At Hofstra on Tuesday, May 26, the number four seed Schreiber Vikings varsity lacrosse team defeated the number five seed, Plainview JFK Hawks, in the quarter finals of the Nassau County Class A Tournament. This game was an exciting one where the score was close throughout its entirety, eventually ending in an 8-6 Port victory.
Though the afternoon was one of the many unseasonably hot ones this spring, the heat was not enough to slow down this game. All of Port's five goals in the first half were scored by different players. The first goal was scored on a high shot by David Cohen, which went over the shoulder of the Hawks goalie. The Vikings' four more goals in the half were scored by, James Conatich, Chris Morea, David Farber and Charlie Perry. While Port's five goals were impressive, they were not enough to better Plainview, who scored six goals in the first half, giving them a one goal lead at half time.
Port knew a loss would mean elimination and they knew what they would have to do to prevent it. Only 20 seconds into the third quarter, Cohen ran the ball the length of the field, dodging the Hawks defense and shooting it right past the goalie for an unassisted goal to tie the game at six. Only two minutes later, Cohen scored another unassisted goal to give Port a one goal lead. The Vikings defense and goalie, Michael Hooper, aggresively stopped all of Plainview's attempts to score. Sixteen seconds into the final quarter, sophomore, Nathaniel Francis, scored an unassisted goal which would be the last of the game. Port defense was once again able to render all of Plainview's attempts to score useless, giving them an 8-6 victory over the Hawks.
This game left Port feeling confident for their next match-up on Monday, June 1, against top seeded Farmingdale, who defeated Long Beach by a score of 11-4. This upcoming semifinal game will be one of the biggest games Port has played all season and should be packed with excitement.