Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:21
The Syosset PAL third-grade girl’s lacrosse team braved the cold and wet weather on Sunday, May 17 and traveled to Huntington for an early morning game. Once again, the girls put what they learned in practice into action though their competition was fierce and they lost 6-1. The Syosset’s team lone goal was scored by Sophie Levinson. It was a text-book team play. Nicole Avidon cleared the ball to Gabrielle Lindenman on midfield who passed to Sophie who was able to sneak in and score! The team had some great shots on goal by Lauren Tranchina, Sophie Levinson, Gabrielle Lindenman and Samantha Twohig. Jordyn Fells played goalie the entire game and had some good saves. The defense played a great game thanks to Ashlyn Wagner, Nicole Avidon, Rebecca Mackay, and Sydney Fells.
The Syosset girls fourth-grade lacrosse team beat Bayville on Sunday 7-1. Syosset took a 3-0 lead and never looked back. Kate Majoy won all the draws going 6 and 0. Lauren Shin lead the offense with 3 goals. Molly Breslow had 2, Nicole Concannon and Kate Majoy each had 1. The defense was led by Nicole Emma, Kate Prestegaard, Sophia Henn and Kate Igneri who had 6 ground balls and 3 clears. Attack play was strong once again with Zoe Ganis, Alyssa Innamarato, Jordyn Rauch and Alexandra Robaglia.
The Syosset third-grade Black team had a great game with Huntington last Sunday that ended in a 4-4 tie. The Braves were led by Liam Kalbacher’s 2 goals, Tommy Rooney’s 1 goal and 1 assist, Griffen Berke’s 1 goal and Daniel Ochs 1 assist. Paulie Cavesano and Sean Anderson each played a half in the goal and played well. The defense played outstanding led by Stephen Conte, Andrew Harris, John Babino, Dylan Sapienza, Sal Crescimani and Thomas Goldrick. The Braves next game is at Syosset-Woodbury Park on 5/31 @ 10:30am.
The fourth-grade boys playing in Rockville Centre suffered their first defeat of the season. Playing without key players due to both injuries and illness the Braves did jump out in the first quarter and lead 5-3 at the half on scores by Matthew Sobel (4 goals) and Mathew Farrell (1 goal). The highlight of the first half had to be defenseman William Sanchez (1 assist) who took the ball on a clear from behind the goal to midfield and passing to Sobel who then quickly scored. However in the second half the RVC defense solidified and shut the boys out. Meanwhile the RVC offense came alive in the third quarter scoring 3 quick goals after winning faceoffs. Starting the fourth quarter and with the score at 6-5 in favor of RVC the Braves could not seem to clear the ball and RVC scored 2 more goals for a final score of 8-5. After the game coaches Diaz and Lukacovic praised the boys first half play but reminded them that Lacrosse is a fourth quarter game where anything can happen. They stressed the importance of clears, passes and groundballs vowing to work on same in upcoming practices.
The Syosset fifth-grade Black team ran their record to 5-0 this weekend, topping a strong Hills team 7-4. Scoring big for the Braves were Kyle Delmaestro with 3 goals, Luke Walker with 2, while dishing out assists, while Mac O’Keefe and Cole Burke contributed with one each. Strong defense once again by Greg Balos, Ryan Huie, Jared Locke and Eric Aronson kept the Hills team away from the net most of the afternoon. Jesse Gropper and Mac O’Keefe split the goaltending duties once again back stop the group. A shorthanded midfield and attack group hustled all day on ground balls to keep possession for the Braves. Great efforts were given by Ryan Kelly, James Goldrick, Frankie Catania, Jake Finkelstein, Cameron Biegel, and Brian Parker. The coaches are very proud of the boys’ effort and improvement, and look forward to our next game!
The Syosset sixth-grade boys’ team gave spectators an exciting show on Sunday in a Division 1 matchup as they beat perennial powerhouse Manhasset 8-7, the first time in four years! Syosset dominated during the first three quarters. Jeremy Kaplan started the scoring off with two quick goals off assists from Jack Parlo. Kaplan continued his scoring spree with a third goal thanks to another great pass, this time, from Perry Lehrhoff. Cole Samaroo had one of his best games this season as won several face-offs, scored off a fast break and then delivered a beautiful pass to Jack Parlo who also scored in the first half of the game. Alex Concannon also came up big, winning face-offs and helping with goals and assists. Defensively, the goalies, Jonathan Klobus and Gregg Meyers, had some great saves and clears with help from Richie Prestegaard, Nick Balos, Evan Lowitt and Drew Rauch.
The Braves came out strong in the third quarter with major hustle from Perry Feinstein, Vincent Speranza, Derek Napolitano, Austin Raab, Jason Michelson and Matthew. Jordan Rauch also worked hard, delivering a great pass to Jeremy Kaplan for another score, making it 8-3. However, Manhasset turned on the heat in the fourth quarter, driving the score up to 8 – 7. With less than 2 minutes left, the defense held strong, clearing the ball several times, helping to clinch a well-deserved win.
After a slow first half the sixth-grade Red Team turned it on in the second half, shutting out a strong Hewlitt squad. The defense played super aggressive lacrosse with goalie Johnathan Klobus stopping everything thrown at him. Goals were scored by Michael Crescimanni and Kevin Dillon who scored on a picture perfect set-play blasting one past the goalie. Led by the non-stop hustle of Ryan Anderson the attack was able to create turn overs with some outstanding rides. On top of his amazing rides Ryan also made a great catch and feed on Kevin Dillon’s goal. Great job Ryan!