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Girls Soccer Team Claims County Title

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East Islip High School’s varsity girls soccer team won the county championship on Nov. 2 in splendid fashion.

After a terrific 12-1-2 regular season, the second-seeded East Islip team began the Suffolk Class A playoffs with a 2-1 quarterfinals victory over Sayville. In the semifinals game against third seed Hauppauge, East Islip advanced on penalty kicks, 4-3, following two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods and two five-minute sudden victory periods. In the Nov. 2 championship game against top seed Rocky Point, East Islip claimed the title with a 4-0 shutout featuring two goals from Jenna Borelli and one each from Kate Alexander and Dylann Trahey.

“I am extremely proud of the effort the girls displayed in the finals game,” coach Ben Diallo said. “They executed the game plan from start to finish. The goal was to deprive Rocky Point’s forwards quality balls from their back line and midfield. We put them under constant pressure. Scoring first and adding a mental pressure to the physical one was another element of our game plan that worked perfectly. After the first goal, we kept the intensity up and scored the second one. From there, we knew we had them because they had to chase the game for the first time this season and we wouldn’t let them. The third element of the game plan was to remain ourselves and play our brand of soccer. The team was brilliant and disciplined the whole way. I am elated for the girls, the school and the beautiful East Islip community.”

East Islip went on to face Rockville Centre’s South Side High School, losing a close 2-1 contest in the Long Island Class A championship/Southeast Regional Final, held at Shoreham-Wading River High School on Nov. 6.  

 

Friday, January 21, 2022