The Big Red varsity softball team traveled to Valley Stream South on March 29 for its first league game of the season. Glen Cove bats came alive in the first inning. Joanna Moccia led off with a single, stole second and third base and was driven in by Diane Molesky's sacrifice fly to right field. Tyyonna Zachary also provided offensive fire power as she was 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and one RBI. Tanyia DeJesus struck out 8 batters and was supported by outstanding defense from the entire team. Sarah Bellissimo did an outstanding job behind the plate, throwing out two Valley Stream South runners at crucial times during the game.
On March 26, the Big Red took on Great Neck South at home for a non-league game and a comfortable 10-2 win. Tanyia DeJesus had a strong outing, striking out 9 batters and pitching a no-hitter for 5 innings. Offensive fire was provided by Sarah Bellissimo, who went 2 for 4 with a single, a double and two RBIs. Laura Corigliano just missed hitting for the cycle racking up a single, double, triple and 2 RBIs.
The team had opened the Glen Cove softball season with a non-league victory over Hicksville on March 25. The final score was 7-0. Tanyia DeJesus went the distance striking out 12 batters and allowed only one hit. Laura Corigliano went 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs. DeJesus also had 2 hits in the game.
The girls varsity lacrosse team opened the season with a non-league game against last year's Conference I semi-finalists, Freeport. The Big Red played well against their 11-players zone and scored 5 goals but the game would go to Freeport, 15-5. The spirit and enthusiasm of this young Glen Cove team was unbridled. The squad opened up their league games against Carey, the #1 seed and came out very slowly, going down 2-6 at the half. They came back in the second half, energized and turned it around with leadership and goal scoring from Kristie Anzalone and the superb defense of Nicole Trotta. But the day belonged to Carey with a score of 10-6.
On March 27 an exciting game was played against Lynbrook. The match went back and forth with the half-time score being 6-5 Lynbrook. Jaime Basile scored 4 of her 5 goals in the second half, but the Big Red came up short, losing 11-9. Jackie Bruce had a great game with 18 saves against Lynbrook. Nicole Trotta, Victoria Dilgard and Erica Schor played good, strong defense, while Kristie Anzalone combined with Jaime Basile in offense. Last year's JV players are working well together and the new players are beginning to adjust to the much higher level of play.
Our team shows great promise with great moments of beautiful, tenacious lacrosse. As the girls' individual skills become secure, the wins will quickly start adding up.
Trailing by a score of 3-0 after three innings, the junior varsity softball team rallied to beat a very strong Valley Stream South squad, 4-3 on Monday, March 29. The game was called after six because it got too dark outside.
Lisa Kasyjanski and Melissa Sydor combined for the pitching victory. Maureen and Meghan DeAngelis and Laurel Ravener racked up a total six stolen bases and accounted for all four runs. The game-saver of the day was Dede Zachary, throwing out the lead runner of Valley Stream South from deep in centerfield to Maureen DeAngelis at third base.
The team brought home their second win on March 26 after playing Great Neck South to a score of 23-8. The pitching strength of Lisa Kasyjanski and Melissa Sydor brought the second consecutive victory for the Big Red. Maureen DeAngelis was 3 for 4 hitting with 5 stolen bases. Lindsey Beale had an exceptional day catching and proved to the winning and final run as she stole home in the bottom of the sixth. The team proved to be very aggressive with its base running and finished with over 20 stolen bases for the day.
The Glen Cove boys track team won over Plainedge and Clarke, but lost a close contest with Wantagh on Monday, March 29th. The score was Glen Cove 74 1/2 Wantagh 85; Plainedge 32 1/2 and Clarke 34.
A strong full team effort was highlighted by triple wins for Matthew Verity, (Int. hurdles; 200 meters; and 1600 relay) and for Dan Cavallo, (1600m; 800m and 1600 relay). Also a double win for Jeff Rudloff was provided for in the high hurdles and 1600 relay. The boys track team is now 3 and 3 and climbing quickly.