Written by Samantha Pina Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
The Manhasset Indians met their match last Tuesday as they came face-to-face with Chaminade High School and Darien High School. It was a week of remembrance and honor out on the field as these teams played not only with hopes of coming out on top, but also to honor Sergeant James J. Regan Jr. and other fallen heroes.
Attracting nearly 1,500 cheering fans on Tuesday night, the Manhasset Indians and the Chaminade Flyers battled it out under the lights in the most exciting game for Manhasset so far this season. Junior Harry Kucharczyk played a key role in goal-scoring for the Indians, placing three shots in goal. On the defensive end, sophomore Bobby Duvnjak worked hard to keep Chaminade’s attackmen away from the goal and prevent as many goal-scoring opportunities as possible. Chris Boukas had 14 saves total for the game. Drew Belinsky scored an important goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter, putting the Indians up by one. Chaminade came back, scoring one more goal, tying the game at 6-6, creating an overtime period of high intensity. A quick flick of the wrist by Quinn Moroney deflected an attempted pass by one of Chaminade’s defenseman, opening a goal-scoring opportunity for Matt Tompkins. With no hesitation, Matt took the ball to the net, scoring the game-winning goal for the Indians with just two minutes left in their overtime period. This game was the third of the “Regs Rock” games played in honor of Sergeant James J. Regan Jr, and Manhasset received its second “Rock” trophy.
On Saturday April 24, the Manhasset Indians took part in celebrating and remembering the lives of many of our heroes during the Lead the Way Fundraiser at St. Anthony’s High School. The Indians were on top of their game, beating Darien High School 9-5. Manhasset’s defense was effective in holding off Darien’s attackmen, keeping the ball out of their half as much as possible. After goalie Chris Boukas’ unfortunate injury, Frank Morelli stepped in and dominated the goal for the rest of the game, tallying a total of 10 saves. Drew Belinsky scored six goals for Manhasset and had one assist. Pat Moroney scored two more goals for the Indians and defenseman Bobby Duvnjak scored one as well.
Manhasset played a third game last week defeating Island Trees 15-0. The Indians remain undefeated standing 10-0 in their conference.