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Viking Sports - April 16, 2010

Softball Winning

Big - 18-3, 18-5
By Regan Falk, NSHS Class of 2010

The Lady Vikings are off to a great season standing 5-1 as of April 12. In the past week the girls have played 5 games in 5 days, coming out on top in all five, they beat Cold Spring Harbor 18-3 and a big win against Garden City, 18-5. On Friday, 4/9 the girls played Wantagh, they were tied in the top of the 7th Inning, Anne Duffy gave them a nice hit to win and gave Wantagh their first loss of the season. The effort on the team has come from everyone; Anne Duffy with excellent at bats, Alex Grande’s second base coverage and  a big home run from Elle Hoffman. Come watch the girls varsity softball team!


Women’s Lacrosse

Season at 3-1
By Kristen Giovanniello, NSHS Class of 2010

The North Shore women’s lacrosse team is off to a strong start holding a record of 3-1 and the season has just begun. The captains of the 2010 team are Kathleen Lennon, Kristen Giovanniello and Karli Portnoy. Leading the attack are: senior Kathleen Lennon, sophomore Amanda Johanson and junior Lauren Janelli. The defense, led by Denise Kilderry and Cara Dellavecchia, has come up strong this season leading the season to only one loss to Sacred Heart (non-league) in overtime. Their consistency has provided a reliable backbone to the team.

The Viking’s game against Friends Academy and South Side were a great way to start off the season. The defense and Cara Dellavecchia shut down South Side’s top scorer while the attack proved to be relentless in their scoring. Senior Kathleen Lennon tallied seven goals between the two games while Lauren Janelli added 3 goals and 3 assists.

The Cold Spring Harbor game proved to be by far the most exciting game this year, ending after double overtime. The Vikings continued with their strong defense and fluid attack. Sophomore Amanda Johanson had a game high of 5 goals and 2 assists. Senior goalie Kristen Giovanniello had 17 saves and defender, Denise Kilderry scored the winning goal during sudden victory overtime to win the game 12 to 11. The Vikings are off to a great start and will face Division, Syosset and Our Lady of Mercy in the upcoming week.

Men’s Tennis, Ready for the Conference II Challenge

The North Shore Men’s Varsity Tennis Team is ready for the season to begin. After a month of practice, the Vikings open up this Monday, April 12  against Plainview. A challenge lies ahead for the tennis team. After spending the last five years in Conference III, the team has moved up to Conference II to compete this year. This year’s roster is led by two newcomers to high school tennis, Clark Ruiz and Alex Sacher. These two standouts will be playing first and second singles respectively. To round out the Vikings singles lineup at third singles is junior co-captain Evan Fierstein.

The key to high school tennis is doubles. Luckily for the squad, there are plenty of veterans. With at least two years of experience from 6 out of the 8 doubles players, experience hopefully will help each tandem compete at the higher level. Tanner Korponay-Andie Ferreira (1st), Jonathan Dweck-John Quigley (2nd), Mitchell Goidel-Ryan Kianofsky (3rd) and Johnathan Khani-Joe Sacco (4th) will start the year at these positions. Michael Algios is ready to come off the bench when needed.


Men’s Golf Tee’s Off for Season Opening

The 2010 North Shore Golf Team has spent the last two weeks tuning up for the upcoming season.  The Vikings have taken advantage of what has been very unusually cooperating opening season weather and have spent just about every practice out on the course. This year’s team will consist of the following students from the high school and middle school: Vin Curcio, Nick DiMaio, Sean Feehan, Dan Fletcher, Gerry Ford, Stephen Hong, Tommy Kraft, Chris Melgar, Alex Recine, Vin Volkommer, Cliff Weldon, Pat Weldon, Zach Winslow, and Jed Zeins. 

Men’s Lacrosse Takes Calhoun in 4th Quarter

The North Shore Men’s Lacrosse Team beat Calhoun High School in an exciting one goal game that came down to the final seconds Wednesday.  The defense, led by goalie Alec Volpe and co-captains Danny Broker and Nick Caparelli, was able to keep the Colts off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter to ensure the 4-3 victory. The Viking offense was led by co-captain Greg Puskuldjian with two goals and Jake Venditto and Lou Monarchio each adding a goal of their own.