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The third-grade girls lacrosse team played a great second game against Port Washington at home at the Syosset-Woodbury Park turf field on Sunday, April 19. Syosset lost 6-2; however, every game the girls improve their skills and learn more about the game. Gabrielle Lindenman and Taylyn Stadler scored Syosset's two goals. Betsy Stephenson and Sydney Fells played goalie against a very tough team and each had several terrific saves. Other stand-out players of the game were Samantha Goldstein on defense and Reilly Siebert and Amanda Alejo as midfielders. Syosset's third-grade Black was once again victorious this past weekend beating a very tough Half Hollow Hills team 4-1. The Braves were led by Liam Kalbacher's 2 goals, Stephen Conte's 1 goal, Jack Rooney's 1 goal, Tommy Rooney's 2 assist and JP Lanning's 1 assist. Liam Kahlbacher and John Babino both played great in the goal. The defense was awesome in the second half shutting out Half Hallow Hills. Andrew Harris, Dylan Sapienza, Paulie Cavesano, Sean Anderson, John Rochford, Sal Cresciammani, Thomas Goldrick, Michael Stanco, and Griffen Berke all played well for the Braves. The team missed Danny Ochs, who was out with an injury, is looking forward to his return. The boys next opponent is Wantagh on Sunday, April 26 at Syosset-Woodbury Park at noon, please come out and support the boys. Syosset Red third-grade boys team got its first win this weekend in a hotly contested game against Farmingdale. Matthew Luneberg , Jake Needleman, Austin Maccarone and Chris Belmonte helped the defense shut down Farmingdale's attack throughout the game. The red offense was solid including Dominick Speranza, Dylan Gefter, Chris Daughtery, Brian Dillon, Joseph Schindel and Max Verch scoring a total of 8 goals throughout the game. Goaltenders Tyler Parlo and Max Cohen helped seal the victory letting up only 4 goals all day. The Syosset girls' 4th grade lacrosse team played its second game of the year on Sunday, tying a very tough Carle Place team 4 to 4. It was a back and forth battle throughout with Syosset scoring the first goal. With less than three minutes to play, Katie Igneri scored a clutch goal but Syosset was called for a crease violation. Syosset dominated the draw winning 8 of 10. In her debut at goal, Rachel Doyle had four great saves and held a solid defense together, shored up by Elizabeth Cini, Julia Weiss, and Jordyn Rauch. The midfield play was relentless with Molly Breslow, Lauren Shin, Kaitlin Prestegaard, Nicole Concannon and Kate Majoy. Attack play was strong throughout with Alexandra Robaglia, Sophia Henn, Katie Igneri, Zoe Ganis, Eliana Bernard and Alyssa Inamarato. Goals were scored by Nicole Concannon and Kate Majoy. The second game of the season was exciting from start to finish as the boys raised their level of play and started applying the lessons learned from hard weeks of practice. While Floral Park jumped off to a quick 1-0 lead to start the first quarter the Braves quickly scored 3 goals and maintained a lead until late in the 4th quarter. Goalie Jack Moore made 13 saves against a ferocious Floral Park attack. In the 4th quarter despite tough defense from Conner Ranges and middie Riley Frain, the Floral Park team was able to get the tying score. During the whole game the boys showed and increased understanding of the fundamentals of the game. This was especially evident on a play in the third quarter wherein Matthew Sobel playing on attack took a pass from Jack Lukacovic and quickly fed the ball to a cutting Jared Goldberg who then scored his third goal of the day. The boys moved the ball around on attack all day, showing increased confidence in their teammates' passing and catching skills while looking for the open man. Other stand-out players included Lukacovic who scored twice and had 2 assists. Sobel, Tom Middendorf and rookie Gregory Newman each scored once while Matthew Farrell had an assist. Fighting hard for possession on ground balls all day were David Tell, Zack Tannenbaum, Justin Andersen, Jeremy Wolf, and Michael Sherman. After the game, coaches Drew Diaz, Tom Lukacovic and Ed Farrell told the boys that despite the tie score they were proud of how the boys passed and moved the ball and played unselfishly.

The Sixth-Grade Black Lacrosse Team won its first Division 1 game of the season in a hard-fought victory against perennial Suffolk powerhouse Northport. Thanks to a strong defensive effort by Nick Balos, Evan Lowitt, David Reiter, Drew Rauch and Richie Prestegaard, Syosset held Northport's normally high scoring offense to only one goal. In addition to the defensive team, the goalies had a great day with multiple saves and great clears. Greg Meyers had 3 amazing saves while Jonathan Klobus had fantastic mid-field clears which led to goals and helped kill the clock. Alex Concannon led the scoring charge with 3 goals, one while the Braves were man down. Jordan Rauch also had a goal with a beautiful assist from Jeremy Kaplan. The 6th grade boys look forward to their home opener at Syosset Woodbury Park on Sunday as they take on Baldwin.

In addition to their PAL schedule, a number of the boys also played in the Hofstra PAL tournament on Saturday. They played two 7-on-7 games against Baldwin and West Islip and won each thanks to offensive efforts from Perry Lehroff and Perry Feinstein, who scored their first goals of the season, and from Jack Parlo, Vincent Speranza and Cole Samaroo who had multiple goals and assists. After the games, the entire PAL family enjoyed tailgating, followed by an exciting Hofstra lacrosse game.

The sixth-grade boys red team, coached by Tom Woska, enjoyed a full day of lacrosse followed by the Hofstra/UNC game. Anchored by their fearless goalie, T "Stuff em" Kalbacher, and strong defense, they were able to hang tough against two Division 1 teams. Highlights include Andrew "Big Stick" Alejo scoring with the long pole plus adding 2 more with the baby stick, Michael "lefty" Crescimanni running through 3 hard checks and hitting the top corner with a rocket shot and Nicholas "lay em out" Woska trying to take down the biggest Baldwin player he could find. Other highlights include Kevin Dillon handling the long pole like a pro and Cody Powers running midfield! Games were followed by a 30 kid wiffle ball game and BBQ that everyone enjoyed. A job well-done by all.

For more information about Syosset PAL Lacrosse please contact Thomas Rooney at tcroon@optonline.net.


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