The Port Washington Vikings boys varsity lacrosse team has had a solid season so far. Sitting at a record of 6-3, the team began the year with a four game winning streak, then went on a three game losing skid, but are back on the winning track with wins against Freeport and Oceanside.
At their opening game, Port defeated Hewlett with a score of 13-9. The guys came out to an early start, but Hewlett was able to tie it up in the third quarter. The Vikings were able to hang on, thanks to excellent performances from senior Drew Turner (4 goals, 2 assists) and sophomore Brian Pohoreckyj (2 goals, 4 assists). Three days later, they made short work of Locust Valley, crushing them by a score of 12-3. At the home opener, both seniors James Dalimonte and Brian Pohoreckyj racked up 3 goals and 2 assists. Continuing the winning streak, the team extended to 3-0 as they dominated Long Beach on April 3. Dalimonte recorded 4 goals and 4 assists, and sophomore Brandon Caslow had 3 goals and 2 assists. Port extended to 4-0 by defeating North Shore 13-12. Turner and Dalimonte both had 3 goals and 2 assists.
The Vikings first loss of the year came to Half Hollow Hills West, by a score of 15-14 (OT), at the 50th annual Ray Enner’s lacrosse tournament. Dalimonte had 4 goals, Pohoreckyj scored 3 goals and 1 assist, and junior AJ Gallasi played a solid game with 15 saves. The losing trend continued against South Shore High School. Port lost 9-3, but goaltender George Moschos played well with 12 saves. Eighth grader Henry Haberman scored his first goal of the year. On April 12, Port faced off against a tough Kellenberg squad. They dropped the game 16-12, their third straight loss, despite another strong outing from Dalimonte, with 4 goals and an assist.
Things began to turn around as the team got back on track on April 21. Port Washington dominated Freeport with a score of 16-4. Dalimonte scored 2 goals and 2 assists, and Haberman, senior Harry Basham, and freshman Jared Morales all fired home 3 goals. Last Wednesday, Port extended their winning streak to 2 games, after defeating Oceanside, 9-7. Dalimonte scored 3 goals, and 1 assist, and Drew Turner had 2 goals and an assist of his own. AJ Gallasi had a solid performance in goal, with 16 saves. As of press time, the Vikings were set to play against Syosset on April 30. Let’s hope that the Vikings can continue this winning trend.
Chris Spina is an 11th grader at Schreiber High School. Keep up with
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