The Long Island Rough Riders’ “Oklahoma Strong” fundraiser raised $1,365 to support those affected by the recent spring storms. The Rough Riders dedicated 100 percent of individual ticket sales of the June 1st Double Header as well as all proceeds from a limited “Oklahoma Strong” t-shirt edition to the American Red Cross.
“We are proud to help those in need and we appreciate the generous donations and support from the Long Island soccer community” Rough Riders Vice-President Flavio Ferri said. “None of this would have been possible without the contributions of everyone who attended the game.”
Runners from the local area earned numerous awards in the Belmont Stakes 5K. Shari Klarfeld of Plainview was the second woman overall to cross the finish line, scoring in 19 minutes, 55 seconds. Steven Weiss of Plainview (20:55) took home the second place plaque in the 35-39 age group. Pamela Lee of Syosset (26:37) scored first among the women in the 60-64 age group. Mark Rosenberg of Syosset (33:55) earned second place honors in the 70-74 age group. Bert Jablon of Syosset (35:00) was the first place finisher in the 85- 89 age group.
The Run was held at Belmont Park as the kickoff event for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 8th, with the last 400 meters of the race being on the track, and the finish of the race being at the finish line where the Belmont Stakes was held six days later. The post-race festivities in the Grandstand of Belmont Park made it a perfect experience for one and all. A total of 475 runners and walkers finished this second annual event.
The Portledge Varsity Boys Tennis team completed a very strong season with an overall record of 13 wins and 6 losses. They won a hard fought championship match versus Long Island Lutheran by a score of 3-2 to capture the 2013 IPPSAL (Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League) crown.
Portledge no. 1 singles player Cameron Daniels ’14 (Oakland Gardens) was easily victorious to keep his undefeated mark in IPPSAL play intact. The two doubles teams of Alex Snow ’14 (Glen Cove) and Ethan Axelowitz ’16 (Huntington), and Hussein Khalfan ’14 (Muttontown) and Andrew Palacios ’16 (Centerport), also went undefeated this season.
The Panthers will return all of their players next year.
The Long Island Rough Riders battled back from a 1-0 deficit at half time to make up for the away loss in New York last Saturday.
All proceeds of individual ticket sales and limites edition t-shirt sales were donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims affected by the recent tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma.
The Rough Riders started the first half strong as they dominated possession and created many opportunities in their attacking half. Central defender Sue Weber burst into the attack early in the game. Weber carried the ball down the wide left flank to connect with forwards crashing into the box. Long Island’s defender Kerry O’Connor also got in the attacking mix as she made a number of deep runs cutting into the inside.
The Long Island Rough Riders hosted their toughest opponent yet in the PDL season, Reading United AC. The game saw the two teams fight for control of the midfield, not allowing the opponent many opportunities to score. The Rough Riders’ determination and hard defensive work earned them a point in the 0-0 tie against the Mid-Atlantic Division leaders.
The Rough Riders and Reading United met each other at eye-level early in the first half. Two strong defensive lines did not allow the opposing attack to break through. After 20 minutes, Reading started to turn up the pressure when they had a series of corner kicks and goal scoring opportunities. Rough Riders goalie Brendan Lafferty made a speculator diving save when Larry Ndjock broke free from the defense and fired a low shot to the right corner.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week two of the 2013 season, honoring Long Island Rough Riders Amanda Ferranti and Luisa Echeverry for their great performances in Saturday’s game against the Fredericksburg Impact.
Ferranti played right back for the first time in her Rough Riders career and exceeded all expectations. Not allowing any chances for the opposing forwards, she supported the Rough Riders’ offense and was able to score a goal in the 72nd minute of the game.
The Long Island Rough Riders Women’s team started the 2013 season with a dominant performance, defeating Fredericksburg Impact 3-1. Nearly 1800 fans saw the exciting game, with Amanda Epstein and Luisa Echeverry securing an early lead and Amanda Ferranti adding another goal in the second half.
From the start, the match was filled with drama and excitement—forward Grace Hawkins took her first shot only 20 seconds into the game. Just one minute later, Kayla Pifer’s corner kick found Luisa Echeverry who passed back to Amanda Epstein to secure the first goal of the game.
The Plainview JFK Hawks boys lacrosse team fell to the Port Washington Vikings, 11-2, last Wednesday afternoon in the second round of quarterfinal games played at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra Unviersity.
Approaching halftime down 5-0, Midfielder Joseph Trentacosta scored the Plainview’s first goal with two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Port Washington struck back with two more goals early in the third, and Plainview scored their second and final goal before heading into the final quarter.
The Plainview Hawks varsity boys lacrosse team (5-3) were defeated by the Syosset Braves (7-1) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Hawks are the number six seed going into the playoffs, and the Braves are the number two seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Steven Weiss of Plainview scored an age-group win in the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series Race No. 4 at Eisenhower Park.
The 36-year old Weiss, who runs for the New York Police Department Running Team, finished in 10th place overall in this four-mile event, and took top honors in the 35-39 age group. His time was 26:33, a pace of 6:38 minutes per mile.
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