Written by Brian ‘Condo’ Neice Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6. Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0. The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on. Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half. Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.
The seventh- and eighth-grade White Knights started their season on Saturday against Harborfields after being rained out last week. It was a defensive battle as the Knights, after a slow start, proceeded to shut down the strong Harborfields offensive artillery led by goaltender Brendan Whitehead, who faced 26 shots. With 48 seconds left in the game, Coach Geoff Field put in a play that was well orchestrated by the offense, but fell just short as time ran out in a 6 – 5 loss. Charlie Ritter scored a hat trick as Russell Perciballi equaled him in the assist column. Lucas Salerno also scored, along with Mikey Poncet adding an assist.
On Sunday the White Knights traveled to Plainview and picked up where they left off on Saturday as the defense stifled Plainview and kept them to one goal in a 10 – 1 victory. Some of the offense was provided by Cullen O’hara with two goals and Bobby Kiaer, Colin Pederson, Charlie Ritter, Brandon Cossaro and ‘Johnny Mike’ Rhein each adding one. Rookie Joseph Dimeo earned his stripes by his contribution to the ground ball totals for the game.
The seventh- and eighth-grade Maroon Knights played Harborfields’ high power offense on Sunday and played pretty solid in a 3 – 1 losing effort. The newly installed zone defense was crucial in knocking down passes and forcing bad shots. Joey Grella was the lone scorer after going coast to coast and finishing with a nice shot beating the goalie. Glen Cove’s short bench gave everyone plenty of opportunities which helped out in their team effort.