guardado, dribbled left to right along the top of the box and fired a shot into the bottom right corner with five minutes remaining to lead Westbury to a 2-1 win over Syosset on Friday.
The early-morning session paid dividends as host Glenn beat Miller Place, 1-0, in front of about 200 fans. And the play that resulted in the victory is exactly what the Knights had worked on in the morning.
The 5-8 senior midfielder got his head on a handful of balls against Syosset on Friday. None was more important than his header midway through the first half for the first goal in the Chiefs' 2-0 win.
Yes, Commack lost a few key pieces to graduation after its Class AA state title. But the Cougars still return goalkeeper Ryan Sinnott, who posted 13 shutouts last year. Striker Anthony Izzo, who scored all three goals for Commack in its two games at the state tournament, is back. Midfielder Scott Cebollero will take on a more prominent role.
Levine, a South Side senior, and McElhinney, a Jericho sophomore, have traveled the United States together with the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association. They have received instruction from the same goalkeeper coach, and they have competed in the same conference, Nassau A-I.
For Jefferson, all the intangibles are there, from impeccable footwork to precision passing. But his favorite part of his own game, the part he believes is most responsible for his success, is his ability to read the game.
Matt Vowinkel had a hand, and a foot, in all four of Chaminade's goals en route to a 4-0 victory over St. John the Baptist on Tuesday.
Connor Powers won the ball just inside midfield and carried it toward the box. With Sharpe making a run to the corner, Powers played the ball toward the flag through two defenders. Sharpe then sent a cross into the box, where a charging Junger Herazo fired the ball into the net with 13:19 left in the first half.
Sloan, a junior who is already being widely recruited to play college soccer, scored on a header off a crossing pass from Nick Scaraglio with 3:15 remaining in the first half.
Fresh off a loss to nationally-ranked St. Anthony’s, the Indians took the field against another CHSAA powerhouse in Chaminade Sunday in the second day of the St. Anthony’s Invitational, beating the Flyers, 1-0.
Nine months later, the Cougars received one more accolade after winning the New York State Class AA title – a No. 7 preseason national ranking by the NSCAA.
In the first game of the year, he scored the first goal of the season and also received his first postgame interview after helping lead St. Anthony’s to a 2-0 win over Brentwood in the nightcap of the St. Anthony’s Invitational Friday night.
On Friday, Donnelly was a starting midfielder and scored the all-important insurance goal to help lift Chaminade to a season-opening 2-0 win over Massapequa in the opening day of the St. Anthony’s Invitational.
When it comes to knowing what it takes to win a state championship, Pete Meyer is the man for Massapequa. The Army-bound senior is the lone returning piece remaining from the Massapequa team that captured the New York State Class AA title two years ago.
Led by Ryan Goncalves in the center of midfield, the Friars have a solid nucleus of returning players and key juniors to make another run at the state championship.
All summer long, MSG Varsity brings you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Thursday through August 13. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island boys soccer
Welcome to MSGVarsity.com’s Memorable Mondays, a summer-long series that looks back on the top players, games and moments from the past season and gazes ahead to 2015-16. As the summer goes on, we’ll compile the lists and them post here. New lists will be posted every Monday at 3 p.m. In Week 2 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five individual performances from 2014-15 on Long Island.
Burgess has proved that even though training and tactical racing ability is important, sometimes all that's needed is quick feet, raw talent, and the will to beat the runner next to you.
The senior midfielder led the Friars to their second straight state title last season. Despite often being double- or triple-teamed, Butzke scored nine goals and had seven assists. He scored the winning goal in overtime in the state semifinal against St. Joseph's.
During a practice in early October, after the Friars had dropped games to rivals St. John the Baptist and Chaminade, assistant coach Don Corrao made the announcement: Giuffrida would join seniors T.J. Butzke and Beau Hornberger as captains of a Friars team that was chasing a second straight state championship.
Commack allowed only three goals in the eight games after tying Ward Melville. The Cougars won each -- including the state championship game, in which they beat Fairport, 2-0. Anthony Izzo scored both goals.
Led by High School All-American and Long Island Player of the Year Kaan Ilgin, Mattituck throttled Skaneateles, 6-0, in the Class B semifinals and scored twice in the second half to put away Beekmantown, 3-0, in the title game. It was a dominant two-day stretch in Middletown.
It was a banner year for boys soccer on Long Island, which placed three players on the NSCAA All-American list. There were just seven players in New York State selected among 56 nationwide.
Spaun was talking about being a member of the Suffolk All-Star soccer team that faced its Nassau counterparts Saturday at Diamond in the Pines in Coram.
And the pain in West's left foot was too much for the Bonackers boys soccer team to overcome as Greece Athena won the state Class A final, 4-2, Sunday.
Ilgin scored two goals, and Williams added one as Mattituck defeated Beekmantown, 3-0, Sunday at Middletown High School for the state Class B boys soccer title.
A day after scoring the overtime winner in a semifinal, Izzo had two goals in the second half to lead Commack over Fairport, 2-0, Sunday at Middletown High School for the state Class AA championship.
The St. Anthony’s boys soccer team captured a second consecutive CHSAA state championship Sunday night, beating Fordham Prep, 4-2, at Adelphi University. And in doing so, longtime head coach Gene Buonaiuto picked up win No. 400 in his illustrious career.
Before following his brother Brandon to Division III powerhouse Messiah College, Nick West became East Hampton’s messiah, scoring both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over South Side Sunday at Dowling Sports Complex.
The Long Island Class A championship is on the line when East Hampton takes on South Side Sunday at noon from Dowling Sports Complex on #MSGV_Live.
The Long Island Class AA championship is on the line when Commack takes on MacArthur Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Dowling Sports Complex on #MSGV_Live.
The CHSAA state championship is on the line when defending champion St. Anthony’s takes on Fordham Prep Sunday at 7:15 p.m. from Adelphi University on #MSGV_Live.
Southold (12-6) made it to a Class C regional final at Diamond in the Pines in Coram on Saturday. The First Settlers will not get any further, however. Hudson Valley-Rhinebeck advanced on penalty kicks, 3-1, and will play Lansing Saturday in a state semifinal at Middletown High School.
Godoy's goal lifted top-seeded East Hampton over No. 2 Comsewogue, 1-0, as the Bonackers captured the Suffolk Class A boys soccer title Friday night before a large crowd at Dowling Sports Complex in Shirley.
Behind a remarkable defensive effort by Nigro, Justin Cebollero and goalie Ryan Sinnott, No. 2 Commack defeated No. 4 Whitman, 1-0, for the Suffolk Class AA title at Dowling Sports Complex in Shirley. It's the Cougars' first county championship since 1995.
Now the Cyclones are Nassau County co-champions in Class A and have advanced to a Long Island championship. After two 15-minute overtimes with the score tied at 1, South Side advanced on penalty kicks, 3-2, against No. 2 Roslyn at Hofstra.
Three years removed from not winning a game, seniors Greg Baumstein and Anthony Rocchio scored second-half goals to help lift MacArthur to a 3-1 win over Syosset in the Nassau Class AA final in front of more than 1,600 fans at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Wednesday night.
Moran's goal, with 42 seconds left in overtime, lifted No. 2 Southold over top-seeded Pierson/Bridgehampton, 1-0, as the Settlers captured a second consecutive Suffolk Class C title.
The Nassau Class AA boys soccer title is on the line as fourth-seeded Syosset faces third-seeded MacArthur Wednesday at 6 p.m. from Hofstra University on #MSGV_Live.
Pugliese scored the winner with 2:09 left as No. 13 South Side upset top-seeded Great Neck North, 1-0, in a Nassau Class A semifinal at Farmingdale State College.
Gene Sicoli and Vincenzo Diliberti scored in a four-minute span in the first half to help lead host Commack to a 2-0 win over North Babylon in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals Monday afternoon.
Sean Zagorski was preparing to leap for an offensive header when, suddenly, a Brentwood defender accidentally headed it past his own shell-shocked goalkeeper to give No. 4 Whitman a 2-1 victory over No. 1 Brentwood in a Suffolk AA semifinal played before a loud, overflow crowd at Brentwood.
Behind the strength of its strong defense and three different scorers, second-seeded Roslyn defeated No. 6 Great Neck South, 3-0, Sunday in a Nassau Class A boys soccer semifinal at Farmingdale State College.
A berth in the Suffolk Class AA final is at stake when second-seeded Commack takes on No. 6 North Babylon in the semifinals Monday at 2 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Ilgin added another goal in the final minute as top-seeded Mattituck captured its fifth straight Class B county championship with a 2-0 win against rival Center Moriches, which was seeded second, at Diamond in the Pines in Coram.
In the first two rounds of the shootout, each team converted four of five kicks. In the third round, which was sudden death, Jonathan Graziosi's diving stop gave St. Anthony's a 10-9 penalty-kick advantage and the victory.
Three years removed from a winless season, MacArthur advances to the Nassau Class AA final for the first time in more than 20 years, beating Plainview JFK, 2-0, Friday night at Farmingdale State College.
Richie Rambarran and Matt Zipkowitz struck for second half goals as Syosset shocked defending state champion Massapequa, 2-0, in the Nassau Class AA semifinals Friday at Farmingdale State College.
It’s a battle of undefeated teams as Plainview JFK takes on MacArthur in the Nassau Class AA semifinals Friday at 7:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
A berth in the Nassau Class AA boys soccer final is on the line as top-seeded Massapequa meets No. 4 Syosset in the semifinals at Farmingdale State College Friday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Sean Davis' overtime goal in the 94th minute sends Chaminade to the CHSAA final as Flyers defeat Kellenberg, 1-0 in the Catholic League boys soccer semifinals.
T.J. Butzke scored a goal in each half to help lift St. Anthony’s to a 2-0 win over St. John the Baptist in the CHSAA semifinals Tuesday afternoon at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
A shot to advance to the CHSAA boys soccer finals is on the line as Kellenberg and Chaminade tangle at Mitchel Field at 6:00 p.m. in the semifinals.
A berth in the CHSAA boys soccer final is on the line as St. John the Baptist faces St. Anthony’s in the first of a semifinal doubleheader from Mitchel Athletic Complex Tuesday at 4 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Chase Gurcan and Zach Capolongo had a goal and an assist apiece to help lead St. Anthony’s to a 2-1 win over St. John the Baptist Thursday night at Cy Donnelly Field.