By Janee Law
The Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks boys varsity soccer team are firing on all cylinders.
“It’s not just one or two people that are scoring,” coach Ed Moeller said after his team’s 4-0 win over West Hempstead, which clinched a playoff berth for Cold Spring Harbor. “We’ve had quite a few people scoring and I think that helps us. It makes it hard to defend. ... It was just another team effort.”
Senior captain Justin Starr, a forward, scored twice and had one assist in the win. Fellow senior captain Chris Mormile, a midfielder, and junior midfielder Sterling Rosado, added a goal and an assist each to the scoresheet.
Junior goalkeeper Jon Cosmai made seven saves to preserve the shutout.
Moeller said he was impressed with the performance by his defense, including Cosmai, and senior Andrew Mosier and juniors Jason Castellanos, Matt Smith and Kyle Jaspers.
“Any time you can get a shutout, you have to credit the defense,” Moeller said. “Our defenders have been playing very well and our goalkeeper has five shutouts this year.”
The Seahawks are in the Nassau ABC-3 Conference and carried an 8-0-1 overall record as of deadline Wednesday. They were scheduled to face Carle Place after deadline Wednesday.
“We’ve been doing very well,” Moeller said about the season. “Everybody is helping everybody else and people that have watched the games have seen that we’ve become a very cohesive group. We look for each other, everybody cares about each other, and as a result we’re doing pretty well.”
With that, Moeller added, the team’s core is made up of juniors.
“I’m pleasantly surprised with how they’ve stepped up,” he said. “They’ve done such a great job.”
The mission for the remainder of this season is to continue their game plan and hopefully get a high playoff seed, Moeller said.
“Our goal is to keep playing the way we’re playing, playing as a team, looking out for each other and supporting each other,” he added. “Hopefully things will fall into place like they’ve done so far.”
The Seahawks are scheduled to travel to Island Trees on Saturday to face the Bulldogs at 2 p.m.