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Farmingdale 13, Oceanside 4

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2007 by Mike Hungerford
After a disappointing loss to Hicksville last Friday, all of the Long Island lacrosse world waited until yesterday to see what the Dalers were made of. Were they a good team that had a bad day? Or were they just overrated? Would they recover, or would undefeated Oceanside give Farmingdale is second loss in a row? The Dalers answered all questions by routing the previously undefeated Sailors, 13-4, at Allen Park on Tuesday.

The Dalers came out on fire, quickly building a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. Oceanside answered with two goals of the own and olny some fine goaltending by Mike Giordano (pictured) late in quarter kept the Daler lead at two. With just seconds to play in the quarter, defenseman Travis Lyons took a dead ball in a clearing sitaution and flung it towards Oceanside's goal. The ball hung in the air and traveled almost 75 yards in the air. The Oceanside keeper misplayed the long shot and it found its mark in the back of the net for perhaps the longest goal in school history. The play not only gave Farmingdale a three-goal lead, but it turned the tide of the game completely in the Dalers' favor.

Thanks to nifty attack play from juniors Dan Blau and C-Jay Engekle and senior Joe Bagnasco ( combined 10 goals and 7 assists), the Dalers built their lead to 8-3 by halftime and 12-3 at the end of three quarters. Jimmy Hogan's extra-man goal early in the fourth finished the scoring for Farmingdale, now 3-1 in Conference I play.

Senior Giordano had a strong game in net, finishing with 13 saves, and sophomore faceoff specialist KC Worker, dominated at the "X" for Farmingdale, now 6-2 overall. Next up is a 7:00pm game at Allen Park on Thursday against undefeated Long Beach (7-0).

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