With five returning players, Michael Durso, Gabe Ermmarino, Luis Rodriquez, Roybert Rotundo and Jay Choe, the J.V. baseball team is looking forward to a promising and successful season. First year players Corey Land, Matt Rogers, Robby Nedbor-Gross, Derek Clausen, Kevin Basile, Michael Maher, Joe Mariana and Eddie Cruz help to solidify a batting lineup from 1-9 and make the team tough defensively in the field. With wins in their first two scrimmages against North Shore and Syosset, the team looks to improve upon their play as the regular season arrives.
The girls have a great start to the season, amassing two wins and one loss in league play and a 2-2 record overall. They opened up against Wheatley behind the scoring power of Justine Golloub and Amelia Silvestri and came out on top by 8-5. Jamie Adamo played the whole game in goal and made 12 saves, Brenda Weck made her first varsity goal. It was a back and forth game with the returning players leading the new players as to when to settle and when to take the ball at speed. Brittney Kessel, Melissa Bruce, Stacie Tripp, Alex Na and Erin Krummenacker were very solid and steady with their play.
The team then faced Carey and the girls played very well, passing, catching, picking up and backing each other up. It was a super game, a real team effort. Glen Cove was victorious 9-5. Goals were scored by: Amelia Silvestri (3), Justine Golloub (2), Diana Belifore (1), Erin Krummenacker (1), Stacie Tripp (1) Molly Silvestri (1). Jamie Adamo had 14 saves.
On Friday the team faced the ever-powerful Mineola and were handed a very big defeat, 4-19. Big Red was losing 2-9 at half time and unfortunately Mineola continued to take the ball to the net the whole game, so their score just kept increasing. However, to their credit, the girls of Glen Cove never stopped trying, they learned a great deal and will be working hard in practice this week to be well prepared to take on Long Beach on Wednesday.
The team's spirits are high and with a solid league record so far the players are ready to challenge any opponent.