By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/6/14
FLG used strong goaltending and defense and seven different scorers today to claim a 7-5 victory over Building Blocks (N.J.) in the 2015 championship game at the National 175 Best of the Best (BOVB) Team Showcase at Mitchel Complex.
Jonathan Klobus (Syosset, committed to Lehigh) and Nick Gray (Chaminade, Providence) handled the goaltending while Jared Warner, Brendan Kerns and James Sullivan scored fourth-period goals as FLG broke a 4-4.
“This was a great championship game,” said Klobus, “Everyone played well and really helped our team win. This was a great win for us.
“I’ve heard about Building Blocks and I knew they were a great team from New Jersey so we just came to play. After the first two games we just tried to stay hydrated and out of the sun so we would be ready for the championship game. Our team stepped it up and we won because of it.”
FLG finished the tourney a perfect 7-0, defeating Team Turnpike (N.J.), 7-6, to reach the finals.
FLG led, 3-2, heading into the half, but Building Blocks got goals from Will Barnett and William DeMartin (two goals) to tie it.
“I feel like the team really stepped up in the second half to pull out the big win today,” said Gray. “We really jelled together today. We got some rest in between the games today so we felt good coming into the championship.
“Our defense played great in the first two games and I knew they would do the same in this game. I knew I wouldn’t have to work too hard. I feel like every team really wants to come after us because we are from Long Island, but it makes it more fun and more challenging. It feels great to beat a good team and get a championship.”
FLG 7, Building Blocks 5
Building Blocks: 1-1-2-1-5
FLG: Ryan Bray 1G; Ryan Winkoff 1G; Joseph Licciardi 1G; Jack Tigh 1G; Jared Warner 1G; Brendan Kerns 1G; James Sullivan 1G
BB: William DeMartin 2G; Mark Christiano 1G; Will Barnett 1G; Dan Delargy 1G