Locust Valley's Julia Palermo, Preston Tansill return from injury
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Julia Palermo gave a subtle jab step to change direction, then down she went, supine on the lacrosse field and screaming in agony.
At the scorer's table was her best friend and Locust Valley teammate, Preston Tansill, who said immediately, "It sounds like an ACL." That ominous shrill was familiar to Tansill, who had torn her right anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus only weeks before.