Competing against eight other teams, including two Conference I squads, the Farmingdale Lady Dalers Swimming and Diving Team finished third overall at their Division Finals held at the Nassau Aquatic Center. Coached by Ken Ilchuk and Randy Corcoran, the Lady Dalers started out ahead of the game, when Sarah Hendrickson(JR) finished 1st in the diving competition. Hendrickson’s score of 422.35 qualified her for the New York State Diving Championships.
The other highlight of the meet was the performance of the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Sara Golshar(FR), Lorraine Pye(SR), Nora Reade(JR) and Marissa Boccio(SR), who finished 3rd and broke the Farmingdale High School record in the event posting a time of 400.09. The girls are determined to swim under four minutes at the Nassau County Championships.
It has been a tough year overall for our 6/7 Titans, but that hasn’t dampened their spirits at all. This week, on a beautiful Sunday morning, the Titans came out determined to beat a much bigger and faster Wantagh Warrior team. It didn’t happen but all of the coaches were truly impressed with their efforts. Sean Gillman and Justin Steinheimer both scored amazing touchdowns. Justin’s touchdown score was a 10 yard pass from Sean and he outran the defense for the remaining 50 yds. An incredible play! A few other offensive highlights include runs by Tyler Tuma, Chris Maddie, Austin Gangale and Michael Spichalsky. The defense was led by Gio Barroso, Nick Galasso, who made 3 nice tackles, Danny Gannett, Sean Oppedisano, Joshua Gordan and Robert DelPesce, who also made 2 big tackles.
The little Vikes played a strong game against the Steelers, led by some fantastic running from the “lil dynamo”, Zachary Leung, who had another long TD jaunt and a bevy of pivotal flag pulls. Gabriella Gomez and James Michels once again contributed solid two-way games while Joseph Marino hung tough against the strong Steeler “D.” The Wonder Twins were game-breakers: Gianna Morales plowed through the teeth of the tough Steeler D for a long TD run, breaking multiple attempted flag pulls along her way to paydirt, while Rebecca Morales racked up the tough, short yardage to set up a couple of Viking scores. Samantha Keating, Chloe Grant and Matthew Milianta also contributed to the Vikings’ strong effort.
The Giants are still undefeated. This past week Nicholas Tedesco (2 touchdowns) and Allison Kiernan (1 touchdown) led the team to an 18-6 victory. Jack Cavaioli had two interceptions that gave the Giants great field position. Spencer Kelly and Ryan Hajko led the Giant defense in holding the Patriots to one touchdown.
The Farmingdale Shamrocks U11 girls’ soccer team took first place in the Poughkeepsie Columbus Day Soccer Tournament, which was held Sunday, Oct. 11 in Poughkeepsie. The Shamrocks went undefeated in the five games they played, ending the successful day 4-0-1.
The Shamrocks tied their opening game and won the next four by scores of 4-1, 4-0, 2-0 and 5-0. The defense, anchored by Hailey Lospitalier, Sophia Nemeth, Bethany Santos, Stephanie Hinck and Francesca Capucciatta played solid defense all day long. Goalie Theresa DeSantis made a number of aggressive and acrobatic saves, allowing only one goal. Forwards Lisa Bianco, Grace Murphy, Alexa Simon and Christina Maher scored 11 of the 15 goals. Midfielder Dayna Abramowitz was solid in playing both ends of the field, contributing two goals and playing aggressive defense. In the fourth game, the girls defeated Syracuse, 2-0. That set up an exciting final match against Fairfield, another undefeated team. Farmingdale led 3-0 at halftime and won by the final score of 5-0.
Congratulations to the Farmingdale Rebels for making it to the finals at the Discovery Cup Columbus weekend soccer tournament in Maryland. The team won their bracket with two wins, including a win over a Virginia team ranked higher than the Rebels in the region. They then won a semifinal match against the number four ranked team in the state of Maryland. The Rebels would play another Virginia team in the finals. However, because of injuries the team would only be able to play with ten kids on the field. It was a valiant effort as the game was scoreless after the first half. The opponent was then able to score three goals in the second half to win 3-0. The Rebels now a U16 team is currently doing tournament showcases in the fall season and will be playing in the Eastern New York Premier League in the spring of 2010.
Wow, is the only word to describe the Farmingdale Lady Dalers Swimming and Diving Team’s victory over the Chiefs from Massapequa, 93-91. Brilliantly coached by Ken Ilchuk and Randy Corcoran the meet came down to the last event, the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Based upon previous swims, it was clear that the Massapequa Chiefs would win this relay event, so in order to prevail the Dalers needed their two relay teams to finish second and third. Coaches Ilchuk and Corcoran calmly decided to split their relay teams, placing faster girls on both teams. The team of Lorraine Pye(SR), Nora Reade(JR), Jen Barnola(SO) and Sara Golshar(FR) did their job finishing second. The “second” team was led by Alexandra Pyros(SR), who held her ground against a tough opponent, Sarah Hecht(SO) followed and handed off the Lindsay Gehlbach(JR). Both girls swam well, giving up ground to two very good Massapequa swimmers. Then the magic began.
The little Vikings played big Sunday, led by Chloe Grant’s two fantastic, darting runs, both of which set up TD’s. Gabrielle Gomez played another inspired game, with a gazelle-like TD off a quick slant pass from Gianna Morales, who played a heady game in her first career start at QB. Gianna was also huge on defense, with key flag pulls to stall a couple of Patriots’ drives. The other half of the Wonder Twins, Rebecca Morales, ate up tough yards with her determined runs. James Michels and Joseph Marino also played great games: James outran every opposing player on his dash to pay dirt while Joseph zigzagged his way through the defense to score on a long run!
10/11 Green: The 10 and 11-year-old Farmingdale Green Titans earned their
first win of the 2009 season under the lights at Allen Park on Sept. 26. Tommy McPartand, centered by Frankie D’Andrea, rushed for an outstanding four touchdowns. Newcomers to the team, Frank Trocchia and Jack McCaffery had great catches to help out on offense. The offensive line led by Chris Maddalone, Jake Swift, Ryan Clark and Allison Shamir (after a long day of dress shopping), did a great job blocking for Tommy. Bobby Norton got the defense fired up with a huge QB sack. The defense, anchored by Joey Tristano, Ryan Grossmann, Bryce Andros, Cosmo Marino, Joey Baccarella, Jawal Jordan and Anthony Steinheimer held Seaford to just 13 points. Malik Exantus had a great interception in the third quarter to also help out on defense. New additions Kyle Giovannelli, Andy Rolle, Justin Galasso all played a big part in the Titans first win. The Titans look to continue their winning ways this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. vs. Plainedge.
The little Vikings put on quite a show, led by the dynamic Gabrielle Gomez, who took a short swing pass from Zachary Leung and ran it all the way to the goal line to set up a TD by Zachary. The Wonder Twins, Rebecca and Gianna Morales, had a pair of nifty runs and nice plays on defense while Samantha Keating and Chloe Grant added some impressive runs of their own. Joseph Marino and James Michels had long runs and made some crafty defensive stops while Matthew Milianta and Jake Amato also played strong all-around games.
Farmingdale High School was once again named a Top Ten Award Winner in the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award for the 2008/09 school year. In the tenth year of the award, this is the second time (2006/07) that Farmingdale was honored.
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