Yesterday evening, a great Nassau girls match-up between the Farmingdale Lady Dalers and the Oceanside Lady Sailors went down. This game ended up with Farmingdale coming out on top 16-7.
The first half was an intense one that featured a lot of offense. Farmingdale’s scorers were Riley D’Andrea, Amanda Stoll, Kelly Bergensen, Erin Shimborske, Megan Michael, and a very strong showing by Amanda Webber with three first half goals. Stoll impressed at the draw circle, with three wins, followed by Weber with two and Demi Hecker with one. D’Andrea, Stoll, Bergensen, Webber, Maddalone, Savannah Spadalik and Riley Agres also earned some key ground balls in the first, giving Farmingdale some valuable possessions. Oceanside’s first half scorers were Sarah McCabe, Lucia Alamia, and Jamie Mecca. Mecca had a strong showing at the draw with three wins followed by Lily Johnson with two wins and Megan Rugolo with one for the Oceanside girls. Mia Judd and Giana Sciremammano had two ground balls for Oceanside as well. Both teams’ goalies had a lot of saves with Reilly Agres making five saves for Farmingdale and Caroline Kraemer making seven saves for Oceanside. At the end of the first half it is Farmingdale 8 Oceanside 3.
The second half was equally as intense and saw the Dalers really pull away with this one. The scorers for Farmingdale this half were Stoll, Olivia Mott, Erin Shimborske with two more goals, and Amanda Webber picking up four more goals. The Lady Dalers did a nice job on the circle as well, with another two wins by Stoll, and one more win by Webber. Erin Shimborske also picked up a great ground ball this half to keep the momentum with Farmingdale. Oceanside scored four more times with one from Annelisa Milano, two more from Jamie Mecca, and one from Lily Johnson. Jamie Mecca led the team in draw controls this half with another three wins, Lily Johnson had another two, Gabby Modzelewski picked up two wins and Sarah McCabe was able to pick up one draw control. The ground ball’s for Oceanside were led with two from Mikayla Dannon. The Dalers goalie, Reilly Agres, served a pivotal role this have making six saves. Farmingdale came out on top in a heated match-up sixteen to seven.
After the game I had a chance to speak with the Dalers coach about their big playoff win. She said that they “played all around good ball, despite some not so good calls.” She also mentioned she is looking forward to their match-up with Syosset saying that this game “…served as good momentum heading into next game. Syosset is a solid team so it will make for a good game,” said Weiner. I also got a chance to speak with Amanda Webber who absolutely killed it out on the field today. When asked about how she played today and her mindset going into today’s game, she said, “I knew it was my last game, so I wanted to leave it all out on the field.”
Overall, both teams played great. Oceanside should go into this knowing, yes, it’s a tough loss and nobody likes to lose in the playoffs, but they showed some promise with a great effort and strong defense by Ali Stein, Mikayla Danon, Olivia Burnside and Maddie Domenica. If they continue to develop and grow as a team, they will be back next year stronger than ever. For Farmingdale, this was a big win which serves as a lot of momentum heading into next week’s game against a powerful Syosset girls’ team. They played good in every aspect of the game. They will have a good chance in winning if they continue to do what brought them this far: Start games fast and finish out games strong.