By Coach Matt Carbone
With a record of 7-1, the Glen Cove girls varsity volleyball team continues the trend of fantastic play. Facing a fierce Valley Stream North team, GC cruised through in three games. Helping to lead this victorious attack were Martina Micko, Carolena Brasiello, Jamie Downer and the great support by freshmen Sofia Christopoulos and Victoria Garcia.
GC's next biggest challenge was facing Jericho in back-to-back games. Undefeated at home, Jericho's valiant efforts were no match for the ladies of Glen Cove, as the exceptional play of Aja Alter and Katherine Solorzano helped Big Red prevail in five games. The following day the team traveled to Jericho and battled to another win in four games. Continued luck is wished to the team.
By Coach Adrienne Tonner
The Big Red girls varsity tennis season finished up strong on Monday, Oct. 24 just minutes before the skies opened up on Long Island. In the past five days the girls defeated Oyster Bay, Farmingdale, and Hicksville. Captain Tara Napoli was injured one week ago but the team responded well by compensating for her absence.
Second singles co-captain Katherine Dolecki had the pivotal victory against Oyster Bay by beating her opponent in a tiebreaker. Third singles junior Mariel Fredericksen also kept the team afloat with her strong winning record. Underclassmen Danielle Silas, Jamie Carlson, Jacqueline Szlakowicz, Alyssa Oh, Sara Graziosi, Reena Walia, and Natasha Gregorio contributed well to the season's big finish. The awesome seniors are wished good luck in the future and the team hopes the girls will keep in touch: Tara Napoli, Katherine Dolecki, Alyssa Farber, Victoria Beisler, Harleen Walia, Amber Becktold, and Dianna Belifore. Next year will be a rebuilding year at Glen Cove but Coach Tonner believes the team is up for the challenge.
By Michael Genova
From the whistle, the match-up between Glen Cove and Roslyn seemed very competitive in that both sides consisted of physically strong players.
David Roussine, Brian Testa, Josue Escobar and Andrew Quinones held up Glen Cove's defense. Working hard in the midfield stood captains Niko Escobar, Frank Grella and Mike Lowell, along with Michael Totino, Freddy Granados and Jose Alfaro. William Rivas created many plays as a forward.
The game took off midway through the first half when the referee signaled a penalty shot against Glen Cove. Despite a great effort, goalie Jaime Medina stood little chance at saving the bullet placed precisely into the lower left pocket of GC's net to make the game 1-0 Roslyn.
Although Roslyn held the lead throughout the first half, a 1-0 lead usually isn't enough to secure a victory against the Big Red. This proved true early in the second half when Glen Cove's Jose Alfaro scored one of his trademark goals after a fearless run through the Roslyn defense. The match finished as a draw and a job well done to both sides. Juniors Michael Totino (midfield) and Alex Morra (forward) said, "This tie breaker was very crucial for our team to possibly make the play-offs." Glen Cove's record is currently 2-5-4.