Long Island blasts Central for 2008 ESG gold

July 27, 2008

Binghamton, N.Y. — Two days after holding off Central 7-6 in group play, Long Island left no doubt on Sunday in the scholastic boys lacrosse gold medal game at the 2008 Empire State Games.

Long Island wrapped up a 6-0 week at Binghamton University and won its fourth straight gold by pelting the Central goal with 41 shots in a 14-3 victory.

The Island jumped in front 3-0 on St. Anthony’s midfielder Thomas Schreiber’s goal with 4:35 left in the opening quarter.

Central rallied to close the gap to 3-2 on Syracuse-CBA standout Casey Lasda’s goal midway through the second quarter.

But Long Island erupted for nine straight goals spanning the second and third quarters to take control. Plainedge goalie Rob Bellairs made eight saves and Rocky Point attack Matt Palasek scored six goals. West Islip junior attack Nicky Galasso added one goal and three assists.

Long Island 2008

July 26, 2008


Rob Bellairs Plainedge Sr. Goalie Hofstra
Ian Braddish West Islip Jr. Midfield North Carolina
Bradley Cappellini Manhasset Sr. Defense Harvard
Michael Chapman Sachem East Sr. Attack Penn
John Duvnjak Manhasset Sr. Midfield Middlebury
Connor English Manhasset Sr. Attack Virginia
Jeff Froccaro Port Washington Sr. Attack Princeton
Nicky Galasso West Islip Jr. Attack North Carolina
Andrew Hodgson West Islip Jr. Midfield Towson
Will Manny St. Anthony’s Sr. Attack UMass
Michael Mccormack West Islip Sr. Defense Yale
Maxx Meyer Half Hollow Hills East Jr. Defense Princeton
Steven Murphy Floyd Sr. Midfield Notre Dame
Nick O’Reilly South Side Sr. Midfield Virginia
Anthony Ostrander Farmingdale Sr. Defense Albany
Brian O’Toole Long Beach Sr. Midfield Harvard
Matt Palasek Rocky Point Sr. Attack Johns Hopkins
Thomas Schreiber St. Anthony’s Jr. Midfield Princeton
Kyle Sheridan Smithtown East Sr. Defense Lehigh
Ryan Zaremba West Islip Sr. Goalie Army Prep
Chris Deeks Head Coach (Floral Park)
Jay Mauro Assistant Coach (Sachem North)
George Fox Lacrosse Coordinator
Bob Kenney Long Island Region Director

2008 Results

7-24 Long Island v Western 14-12 W
7-24 Long Island v Hudson Valley 9-8 W
7-25 Long Island v Adirondack 11-2 W
7-25 Long Island v Central 7-6 W
7-26 Long Island v New York City 17-1 W
7-27 Gold Medal Game Long Island v Central 14-3 W

Note: 2008 Empire State Games at Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y.

Long Island 2007

July 29, 2007

Justin Annunziato Rocky Point Sr. Defense None
Anthony Biscardi Wantagh Sr. Midfield UMass
Matthew Cannone Bethpage Sr. Attack Salisbury
John Carroll Smithtown East Sr. Goalie Albany
Jeff Cohen Syosset Sr. Attack Harvard
John Conneely Half Hollow Hills West Sr. Attack Penn
Daniel DiMaria Half Hollow Hills West Sr. Defense Harvard
Connor English Manhasset Sr. Attack Virginia
Jacob Ghitelman Cold Spring Harbor Sr. Midfield Virginia
Matthew Gibson Chaminade Sr. Attack Yale
Francis McDonough Garden City Sr. Midfield Georgetown
Keenan Ochwat Farmingdale Sr. Defense Ohio State
Tom Palasek Rocky Point Sr. Attack Johns Hopkins
Zach Pall Ward Melville Sr. Midfield Quinnipiac
Paul Pate Manhasset Sr. Defense Harvard
Steven Rastivo Ward Melville Sr. Goalie North Carolina
Sean Rogers Holy Trinity Sr. Attack Notre Dame
Steve Rubino Comsewogue Sr. Defense None
Dan Savage Garden City Sr. Midfield Penn
Brian Smalley Smithtown West Sr. Midfield Loyola
Pete Mitchell Head Coach (Comsewogue)
Kevin Travis Assistant Coach (Kings Park)
George Fox Lacrosse Coordinator
Bob Kenney Long Island Region Director

2007 Results

7-26 Long Island v New York City 11-3 W
7-27 Long Island v Western 13-4 W
7-27 Long Island v Adirondack 16-6 W
7-28 Long Island v Central 12-7 W
7-29 Long Island v Hudson Valley 10-9 OT L

Note: 2007 Empire State Games at Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Long Island bests Central for 2007 ESG Gold

July 28, 2007

New Rochelle, N.Y. — Syosset senior attack Jeff Cohen scored three goals as the Long Island scholastic boys lacrosse team clinched a third straight gold medal by jumping on Central early and cruising to 12-7 win in Empire State Games action at Iona College.

Central (3-1) actually led 2-1 on Zac Guy’s goal midway through the first quarter. Then Long Island (4-0) erupted for five straight goals and took a commanding 10-4 lead in the third. Smithtown West senior midfielder Brian Smalley scored twice and John Carroll (Smithtown East) and Steven Rastivo (Ward Melville) each made six saves in goal for the Island.