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Week 3 Round Up Compiled By Brian “Condo” Neice

With years in the making, the Lady Knights broke onto the scene last Saturday as they started their season by christening a new modified field located next to the varsity field. The game went better than expected, considering none of the first and second-grade Glen Cove girls had ever played in an actual lacrosse game.

CGLACROSSELOGOWith a nice crowd on hand lining Walnut Road, the months of hard work was apparent once the initial jitters had passed.  Already looking like a seasoned player, Abigail Hylan took charge of the offense by starting several fast breaks. Siena Scagliola displayed her shot precision by scoring Glen Cove’s very first goal. Working hard on ground balls throughout the game were Isis Makin, Aubrey Mercado, Sophia Diaz and Marissa Neice. Doing their job on defense were Brooke Simmons, Cindy and Cassie Muth, Isabella Santiago and Madeline Frisella.

The Two Knights, Glen Cove’s first- and second-grade boys, began their season on the road against the district’s friends from North Shore. With only one returning player, these young Knights also started off nervously, but quickly gained confidence as the game went on.

Goalie James Pascucci came up with several nice saves in his debut. Kickstarting the offense with their first career goals were Gianni Rodriguez, Cole Trotto and Charlie Guastella. Midfielders Matthew Milano, Dylan Jenkins, Patrick Houghton and Stephano Malatos showed hustle and determination on both sides of the ball and controlled the ground ball game after once they settled down and played lacrosse.

Patrick O’Brien, Dante Talisaysay and Brayden O’Leary also chipped in as they were learning the game as they played. The teamwork was probably the most impressive factor in their first game as they attempted to move the ball to open players. With one game under their belt the boys, were already looking forward to their next battle.

In the seventh- and eighth-grade division, the Late Knights improved their record to 2 to 1 in a shut out 3-0 victory over Harborfields. Everyone chipped in defensively, taking turns playing long stick defense. The offense was led by Sal Guastella, Mayan Letellier and Dylan Anucik. The team stuck to the game plan, ran solid plays and got really good shots on goal.

Of course, player of the game was Jesse Mayreis, who notched his first career shut-out victory in goal. Despite being man down, and at a time two men down, this group of warriors never gave up and never gave in. This win was truly the spoils of hard work, teamwork and game planning.

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