Despite missing the playoffs, the Freeport girls’ soccer team was much improved this season with some convincing wins while having their best player place among the Long Island leaders in goals. With some more experience and consistency, the Red Devils could be even better next fall.
On the eve of the regular-season finale, Freeport (6-7-0) had a chance to finish at .500 after winning just twice during the abbreviated spring season. The Red Devils won two of their last three games after a 2-0 triumph at Uniondale last Thursday and will finish fifth in Conference AA-2.
But Freeport has been the quintessential Jekyl and Hyde team this fall, winning its six games by an average margin of almost five goals while losing its seven by five. Coach Helen Saballos chalked that up to her team’s inexperience.
“It gets very frustrating because they kind of stopped playing,” she said. “Now they play through the end and that’s why the results were better towards the second half than it was the first half. Some of them just started playing soccer freshman year.”
One player who is far from inexperienced is star senior Ancksu Dixon, who scored both goals against Uniondale to bump her season total to an astounding 31, good for second in Nassau County. It was her eighth multi-goal game of the season, which also includes three five-goal efforts that occurred in the two games against Westbury and at Hempstead on Oct. 7.