The Mineola boys’ varsity lacrosse team took its most physical beating of the 2012 season this past Wednesday, dropping an 11-6 game to the Vikings at .
The Mustangs had jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in a slow first quarter that had the Vikings respond with a deuce to end the frame with a lead before exploding with a 6 goal thanks to an aggressive offensive run in the second, often doubling the ball on powerplays.
In the second quarter Seaford handled the ball a majority of the time, and frequently caused Mineola to turn it over, on clears, passes, and loose balls. The first half ended with Seaford leading 8-6.
It wasn’t until the third quarter the Mineola started to slow down their offense and try and control the game. After Mineola started setting their own pace they put in three goals before Seaford.
The Vikings’ aggressive play led Mineola to make a series of poor passes, continuing to force turnovers and failure to capitalize on loose ball penalties and man-down chances.
“If we could just pick up the ground balls and control it on offense, it wouldn’t feel like we were giving up the ball every 15 seconds,” Mineola coach Matt Antonio said.
1 2 3 4 F Mineola 1 2 3 0 6 Seaford 2 6 1 2 11 Mineola Scoring Statistics Player Goals Assts Steve Napolitano 3 1 Brian Gaffney 1 1 Dombrowski 1 0 Lockwood 1 0 Doggi, 0 1 Mineola Goalkeeping Saves Matt Morro 13 Seaford Scoring Statistics Player Goals Assts Glen Kennedy 4 0 Joe Richards 3 1 Matt Murphy 2 1 Brien Grazios 2 0 Anthony Silvestri 1 0 Danny Speicher 0 5 Tyler Copious 0 1 Jeremy McMahon 0 1 Seaford Goalkeeping Saves Andrew Sappia 11