Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
The North Shore Women’s Cross-Country Team won their fourth consecutive Conference Championship this past Saturday at Bethpage State Park. Overall, the team defeated the nearest competitor by 60 points by placing five girls in the top 10. A top performer was freshman Jessica Donohue, who led the team with an outstanding effort and has become one of the top runners in Nassau County. Donohue earned All-Conference honors along with fellow teammates junior Danielle Muoio, senior Claire Simmons, junior Emily Osman, and senior Charlotte Manogue. The next stop is the County Championship next weekend where the team has won for the past three years. There is no end in sight as the Girls’ Middle School team has also posted 21-0 record on the season.
The North Shore Football team completed its regular season with a huge triple overtime victory over Valley Stream South High School. The Vikings were trailing 5-0 when running back Nick Capperelli scored on a 5-yard run. Kevin Victoria scored the Vikings’ second touchdown when he returned a South fumble 49-yards for a touchdown. South then tied the game with 8 seconds left but the Vikings never quit. Billy Johansen had both touchdowns in the first two overtime sessions. Then the Vikings defense shut down South’s offense when Dan Broker stopped the Falcons on fourth down. On the Vikings third overtime possession Lou Mastellone scooped up his own fumble and sprinted 15-yards ending the game with a Vikings score. Vikings kicker John Scuderi was a perfect 3 for 3 with extra points. Lou Mastellone added an interception as well as Pierce Janssen. Anthony Croce had a big sack as well. The Vikings finished the regular season 4-4.
Congratulations went out to the North Shore Varsity Women’s Soccer team. North Shore Varsity Women’s soccer team was crowned Conference four champions. This is the second conference title that the Women’s Soccer team has taken in two years. Seniors Christina Convey and Jennifer Melgar were a part of both conference teams. They will be in Conference 3 in 2010. Erika Oertle as the starting goalkeeper only allowed 20 goals. She became more comfortable in goal as the season progressed. Christine Castiglione played outstanding, but got hurt 3 minutes into the playoff game at the center back position. Cara Dellavecchia started all of the games at the left back position, and was outstanding. Tara Feehan was as usual very comfortable, calm, and collective defending very well and outstanding attacking. Denise Kilderry was at home at the right back position, stopping anyone that came into her domain. She had a great season. Captain Christina Convey had an All County season, and was feared by every team they played, she was tenth in goal scoring in Nassau and second in assists, in Long Island, sixth in assists. Brianna Ruane continued where she left off in 2008, top goal scorer in Nassau, and fourth in Long Island, scoring 32 goals. Amanda Johansen played a beautiful all around game in scoring and assists seventh in points in Nassau and third in assists. Sam Grabher was the one of the three forwards who wrecked many teams with her scoring and her skill in distributing the ball to her teammates. She was hurt in the middle of the season but came back playing with more poise. The team made the playoffs by playing Jericho after going 11 wins 1 loss, scoring 66 goals. “The game was very exciting,” said the coach. “We were winning 2-1 with 6 minutes to go but Jericho scored 2-2. We played 20 minutes and we had a lot of missed chances in the overtime. We went into sudden death; the team that scored first was the winner, we lost 3-2. We came into Conference 4 and won with a great record, 11 wins and 1 lost.”
The Varsity Tennis team ended on a high note with a victory over Herricks 5-2. The team concluded the season with a 6-6 record. The Vikings finished in a tie for third place with Great Neck South. Unfortunately, GNS won more individual matches (7-6) head to head to earn a playoff berth over the Vikings. It was a great season as North Shore solidified its spot in Conference IIA. In each of the past three season’s in Conference IIA , North Shore has improved its total of victories from 2 the first year, 4 the second year and 6 this year. Seniors Aria Shavelson, Caroline Maramara, Alexis McCabe, Marissa Moshell, Liz Hamberger, Jen Cisternas, and Rachel Weisman have been a huge reason for the team’s building success. Good luck to all of them as they graduate this year.
The Varsity Volleyball team will play in the first round of playoffs vs. Floral Park on Wednesday, Nov. 4th, at 5:00 PM at Floral Park High School.