By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/1/12
Amanda Turturro collected six goals and one assist to lead a furious second-half rally as visiting Farmingdale edged Garden City, 13-12, today in a battle of two of the top-rated teams on Long Island.
The Dalers improved to 10-0 and dealt the Trojans (8-4) their fourth loss in five games.
Farmingdale used a stunning 9-1 run in the second half to overcome a 9-4 deficit in the second half. The Colleen Reynolds scored with 8:12 to play in the half to finish a 6-0 run and give her team a 10-9 lead. The advantage later was stretched to 12-9.
“They did everything I wanted them to do,” said Farmingdale head coach Shari Campbell. “At half time they could have absolutely given up on themselves, but they came out and just kept plugging.
“I think because the coaching staff stayed calm it allowed the girls to stay calm and make the adjustments they had to make.”
“This was the game we had circled on our calendar and I think right now we are going to turn a lot of heads. Now everyone is going to look and say ok Farmingdale is for real again. This really solidifies their confidence and their belief in how hard they have been working.”
Farmingdale sophomore Olivia Kirk, thrust into the starting spot at goalie because the starter left the team, was a key with 13 saves. Her last stop with 44.8 seconds left prevented Garden City from tying the game.
Reynolds, Kim Kolodny, and Nadine Hadnagy all scored two goals for the Dalers.
“This game means everything to us,” said junior midfielder Turturro. “We started off good but then they started to score and the momentum of the game changed. We knew we had to pick it up again in the second half and we made changes and controlled the ball.
“This game shows that we are a good team.”
Garden City was down 3-1 at the 10 minute mark of the first half, but then went on a 7-0 run to end the half an 8-3 lead. The Trojans controlled the draws, winning nine out of 12 in the first half. Alexandra Bruno led the Trojans with seven goals and three assists.
“We played a great first half,” said Garden City head coach Diane Chapman. “Then we played great the last 4:12, but you can’t let somebody score 10 goals when you’re up by five.
“This was a tale of two halves; we played great the first half and they played great the second half.”
Farmingdale 13, Garden City 12
Garden City: 8-4-12
Farmingdale: Amanda Turturro 6G, 1A, Nadine Hadnagy 2G, 1A, Colleen Reynolds 2G, Kim Kolodny 2G, Cassie Perettine 1G, Maggie Fleming 1A
Garden City: Alexandra Bruno 7G, 3A, Jenna Fuchs 2G, 1A, Catherine Dickinson 1G, 2A, Catherine McTiernan 1G, 1A, Shana Maglio 1G
Saves: Olivia Kirk (F) 13, Megan McDonald (GC) 9
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