Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
The sixth grade Chiefs lacrosse team went on the road recently and beat the perennial powerhouse Manhasset Indians 12-8 to keep their undefeated season alive with a record of 6-0. The Chiefs offense was on fire as they moved the ball up and down the field against the Indians. With great precision, the Chiefs offense passed the ball around the offensive zone. The scoring was provided by Chiefs’ Midfielders Michael O’Connell (4 Goals, 1 Assist), Luke Baskind (3 Goals, 1 Assist), Matt Sluka (2 Goals, 3 Assists), Thomas Albig (2 Goals, 2 Assists) and Attackmen Jalen Rivers (1 Assist) and Marc Chiappone (1 Assist).
Chiefs’ other Attackmen Ryan Dieguez, Dylan Vincenti and Ryan Calderone kept the ball moving in the offensive zone and fought for every ground ball, as Defensemen James Reardon, Nick Monteforte and Joe Tallini suffocated the Indians’ Attackmen in front of the Chiefs Goalie Mike Sinisi, who had another heck of a day in net, making 7 saves. All the boys played and participated in the victory.
Later that week, the Chiefs were on the road again up against Roslyn. Matt Grimm full of mud faced off today winning 4 of 4 for Mineola. Mineola Chiefs were down 1-0 for the entire first half until Philip Arnold fresh off the IR List broke through the Roslyn midfield line and ripped a long skimmer shot across the wet grass. At halftime, the game was tied 1-1. Tristan Gilbert lit up the midfield with his lightning speed and to set up a goal to attack-man Ronan Cooney (2 goals). Jack Duff (2 assists) at less than 100 percent came off the bench in the second half to give strength to the struggling Mineola offense. Mineola attack-men were led by Sante Nicolia (1 assist) who fed Ronan Cooney on for a Mineola goal along with Vincent Aidala, Michael Cardinal, Ryan Dailey, Nick Rusciano, Liam Gormley, and Joe Gonzalez who all moved the ball quickly. Alex Marchiselli led defense all day long, stopping the Roslyn fast break along with Joe Carr and Zach Koerber who make up the “The Big Three D”. Goalie Matt O’Connell knocked down 4 rocket shots and made some very nice clears in the first half. “The Closer” goalie for the Chiefs- Sean Hembach shut out Roslyn in the second half with 5 saves and quick clears to bring Mineola to a 5-1 victory.