The Mineola Lady Mustangs defeated the Herricks Lady Highlanders 12-4 in lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon, led by Allison Mendes’ four-goal game.
Caroline Perri and Jordyn Sinert each recorded a hat trick while Annie Cripps scored twice for Mineola. Chase McGahan led Herricks with all four goals.
Mineola head coach Frank Massaro said their defense was strong and it led to an excellent transition game.
“Our defensive transition game was good,” Massaro said. “We have a couple of girls that have some speed and can move the ball. I was very impressed by the defense and thought they did a good job.”
Herricks head coach Lauren Marra said their top players were shut down by Mineola’s transition game.
“Their transition game forced us to make a lot turnovers,” Marra said. “That was probably our biggest challenge in this game. We’re gonna work on transitioning and pitching in offensively.”
In the first half, Mineola outscored Herricks 6-2. Sinert led Mineola with a hat trick while McGahan provided the attack for Herricks.
Mendes scored with 2:38 into the game to give Mineola an early 1-0 lead.
Sinert gave Mineola a two goal lead a minute and forty two seconds later.
Herricks responded quickly with a goal by McGahan to cut the lead to one.
With 13:53 remaining in the first half, Mineola regained the two goal lead on a goal by Cripps.
Sinert struck again with her second goal of the game at 7:46, giving Mineola a 4-1 lead.
Mendes notched her second of the game to give Mineola a 5-1 lead a minute and forty three seconds later.
McGahan scored her second goal of the game with 40 seconds remaining to cut Herricks’ deficit to three.
Sinert completed the hat trick as time expired and Mineola took a 6-2 lead into halftime.
Mineola outplayed Herricks 6-2 in the second half, as Perri led the way with a hat trick. McGahan scored twice for Herricks.
Perri gave Mineola a 7-2 lead a minute and twenty five seconds into the second half.
Less than two minutes later, McGahan recorded a hat trick to trim Mineola’s lead to four.
Mendes responded with a hat trick 17 seconds later to take back the five goal lead.
McGahan notched her fourth goal of the game 21 second later, as Herricks cut their deficit in half.
28 seconds later, Perri recorded her second goal of the game to give Mineola a 9-4 lead.
Mendes gave Mineola a 10-4 lead with her fourth goal at 11:21.
Perri finished with a hat trick at 7:07 to give Mineola a commanding 11-4 lead.
Cripps capped off the scoring with her second of the game at 5:21, as Mineola went on to win 12-4.
Weekly Girls Lacrosse Scores
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Malverne/East Rockaway defeated Great Neck South 9-8. Alessia Drevnyak led Malverne/East Rockaway with a hat trick while goalkeeper Kristine Chinchilla recorded seven saves. Jordana Ovadia led Great Neck South with four goals while Jenny Li scored twice.
Valley Stream District defeated Sewanhaka 17-6. Audrey D’Aulisa and Isabella Morales each led Valley Stream District with four goals while goalkeeper Caitlyn Lopeck recorded 13 saves. Kylie Woo led Sewanhaka with four goals.
Wednesday, Mar. 22
Garden City defeated Port Washington 8-5. Kelly George led Garden City with two goals and an assist while Celia Concannon added a goal and two assists. Lily Arazis led Port Washington with four goals while goalkeeper Claudia Hanover recorded seven saves.
Thursday, Mar. 23
Farmingdale defeated Port Washington 11-7. Caroline Beck, Catie Fleming and Hannah Rzempoluch each led Farmingdale with a hat trick and an assist while goalkeeper MacKenzie Gaghan recorded six saves. Michaela Gearity led Port Washington with two goals and an assist.
Floral Park defeated Hicksville 15-14. Amanda Kozak led Floral Park with six goals and two assists while goalkeeper Meghan Douglas recorded 10 saves. Hicksville’s Francis Vassallo tied the game 14-14 with 10 minutes remaining. Floral Park’s Maeve McGovern, who recorded a hat trick and two assists, scored the game winning goal off an assist from Aideen Gill with nine minutes remaining in the second half.
Bethpage defeated Roslyn 12- 8. Kelly Hughes led Bethpage with a hat trick and two assists while goalkeeper Jordan Prechtel recorded 14 saves. Molly Spencer led Roslyn with four goals.
Manhasset defeated Syosset 12-4. Kelly Trota led Manhasset with a hat trick and three assists. Leah Ritterband and Katie Bellucci each recorded a hat trick and an assist for Manhasset.