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This time it's Connetquot

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008 by Coach Cavanagh

A gloomy cloudy afternoon was given a ray of light when the TBirds took the field at 4:00. Their opponent was their arch rival the Commack Cougars. The same Commack team that dismantled our girls just two weeks ago. The game started and Commack was beginning right where they left off. They moved the ball well around the midfield and made it very difficult for our girls to clear the zone. Commack was every bit ready for this game of the year.

Twenty minutes into the game and Connetquot was still trying to settle their nerves and play their game. The play began to shift and off a cross from Deanna Murino the teams leader in assists Nicole Alix was able to slip the ball past the Commack keeper with a header to the top corner of the net. So in the amazing world of soccer Connetquot was being outshot 7-1, but had a 1-0 lead. Soccer is a game about capitalizing on your chances and Connetquot was making good on their opportunities. With 8 minutes remaining in the second half Deanna sent a perfect ball to the head of Toni Diesel who deposited the ball behind the keeper. The T-Birds went up by a score of 2-0 and never looked back. The first half featured very few chances for the T-Birds, but the few chances did turn into goals.

The girls were well aware that the game was far from over, but the second half produced T-Bird soccer. The girls began to feel comfortable and behind the stellar defense of Laura, Amber, Alyssa, and Michelle Commack didn't sniff the net. They did however have several direct kicks that were played perfectly by the star of the game Stacey Rao. Stacey was outstanding and outplayed Commack's forwards at every turn.

A strange feeling came over me as I watched the final 8 minutes of the game. I felt we were the better team and that the girls had everything under control. They never panicked and let their play do he talking. and the talking said what we all already knew Connetquot Girls Soccer is made of champions!!!

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