After a 2-0 road trip, the PAL Farmingdale White Team this week went up against a very strong team from Floral Park. Farmingdale's hard work paid off by winning 65 percent of the face-offs. The offense was led by Nicky Haas (2 goals and 1 assist), Kevin Zorovich (1 goal, 2 assists), Matt Schlitt (1 goal and 1 assist), Brian Alfieri (1 goal and 1 assist), Frank Volante (1 goal and 1 assist), Kyle Ochwat (1 goal), Keith Castaldi (1 goal), and Pat Lombardo (1 goal). Thomas Gannon, Brian Scharp, and Mike Tereshko contributed greatly to the team both offensively and defensively, by making great passes and scooping up ground balls.
On Sunday May 9, the PAL Farmingdale Fifth Grade Lacrosse White team came away with a 2nd half (4-2) victory against Massapequa. The White team started out slow in the first half, but finally took control on both offense and defense in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Farmingdale opened it up in the second half with three unanswered goals. The scoring including a well-balanced attack with Kevin Zorovich, Keith Castaldi, Frank Volante and Derek Ryan all with one goal apiece. The defense held Massapequa scoreless in the second half by strong goaltending from Chris Maier. The defense was anchored by Chris Padovano, Mike Cannamela, Joe Ziti and David Oliver kept Massapequa's offense in check.
On Sunday, May 16, the PAL Farmingdale Fifth Grade Lacrosse White team improved their record to 5-1 for the season with a solid 7-0 victory over the Farmingdale Green team. The White team took control early on both offense and defense and never looked back. Farmingdale's White team kept steady pressure on throughout the entire game as they scored 4 goals in the first half and added three more goals in the second half. The White team's unselfish offense produced 7 goals by 7 different players. Robert Kendrick, Nicky Haas, Kyle Ochwatt, Kevin Zorovich, Thomas Gannon, Derek Ryan, and Pat Lombardo each scored one goal apiece.
Even though Farmingdale's White team played a tremendous offensive game, the real story of the day was the unrelenting defense and goaltending. Chris Maier was perfect in the goal stopping and clearing an array of great shots by the Farmingdale Green team to secure the shutout.
On June 6, the Farmingdale White team will travel to play a very strong team from Massapequa.