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Lacrosse Notebook: Local Teams Powering Past the Competition

Stony Brook University, Ward Melville teams enjoying success this season.

COLLEGE LACROSSE: Stony Brook University's two lacrosse teams will both play for America East conference championships on Saturday, with the men's lacrosse team playing at home at LaValle Stadium. Both teams will face Albany in the finals. Here's how they got there:

  • The women's lacrosse team defeated UMBC 9-7 in the America East semifinals on Thursday, with Setauket native Michelle Rubino, a freshman, scoring four goals for the Seawolves. Junior Claire Petersen, who was recently named America East Player of the Year, had one goal and four assists. "It was a hard battle, a typical post season game filled with runs and physicality," said head coach Joe Spallina, who was recently named America East Coach of the Year.
  • The men's lacrosse team defeated Hartford 9-8 on Thursday in the America East semifinals, with South Setauket native Kyle Moeller forcing three turnovers and helping to lead the defense in the win. "I thought our defense was outstanding tonight," head coach Jim Nagle said. "Hartford is a great outside shooting team, so our goal was get tight on their attempts. The defense won us this game." Redshirt freshman Mike Rooney had two goals and three assists and junior Sean Brady made eight saves in goal en route to the win.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: The Ward Melville girls' lacrosse team is undefeated this season, posting a record of 12-0-0 (14-0-0) to lead League I. The boys' lacrosse team sits in third place in League I with a record of 9-2-0 (10-3-0 overall). Some recent results en route to their standings as of Friday morning:

  • The Lady Patriots edged East Islip 11-10 on Thursday, with Emily Rogers-Healion scoring the team's 11th goal on a feed from Kelsey Nagle. Ward Melville defeated Lindenhurst on Tuesday, 11-1. Next up: a game at Smithtown West on May 9 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Frank Lucatuorto scored four goals as Ward Melville blew out West Babylon on Wednesday, 22-3. Next up: a game at Smithtown East on Friday at 4:15 p.m. and a home game on May 8 against Sachem East at 4:30 p.m.
Had Enuf! May 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Mike must go.....Bring back Joe!

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