Thursday, 18 June 2009 16:06
The third/fourth-grade grade boys ended a successful season on Sunday with a great win over Plainview in the PAL Tournament at SUNY Farmingdale. All the hard work throughout the season paid off as ground balls were the key for Glen Cove’s control of the ball from the opening face-off. Passes were made and received by the entire team. Everyone contributed in the win, which is why no individual was awarded a game ball.
The fifth/sixth-graders weren’t as successful as they lost a hard-fought battle to Freeport by the score of 7 - 5. After trailing 5 - 2 at the half, Glen Cove rallied to tie the score, but then continued to struggle with ground balls, which led to 2 late goals. Once again Jack Mangan left it all on the field as he contributed 2 goals and added 2 assists to the other half of the dynamic duo, Nick Schneider. The other score came from a determined Glenn Lostritto who took his own face-off the distance to knot the score at 5. Goalies Adam Hamid and Phil Grella combined for a total of 15 saves in the finale. Overall, their season was a success after bouncing back from a slow start.
The seventh/eighth-graders were also defeated in the tournament as they lost to Oyster Bay 14 - 1. Shorthanded, as in most of their match-ups this season, Glen Cove didn’t have the legs to run with their opponent. The only score was a goal by Billy Flahive from rookie Johnny Mitchell to eliminate any chance of being shutout. Goaltender Jon Luc Monteforte turned away 6 shots in the loss.
Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse would like to thank their volunteer coaches for all that they’ve done this past season and they are already looking forward to next season. If you are interested in playing lacrosse, contact Coach Condo (Brian Neice) at 676-0031 for more information.