Written by Brian ‘Condo’ Neice Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse season started off with a double header of lacrosse action on their new home field at Connolly School, aka Condo Stadium. The seventh and eighth grade ‘Late Knights’ took to the field against Point Lookout/Lido and were quickly reintroduced to the game of lacrosse. The scoring was fast and furious and unfortunately mostly for the opponent as the final score was 14 – 2. The 2 scores were by Ryan Feldmann and Russell Perciballi, both unassisted, thus showing the lack of teamwork. With the amount of talent the team possesses we’re sure they’ll bounce back and be prepared for their next game.
The third grade Wee Knights kicked off their 2013 season with a 7-4 win over Plainview. All of the hard work the boys put in during the winter helped get them the first win of their young lacrosse careers. While all of the boys played well as a team, there were a few standouts in the win. Andrew Epifania lead Glen Cove with a hat trick and he also added five ground balls. Right behind Andrew in scoring was Ryan Houghton, who was “gazelle-like” up and down the field, adding two goals. Will Feldmann and Joseph Thom each had a goal from the attack. Jacob Bruce and Jacen Braja also played well at attack in the victory. The foundation for the Knights’ victory was their defense, anchored by goalie, Christian Maiorano. Christian stepped up and was a wall in goal making eight saves. Dominik Williams, Nicholas Kodis, Kelly Larkin and Victor Scarmato all played well on defense to hold off Plainview’s attack. Ciaran Green, Micah Stone, Charlie Benazzi, Eamon Doyle and Jaden Thom all played well at the midfield position.
The fifth and sixth grade Mid Knights travelled to Franklin Square to open their season and were also greeted with a lesson in team lacrosse as they fell by the score of 4 – 1. The defense played well enough to keep them in the game but the lack of offense was evident without anyone cutting or moving to get themselves open. The lone goal came off of a nice assist from Seamus Fallon to Bobby Kiaer to give the Knights some inspiration for their next game. Another bright spot was the goaltending by Jack Coyle and rookie Felipe DeLaFuente. Together they combined for 15 saves with Felipe pitching a shutout in the second half.
Next week’s action begins with the Late Knights taking on Lindenhurst and the second grade Two Knights playing their first ever lacrosse game against Port Washington at the Connolly School Field. The victorious Wee Knights will try to continue their winning ways on the road in Floral Park along with the Mid Knights who are away again in Cold Spring Harbor.