Big 10: Girls LAX Continues Dominance
1. BAY SHORE SOFTBALL After a 3-0 win over Sachem East to start the week and a 2-0 victory over Longwood, the offense exploded in a 14-3 win over Floyd. Cat Franzone, who's been an offensive standout all year, led the way with career-highs in home runs (three) and RBIs (seven). The game was only the second time this year that Bay Shore's been scored against. The Marauders have outscored opponents 107-7.
2. GARDEN CITY GIRLS LACROSSE The Trojans asserted their Nassau dominance with an 18-15 win over Farmingdale. Caroline Tarzian scored six goals and four assists and leads the team with 40 goals and 18 assists on the season. On Saturday, Mikaela Rix scored six goals with two assists in an 18-8 rout of Connecticut power Darien. Tarzian added four goals and two assists, as the Trojans scored 18 of more.
3. ST. ANTHONY'S GIRLS LACROSSE In their only game last week, the Friars outscored CHSAA rival Our Lady of Mercy 10-1 in the second half on their way to a 15-4 victory at home. Darcy Messina scored four goals and Annie Heagerty added three goals and three assists. The Friars, who will play top CHSAA challengers Kellenberg (Monday afternoon) and Sacred Heart (Wednesday), have scored 15 goals or more in six of their eight games this season.
4. GARDEN CITY GIRLS TRACK Alexis Yeboah-Kodie jumped 34 feet and six inches to set a school record in the triple jump for Garden City (9-0). The old record was 33 feet, 10 inches, according to coach Charles Cozzo. Emily Menges tied the school record in the 200-meters (25.00) and Michelle Rotondo took first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.1) and the 100-meter hurdles (15.0) in a quad victory over Wantagh, Long Beach and Elmont.
5. ST. ANTHONY'S BOYS TRACK Ken Walshak took second the invitational 3000-meter steeplechase (9:33.97) at the New York Relays. The winner and Walshak had the top two times in U.S. in this season. Warner Cooley, Michael Mastanduno, Anthony Barnes and Payton Hazzard took third in the sprint medley relay (3:30.54) and broke the school record of 3:33 set in 1979.
6. COLD SPRING HARBOR BOYS TENNIS Cold Spring Harbor: Improved to 4-0 overall after going 3-0 on the week, including an impressive 5-2 win against Horace Mann, the defending Ivy League Conference Champions.
7. WEST ISLIP BOYS LACROSSE The Lions had a 3-0 week that featured an impressive 13-3 win over talented Smithtown West on Wednesday. They also defeated Bay Shore and Floyd. Nicky Galasso is on a tear. He had 10 goals and 15 assists for the week. Showdown game with Connetquot Tuesday.
8. EAST MEADOW SOFTBALL The Jets (10-0) continue to soar. They're off to a perfect start in Nassau Conference AA-I and stars Lindsay McKillop, Brittany Anghel and Hillary Hoffman headline a well-rounded roster. Last week they had impressive wins over Baldwin and MacArthur. For the season, East Meadow has outscored opponents 79-7.
9. ISLIP BASEBALL The Bucs continue their torrid run through Suffolk opponents. They are 10-0 behind a pitching staff with a combined ERA OF 1.33. Iona-bound Eddie Macaluso has been masterful.
10. NORTHPORT GIRLS LACROSSE In a rematch of last year's Suffolk Class A final, the Tigers took out West Islip, 19-11. Shannon Gilroy scored four of her game-high seven goals and Courtney Fortunato added five of her six goals in the second half, as Northport came back from a 9-7 halftime deficit.
On the outside looking in: Kings Park golf, Ward Melville boys lacrosse, Lindenhurst baseball, Calhoun baseball, Manhasset boys lacrosse, Massapequa volleyball, and MacArthur baseball.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Nicky Galasso, West Islip, boys lacrosse: The senior All-American attack had a career-high eight assists in a 12-4 victory over Bay Shore, five goals and two assists in a 13-3 victory over Smithtown West and four goals with five assists in a 14-9 win over Floyd.
Brandon Mangan, Wantagh, boys lacrosse: Leading scorer on Long Island scored four goals, including the winner with 2:07 left in double overtime in a 10-9 win over Garden City.
Colin Flaherty, Eastport/South Manor, boys lacrosse: He scored the winning goal 3:27 into OT for an 11-10 win over Half Hollow Hills West and finished with 5 goals and an assist.
Anthony Zitaglio, Rocky Point, baseball: His line drive sixth inning single scored Scott Tumulty, who tripled, for only run in a 1-0 win over Miller Place. Zitaglio's diving stop at second base preserved the shutout in the fifth inning.
Mary-Kate Sivilli, Glenn, girls lacrosse: The Princeton-bound senior scored a season-high nine goals in a 16-12 win at East Hampton and two days later dished out a season-high 10 assists in an 18-4 win over Greenport. Sivilli is fourth on Long Island with 68 points (42 goals, 26 assists).
Taylor Reh, Miller Place, girls lacrosse: The senior scored five goals, including the game-winner with 49 seconds to play in the Panthers' 11-10 win over Comsewogue. She leads the team with 33 goals and 10 assists.
Mike Cruz, Division, baseball: Cruz went 3-for-3 with three home runs and six RBIs in the win against Garden City in Conference A-I.
Lee Vasilakos, St. Anthony's, boys volleyball: Setter Lee Vasilakos had 55 assists for St. Anthony's (9-0) in a 27-25, 24-26, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21 CHSAA win over Chaminade. Overall, St. Anthony's just outscored Chaminade, 125-121.
Tyrek English, Copiague, boys track: He cleared 7-feet in the high jump at the Bob Pratt Invitational. It was the highest jump in the state and the highest on Long Island in 18 years. He also won the triple (47-10 1/2) and the long jump (22-8 1/4). All three events were personal bests.