Written by Joe Enea Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
Manhasset Girls Varsity Field Hockey will be playing their final games to determine where they will seed in the county tournament. Their standing is 7 wins and only 3 losses.
Manhasset was playing New Hyde Park on Manhasset’s home field on Friday Oct. 14, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Five minutes into the second half, the game got delayed because of thunder and lightning but that didn’t keep Manhasset from winning the game.
Throughout the game Manhasset controlled the tempo. They moved the ball quickly down the field utilizing passes. Manhasset girls were too fast for New Hyde Park’s team, moving with tremendous speed and smart passes to put a total of 3 goals on the board. On offense, Manhasset looked very strong the entire game. Manhasset was striving to get into the offense’s corners to create a better opportunity to score from that angle, and they were very successful, two of their three goals happened that way. Manhasset scored three goals by Jackie Bruno, Maddy Molinari, and Julia Glynn. The offense was putting a lot of pressure on the opposing goalkeeper; they were shooting the ball like crazy.
The Manhasset’s defense was also very strong the entire game, removing lots of pressure from goalkeeper Olivia Demeri. Manhasset dominated New Hyde Park’s offense and defense. Goalkeeper Demeri had a fantastic game. She shut out the very hard shooting, aggressive New Hyde Park team. Every opportunity New Hyde Park had to score she just shut them down. During the first half New Hyde Park only had one shot, the second half they had six, a much greater test for Demeri. After the game Demeri stated, “Today we had a very intense game against New Hyde Park but Manhasset rose above all the intensity.”
In the end Manhasset won 3-0 because of a strong performance by both the offense and defense, leading to an incredible victory.
Coach Steve Sproul appears to be in tune with every aspect of the game. He is very proud of his team that will be heading to the County Championships Tournament. Their regular season will end Oct. 26 and they will be seeded on Oct. 27. When asked what he expects from his team, Coach Sproul said, a team that “strives for constant passes and to play a keep away game.”
Good luck to Coach Sproul and our Varsity Girls Field Hockey team in the upcoming tournament.
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
~Bobby Unser Former Nascar Driver