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This past Sunday the PYA fifth grade lacrosse won their opening game of the season against a visiting team from Garden City. After many weeks of practice and having the first game of the season snowed-out the weekend before, this team came ready to play. Although it was raining during warm-ups and the field was a muddy mess, the Port team did not waste any time in jumping all over Garden City. Cole Martinez won the opening faceoff of the game with Alex Lee scooping up the ball. Lee raced down the field and passed the ball to Matt Plominski who shot and scored. Martinez won the next faceoff and took it all the way for the score. Another faceoff won, the ball moved up the field by Tom Mansfield a couple nifty passes with the end result of Kevin Alas scoring to make it 3-0. This all took place in the first 42 seconds of the game! It was an absolutely fantastic effort with crisp passing, hitting the open man and overall good lacrosse. The Garden City team tried the rest of the morning to catch Port, but the closest they ever got was in the second period when the score was 5-2. The defense lead by Chris Corteselli who was great as goalie along with Ollie Musso, Anthony Quinn and Eric Schaefer who all played a good game on defense. The summary sheet had Baker Milo netting two goals, Jeremy Goldman and Alex Lee both had an assist, Kevin Alas had two goals and an assist, Matt Plominski had two goals and two assists and Cole Martinez had two goals and an assist. Alex Lee and Tommy Mansfield both covered a lot of ground at midfield. Every player needed to have the mud hosed off of them but none of them seemed to mind. The final score was 8-3, Port had their first win of the season and will be looking forward to their next game against Cold Spring Harbor. This team will play the very best fifth grade teams on Long Island and should not expect any more easy games along the way. The team is being coached by Stan Plominski with assistance from Vic Musso and Kirk Baugher.

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