Manhasset and Garden City usually play once a season which is known as the Lady Woodstick Classic, but this season we were treated to a rematch between these two storied programs. The first half was evenly matched as Manhasset led by one at the break, but Garden City caught fire in the second and pulled away with the win. Let’s get into this recap!
It was the final game of the regular season for both South Side and Massapequa as well as senior night for the South Side seniors! It was a successful send off for South Side’s Katie Davis, Skylar DeLuca, Ella Grace Delmond and Sydney Rathjen. They won 13-7 thanks in large part to the duo of Rathjen and Delmond leading them on offense, and goalie Mackenzie Creagh getting the job done in the net. Let’s take an in depth look at how they closed out the regular season with a win!
Coming into our sixth Epoch Game of the Week, Ward Melville and Huntington battled it out for the top spot in Suffolk’s A Conference. The Patriots came into the game with a 10-2 record and were looking to hand Huntington their second loss of the season with a record of 11-1. Both these teams hope to finish the season as the #1 seed in the A Conference, and this game could’ve decided who would finish at the top. So, let’s get right into this Epoch Game of the Week recap.
What appeared to be a long defensive battle in the making turned into a one-man show as the Comsewogue Warriors broke through and rallied to defeated the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms by a final score of 7-3. Led by Michael Katz’s four goal performance, the Warriors notched a season-defining victory late in the year.
A lot was on the line in this battle between Bethpage and Plainedge. Both teams came in with 9-1 records and were sitting towards the top of the standings in Nassau County. This high scoring, back and fourth affair, saw Bethpage come away with a narrow 16-13 victory. Kailyn Salony and Madison Traversa had four goals each to lead the team in scoring, and Leah Bestany and Meagan Landers each had three assists. Let’s analyze how Bethpage was able to get their tenth win of the season!
The LILJ is excited to announce our inaugural Spring Madness tournament that will be played at Mitchell Field on June 5th and 6th! More than 65 teams will travel to compete against the best of the best clubs in New York and even one from Connecticut. In this article, we will take a quick look at each of the 17 club teams participating in this event. We are excited to have these teams play in our first Spring Madness so let’s look at each of these teams philosophy and alumni!
Kellenberg traveled to St. John the Baptist and competed for the Class AA Parochial Championship. These two squads played each other once during the regular season where Kellenberg won 13-7. This time SJB had home field advantage, but Kellenberg came out looking to make a statement. They jumped out to an early lead and never trailed as they cruised to 15-4 victory. Here’s the full recap of how they were able to get it done!
The third and final meeting of the season between St. Anthony’s and Chaminade was for all the marbles. The two teams split the first two games during the regular season. St. Anthony’s came away with a 15-11 win at Chaminade in game one where Owen Duffy scored seven goals. Then, Chaminade took the second match up at St. Anthony’s 11-10 in overtime where Will Lynch scored the game winner. This time, back at Chaminade, it was St. Anthony’s with an epic 12-11 come from behind victory to claim the CHSAA championship. Andrew McAdorey earned Epoch player of the game honors, but it was the combination of him and Owen Duffy that led the comeback in the second half. Let’s dive into how they were able to come away victorious against their longtime rivals!
It was a rematch between two teams that are regarded as two of the best on Long Island. Wantagh won in Manhasset in their first match-up 13-12 in what was one of the best games of the season. This time they were down in Wantagh where Manhasset looked to even the season series. The weather was cold and rainy, but Manhasset’s offense was hot. They put up a season high 20 goals in a dominant 20-9 victory. Alexis Morton led the team with five goals and three assists, but it was a total team effort. Emma LoPinto, Grace Gately and Ashley Newman each scored four goals to help secure the win. Here’s the recap of how it all went down!
Two of the top Nassau County teams battled it out on Friday in what could possibly be a playoff preview. Both entered the game with two losses on the season. Garden City had a record of 6-2 and won five straight while South Side had a record of 8-2 and were on a three game winning streak. However, it was Garden City who jumped out to an early first half lead and were well on their way to a 14-7 victory at South Side. Sydney Pappas put in an Epoch performance with a team high six goals. Her teammate, Meghan Rode chipped in with four points, and Carla Curth had five points. Let’s recap how they were able to get the win!