Ian Kirby was a one-man firing squad Tuesday, unloading 12 shots at the net varying from point-blank to midrange lasers.
Kirby scored a career-high seven goals and Paul Bentz had three goals and two assists as No. 1 Massapequa beat No. 5 Port Washington, 14-5, in a Nassau Class A boys lacrosse semifinal at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.
The score was not indicative of how the game was played as the Chiefs led a possession-dominated game 7-4 after three quarters. Kirby scored four of his goals in a 7-1 fourth quarter for Massapequa.
"We needed to keep the pedal on," Kirby said. "We didn't stop. We wanted to keep going. We would have gone till 20. We weren't stopping."
Port Washington (9-8) lost any chance of a comeback when it failed to score during a two-minute man-up at the end of the third quarter. The Vikings managed just one shot.
Port Washington played an expectedly slow possession game in the first half but failed to take enough shots to make their patience pay off on the scoreboard. Princeton-bound midfielder Jake Froccaro had both of his goals in the first half coming off Vikings timeouts.
Massapequa's Joe Catalonotti face-guarded Froccaro and his strong play combined with Port Washington's inability to get Froccaro the ball was all the Chiefs needed on defense.
Eighth-grader Nicky Ferrero made 13 saves in what may have been the best performance of his young career. Joe Danaher (10 saves) had a strong day between the pipes for Massapequa.
Cold Spring Harbor cruises. Sean Doyle had three goals and an assist, and Justin McBride scored three goals as No. 1 CSH beat No. 5 North Shore, 17-3, in a Nassau Class C semifinal. The Seahawks (13-3) advance to the final to face the winner of No. 2 Locust Valley and No. 3 Friends Academy at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hofstra.