The girls varsity soccer team completed their first two rounds in the county playoffs victorious. The Lady Dawgs defeated Roslyn 3-0 on goals scored by Val Ahrens with an assist by Allison Gronenthal; Kristen Walsh assisted by Val Ahrens and Rebecca Burleson assisted by Val LaSala. Goalies Steph Fabis and Kristen O'Connor shared the shutout. The defense of Ashley Moore, Kristen Burgos, Nichole Coradini and Meg Carey was outstanding, allowing only five shots on goal. The second game was a nail biter. Contending with a feisty Bethpage team, the Lady Dawgs were taken to overtime before they prevailed and scored two goals in the first half of overtime. Goals were scored by Steph Kaiser with an assist from Val Ahrens and Val Ahrens assisted by Ali Gronenthal and Rebecca Burleson. Now it's on to the semifinals where the Lady Dawgs will be facing a tough Garden City team that also made the semifinals last year. Both Coach Goldberg and Coach Schneider are proud of the girls. Despite numerous injuries, they have kept it together and are having an exceptional year.
The girls junior varsity volleyball team improved to 14-1 on the season by defeating Carle Place 3-0. The Lady Dawgs were led by great performances from Jackie Kupfer, Michelle Giordano, Dana Colleluori, Justine Abramowski, Michelle Garcia and Stephanie Brown.
The Bulldogs Football team finished their season with a 13-13 tie against Westbury. Normally a tie would leave a team disappointed, but the way the Bulldogs finished the game made it feel like a victory. On their opening drive, Bulldogs QB Chris Pascalli's pass to TE Matt Bowen brought the "A" team offense within a yard of the end zone. Chris Pascalli was able to sneak it in to put Island Trees up 6-0. Westbury responded with a scoring drive of their own, but failed to score the extra point, leaving the game tied at 6-6. For the next three quarters, both teams' defenses stood strong with the Bulldogs recovering four fumbles, including one in the end zone. The fifth period was a game unto itself. Westbury struck first with a long touchdown run and successful extra point, putting them up 13-6. The Bulldogs fought their way downfield, but a costly penalty put them in a fourth and 20 situation on the 50-yard line with only one minute to go in the game. Instead of giving up, the Bulldogs showed their heart once more. Chris Pascalli threw a perfect strike to TE Matt Bowen who was tackled at Westbury's one-yard line. FB Tyler Byrne pounded the ball in and James Lesko followed up with a successful extra point attempt to tie the score at 13. The Bulldogs never say die effort brought their final season record to 4-1-1. The team did a great job and the coaches are proud of them.