Written by Chris Feldmann Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00
After being down 5 to 2 at the half against Carle Place, the North Shore fourth-grade Lady Vikings lacrosse team battled back to tie the score 7 to 7 with five minutes to go. Carle Place scored with three minutes left to win the game with a final score of 8 to 7 and handed us our first loss of the season. Kate Gilliam and Fiona Reagan each had two goals. Nora Schatz, Ella Scheffel and Emilie Preuss each had one goal. Notable two-way play by Ava Vaccaro and Evie McCreery. Alli Ryder and Charlotte Semlies stood strong in goal facing many shots.
The North Shore fourth-grade boys lacrosse team played against a tough team from Wantagh on Sunday. Despite losing the game 7-4, the Vikings defense showed a strong effort and, more importantly, are improving each week. Leading the defense and standing tall in goal this week was Aaron D’Aversa who made seven great saves. The defensive
effort was supported by Kevin Sheridan, Andrew Noak, Ryan Derasse, Jack Dalessandro, Phillip Mueffling and William Hunt. Midfielders Luke Moran, Luke DiBenedetto, Jack Zorn, Daniel Vogts and Jonathan Caravello picked up the lion’s share of the ground balls tallying 17 in total.
John Pourakis scored two goals for North Shore. Both Will Feldmann and Mark Russo contributed one goal each. Working the ball on the offensive end
at attack were Joe Ciampa and Matt O’Donnell, who each had an assist in the team effort. Matt DiLeo, Caleb Ward, Milo Scarpone, Diego Scarpone, and Brandon Metz were in on the action at attack.
The fifth-grade boys North Shore PAL team played a tough game against Wantagh this past Sunday. Teams were evenly matched with neither team scoring until the end of the first half. Defense played solid with Collin Murphy and Deaglan Doyle stepping up with strong plays and getting the turn over more often than not. Defensive player, Jack Alletto, consistently got the ball back up to the midfield line. Forest Demetri played goal and did an unbelievable job preventing Wantagh from scoring. Emmet Cullen, Dominic Genzale and Mario Fischetti did an awesome job getting the ball into the offensive line. Great hustle by our newest team members Phil LaRosa, Oliver Palone, and Jack Reid on mid line. Oscar Elden, Zach Petrick and Hudson Moskowitz pushed themselves and were competitive on attack. Final score was 4-2,
Wantagh with goals scored by Mario Fischetti and Philip D’Amico.
Courtney Fitzpatrick’s sixth-grade girls are hitting their season’s stride. They faced Manhasset back to back on April 27 and again on May 4. Both games were played on Indian’s home fields. The North Shore Lady Vikings walked away with an 8-8 tie and an 11-7 victory. Not many teams can perform such a feat.
The first meeting was dominated early by the Lady Vikings as the combination of Juliette Alfarone (two goals and seven draw wins) and Micaela Fitzpatrick (three goals) sent their team to a quick 3-0 lead. Manhasset fought back, but the Vikings were able to maintain their lead with additional goals scored by Olivia Magliocco (two goals and two ground balls) and Juliana Forsander (one goal). On the other side of the field, Gabby Scott, Gillian Noes and Sarah Moran played tough defense, forcing some key turnovers.
Late in the game, fans were on the edge of their seats when the Indians were able to take their first lead (8-7) over the Vikings with one minute left to play.
With seconds left, Juliette Alfarone won the final draw of the game, sprinted down field, and scored her second goal ending the game in an 8-8 tie.
North Shore’s goalie, Emma Russo, was able to stop Manhasset’s advances with 12 saves on the day.
The sixth-grade Lady Vikings faced the Manhasset Indians for a second time on May 4. The Vikings came ready to play. The game started off with a quick goal by Manhasset which wound up being their only lead of the game. As in their previous meeting with the Indians, Micaela
Fitzpatrick (four goals and two assists), Juliette Alfarone (three goals and one assist) proved to be too much to handle for them. Juliette once again dominated the draw. North Shore’s goalie, Emma Russo, had an incredible second half matching her season high of 13 saves. She wowed fans as four of her saves came from one on one penalty shots.
The Viking’s Olivia Magliocco (three goals) and Mary Sotiryadis (one goal) were very impressive throughout the game. Carolyn Doyle’s intense play and speed, was unmatchable.
Sophia Fleming, Gabby Salvatore, and Juliana Forsander were all over the ground balls which helped them defeat the Manhasset Indians 11-7.