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Nassau girls lacrosse players of the week
Guess who’s back – back again. Well, it’s just us. But still, tell a friend.
Laura and I are back for this season of girls lacrosse, bringing you coverage, stats, updates and a whole lot of random whatever. It's a celebration! We wanna be as fun, informative and interactive as possible. We’re generally terrible, mean-spirited people, but we make an exception for you guys. If you’ve got suggestions, ideas or anything you want us to know about, e-mail us. We do respond.
And be sure to get at us on Twitter. @AlbaneseLaura and @StephenHaynes4. We'll be live tweeting updates, stats and pictures from games, plus info on stories we've got cooking. And jokes. Also a good way to get to know to the weird people behind the bylines. If you only follow two Newsday girls lacrosse writers, it's gotta be us.
Also… We’re going with the whole Beyonce theme for the headlines on Players of the Week. In 2011, it was “Girl You Be Killin’ ‘Em” and last season we did “Girls on Fire.” Because, y’know, we can’t just call it “Players of the Week.” And I don’t even like Beyonce’s music. But there’s a 99.8% chance you do, so we’ll run with it.
Without further ado:
Carlee Janelli, North Shore
She had four goals and two assists, and scored the winner with 22 seconds left in overtime to lift the Vikings over Sacred Heart, 14-13.
Kristin Yevoli, Massapequa
She had three goals and four assists, and scored the winner with 25 seconds left as the Chiefs edged East Islip, 12-11. (Yevoli also scored the winning goal in the Nassau Class A field hockey championship. Relevance to this? None. But the field hockey drops on this blog will be gratuitous. Ay, free shout-out to Lena Pollich, too.)
Sophia Gambitsky and Catie Ingrilli, Wantagh
These were from the same game, so they'll share a spot. Gambitsky made nine saves, four on free-positions in the second half, and had three interceptions to help the Warriors beat Sacred Heart, 16-11. And six of those goals were scored by Ingrilli. (Yep, I did see that Colleen Lovett had 5-n-5 today, but since that performance was this week, it’ll be eligible for the next POTW. Congrats to your Red Sox, though.)
Michele Lammers, Port Washington
She made 12 saves in the Vikings' 14-4 win over Friends Academy last Thursday. A .777 save percentage in lacrosse – pretty darn good.
Ashley Gomes and Elena Sparaco, Freeport
Gomes scored six goals and Sparaco had three goals and four assists to lead Freeport in a 17-9 win over Valley Stream District. Who said cheerleaders can’t ball?
Jackie Jahelka, Garden City
The senior tied a career-high with four goals and had two assists in the Trojans' 12-4 win over St. Paul's School for Girls (Md.). Jahelka had also scored four goals in their season opener against North Shore.
Haley Crosson and Sam DeBellis, Cold Spring Harbor
Crosson made 11 saves in the Seahawks' 11-5 win over Oakton (Va.) on Saturday, wrapping up a road trip on which Cold Spring Harbor dominated two Virginia teams. DeBellis, a sophomore, had a breakout performance with six goals to spark the Seahawks in an 18-10 win over Robinson (Va.).