April 29, 2014 | 302 views
Seaford rises in Class B
Facing stepped-up competition in 2014 in its move up to Class B, the Seaford boys’ lacrosse team is more than holding its own and riding momentum in the home stretch of the regular season.
An 11-3 win against Roslyn last Saturday night moved the Vikings to 7-5 and 4-4 in Conference B2 with three games remaining. Seaford has won three of its last five with one of those defeats to first-place Lynbrook by a goal.
Seaford’s convincing win against Roslyn under the lights was reminiscent of the balanced scoring it has received all season with four multi-goal scorers including Matt Murphy, James Curley, Kyle Kolodinsky and Nick Silvestri. Danny Connell, Jimmy Ragland and James Duncan also registered goals.
“It’s huge,” Seaford head coach Mike Corcoran said of the many offensive weapons he has in his lineup. “Other teams can’t just key on one person.”
Seaford was without Curley for five games early on due to injury, but the senior who earned All-County honors last year is now back healthy. Curley scored three goals in Seaford’s 8-7 loss to Lynbrook on April 23.
On defense, Seaford has been getting solid play from goalie Andrew Sappia, who has held opposing teams in single digits for all but one game. Sappia recorded 17 saves against Lynbrook and 14 in a 10-3 win against Great Neck South on March 21.
“He’s been having a great year,” said Corcoran of his starting netminder. “He’s playing great.”
In addition to Lynbrook, Seaford also nearly defeated neighborhood rival and longtime Class B power Wantagh, 8-6, on April 3, which was the Vikings’ first loss following a 4-0 start. While Corcoran is proud of how his team has performed against a grueling schedule, he is not satisfied with just coming close to big wins.
“We don’t need moral victories, we need real victories,” said Corcoran. “We’re right there.”