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We thank Yorktown stats Emily Skibenes, Sara Gomes and Taylor Hubner and Lakeland/Panas stat Jesse Czuy for their cooperation in helping yours truly with the stats during the 23rd edition of the Charlie Murphy Cup, which was held under the lights at on May 4:
Score by Quarters
First quarter (end of)-Game tied at 4-4
Halftime-Lakeland/Panas led 8-6
Third quarter (end of)-Yorktown led 11-10
Fourth quarter (final)-Yorktown 14-10
Yorktown (10-2)-Nick Mariano (five goals, two assists), Conor Gately (3 G, 2 A), Connor Vercruysse (2 G), Joey Sialiano (2 G), Joey Raniolo (1 G), Frankie Fusco (1 G), Brian Prestreau (1 A), Austin Graham (9 saves)
Lakeland/Panas (8-5)-Sean Murphy (4 G), Chris Monteferante (2 G), Tony LaGuerre (1 G, 1 A), Brian Prunty (1 G), Grant Perez (1 G), Ryan Bonifati (1 G), Frank Demuro (1 A), Andrew Sofroniou (1 A), Jimmy Flaherty (1 A), Mike Zingaro (13 saves)
Question and Answer
Yorktown junior Nick Mariano
Q. This is the proverbial, obvious question, but what does it mean to win the Murphy Cup?
A. It’s probably the best feeling in the world. Mr. Murphy created Yorktown lacrosse for us and just winning for him means the world to me. I met him once in my life and it just felt great meeting him.
Lakeland/Panas senior Chris Monteferante
Q. You played great in the first half. What were you doing right?
A. We played our game the whole game through. We didn’t really change much. In the second half they cut down on their mistakes and it showed. They are a very good team. Once they cut down on their mistakes, it was hard for us to generate some of those transition opportunities.
Yorktown coach Dave Marr
Q. What did you talk about at halftime that helped propel your team to the 14-10 victory?
A. Coach Lodey (Adam Lodewick) and Coach Carney (Sean Carney) took care of halftime. They stressed the fact that we weren’t playing very well in the first half in the sense that we weren’t moving our feet, we weren’t getting groundballs, we were getting outhustled and we needed to pick it up. In the second half we finally played hard throughout and did a good job.
Lakeland/Panas coach Jim Lindsay
Q. The first half you had things going for you, what did you think that you did right in that half?
A. We were playing hard. All of our kids were playing hard. We were playing with a lot of emotion. We were running hard when we had the ball on our stick. We were finishing shots which is something that we struggled with a little bit earlier in the year. That was it.
To their credit they weathered that storm and were only down 8-6. That score could’ve been a little bit more but we just were playing hard in the first half and that was the difference.
For a detailed game story, see Isaac Cass's great piece on MSG Varsity.
We thank Lakeland baseball scorekeeper Drew Cregan for his help during the game:
Lakeland got that tried and true formula of clutch hitting and solid pitching and that equaled a 6-2 triumph against visiting Haldane on May 4.
The Hornets led 2-1 going into the fifth inning before coming through with three clutch runs. They came home on a Nick Mariani single and a two-run double by Dan Phillips.
For Phillips that was his first varsity hit and RBI.
Both teams then scored in the sixth frame, with the Hornets run coming in on an RBI double by Anthony Fava.
Lakeland took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, on a two-run double by Mariani.
The Hornets got a strong pitching performance from starter Mike Nash and relievers James Kim and Patrick McKiernan.
The return of Nash and Kim to the Hornets lineup from injuries makes a big difference according to Lakeland coach Dennis Robinson.
"With Nash and Kim, No. 1 and 2 back, through the whole season I haven’t had anything else but three, four, five and six so those guys back makes a big difference," Robinson said.
For more stats on this game, see MaxPreps.com.
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Note-Lakeland combines its girls lacrosse teams with Walter Panas.
5:45 PM GIRLS LACROSSE JV WALTER PANAS HS @ RYE HS RYE HS
4:30 PM GIRLS LACROSSE Varsity WALTER PANAS HS @ RYE HS RYE HS
4:15 PM BASEBALL 9th/Frosh LEAGUE ARLINGTON HS @ LAKELAND HS LAKELAND HS
4:30 PM BASEBALL JV LEAGUE LAKELAND HS @ HENDRICK HUDSON HS SUNSET PARK, MONTROSE
4:30 PM BASEBALL Varsity NON-LEAGUE LAKELAND HS @ JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER HS
4:15 PM BOYS TENNIS Varsity LEAGUE LAKELAND HS @ BEACON HS
4:30 PM TRACK Varsity LEAGUE A LAKELAND HS @ LEAGUE MEET DUTCHESS ARLINGTON HS
4:15 PM BASEBALL 9th/Frosh LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ WALTER PANAS HS THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY
4:30 PM BASEBALL JV NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ ARLINGTON HS
4:30 PM BOYS LACROSSE Varsity NON-LEAGUE WHITE PLAINS HS @ YORKTOWN HS
4:15 PM BOYS TENNIS Varsity LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ HENDRICK HUDSON HS
4:30 PM SOFTBALL JV NON-LEAGUE YORKTOWN HS @ NANUET HS
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