Written by Jim Corcoran Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00The Jericho Lacrosse Club opened its 2010 Spring Travel lacrosse season with away games for all of their youth teams. The weather was perfect for the opening day of the Spring season, and the boys and girls came ready to play. First up were the girls seventh- and eighth-grade teams, coached by Peter Murphy and Gary Lustberg. They played their opening game on Saturday against Rockville Centre, and put the first official win of the season into the book for the club with a very strong performance. The coaches were happy with the win, and look forward to a tough match-up this coming weekend on Saturday, April 17, against Bayville at Jericho High School.
Other teams that pulled out wins this weekend were the fifth- and sixth-grade teams for both boys and girls. The girls’ team, coached by Eric Starr and Brittany Jensen, played hard and was able to come up with a win against Oceanside with a score of 7 to 5. The boys faced off on the neighboring turf field at Walker Park in Hicksville. Hicksville jumped out ahead early, but Jericho dominated the ball possession in the second half to secure a 6 to 3 win. Max Kahn was sharp in the goal, and while clearing the ball to the midfield. He had great help from Ross Platz, Drew Gold, Jared Luckman, and Tyler Futterman on defense. The attack teams of Adam Fox, Blake Axelrod, Noah Greenbaum as well as Daniel Rosenthal, Cory Gold, and Cory Lombardi helped to dominate the ball by crisp passing and taking many shots in the second half.
The third- and fourth-grade boys and girls ran hard and long on opening day. The girls’ team, coached by Jay Woldar, came up short against Plainview and lost their first game by a score of 6 to 3. The boys’ third- and fourth-grade teams traveled to Rockville Centre and also lost their first game 8 to 3, despite the aggressive running and midfield play of Patrick Schnell and Michael Mesbah, and some tough-nose defense from Harrison Edelman.