Greeley Lacrosse: Quakers lose to Rye 9-6, play Clarkstown South today
Long pole defender Charlie Mirisola and goalie Doug Gusick defend; photo by Robert Gusick
against the Rye attack
HOME GAME TODAY: Quakers play Clarkstown South @ 4:30 p.m. Tues, April 10
by Billy Mendelson
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Against a very tough Rye team Greeley Lacrosse was bested 9-6 in last Thursday’s game. With Rye on the doorstep at least six times, credit goes to goal tender Doug Gusick, who was able to keep Greeley close as the game was tied 3-3 at the half – with goals credited to Ethan Frieder, Alex Scott and Cory Ekstrom.
Mid-fielders Danny Rubin, Mike Mendelson and attackman Brandon Gell moved the ball well to their attackmen Ekstrom and Scott and mid-fielder Jack Gladstone (ESG) – the ESG attack team shows tremendous agility and wherewithal with their strategic offensive prowess—and we look forward to seeing this power trio develop throughout the season. Also a shout out to Mendelson who was working overtime with his classic downfield run to clear, showing his quickness and control. Greeley’s offense was very solid and was in good formation with numerous opportunities setting the stage for very good shot-making attempts.
Frieder started off the second half with a great quick stick goal with a pass from the X-Man Scott to take the lead 4-3, but Rye answered back with a goal after three minutes into the second half. Greeley’s momentum was kick-started with a Scott pass to Ekstrom, who scored to take the lead 5-4. Then Rye had a strong offensive push with two unanswered goals. Faceoffs were weighted in Greeley’s favor in the first half. The Quaker defense on man down zone had a good presence flanked by Brad Schnabel, Charlie Mirisola, Sam Spar and Jackson Guttenplan.
But when the final horn sounded, the Quakers were unable hold off a surging and aggressive Rye offense losing 9-6.
The next Greeley home game is against Clarkstown South High School on Tuesday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Come out a support the Quakers!
Senior midfielder Jack Gladstone fires a shot on the Rye goal; photo by Robert Gusick
Billy Mendelson is the father of Michael Mendelson, a Junior and mid-fielder on Greeley’s Varsirty Lacrosse team. Billy is also a member of Greely;s Lacrosse Association and the Chappaqua Turf Committee.
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