By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/31/12
Amanda Turturro collected six goals and one assist to lead Farmingdale to a 15-7 victory over Massapequa Wednesday to claim the Nassau County Class A girls’ lacrosse championship at Adelphi University.
Farmingdale (17-1) will move on to Sunday’s Long Island Championship game to face the winner of Thursday’s Suffolk County title game between Bay Shore and Ward Melville.
“I feel amazing, this is great,” said junior Turturro. “We were able to get the draws, hold possession and kept control of the game. We have a lot of heart and we put everything out on that field.”
“It’s amazing going back to the Long Island Championship game. We lost last year but we know going into this game we have to play as hard as we can.”
Farmingdale came out strong in the first half opening up a 6-1 lead by the 10:53 mark. The Dalers went into the half with a comfortable 8-3 lead. Farmingdale came out just as aggressive in the second half going up by nine on a goal by Kim Kolodny (four goals) with 13:14 left in the game. Olivia Kirk held Massapequa (15-3) to only seven goals and grabbed 10 saves.
“We had a great week of practice,” said Farmingdale head coach Shari Campbell. “We know each other, and we are backyard rivals so we know to beat Massapequa we have to play close to perfect.
“We came close to doing that today, especially in the beginning; we don’t usually jump out of the gates as fast as we did.”
“We’ve seen Ward Melville and Bay Shore play a couple of times and we think we match up pretty well with them. But we will see what happens.”
Rory Sadoff had three goals and Kelsey O’Brien had two goals and one assist for Massapequa.
“We had a special season,” said Massapequa head coach Megan Zimmer. “We just didn’t finish the way we wanted to. I’m very proud of the way the girls played. Farmingdale is a great team and we will see them again next year.”
Farmingdale 15, Massapequa 7
Farmingdale: Amanda Turturro 6G, 1A, Kim Kolodny 4G, Cassie Perettine 2G, Colleen Reynolds 1G, 1A, Nadine Hadnagy 1G, 1A, Maggie Fleming 1G
Massapequa: Rory Sadoff 3G, Kelsey O’Brien 2G, 1A, Kristen Yevoli 1G, 1A, Haley Burke 1G, Kathryn Maisch 1A
Saves: Olivia Kirk (F) 10, Jillian Pfeifer (M) 7