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Hardy2
September 13, 2006

Hampton Bays Girls' Soccer Preview Lady Baymen Hoping to Stay Healthy


There was no "last season" for the Hampton Bays varsity girls' soccer team because . . . there was no Hampton Bays varsity girls' soccer team. Confused? Well, the explanation is simple; a rash of injuries coupled with a lack of players coming out for the team led to a majority of forfeits and a popular East End high school sport was lost for the season.

But this year, new head coach Rosie Zollo hopes to get the program back on track with a strong nucleus returning that includes top striker Cindy Leon, a senior.

Freshman right forward Angelica Barberine is another strong offensive player and Zollo said, "I'm looking for a lot of goals and shots from the two of them."

Junior Elia Figari is a midfielder who brings leadership to a vital position while senior Ashley Cabot, "Will be the voice of the defense," according to Zollo.

Krista Robben, the Lady Baymen's starting goalkeeper, is a returning junior and her strong positioning skills are an asset to the team along with her height and athleticism.

Zullo is also pleased with the progress of freshmen Grace Guarino, Emily Cortese and Christine Mortise.

Hampton Bays (1-11) opens its season on next Wednesday on the road against Amityville (1-11 last season) before hosting Southampton (6-5-1) on September 22 in the Lady Baymen's home opener.

"We're looking for everyone to stay healthy this season so that we can play all of our games and we're also looking to put more shots on goal," said Zollo. "And hopefully with a strong defense, we can add some wins."

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