By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/28/13
Sydney Pirreca and Kasey Mitchell each collected four goals and one assist as Mount Sinai (NY) claimed a 14-8 victory over Wantagh in the Long Island Challenge Saturday at Farmingdale High.
Mt. Sinai, ranked No. 11 in the nation by TopLaxRecruits.com, improved to 11-0. Wantagh fell to 7-3.
Also at the LI Challenge, which featured all Long Island squads, Cold Spring Harbor defeated Harborfields, 14-7; Northport toppled North Shore, 18-7; and host Farmingdale clipped Eastport South Manor, 10-8.
“Wantagh is a top notch Class B team in Nassau County,” said Mount Sinai head coach Al Bertolone. “We thought going in it would be a good matchup.
“We gave up a couple of goals late but we’ve been holding teams to single digits all year so to hold them to eight goals was good. This was a well-played game.”
Mount Sinai opened a 5-0 lead in the first 7:42 of the game and opened an 11-3 lead in the second half. Shayna Pirreca had three goals and Caroline Fitzgerald had two goals.
“Overall we pushed our hardest and worked as a team like we always do,” said Sydney Pirreca. “We did better than we expected to today. Our offense was the highlight of the game; we read the defense well and connected on the goal.”
Wantagh ended the game on a 3-0 run. Colleen Lovett scored four goals and Catie Ingrilli scored two goals and one assist for Wantagh.
“This was a great game,” said Wantagh assistant coach Ody Svolos. “They were very competitive and very quick and we expected that. We never gave up and made a run at the end which was good.”
Mt. Sinai 14, Wantagh 8
Mt. Sinai: 7-7-14
Mt. Sinai: Kasey Mitchell 4G, 1A; Sydney Pirreca 4G, 1A; Shayna Pirreca 3G; Caroline Fitzgerald 2G; Danielle Della Rocca 1G
Wantagh: Colleen Lovett 4G; Catie Ingrilli 2G, 1A; Nikki Sliwak 1G; Paige Craig 1G; Brenna Connolly 1A
Saves: Julia Michaels (MS) 9, Sophia Gambitsky (W) 6
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