Written by Brian “Condo” Neice Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
On Sunday, May 19, the Glen Cove third and fourth graders took to a rainy Connolly School field against a tough Mineola team. The numbers were there for Glen Cove, unfortunately, the goals were not. The “Wee Knights” showed flashes of brilliance throughout the game, but had trouble putting it all together. Lukasz Dubicki jumped in goal to start the game and made several nice saves. Victor Scarmato, Dominic Williams, Nicholas Kodis, Mike Mattern and Nicholas Caparella gave it their all. The offense was generated by midfielders Ryan Houghton, Andrew Epifania, Charlie Benazzi, Ciaran Greene, Jayden Thom and Will Feldmann. On attack Jacob Bruce, Jacen Braja, Christian Maiorana, Joseph Thom and Micah Stone kept busy chasing ground balls, backing up shots on goal and trying their best. Mineola was too skilled at throwing and catching for the Glen Cove defense to keep up.
The fifth and sixth grade “Mid Knights” took on Hempstead at rain-soaked Condo Stadium and battled the elements as well as a bigger and tougher opponent, suffering a 5 – 2 loss. It was a back-and-forth high-energy battle with the team in better physical shape and condition taking the contest. Providing the offense for Glen Cove was Christian Klimasewski scoring on a breakaway pass from defenseman Jack Coyle. Sal Guastella added the other goal on a nice dodge from his midfield position. Once again the goalie platoon of Patrick Fallon and Felipe Delafuente played their best but it was not enough to hold off Hempstead.
The final home game of the 2013 season was played Sunday, June 2 at at the Connolly School field. The Mid Knights took on local rivals Jericho. Look for the results in next week’s paper.