Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
The Glen Cove third- and fourth-graders participated in the PAL LaxFest in Farmingdale and finished up their season by losing a tough one-goal game to Seaford.
It appeared the “Wee Knights” of Glen Cove outplayed Seaford, but they came up just short of victory losing 8 - 7. The effort was certainly there from the Knights who played great defense, came up with ground balls and backed up the shots on goal all game long.
Everyone contributed in the game including Dominic Williams who played tough man to man defense and ran end to end to score a great goal. Andrew Epifania and Will Feldmann were their usual selves scoring a couple goals each. Charlie Benazzi added another goal, to keep his scoring streak of 3 games in a row alive, and he also added an assist. Eammon Doyle, Jaden Thom, Kelly Larkin and Lukasz Dubicki played very well on midfield. Micah Stone, Nicky Caprarella and Victor Scarmato all played tough on defense. On offense, Jacen Braja, Jacob Bruce and Joseph Thom played solidly on attack the entire game. Overall, the 3rd and 4th grade team had a good season. Hopefully the sticks won’t be put away until next winter as they continue to work on their own throughout the summer.
Glen Cove’s fifth- and sixth-grade team looked at their LaxFest game as a test. Facing Franklin Square in the season opener, they lost 4 - 1. This time, the Mighty Mid-Knights were up to the test and achieved their goal by showing how they’ve improved during the season. With only two substitutes to begin the game, Glen Cove played extremely well despite being down by two goals early in the game. Midfielders Dylan Anucik, Bobby Kiaer, Sal Guastella, Justin Maiorano and Szymon Frye took control of the ground ball game, which opened up Anucik enough to put a shot past the goalie for Glen Cove’s first goal of the game.
Frye soon followed with a tough move through the middle of their defense, depositing a shot behind the goalie. Realizing at half time they were as good as their opponent the determined Knight defense consisting mostly of Jack Coyle, Tyler Buehre, Patrick Fallon and Felipe Delafuente pressured their attack and forced numerous turnovers. Delafuente and Fallon split time on defense and between the pipes as they defended 13 shots. Offensively, the Knights pressured Franklin Square behind Seamus Fallon, Thomas Klimasewski, Phi Dambrosio and Gabrielle Guevarra providing some valuable minutes. With the short bench everyone played different positions and provided quality efforts in doing so. Each team swapped goals in the second half with the Knights goal coming off of a sweep from Guastella to tie the score at three goals apiece. When the game ended, the guys were exhausted.
As the saying goes in lacrosse, “they left it all on the field,” a proud Coach Condo quipped. “Winning and losing isn’t what’s important at this level. It’s learning the game, playing as a team and improving each day and these guys have been working hard since December and the results are in!”
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club would like to thank all the players, parents, coaches, city and school personnel and everyone else who helped and supported them during the season as they look forward to next season, their 20th year of youth lacrosse in Glen Cove. Enjoy the summer boys and keep your stick in your hand!