Written by Michael D. Gullo, email@example.com Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Garden City JV lacrosse team finished the year with a stellar 14-0-1 record. Led by Head Coach Tom Flatley and Assistant Coach Brett Hepworth, the Trojans overpowered most of their opponents with explosive offensive bursts, tough-nosed gritty defense, and rock-solid goaltending. The offense averaged over 15 goals per game, while the defense allowed just over three goals per game.
The season commenced with a hard fought, triple overtime thriller against Syosset that ended in a 7-7 tie. As the team became more cohesive, most of the next few opponents, including Hewlett, Lynbrook, Carey, Roslyn, Kellenberg, and others, found themselves overmatched against this Trojan team. However, that did not dissuade Ward Melville from putting forth an inspired effort on their home turf for three quarters, before finally falling to Garden City 12-7.
Predictably, the most competitive game of the season came against Manhasset. Supported by an invigorating crowd, the Manhasset Indians found themselves leading the game after three tenaciously played quarters. However, that did not dampen the spirits of this Trojan team, as a fortuitous fourth quarter rally pushed Garden City over Manhasset 7-6.
The team wishes to thank all the coaches and fans for their support throughout the season. The 2013 squad includes sophomores Tim Dolan, Pat Gibbons, Connor Muldoon, Will Glenn, Colin DeAngelo, Liam Byrnes, Pat Slovensky, Chris Koester, Justin Holloway, George Petropoulos, Ryan McCartney, Luke Hildreth, Brian Colamussi, and Brian Goefert. Freshmen include Dylan Hughes, Sean Dillmeier, Kevin Johnson, Jack Capetola, James DeSousa, Brian Leggett, John Simmons, Brian Haeffner, Tim Schmelzinger, Sam Lucchesi, Max Webster, John Wotczak, Kevin McDougal, Michael Gullo, Dan Confort, Doug Mongiardo, and Mark Downey.