Playing in the championship game has become commonplace for Cold Spring Harbor.
Yesterday, the top-seeded Seahawks girls soccer team continued its annual tradition with a 4-0 win over No. 3 Oyster Bay to clinch its sixth straight Nassau Class B title.
Cold Spring Harbor (13-3) played its typical tough defense -- the win was its 11th shutout this season -- but the Seahawks offense has been more dynamic this season than in past years.
"The difference between this team and teams in the past few years is that we can score," coach Steve Cacioppo said.
Cold Spring Harbor proved that in the ninth minute with a scoring opportunity after the Oyster Bay (9-6-1) goalkeeper misplayed a high-bouncing ball. Teressa Fazio found herself in the right place and tracked the ball down, guiding it into the net.
"I just followed it and I was looking at it and said, 'I have to capitalize on this' and I did," Fazio said. Less than four minutes later the Seahawks struck again. This time it was Katie Hudson scoring on a loose ball off a broken play in front of the goal.
Cold Spring Harbor added two more first-half goals and in the second half relied on its signature tough defense that has been the backbone to the previous five county titles.