Seniors lead way for Oceanside
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Flynn returned to the in-close defense along with fellow seniors Kelly Backus, Danielle D’Angelo and Cassidy Freudenberg. Flynn is not only a key in the back row but also on draw control. Just like the soccer field, Backus is a tenacious defender with a competitive fire. D’Angelo is cut from the same mold, Dwyer said, and is like an extension of the coach on the field.
The Lady Sailors lack the experience they’ve had in goal for quite some time, but Dwyer is pleased with the tandem of junior Erin Regan and freshman Taylor Passuello. Both were tested and played well against Carle Place and Hewlett. Passuello totaled 14 saves.
Senior attack Lauren Cassidy has developed into a faceoff specialist, and her success on draws against Hewlett was one of the keys to victory. Senior attack Kaitlyn Barile is dangerous in transition, while senior attack Erica Brook possesses a strong accurate shot and scored some big goals last spring