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Big Red Sports: October 23, 2009

Girls Varsity Volleyball

The girl’s varsity volleyball team’s season is coming to an end. Their last home game is this Friday at 4:30 p.m. against Malverne. The girls participated in a breast cancer benefit tournament this past weekend at Hofstra University. The team played some very tough opponents such as Massapequa, South Side and East Rockaway to name a few. Although they did not come out victorious, they put up a really good fight. Come support the girls this Friday!

Boys J.V. Soccer

The Glen Cove J.V. Boys Soccer team currently has a record of 6 wins 2 losses and 1 tie in Conference play, and an overall record of 7-3-1. The team is poised to win the Conference as they control their own destiny. If they win out for the rest of the season, they will take the Crown. The season culminates this week with games at Floral Park, home against Manhasset, and at Plainedge. Glen Cove has a record of 2-1 against those teams remaining on the schedule, the lone loss coming against Manhasset. Glen Cove looks to avenge the road defeat and maintain the home field advantage in conference play as they are 5-0 at home.

Girls Varsity Soccer

The Girls Varsity Soccer team started the second half of the season with two ties against the top ranked teams in the conference Locust Valley, and Mineola, and then lost a tough game against Carle Place, the other powerhouse in the conference. The goalie, Ashley Conklin has been anchored by stellar defense from freshman Marcella Applewhaite and junior Olivia Silvestri. The team is looking to rebound from a 1-5 first half.

Eighth-grade Boys Soccer

The team has been working really hard to accomplish an outstanding performance throughout the season and so far the team has not lost a game yet. Goals have been scored by: Betuel Oliva, Gabriel Vertis, Martin Vergaray, Angad Sadhi and Michael Burrell. “We also have an excellent group of young men who have done an great job at defense,” said the coach. Their names are: Joseph Nicholich, Edwin Cruz, Joseph Melanese, Selvin Rivera and Isaiah Garcia.

Seventh-grade Boys Soccer

The seventh-grade boys soccer team had started their season with a 3-1-1 record. The offense is led by forwards Jose Martinez with 12 goals and Rudy Yanes with 6 goals. Noal Kolbert and Chris Panzanbach have been able to control the midfield against the opponents. The defense of Kevin Shannon , Dylan Silas, Andrew Gerin . Philip Grella and Jaime Mejia has been solid. Brian O”connell has been outstanding in goal

Middle School Football

The Glen Cove Finley Middle School (seventh- and eighth-graders), coached by Head Coach Steve Kocienda and Assistant Coaches Danny Marks and John Nagle, opened their season last week with a 13-12 heartbreaking loss to Syosset Southwoods middle school. Syosset returned a Glen Cove fumble for a TD and then stopped Glen Cove’s extra point try with two minutes to go, sealing the victory. On Tuesday, Glen Cove traveled down to Mineola to face a tough Mineola team. In the first quarter Mineola scored quickly on a pass play putting Glen Cove behind 6-0. Halfback Eishen Coefield answered back on Glen Cove’s next possession with a 60-yard TD run. In the third quarter defensive lineman Tim Artinian recovered a Mineola fumble and the Glen Cove offense went back to work. The offense went on a nice drive which resulted in a 7-yard TD run by halfback Anthony Gutilla. In the fourth quarter, the seventh-grade offense drove down the field behind great passes from quarterback Josh Martin to tight end Paul Cavese. The drive ended when fullback Arthur Natale scored from 3-yards out making the score 18-6. At the end of the fourth quarter, Josh martin recovered a fumble from his corner back position putting Glen Cove deep in Mineola territory. In the fifth quarter (middle school plays an extra quarter) eighth-grade QB Max McGrindle hit tight end Anthony Martino for a 5-yard TD pass. Glen Cove scored their only extra point when halfback Eishen Coefield ran around right end for the point after score. The Glen Cove defense then forced another Mineola turnover when corner back Max Eggimann intercepted a pass intended for a Mineola wide receiver. Glen Cove scored the final touchdown of the game when fullback Tajah Garner took the ball up the middle of the Mineola defense making the final score 31-6. On defense linebacker Arthur Natale and defensive end Alex Aguilar added sacks for Glen Cove. Glen Cove’s next game will be home on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:15 p.m. versus Great Neck South.

J.V. Cheerleading

On Monday, Oct. 5, the J.V. cheerleaders participated in a clinic given by the Hofsta Cheerleading Coach Christine Nowierski. The team paid for the clinic with funds they raised during their summer car wash. They learned a lot about safety and stunting techniques. The coach took them very basic stunts to more advanced. The girls will continue to practice to perfect the execution of their new stunts. Coach Zupa would like to thank the Varsity Cheerleaders for their continuous help throughout the season.