April 3 – Mineola Defeats New Hyde Park 5-1
Goals were scored by midfielders Philip Arnold-2, Alex Mayfield-2, Matt Grimm-1, along with Jack Duff-1 Assist. Mineola scooped up 64 ground balls and dominated the ground game. Three or more ground balls were led by Ben Shapiro, Jack Duff, Sante Nicolia, Liam Gormley, Antonio Mistretta, Adam Campbell, Alex Marchiselli, and Dylan Graham. Our fearless Goalie Sean Hembach made a few nice saves.
April 10 – Mineola Defeats South Huntington 5-0
Marco Ali-1 and Ryan Dailey-1 scored their first goals of the spring season, Matt Grimm-1 tossed in a goal, Alex Mayfield scored 2 goals, Philip Arnold had 2 assists one of which was during the 3 pass rule. Amir Davis had 1 assist and shut down the other teams offense with hard checking along with top defense from fellow teammates Zach Koerber, Aidan Coffey, Aidan Roldan, Michael Cardinal, and Joe Carr. Matt Ferrone took the ball all of the way down the field and had a nice bounce shot on goal.
Ben Shapiro, Ryan Espinoza, Jack Duff, and Dylan Graham led the midfield with ground balls. Sal Anteri had consistent catches and passes along with his fellow attack men Vincent Aidala, Dylan Lyons, Robert Li, Antonio Mistretta, Alex Marchiselli, and Liam Gormley all improving their game. Aidan Wong, Derek Gilbert and Jeremy Samuel also had a tough midfield line battling the other teams midfielders, Jeremy Samuel took a hard shot to the leg but was back in the game soon after. Sante Nicolia, out on injured reserve was there for team support. Goalie Sean Hembach had 11 saves and many nice clears leading his team to a 5-0 shutout.
April 17 – Mineola Defeats Oceanside 9-3
Let’s go back to the beginning of this season this past winter in the gym. Many players were new to the game of lacrosse and have never held a stick. It was all-new to many of them.
Players started off this year “learning” as did all of the other teams. At this time, the team had played all away games and has won all 3 games. Mineola won 9-3 in an exciting game over Oceanside. First season goals by Ryan Espinoza-1, Jack Duff-1, Ben Shapiro-1 also w/1 assist, 2 first goals for Amir Davis-2 followed by star midfielder Philip Arnold-2 goals and 1 assist, along with goals from attack men Marco Ali-1 and Ryan Dailey-1.
May 1 – Mineola Defeats East Meadow 6- 1
Mineola had 55+ groundballs. Defense was led by Matt Ferrone and Joe Carr ran the ball over the midfield line with a “middie back” many times, tough to do at this age. The deep defense had reinforcements of Aidan Coffey, Zack Koerber, Alex Marchiselli along with Adam Campbell and Amir Davis who keep the front of the goal locked down and held East Meadow to 1 goal. Attack men are starting to move the ball around the field with better passing by Robert Li, Vincent Aidala, Liam Gormley, Aidan Wong, and Antonio Mistretta who also had a nice shot. The aggressive midfield ground ball leaders with 5 or more ground balls were Derek Gilbert, Ben Shapiro, Sante Nicolia, Ryan Espinoza, Alex Mayfield, and Jack Duff. Our Goalie Sean Hembach continued his unbelievable season by making 9 saves and clearing the ball well. Mineola scoring was led by Jeremy Samuel-1 with his first goal, Ryan Dailey-1, Ben Shapiro-1, Jack Duff-1, Alex Mayfield-1, and Marco Ali-1.
May 7- Mineola Defeats Deer Park 5-2
The first late Saturday game of the season was a battle on the field until the very end. Joe Carr, Matt Ferrone, and Aidan Coffey led the defense. Matt Grimm-1, won the face-off and took the rock down the midfield for the first goal of the game to set the tone, Ben Shapiro with face dodge perfection put 2 unassisted goals in, Philip Arnold scored his fifth goal of the season, Derek Gilbert has picked his game up and scored a goal as well. Mineola scooped up 61 total ground balls with 5 or more from- Matt Grimm, Philip Arnold, Jack Duff, Ben Shapiro, and Joe Carr. Our goalie Sean Hembach made 6 nice saves and 3 perfect clears.
May 15- Mineola Defeats Glen Cove 7-1
Mineola another physical very hard hitting team this past Sunday at home with a 7-1 victory over Glen Cove. By half time, the score was 3-1
Mineola went into high gear for the second half led by Michael Cardinal who played defense, midfield, and attack as well getting his first assist of the year to Liam Gormley. Alex Marchiselli, Aidan Coffey, and Matt Ferrone lead the defensive team.
The lightning fast midfield was led by Ryan Dailey, Ryan Espinoza along with Sante Nicolia all showing their speed getting to ground ball. Ground ball leaders were – Joe Carr- 8gb’s; Jack Duff- 7gbs; Matt Grimm-6gb’s; Derik Gilbert, Philip Arnold, and Jeremy Samuel all had 5gb’s.
Goalie “Ricochet” Sean Hembach took a few shots off the chest and helmet while having his best game this season with 9 saves and few close ones off the pipe.
Liam Gormley had a nice passing game 1-goal and 2-assists; Philip Arnold with another solid game 1- goal and 1-assist, Michael Cardinal – 1-assist, Alex Mayfield 1-goal, Jack Duff and Matt Grimm both had two goals each leading Mineola to a 6th straight win over Glen Cove.