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The Syosset girls' fourth-grade lacrosse team played its fourth game of the year on Sunday, coming away with its first victory. In a nail-biter over Rockville Center, Syosset took a 2-0 lead. Rockville Center scored 2 to tie it up. The Syosset girls never looked back while gaining a four-goal lead in the second half. A resilient Rockville Center cut the lead to one with under a minute to play. A dominant Syosset team won the draw, and maintained possession to win the game 9-8. In her first game as goalie, Eliana Bernard had six saves, four of them at point blank range. Kate Majoy had three goals, Nicole Concannon 2, Molly Breslow 1, Katie Igneri 1, Sophia Henn 1, and Lauryn Shin 1. Kaitlin Prestegaard had another solid performance clearing the balls for the defense. Our tough as nails defense included Julia Weiss, Rachel Doyle and Elizabeth Cini. At attack, Alexandra (Blue) Robaglia, Alyssa Innamorato, and Jordyn Rauch kept the offense in the game. Congratulations to the girls on their first win! Our record is 1-2-1. This past Sunday on a rain-soaked turf the fourth-grade team played the Farmingdale squad. Led by the strong midfield corps the Braves moved the ball well and fought hard for ground balls. Keeping the ball on the attack side of the field gave scoring opportunities to the Attack. By moving and cutting the Attackmen lead by Jared Goldberg ( 2goals, 1 assist, 6 ground balls) and Thomas Middendorf (2 goals, 1 ground ball) each scored early goals. Defensemen Will Sanchez ( 2 ground balls), Justin Corrallo ( 3 ground balls and 2 clears) and Manny Hur provided tight coverage and hustled after missed shots, limited the Dalers scoring opportunities and gave great support to Goalie Jack Moore. All around the Braves showed improvement with all facets of their game despite the rainy conditions. The rest of the Braves scoring came from Middies Jack Lukacovic ( 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 ground balls) and Zack Tannenbaum (2 goals, 4 ground balls) Other strong games were had by Midddie Jeremy Wolf (5 ground balls) who used speed and stick handling to clear the ball three times, Matthew Farrell (1 assist) Sidarth Mennon ( 4 ground balls), Matthew Sobel (3 ground balls) David Griffin and David Moyett. A well deserved victory for the fourth-grade boys. The Syosset PAL third-grade girls lacrosse team traveled to Seaford on Sunday, May 3. Even with the cold weather and rain, the girls were ready to play. Despite the 8-1 loss, the Syosset girls gave another 100% effort and had fun doing so. Coaches Karen Vacchio and Andy Stephenson complimented the team for never giving up and playing hard. Every game the girls learn something new and improve their skills which is what PAL and Syosset lacrosse is all about. Sophie Levinson scored the lone goal for the Braves. Lauren Tranchina hung in as goalie for the entire game. Nicole Avidon and Meghan Balos had some good runs bringing the ball up the field from defense and on offense the team worked hard on communicating with one another and taking shots on goal. The sixth-grade Black team experienced a heartbreaking loss to Half Hollow Hills this Sunday. After a very sluggish start in the heavy rain, the Braves found their heart in the second half. The defense took a stand while the offense rallied. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late as the Braves lost 6 to 8. On Mother's Day, the Braves take on Northport for a chance at their third win of the season.

The sixth-grade Red team, in some of the worst playing conditions of the year, played a very tight game against Huntington. Anchored by the excellent goal tending of Johnathan Klobus, with another strong defensive performance, the team was never out of the game. Goals were scored by Michael Crescimanni who put it top shelf from 12 yards and Ryan Harrison who rolled around the crease, beat two defenders and blasted one by the goalie while taking a hard hit. A tremendous effort!

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


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