Two years ago, the North Shore golf team received a very nice compliment. They were asked to move into Conference II. The offer was accepted knowing the competition would be tough. This week the men's golf team took on two tough conference opponents, Manhasset and Syosset, who were last year's Nassau County champion and runner-up. The Vikings made a great showing at both matches, losing a tight match to Manhasset and turning the tables on Syosset, winning a very close match. The team was led by excellent golfing from Mike "The Swing Doctor" Curcio, who posted team low scores of 36 and 39. Vin "Go Buckeyes" Curcio and Eric "E Nice" Michalak added some well-shot scores to keep the Vikings near the top of the standings in Conference II.
The North Shore women's lacrosse team continues to play strong with two more wins the past week against Calhoun (15-8) and Mt. Sinai (18-6). The team is playing outstanding defense. The North Shore starters have held their opponents to a total of eight goals in two games. Senior Ashley Janelli leads the defense with strong support from her younger sister, freshman Lauren Janelli, and juniors Erin Tornatore and Justyne Passarelli. Goalkeeper Maggie Drowica had two tremendous games for the Vikings with a total of 21 saves. The Vikings continue to work to take on their upcoming opponents. They will meet Garden City on Tuesday, and Carle Place and Port Washington later this week. The Vikings record is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference 1.
The North Shore men's lacrosse team brought its overall record to 3-3 this weekend with an exciting league win over Clarke High School at North Shore's annual Lacrosse Day on Saturday. Juniors Chris Dellavecchia (4 goals) and Keith Lopez (3 goals) led the offense for the Vikings. Adding to the North Shore scoring with two goals each were Peter Volpe, Tommy Kilderry and Kyle Henry. Paul Faglione rounded out the scoring, while Tommy DeStio and Pat McCann added a couple of assists. Robbie Grabher helped jumpstart most of the North Shore offense with a great performance at the Face Off X.
Senior goalie Glen Gerbush played great in goal, allowing only two goals in three-quarters of play while junior goalie Mike Davids held the Clarke Rams scoreless in the fourth. The goalies were assisted with strong defensive performances from Matt Meade, Will Vallasiadis, Shaun Brala, Tucker Morgan, Mike Lennon and Mike Treco.
It was a very exciting night and the North Shore men's lacrosse team would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make Lacrosse Day such a huge success this year.
The North Shore varsity tennis team continued its winning ways with three victories this past week, earning victories against Sewanhaka, Oyster Bay and Locust Valley. The closest match was a 4-3 victory at Oyster Bay. Joe Sacco and Jordan Ziskin clinched a come-from-behind victory with a win at third doubles. With the victories, North Shore moved into a tie for first place in Conference IIIA (5-0).
Next week, the Vikings travel to finish a rain-delayed match against Herricks on Tuesday. Wednesday, Herricks will travel to the courts of North Shore for a home series. These two matches could decide first place in the conference.
The Vikings had an exciting week. After defeating Garden City 9-2 on Tuesday to snap a two-game losing steak, North Shore was ready to face a well-respected and very good Clarke High School. Things didn't start too well, however, as North Shore allowed a devastating eight runs in the top of the first inning. When they didn't score any runs in the next few innings, it seemed as if it just wasn't going to be the Vikings' day. But James Vena, who couldn't hit due to an injured hamstring, carried the team throughout the game, pitching six and two-thirds innings with six strikeouts and only three hits and three walks allowed. Things started to look better in the bottom of the fifth, when the Vikings scored five runs. Unfortunately, that was it and they were held scoreless in the bottom of the sixth. This left the team still trailing by three going to the seventh and final inning. It wasn't until the Vikings had two outs and their backs were against the wall that the team came alive. After loading the bases and scoring on a wild pitch to make it 8-6, sophomore John Scuderi walked on a full count to once again load the bases. Zach Falk then connected on a 1-0 pitch with a line drive single to right center field that scored two runs, tying the game at 8-8. The team watched anxiously as Brandon Losee completed the improbable comeback by hitting a single into right field that would score Scuderi. The celebration that followed was nothing less than euphoric, as Losee was mobbed and tackled, and hugs and high-fives were exchanged from player to player. It was an amazing win that the players will never forget.
On April 10, North Shore played Carle Place and won 15-5. John Scuderi hit a home run and senior Ian Hnatov had a grand slam homer.