Lady Tornadoes rout Kings Park

by Ryan Ackerman

After two losses to begin League II play the Lady Tornadoes were looking to get their season back on track.

On Friday, the ladies got their turnaround started when they traveled to East Islip to take on the Redmen. Harborfields was able to hang on and win 9-8, giving them their first win of 2017 League II play.

The Tornadoes were back at it Monday morning, when the Kings Park Kingsmen came to Harborfields for 10 A.M. contest.

From the opening draw we saw Harborfields determined to even their record to 2-2 in league play.

In the first half the ladies were fast and furious, getting out to an early 3-1 lead. The Tornado attack did not let up at all as the half progressed, taking a 10-3 lead into the half.

The Lady Tornadoes went into the game with a simple game plan according to senior Falyn Dwyer, who said, “We went into the game knowing we had to move the ball and run our plays quickly and efficiently.”

For Kings Park the speed and aggressiveness of the Harborfields attack was too much to handle all throughout the game. In the second-half Harborfields added seven more goals.

Falyn Dwyer and Grace Zagaja led the Harborfields offense, each accumulating four points. Dwyer had three goals and one assist while Zagaja had two goals and two assists.

Mikayla Bergin, Gianna Bifulco and Hallie Simkins each added three goals, while Katherine Alnwick, Caroline Sheehan and Stefanie Walsh each added one. Caroline Sheehan also recorded an assist.

Harborfields starting goalie, Erin Tucker, recorded 10 saves before being pulled by Coach McGinty in an effort to give some reps to Angela Rucco, her backup. Rucco recorded six saves of her own in net.

An aggressive Harborfields defense, along with the constant pressure of large deficit prevented the Kingsmen from gaining any momentum. Kings Park scored a mere five goals in the losing effort.

Four of those Kings Park goals came from Jill Winwood, while the fifth came from Shannon Savage. The Kings Park goalie, Lexie Kotsaillidis, had 12 saves.

The next contest for these Lady Tornadoes comes on Wednesday when the Babylon Panthers team makes the trip to Greenlawn.

Babylon is 1-1 in League II. The Panthers, like the Lady Tornadoes, have defeated Kings Park, while they also have a loss to first place West Babylon.


Ryan AckermanLacrosse