Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00
The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Club had 3 games scheduled on Sunday and surprisingly rain was not a factor in any of them! The third- and fourth-graders started the day off with an early morning eye opener against East Meadow. Down by three goals at the start of the second quarter Sal Guastella sliced and diced through the defense to score the first of his two goals in the game. Syzmon Frye added another but it was not enough for the Wee Knights as they lost 7 – 3. Tyler Buehre and Liam Sherwood shared the goalie duties once again and combined for five saves.
The Mid Knights, sporting their black Throwback jerseys, faced another opponent from Suffolk County and wasted no time in giving them a warm welcome with a five goal opening run before Kings Park could put one behind goalie Robert McCarthy, who was on fire in goal. McCarthy faced 23 shots and started numerous fast breaks with smart outlet passes in his first complete game. After several close games the offense finally came alive and ran away with an 11 – 4 victory. Emil Martin, Dante Cipriano and Lucas Salerno scored their first goals of the season with Salerno putting in two for the game. Other scorers were Russell Perciballi, Sean Maleady, two goals and two assists, and team leader Ryan Feldmann adding to the party with four goals and three assists. The stat of the day was 10 assisted goals proving how teamwork pays off. The other dishes came from Colin Pederson, Davey Moore, Shawn Grahek, Mikey Poncet and Perciballi.
The seventh-and eighth-graders weren’t as lucky but they still impressed the coaches and fans with their gutsy play. After fighting back from a 4 – 0 deficit Glen Cove made it a game with goals by Michael Hatala and Jack Mangan to bring it within two. Goals by Will Beglin and Blake Woods kept the game tight, but in the end Three Village won by the score of 6 – 4.
The final home games for the Knights are Sunday, June 5. The third- and fourth-graders start at 9 a.m. followed by fifth and sixth at 10:30 a.m. and the seventh and eighth round out the day at noon.