Finding the Back of the Net

Boy's Beat Central Islip 4-0
Boy's Beat Central Islip 4-0
 Robin Bolanos, #25 working his way up the field.
Robin Bolanos, #25 working his way up the field.
Oscar Alfaro, #17 working against a Bay Shore defender.
Oscar Alfaro, #17 working against a Bay Shore defender.
Duglas Garcia, #18 sprinting his way past a Defender.
Duglas Garcia, #18 sprinting his way past a Defender.
Whitman Junior Goalie Daniel Zagorski is back for his second year in the goal.
Whitman Junior Goalie Daniel Zagorski is back for his second year in the goal.
Whitman’s Boys soccer team fought to the end in a tough 2-1 loss to Bay Shore on Saturday. For most of the first half, both teams tested the opposing goalies with each notching 8 saves by the end of the game. Bay Shore scored first before Whitman Junior Robin Bolanos, with an assist from senior Miguel Lopes, found the back of the net. “We’re a young team having lost 7 senior starters last year,” said Head Coach John DiGiacomo. “But we’re confident in our ability to score as long as our strikers stay healthy.” 

The team worked out over the summer twice a week and began their season ready to play. After winning their annual tournament, they opened the regular season with a 0-0 tie against a tough Lindenhurst team. The Wildcats played well against their next two opponents in Half Hollow Hills East and Bay Shore, but came up short in both games loosing by one goal each. Whitman’s goalie Daniel Zagorski, a quality player, made 13 saves in the Hills East match-up. “Bottom line is we tell the guys they must keep mentally focused, physically prepared, and stay composed on the field.” said coach DiGiacomo. “If we stay healthy and focused we should be able to put the ball in the back of the net.”

On Tuesday, October 2nd the team scored their first conference win in a decisive victory over Central Islip 4-0


As per Newsday:

October 2, 2012 1 2 F
at Whitman 2 2 4
Central Islip 0 0 0


Highlights:
Whitman 4, Central Islip 0: Darwin Hernandez had two goals and one assist to lead Whitman (1-3-1) in League II.
Scoring:
Whitman -- Darwin Hernandez, 2 goals/1 assists; Anthony Pacheco, 1 goals; Robin Bolanos, 1 goals; Jesse Coreas, 1 assists.
Goalies:
Whitman -- Daniel Zagorski, 3 saves; Kevin Ticaf, 1 saves.
Central Islip -- Kelvin Rivera, 7 saves; Isaac Fuentes, 1 saves.