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The Division 1 Sixth Grade Boys' team continued its season with another win, this time against Baldwin. The first half was a nail biter, going goal for goal until the Syosset offense kicked it up a notch midway through the third quarter and pulled away from Baldwin for a final score of 11 to 7. Jack Parlo (4 goals), Alex Concannon (3 goals), Matt Avidon (2 goals), Jeremy Kaplan, Jordan Rauch scored for the Braves while Cole Samaroo and Vincent Speranza also supported the offensive team with assists and aggressive play. Derek Napolitano and Perry Feinstein also contributed to the offense in a couple of key spots with hustle and clears. Jonathan Klobus and Greg Meyers took turns defending the Syosset goal with help from a strong defensive team effort including Nick Balos, Drew Rauch, Richie Prestegaard, Evan Lowitt and David Reiter. The 6th Grade Red Lacrosse team put together its strongest performance of the year against a tough group from East Meadow. Heading into the second half down 5-1 the boys could easily have hung their heads and given up. Instead, they picked up their games and played their best 1/2 of the year. The offense put together a run of 4 unanswered goals late in the 3rd quarter. Solid defense by Stephen Burke and Nicholas Woska kept the team in the game, allowing just 1 goal in the entire second half._ _Leading the way on offense was Andrew "Big Stick" Alejo with 2 goals plus a goal each for Michael "lefty" Crescimanni, Ryan "X-man" Harrison, and Michael "Powerhouse" Panvini. Midfielder Nicholas "Speedster" Hatzipatrakos showed outstanding ground ball skills and unselfish play as he assisted on 5 of the 6 goals. Now that's a team player!_ _The game was played in very tough heat conditions but that didn't stop Jack Robbins, Jesse Rabaglia, Tyler Taranowski Cody Powers, Kevin Dillon, Matt Gamoka, Parker Susser, Matt Tabakin and Zac Schulman from putting together very strong performances. Zac Schulman played the entire game with a nagging leg injury though he never complained and refused to sit out on his team. Way to go Zac! Kudos to the team for an outstanding effort. Special thanks go out to Timmy Burke for helping all weekend on the sideline._ On Sunday, April 26 the day after playing two tough games in the Sewanhaka Tournament, the boys travelled to Rockville Centre for their third game of the season. Playing under the hot sun the Braves jumped to a 3-1 lead thanks to quick ground ball pick up and tough defense. The boys played hard all day despite the heat. Their spirit was exemplified by players such as William Sanchez and Justin Andersen stepping up to play unfamiliar positions due to injuries. Highlights including Zack Tannenbaum winning a face off and rushing down the field to feed Dylan Diaz who was open in front of the goal who then scored his first goal of the season. Another play came in the third quarter when Jared Goldberg fed the ball to Jack Lukacovic up top, Lukacovic quickly passed the ball back to Goldberg in front of the crease for a quick score. In addition to Lukcovic (2 goals,1 assist), Goldberg (2 goals) Justin Corrallo, Michael Sherman, Riley Frain, Matthew Farrell, David Tell, Manny Hur, Siddarth Mennon, David Griffen, Matthew Korn and Gregory Newman all had strong games. Goalie Jack Moore made 17 saves. The boys did have to fight off a late RVC surge but pulled out with a 5-4 win. After the games coaches Drew Diaz, Tom Lukacovic and Ed Farrell all praised the boys for the quick passes to the open man. The Syosset 3rd Grade Black lacrosse team played a thrilling game last Sunday against Wantagh. With the score 6-5 in favor of Wantagh a goal by Danny Ochs was disallowed as time expired. The Braves fought hard through the heat and almost pulled it out. Liam Kahlbacher had another great game leading the way with 4 goals and J.P. Lanning had an excellent all around day and added a goal. Andrew Harris, Tommy Rooney, Stephen Conte, Dylan Sapienza, Sal Cresciammani, John Babino, John Rochford, Paulie Cavesano, Griffen Berke, Michael Stanco and Sean Anderson all played well for the Braves.

The Syosset girls' 4th grade lacrosse team lost a heartbreaker on Sunday to Huntington 5-4. Syosset dominated the draw once again. The girls took a 2-0 lead but Huntington tied it up at 2 going into half time. Huntington scored 2 goals to take a 4-2 lead in the 2nd half. The Syosset girls came back strong tying it up at 4. With only 2 minutes remaining, Huntington scored to take a 5-4 lead. With less than a minute to go, Syosset brought the ball down the field into the 8 meter arc. With 12 seconds remaining and trying desperately to take a shot Syosset received a 3 second call and turned over possession. Goals were scored by Kate Majoy and Nicole Concannon.

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


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