The Dark Knights outlived the Spartans in boys’ lacrosse
The boys’ lacrosse teams at Rome Free Academy and New Hartford had to endure two weather delays to secure Wednesday’s Tri-Valley League contest, and in the end, the Spartans placed 14-7 at the rainy stadium. and wet from RFA.
“The match was won on the ground,” said veteran FRG head coach Guy Calandra. “The New Hartford team has probably overtaken us and a lot more possessions see us overtake the scoreboard.”
New Hartford started the scoring 45 seconds into the game. Peter Colburn took a pass from William Hilton and found the back of the net to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead, a lead they wouldn’t let go.
Mateo Ripa scored the Spartans’ second goal to make it 2-0 with 9:32 left in the first quarter and that’s when the first weather delay hit.
After half an hour in the locker room, the two teams returned to resume play. The Spartans had a goal from Daniel Friedel assisted by Mathew Radley to bring the score to 3-0 with 6:43 remaining.
Then the Black Knights found the back of the net as Keshawn Clark scored unassisted with 3:16 remaining in the opening frame.
With 40 seconds remaining, Friedel scored his first of three goals for the Spartans, assisted by Radley. The second weather delay was announced just before the face-off.
Another half hour in the locker room, and with the Spartans holding a 4-1 lead, they picked up where they left off, scoring the first three goals of the second quarter, coming out of the sticks of Colburn, Radley and Ripa forward. black people. The Knights could answer.
The answer to RFA came from Michael Futia as he scored unassisted with 6:50 left in the first half to make it a 7-2 game. Another goal for the Spartans took the score to 8-2 with 5:36 left in the half, then Jared Hussey scored his first of three goals for RFA to make it an 8-3 game.
New Hartford ended the first half with a 4-0 run, taking a 12-3 lead at halftime.
The Black Knights scored the first three goals of the third quarter, Hussey scoring two and rookie Carmen Orton scoring the third. Max Hunt and Dominick Gratch assisted on Hussey’s two goals in the third quarter and Peter Sciortino assisted on Orton’s goal.
Radley responded to the FRG’s three consecutive goals with his third of the game with 2:39 left in the third, making it a 16-6 game.
In the fourth, Ripa scored his fourth and final goal and RFA’s Noah Hammon scored the last goal for the Black Knights.
“I loved the way my kids played hard,” Calandra said. “Even with the delays, I thought my goalie (Treaver Ford) played well today and kept us in the game. I have a very good group of children. They just have to start believing themselves more. “
Ford stopped eight shots on goal.
Dash Lamitie made nine saves in the net for the Spartans and Gabriel Cull added seven saves.
The Black Knights, who fell to 3-4 on aggregate, are back on the court tonight when they host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at 7.
The girls of the FRG score a ninth victory
The FRG women’s lacrosse team won their ninth game of the season on Tuesday when the Black Knights beat visiting Clinton 11-5.
Alyssa Nardslico scored four goals to lead the Black Knights, while Alexandra Tapia also had a four-point night scoring three goals and adding an assist.
Jace Hunzinger also scored three.
Chelsea Lopata scored two goals and got an assist for the Warriors, while Mia Lopata, Claire Barone and Alexis Alteri each added a goal.
At goal for Rome, Alana Iacovissi made seven saves and Angelina Borowiec of her counterpart Clinton stopped three shots.
RFA, which improved to 9-2, plays again on Saturday when it hosts Central Square at 10:30 am.
Clinton, who fell to 6-5, is home for VVS on Friday at 4:30 p.m.