By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/16/12
Senior attack Victoria Gregson scored five goals to power host East Islip to a 14-9 win over cross-town rival West Islip today in Conference 1 girls’ lacrosse.
Senior goalie Krista Ancona was also a key with 10 saves as the Redmen won their sixth straight game and improved to 6-2.
“They’ve gotten the best of us the last few years,” said Steve Levy, East Islip head coach. “It’s great for these girls to finally get a chance to pay back West Islip and get a nice win for us.”
“Our defense played phenomenal in the first half. Every single one of the defenders made plays. It was a great team defensive effort and our offense played very unselfish; very disciplined and smart.”
East Islip went ahead 6-1 at the half and never let go of the lead even after West Islip (5-4) began to rally in the second half. Nicole Levy had two goals and three assists and Jackie Niciforo and Lindsay Olen each had two goals.
“We played really well today,” said Gregson. “It was a tough battle because it’s East Islip versus West Islip, but we came out strong. Our midfield was so strong and we finished very well.”
West Islip (5-4) did get as close as 11-8 in the second half, as Riley Hill and Lindsay Darrell each had three goals.
“We didn’t play our game today,” said Joe Nicolosi, West Islip head coach. “We didn’t get the ground balls, we didn’t win the draws and we had way too many unforced turnovers.”
East Islip 14, West Islip 9
East Islip: 6-8-14
West Islip: 1-8-9
EI: Victoria Gregson 5G, Nicole Levy 2G, 3A, Lisa Olen 2G, 1A, Jackie Niciforo 2G, Carlee Ancona 1G, 2A, Elizabeth Vetter 1G, 1A, Shannon Cummings 1G
WI: Lindsay Darrell 3G, 1A, Riley Hill 3G, Erin Byrnes 1G, Kelsey Allen 1G, Lorraine Hodgson 1G, Vanessa Costantino 1A, Cara Douglas 1A
Saves: Krista Ancona (EI) 10, Ruthann Dooling (WI) 4