Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The sixth-grade Mineola Chiefs (Maroon) defeated a very tough Garden City on the road 6-4 on May 12. With three players on injured reserved Mineola’s reinforcements played with all heart on Mother’s Day.
The Mineola defense controlled the game. Joe Carr grabbed the rock out of the air on crease slides at least three this game, Zach Koerber stopped ball on fast breaks while defensemen Evan Eberlein and Alex Marchiselli locked down the remaining attack men.
The Mineola Midfield was thin but Matt Grimm led the midfield from all fronts by winning six of seven face offs, scoring two unassisted goals and one assist.
Defensive midfielder Sante Nicolia barreled through the Garden City midfield wall like a bull to feed attack man Ronan Cooney who scored a nice goal and also had one assist. Midfielder Brian O’Neill dodged around Garden City and bounced in a nice goal, Tristan Gilbert, Michael Cardinal and Joey Gonzalez ran a very tough midfield all day long which was key in holding Garden City.
Attack man Ryan Dailey dodged in and scored on a hard bounce shot, wounded warrior Jack Duff with a sore ankle had one goal and two assists while Vincent Aidala and Nick Rusciano both made precise passes from the X position. Mineola goalie Matt O’Connell made a kick save off the shin and had nice clears today.
Second half Mineola goalie Sean “Hemi” Hembach stopped shot after shot from Garden City to lead Mineola to its sixth straight victory.