After dropping their first game of the year, the Glen Cove Boy's Lacrosse Team rebounded in convincing fashion, with a 12-4 over St. Francis Prep. After falling behind 1-0, the Big Red got on a roll and took control of the game. Eric Tripp, Dougie Tripp and Ryan Zupa each scored, as the Big Red took a 3-1 lead and never looked back.
Offensively, Dougie Tripp led the Big Red scorers with 4 goals, Eric Tripp and Kevin Gardrvits each had 3. Ryan Zupa and Mike Pappachristou each netted one goal. Eric and "Big Kev" also had three assists. Owen Valance added two and Charles Ring went coast to coast for an assist. Glen Cove kept pressure on St. Francis all day. Chris Borer, Warton Du, Daven Plummer, Mike Moglia, Harrison Balisky, Adam Ramadan and Adan Kornfeld all chipped in on the offensive side.
The Big Red defense made St. Francis earn every shot. George Weck, Brandon Winkler, Garen Spendjian, Lewis Linares and Phil Voegetlen were too much for the Prep offense, causing many turnovers. Brendan Huggins stood tall in the cage with 16 saves and Michael Doxey finished the game with 5. Zach Rubin and Rafael Montes played a key role in the Big Red's 13-7 face-off advantage.
The Big Red next takes on top-seeded South Side on Friday.
On Saturday, the varsity girls pulled off a huge victory against Roslyn. Prior to the game, Roslyn came in with a league record of 3 - 0 and Glen Cove with 2 - 0. Last year both teams tied when they met so Coach Gow said they knew this would be very tough. Tough it was, but the girls played with energy, aggression and a real zest and will to do their best and they came away victorious by the score 10 - 8.
The four senior captains led the team by example. Sofia Christopoulos and Megan Gardrvits held their offense in check and were aided by senior Jessica Totino and senior goal tender Renee Orshan, who recorded 10 saves.
Rounding out the defense were junior Brittany Baker and sophomore Heather Artinian. The midfield and offense were covered by senior captains Kelsea Valance and Yvonne Mennuti, Kelsea had 3 goals and 3 assists and Yvonne 3 goals and 1 assist. Chelsee Marks completed the scoring with 4 goals. The other major contributors in the offense were seniors Robin Godfrey with 1 assist, Meri Baade and Krista Bruschini, Juniors Sam Basile and Jessica Andreotti rounded out the line up.
The team has newcomers Kellie Paollilo, Jackie Franklin, Olivia Silvestri and Ariana Cavallone who all played in the victory against West Hempstead last wednesday 16 - 3.
"We anxiously await the return of senior Lauren Budzenski who is injured," said Coach Gow. This team is a complete unit and are beginning to put all pieces of the game together and this week will play Sewanhaka, she added.
The Glen Cove Boys Varsity Tennis Team started off their season on Monday, March 23 with a scrimmage against last years undefeated division champion, Carle Place High School. The boys were determined to start the season off with a dog-fight. At first singles, Kieran Basra was able to pull off an impressive victory winning 10-5 in a super set. At third doubles Raul Contreras and Andrew Mora teamed up to win an exciting super set by the score of 10-7. Glen Cove ended up losing with the final score being 4-3, however, the coach said it was a great first challenge for a pre-season opener.
The boys are looking forward to regular season play with upcoming matches against MacArthur, Valley Stream Central, and Plainedge High School.