By Kevin Mercier
The Vikings' undefeated season continued with two wins this week. Victories over Wantagh (6-5) and Our Lady of Mercy Academy (14-3) improved the team's record to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the league.
In a back-and-forth game with Wantagh, North Shore trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the sixth before scoring twice to take a 6-5 lead. Liz Cottell led off the sixth with a double and scored on a Liz Muscarello bunt. Kiki Palazzo later scored the winning run after reaching base with a single on the 14th pitch of her at bat. Meg Schenkel and the defense shut down Wantagh in the seventh, preserving the win. Schenkel had two hits, including a towering home run to left field.
Our Lady of Mercy took a 3-0 lead on the Vikings before North Shore responded with 14 unanswered runs of their own in non-league action on Tuesday. Many players hit the ball well, including Kelly Henry, Amanda Magnuson and Kaitlyn Silka, who had multiple hits and RBIs. Lindsay Kraft added an RBI single, plating the 14th run.
By Andrew Richter
The 2006 golf season got under way this week with matches against Port Washington and Oyster Bay at Glen Head Country Club. The Vikings ended the week with a record of 1 and 1, having beat Oyster Bay and narrowly losing to Port Washington. The golf team this year consists of seniors Nick Kelly, Chris Farrell, Patsy Vacchio and Joe Natuzzi, junior Sergio Recine, sophomore Michael Curcio, freshmen Brandon Losee, Brandon Robilotti, Eric Mickalak, John Pirozzi, and eighth-grader Vincent Curcio. Most team members were present at the Make a Wish Foundation Golf Tournament at Glen Cove Golf Course. The event, organized by team members Michael Curcio and Sergio Recine, raised more than $12,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation. Golf matches will resume after the April vacation.
By Barney Dell'Aquila
This week, the boys lacrosse team pulled out an overtime victory over Great Neck North by a score of 9-8. It was the second time this year that the team came from behind to force overtime and eventually win.
Chris Palliser tied the score with 2:35 remaining in the game. Joe Valasiadis put the game away with 2:57 left in sudden death. He also had three assists and two earlier goals to finish with six points. Joe Nakashian and Rob Grabher had one goal each.