Wednesday, 13 May 2009 11:09
The Mineola Chiefs 6th Grade Boys Lacrosse team went on the road May 3 and beat the Oceanside Sailors 7-5 in the pouring rain to bring their undefeated record to 4-0.
It was a sloppy wet game played on the new turf field. Midfielder James Gerstner didn’t seem to mind the weather conditions as he recorded a hat trick scoring three goals. Midfielders Thomas O’Connell and Brian Smith had two goals apiece as tough Peter McCormack was throwing his body all over the field. The Chiefs attackmen Chris Lockwood, Tom O’Dwyer and Dominic Paggi kept active in front of the Sailors goalie throughout the day. The defense of the Chiefs was all over the place putting the hurt on the Sailors, led by Teddy Capsis, Gavin Dowd and Jake Connors. Chiefs goalie John Clancy made eight saves in front of the cage while players Kyle Leinhart, Gerard Boniello, Trifon Boniello, Mark Sarnell, Anthony Sarno, Chris Berger, Eric Pacher, Jacob Correia and Kyle Dunleavy also contributed to the victory.
The game scoring is summarized below:
• James Gerstner – goal (assist by Peter McCormack); goal (assist by Chris Lockwood); goal (assist by Chris Lockwood)
• Thomas O’Connell – goal (unassisted); goal (unassisted)
• Brian Smith – goal (unassisted); goal (assisted by Tom O’Dwyer)