Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
The seventh- and eighth-grade Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse team continued their winning ways by taking their third straight victory on Sunday, April 22. The boys entered the game on a two-game winning streak as they were set to play Point Lookout/Lido in their home opener.
Glen Cove came out on fire and jumped out to an early lead and they never looked back. Once again Ryan Feldmann, Michael Hatala and Geoffrey Field provided most of the scoring in the 9 – 6 victory. Whether it was shooting or passing the ‘Big Mac Attack’ had their hands in on eight of the nine goals. The hustle of the midfielders and the determination of the defense seems to be the strength of the team with Sean Morrisey, Andrew Patino and Jared Buehre adding some inspiring play. Goaltender Max Sutherland was once again credited for an outstanding game between the pipes.
The fifth- and sixth-grade boys made strides in the right direction, despite the final score not being in their favor, in the game against Lindenhurst. Their opponents out-muscled the boys and won 6 – 0, but Glen Cove began to look like a team heading in the right direction. The defensive group of Reece Lupo, Lucas Salerno, Kevin Heenan, John Michael Rhein and goalie Rob McCarthy held Lindenhurst at bay for most of the game. The offense had a rough day against a tough and more physical style of play.
By Brian Niece and Chris Feldmann
Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club’s second-grade team kicked off their lacrosse careers this past Sunday with a thrilling game against Bayville. Coaches Chris Feldmann, Bob Benazzi and Ben Stone organized their young players as they embarked on their first lacrosse journey.
While Glen Cove lost 3-1, Colin Gallagher gave it everything he had to make several big saves starting as goalie. Lukasz Dubicki had a strong run to the goal and finished, scoring his first goal of the year. Andrew Epifania faced off for Glen Cove and was solid on midfield. Victor Scarmato showed off his hockey goalie experience and made several saves of his own.
Let it be known that Bayville had a full game of experience on Glen Cove as they didn’t get rained out the week before. The loss didn’t affect the spirit of the team as they rallied around their goalie at the end of the game and discussed how they’re going to work harder in the weeks to come. Good job, young Knights.
The fifth- and sixth-grade boys also played at home against Floral Park and they all knew they were on a mission. Without a win yet in the season, the boys were out to prove they were better then what their record stated. When push came to shove they stepped up and at the end they were not losers. It was a back and forth battle that ended in a 9 – 9 tie but more important than winning, they realized they could play as a team. The always pesky Russell Perciballi disrupted Floral Park for four goals with attackmen Kevin Heenan and Robert McCarthy each adding two. McCarthy finished his goals off of assists from Mikey Poncet and Kieran Kennedy, who notched his first career point. Gutting out the final goal was Davey Moore whose unselfish play also led to an assist. Brendan Whitehead was a bright spot in goal as he recorded nine saves in his debut. His quick ability to “clear” the ball was just the boost the offense needed.
The seventh- and eighth-grade team lost a heartbreaker to Jericho, ending their winning streak without deflating their sails as they battled a tough team who got the better of them, this time, by a 12 – 11 margin. As the competition is getting tougher the “Late Knights” continue to impress the coaches with their hustle and team play. Leading the assault was Geoffrey Field and Ryan Feldmann with three goals each and Michael Hatala, adding two more for the ‘Big Mac Attack’ line. Adding to that were midfielders Sean Morrissey with two goals and Nick Schneider with one. The transition game has been a big part of their success so the entire defense needs to be complimented for their efforts.
The “Late Knights” make an early morning visit on Sunday, May 6, as they take on Lindenhurst at the City Stadium Lacrosse field along Shore Road. Game time is at 9 a.m. The second-graders travel to Port Washington for a 3:45 p.m. game and the fifth- and sixth-graders have a bye. The junior lacrosse club will be having a tri-fecta of lacrosse action on Saturday, May 12. The annual “Lacrosse Day” starts at 2 p.m. as the second-graders take on Syosset, followed by the fifth- and sixth-graders playing Great Neck at 3 p.m. and the seventh- and eighth-grade team taking on Malverne in the finale at 4:30 p.m. All games are being played at the Shore Road lacrosse field.