The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Syosset Braves last Saturday night at Hofstra Stadium in the Nassau County Conference 1 semifinals. The Dalers started out losing the coin toss, but receiving the ball first against the wind during the nor’easter storm. If Syosset could use the wind to pin the Dalers deep in their zone and score first, this could be a huge advantage to control the game. But the Dalers had a different game plan.
Hundreds of spectators lined the fields at Woodward Parkway Sunday as Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football league celebrated Super Bowl Sunday. Congratulations to the teams who went all the way and to all the boys and girls who make this league such a rousing success. Special thanks to Applebee’s, Crostini Pizza and Kozy Shack for their support.
The Dalers Boys’ and Girls’ soccer teams made it to the Nassau County Playoffs that started with back-to-back home games on Nov. 3 in the quarterfinals at FHS.
The girls’ soccer team took on MacArther in the semifinals. The Dalers were down 1-0 when Colleen Reynolds would tie it for the Dalers. MacArther would score early in the second half to go up again 2-1. But Kelly McPartland would tie it with 15 minutes left and we would go into overtime. The Dalers would score three times in overtime by Katie Murphy, Megan Sullivan and Nadine Hadagy. Goalie Kristie Summus would have 8 saves to give the Dalers a 5-3 victory to advance to the semifinals.
Another regular season is in the books for Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football program. The boys and girls are now participating in the annual post-season tournament that culminates with a Super Sunday Celebration at Woodward Parkway Field this weekend.
The second grade Giants turned in another great game. Allison Kiernan, Jack Cavaioli, Steven Keller, and Spencer Kelly led the Giant offense with touchdowns. Nicholas Tedesco, Matthew Cestare, Vinny Gennaro, and Ryan Hajko led the defense in shutting down the Broncos.
Head Coach Jim Gunn continues his commitment to the young men participating in roller hockey for the Farmingdale community. After the 2008-2009 season, Jim received the Island wide High School Roller Hockey Junior Varsity Coach of the Year Award. This season, for the Varsity Black team, his assistant coaches are Mr. Jermyn, Steve Sloane, and Gabe Vitale. The team is off to a great start with two wins and one loss.
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.
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