The Glen Cove Junior Lacrosse Lady Knights hit the road early on Sunday to meet up with Rockville Centre on their home turf. The girls started on fire as they scored on their first possession. Marissa Neice won the first draw and, two passes later, scored the first goal. Soon after, Isis Makin and rookie Adriana Purtill scored goals to take a commanding three-goal lead. As the game progressed, RVC pulled closer as Glen Cove‘s offense began focusing on passing more than shooting, with solid offensive performances by Peyton Piel and Isabella Valensisi, both first-year players.
On defense, Cyndi Muth, Isabella Santiago and Isabella Longobucco did a good job defending the goal line. The game ended in a tie. They all had fun and can’t wait until their next game.
The first- and second-grade Wee Knights journeyed to Port Washington to face an always tough opponent. They showed much improvement from their first game despite losing this contest. The defense improved vastly with Antonio “the Hitman” Palmieri taking on anyone even close to the ball. James Pascucci found a home in goal as he recorded several close saves and cleared the ball well. The offense had goals from four different players, with Cole Trotto leading the way with two goals and an assist. Action Matthew Jackson’s constant movement led to a goal of his own and also tallying goals were Patrick Houghton and Jon Christ, who scored off of a well-executed play. This team looks like they are heading in the right direction.
The fifth- and sixth-grade Late Knights are also playing better lacrosse as they took on Deer Park. The “M & M” goalie duo of Matt Nystrom and Micah Stone combined for several saves each as Ryan Houghton, Andrew Glaviano and Max Von Massenbach provided a formidable line of defense in front of them. Midfielders Ciaran Greene, Aidan Costella, Ryan Heenan, AJ Hudson, Michael Johnson and Luciano Talisaysay played very strong midfield and were able to get the ball to the attack where Jaden Thom provided the only two goals Glen Cove could muster in the 6–2 loss.
The Mid Knights, the third- and fourth-grade team, competed in Mineola on Sunday. Details on the game were unavailable, but the result of the game was a loss.