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Daily Sports Digest: Sept. 23-24

An interactive, daily digest of scores from schools in the Town of Hempstead and a place for you to add information and images for all youth sports.

In addition to receiving regular updates from parents, coaches and schools, the Daily Sports Digest is designed for you to add your best photo and/or video to share (instructions here). If you see anything in our scores, standings or schedules that requires updating, please email Alex Oppenheimer at alexopp87@aol.com or call 516-448-7006.

(Results are in alphabetical order.)

BELLMORE

Kennedy

Football: Kennedy dropped a 34-7 game to Long Beach on Saturday in a tough road game. Quarterback Chris Racalbuto threw for a touchdown in the loss.

Boys Soccer: Kennedy pulled out a 2-1 win at Long Beach on Friday by way of a goal from Chad Fuschillo in the final two minutes of the game. Eric Friedlander tied the score with 10 minutes to go in what was the Cougars first victory of the season.

Girls Soccer: Kennedy recorded their most impressive win of the season with a 4-0 shutout against Port Washington last week. Kerri Baum scored a hat trick and Alison Jones scored her first career goal for the Lady Cougars.

Mepham

Football: Mepham remained unbeaten at 3-0 this fall with a 38-14 win over Jericho. Kevin Tauriello rushed for a season-high of 152 yards with a touchdown and A.J. Heller threw two touchdowns on the day.

Boys Soccer: Mepham avenged a road loss to Elmont with a pair of dominating wins last week. First, the Pirates defeated Carey, 5-2, by way of a comeback after falling behind by two goals, followed by a 5-0 shutout on the road against Westbury. Stephen Polimeni, Harly Hosty and Harrison Dorcillen each scored twice in the two-game span.

Girls Soccer: Mepham pulled out an impressive tie against defending state champion Massapequa on the road this past Thursday. Asley Appel scored for the Lady Pirates and Alexa Rinaudo stopped a season-high 15 shots. 

Boys Volleyball: Mepham traveled to Garden City on Friday and fell in the five-set thriller to the Trojans. The Pirates swept this same team the last time they met this season.

EAST MEADOW

Clarke

Football: Clarke pulled out its first win of the season, 27-20, with a fourth quarter comeback against visiting Island Trees. Michael Martiello accounted for four touchdowns in the game, two rushing and two passing, to lead the Rams. He also threw for a season-high 242 yards.

Boys Soccer: Clarke lost to Mineola on Saturday morning by way of a late second-half goal. Matthew Schwartz recorded seven saves in the effort.

East Meadow

Football: East Meadow blew out visiting Valley Stream Central in Saturday with a 61-7 win led by three total touchdowns from Robbie Healy. The undefeated Jets outscored their opponent by 40 points in the first half alone.

Boys Soccer: East Meadow dropped a close game to Hicksville on Friday by a score of 5-4, with the game-winner coming with just six minutes remaining. Kaisy Almendarez scored twice in the effort.

Girls Soccer: Farmingdale handed East Meadow a tough 5-1 loss on Friday, just days after the Jets won their first game of the season against Baldwin. Christina Sanicola scored the lone goal for her team and Nicole Castro made 12 saves.

Girls Swimming: East Meadow lost its first meet on Friday against Manhasset by a final score of 91-78.

FIVE TOWNS

Hewlett

Football: Hewlett dropped its first game of the season against Five Towns rival Lawrence at home on Saturday, 54-35. The Bulldogs led at halftime but were shut out in the next half. Sam Mortorella scored on passes of 55 and 50 yards from quarterback Mark Rizzo, who also added a rushing touchdown in the loss.

Boys Soccer: Hewlett shutout Bethpage on the road on Saturday, 3-0. Harry Brenner, Luis Campos and Kelvin Larios all scored for the first place Bulldogs.

Girls Soccer: Hewlett dropped a 1-0 game to Valley Stream North on Saturday for their second loss on the season.

Lawrence

Football: Lawrence avenged a loss to Bethpage with a 54-35 win over Hewlett. The Fredericks trio of senior Ryan, junior Tyler and freshman Jordan combined for 692 total yards and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Joey Capobianco threw for a season-high 346 yards and three touchdowns. 

Boys Volleyball: Lawrence was swept by first place Roslyn on Friday afternoon.

Girls Volleyball: Lawrence remained undefeated on the season at 6-0 with a sweep at home against Westbury. Alex Tse recorded 43 assists and Michelle Vainblat added 19 kills in the win.

GARDEN CITY

Football: The first place Trojans defeated visiting New Hyde Park, 51-0 on Saturday. Mark Ellis recorded 180 total yards and three touchdowns. The Garden City defense did the job again, allowing just 45 total yards and limiting its first three opponents this season to three total points (outscoring 117-3 in three games).

Boys Soccer: Garden City defeated Valley Stream North at home, 3-1, to remain in first place at 5-1-0. Sean Bingham scored twice and Chris Skorr added one.

Girls Soccer: Garden City defeated Plainedge 2-0 on Friday. Tracy Rendano and Kelsey Tierney combined for the shutout in goal and both Addie Zebrowski and Haley O’Hanlon scored for the Lady Trojans.

Boys Volleyball: Garden City defeated visiting Mepham in five sets on Friday for its first win of the season. Andrew Graham collected 16 kills and Doug Donnelly added eight aces and 14 digs.

Field Hockey: Garden City dominated visiting North Shore with a 7-0 win to advance to 5-0-1 on the season. Jenna Fuchs scored twice and Alexandra Bruno added a goal and two assists.

LONG BEACH

Football: The Marines blew out visiting Kennedy on Saturday with a 34-7 win. Quarterback Tom Rowley threw for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for one score to lead the way for Long Beach. The defense had three interceptions to help advance to 2-1. 

Boys Soccer: Long Beach suffered a tough loss to visiting Kennedy on Friday. Leading 1-0 with 10 minutes to go, the Marines gave up two goals to eventually lose 2-1. Andrew Judge scored the lone goal for Long Beach (1-4-0).

Girls Volleyball: Long Beach fell in the finals of the Baldwin H.S. Girls Volleyball Invitational to Soutside, two games to one.

Girls Swimming: Long Beach defeated Jericho 103-83 on Friday Cady Zawatson won two races in the meet, including the 200-yard and 100-yard freestyle.

Badminton: Long Beach lost a close match to visiting Jericho on Friday afternoon by a 4-3 score.

LYNBROOK

Football: The defending Long Island champion Owls defeated Division on homecoming day, 42-21. Luke Spitzer rushed for 298 yards and three touchdowns for 3-0 Lynbrook. Matt Trotta added 12 total tackles on defense.

Girls Soccer: Lynbrook tied with Mineola, 3-3 on Saturday to move to 1-2-1 on the season. Patricia Loonie had two goals and an assist and Lauren Sobel added a goal for the Lady Owls.

Girls Volleyball: Lynbrook swept New Hyde Park on Friday behind eight digs and 10 kills from Sydney Sullivan and 15 assists from Shannon Baker.

Girls Tennis: Lynbrook dropped a match to visiting Wheatley 5-2, who is currently undefeated and in first place in their conference.

MALVERNE

Girls Volleyball: Malverne swept Cold Spring Harbor on Friday to advance to 3-1 on the season. Sara Robinson led the way for her team in the win.

MERRICK 

Football: Calhoun blew out Westbury on the road, 42-13, to advance to 2-1 on the season. Quarterback Matt Brennan threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more.

Boys Soccer: Calhoun shut out Baldwin on Saturday by a 4-0 score. Harry Davis scored his first ever varsity goal for the Colts in the win.

Girls Soccer: Calhoun tied Port Washington 1-1 on Friday, but still remains in first place in their conference at 5-0-1. Kristina Gandolfo scored for the Lady Colts and the Vikings’ goal was the first conceded by Calhoun this season.

Girls Volleyball: Calhoun swept Great Neck South to move to 5-1 on the season. Lauren Strecnic led with 10 kills and six aces.

MINEOLA

Football: Mineola , on Saturday behind two touchdowns and 160 yards passing from quarterback Rob Clarkin. Brian Gaffney had three total touchdowns in the win.

Boys Soccer: Mineola defeated Clarke on the road on Saturday morning by a 1-0 score. Defenseman Daniel Muller scored off of a cross from Daniel Pardo in the 68th minute for the win.

Girls Soccer: Mineola tied Lynbrook by a 3-3 score on Saturday. Nicole Forte, Marissa Athan and Alicia Mercurio all scored for the Lady Mustangs.

LEVITTOWN

Division

Football: Division lost to Lynbrook on the road by a 42-21 score. They scored three rushing touchdowns but dropped to 2-1 on the season.

Boys Soccer: Division dominated Glen Cove on Saturday by a 6-1 score. Shane LcLaughlin led the way with four goals and an assist and Nick Lebright recorded eight saves.

Girls Soccer: Division defeated visiting Seaford on Friday to remain undefeated at 5-0-0. Krista Fitzpatrick led with a goal and two assists on the day.

Girls Volleyball: Division suffered a clean sweep on Friday against Plainedge.

Island Trees

Football: Island Trees fell to Clarke 27-20 by way of a fourth-quarter comeback by the Rams. Mike Jeannetti scored two rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

Boys Soccer: Island Trees recorded back-to-back wins against Mineola (4-1) and Seaford (2-0). J.T. Famularo scored five goals and an assist during the span for the first place Bulldogs (5-0-1).

Girls Soccer: Island Trees defeated Manhasset on the road by way of a 2-0 shutout. Bridget Vilbig and Marianna Ferraro each scored a goal for the Lady Dawgs.

MacArthur

Football: The Generals edged out Syosset on Saturday, 24-21, by way of a 36-yard field goal by Kevin Roach as time expired. Quarterback Gerard Cunningham threw and ran for a touchdown in the win.

Girls Soccer: MacArthur defeated defending state champion Massapequa, 1-0, behind a goal from Arianna Montefusco with just six minutes remaining in regulation.

Youth Softball: LAC 14U Softball went undefeated this weekend in the Triple Crown Sixth Annual Fall Festival. The team went 5-0 to win in the international tie breaker in the eighth inning.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE

Football: The Cyclones defeated Great Neck North by a 27-20 score. Eric Willie ran for 244 yards and two touchdowns for 1-2 South Side.

Girls Soccer: South Side defeated North Shore at home by a 6-1 score on Friday. The undefeated Cyclones (4-0-1) had five different goal scorers in the rout.

Girls Volleyball: South Side was crowned as champions at the Baldwin H.S. Girls Volleyball Invitational on Saturday. Allison Glass collected 23 kills, 10 aces and eight blocks in the tournament. Deanna Mostowfi contributed with 31 total digs for a 4-2 South Side team.

SEAFORD

Football: Seaford dropped its second straight game with a 13-12 loss to Locust Valley. The Vikings led 12-0 at halftime, but could not hold on for the win.

Boys Soccer: Seaford lost to first place Island Trees on Saturday. Brian Graziose recorded seven saves in the loss.

Girls Soccer: Seaford dropped a 3-1 game to Division on Friday. Victoria Principe scored the lone goal for the Lady Vikings.

WANTAGH

Football: Wantagh defeated Carle Place/Wheatley on the road in a rain-soaked game, 28-8. Peter Brasile had the highlight play with a 72-yard run down the sideline for a touchdown in a 20-point third quarter.

WEST HEMPSTEAD

Football: West Hempstead edged out Cold Spring Harbor by a 7-3 score on Saturday to remain undefeated at 3-0. Justin Boatwright scored the games’ only touchdown on a 45-yard run in the third quarter.

Boys Volleyball: West Hempstead swept Hewlett on Friday behind 10 kills from Pat D’Haiti and 27 assists from Eric Finkelstein.

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