By Jaclyn Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/9/12
Travis Wahl and Joe Woodland each had three goals and one assist as host Farmingdale routed Mountain View (Calif.), 13-4, tonight in non-league boys’ lacrosse.
“We got a lot of our kids back today that have been injured,” Bob Hartranft, Farmingdale head coach said, “Our defense is pretty good; Tyler Ward, Matt DiCarlo and our whole group of defenders did well today.
“Now that we got everyone back we are hoping to get better. We are hoping to make a run for it again; we’ve got our work cut out for us.”
It took both teams a while to warm up. The first goal wasn’t scored until the 4:24 mark of the first quarter. Once Farmingdale scored the Dalers (4-2) started going and never let up. Chris Lopez added one goal and three assists.
“This was a great win,” said Wahl. “We did not know a lot about this team but we definitely wanted to represent Long Island lacrosse well and I feel like we did that today; everyone played great, everyone got their opportunities and everyone cashed in.”
The Spartans (2-7) – who play Wednesday at Plainedge – were led by Grant Wiheman with two goals and goalie Pierce Philp with six saves.
“We were definitely out sized and out matched with skill and speed,” said Joe Juter, Mountain View head coach. “This was a tough team; it’s a New York State Class A champion. We’ve had a tough seed in California, so to come out here and have our guys really step up today, I’m proud of them.”
Farmingdale 13, Mountain View California 4
Mountain View 0-1-0-3-4
Farmingdale: Travis Wahl 3G, 2A, Joe Woodland 3G, 1A, Chris Lopez 1G, 3A, Tyler Ward 1G, Richie Morris 1G, Vinny Calandra 1G, Matt Dittmeier 1G, Andrew Hassett 1G, Brian Saur 1G, Zach Yasheryk 1G, Mike Gregorovic 1A, Tom Kennedy 1A
Mountain View: Grant Wiheman 2G, Sam Brigham 1G, Austin Silver 1G, Zach Bater 2A
Saves: Pierce Philp (MV) 6, Frank Deluca (F) 5, Dustin Schimpe (F) 1, Andrew Mascarella (F) 1
Whitman 18, Riverhead 5
Mitchell Bermudez and Mike Chimenti each had four goals and one assist, and Evan Zakow had one goal and five assists for the 4-0 Wildcats.