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Think Pink Game Set For October 12

The Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team will face off against Conference A-4 rivals Great Neck North in the annual “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness game on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Denton Avenue’s Tully Park.

The Mustangs are currently in first place in the conference with a record of 6-0. Junior captain Nicole Forte is leading the way for the Mustangs with 10 goals and six assists. Senior Nina Ribeiro has five goals and sophomore Caitie Cunningham has four goals so far on the season.

Senior captain, Julianne Falotico is their strongest defender stepping up in tough games this year. Sophomore goalie, Samantha Venus also has 26 saves for the season.

All proceeds from fundraising efforts will be donated to the Susan G. Koman for the cure as well as the Adelphi University breast cancer hotline. The team will also be walking together at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 21.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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