September 22nd, Sayvilleís girlsí varsity soccer team shut
out Amityville. The opposing team seemed to be no match for
the Flashes who dominated their opponent with the final
score of 7-0. Sayville acted as team from start to finish,
passing, communicating and supporting each other, which help
to lead them to victory.
The first half was filled with intense offense by Sayville.
All the girls were doing their best to keep the ball away
from their goal, and did a great job doing it. You could
tell that Sayville was giving it their all, because they
werenít afraid to headbutt or get a little aggressive. The
girls would box out their opponents and then look for an
open team member or bring the ball up field themselves. The
entire team had nice technique and footwork, which
definitely helped when one or two defendants were pursuing
Sayville would end up scoring four goals in the first part
of the game. Junior Maddy Hoon, would start by scoring the
first goal, then a second one by another teammate. Amanda
Famularo would also score in the half.
On defense, Megan Mililani and Jackie Christensen were doing
an unbelievable job. On numerous occasions, Christensen
would beat out her opponent for the ball and then would
precisely pass the ball. Mililani, was also beating the
Amityville girls time after time. She even took a nasty hit
to the ground, but in five seconds was up again trying to
get the ball back.
Olivia Coley-Bishop, Sayvilleís Goalie, didnít get much
action at Thursdayís game. When she did though, she stepped
up and was able to stop Amityville from scoring. Instead of
just standing in goal not paying attention, Coley-Bishop was
moving around, watching the game, and even calling out to
her teammates to help them.
Even after the half, Sayville was up 4-0. However, the girls
didnít slow down or ease up on Amityville. If anything,
Sayville was even more determined to keep their enemy from
scoring. In the second half of the game, Sayville would
score another three points thanks to Hoon, Christensen, and
Katie Mulry. This left the score at 7-0.
The entire game went very fast, a lot of good plays and
teamwork by Sayville. On Thursday, both the offense and
defense were on top of their game. This team has a strong
understanding that you canít win, let alone function as a
team, if these two parts donít work as one. The Sayville
Girlsí Varsity Soccer Team has mastered this and looks like
it will be a threat to other teams this year.
Elsesser is a fun-loving, Senior at Sayville High School.
She enjoys trying new things, writing and being around
people. When she is not spending time with her friends or
babysitting she is cuddling up with a new book. During the
school year you can find her playing Bass Clarinet in the
Wind Ensemble or sitting in the bleachers cheering on her
high school's football team.
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