Garden City's #29 Caroline Tarzian gets the ball knocked out...

Garden City's #29 Caroline Tarzian gets the ball knocked out of her stick by Wantagh's #15 Aleexandra Rousseau. (May 11, 2010) Credit: Joe Rogate

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As GC ran out the clock the ball was passed around, when goalie Kelly Weis got the ball a cheer rose up from the GC bleacher and with three seconds left, Weis tossed the ball downfield.

This game was a lot closer than this final score indicated. Wantagh should hold its head up. Garden City advances to Sunday's Long Island Championship at Dowling against either Rocky Point or Hauppauge at 2:30.

Leading scorers for GC: Alex Bruno five goals, Caroline Tarzian four goals two assists, Mikaela Rix four goals, two assists, Shannon Mangini four goals.

Leading scorers for Wantagh: Paula Schmidt four goals, two assists, Colleen Lovett four goals, one assist, Jackie Sileo one goal, four assists.



Alex Bruno scores her fifth of the night. Another title is within sight for GC.


Barbara Sullivan puts one in, ending the temporary era of good feeling for Wantagh. Time's running out.


Paula Schmidt scores her fourth of the night. Warriors are making a game of it. Chant of here we go Wantagh starts below the press box.


Colleen Lovett scores to end the run. 


Caroline Tarzian rips one in. It's like a switch has been flipped for Garden City. That's five straight goals. Defense has really stepped up too.


Shannon Mangini scores her fourth of the game. That's two goals in 20 seconds for the Trojans.

12:15: Wantagh calls a timeout. Both teams re-enter the field to thunderous applause.


Barbara Sullivan scores GC's third straight goal. This was the score the first time these two teams met.


Mikaela Rix, free position.


Mikaela Rix off a nice assist from Catherine Dickinson


April Ianetta scores from Jackie Sileo.


Paula Schmidt just slammed dunk a goal, a few seconds after GC's Kelly Weis made a point blank save on Jackie Sileo.

UPDATE: SECOND HALF 21:30 Garden City 11, Wantagh 9

Alex Bruno scored her fourth goal of the game off a free position to put the Trojans back up by two. GC led 10-7, but Wantagh scored two straight.

Halftime update: Garden City 9, Wantagh 7

GC led 5-0 and 7-2, but Wantagh held them scoreless for 10:30 after the Trojans went up 8-4. Had some technical difficulties before, but expect the updates to keep coming.


If it’s the Nassau Class B girls lacrosse championship, then it must be time for Garden City and Wantagh. These teams have played in every Class B title game since it came into existence, with Garden City winning each one.

Garden City (17-0) won the first meeting between these two teams this season, 15-11 on May 11, in the regular season finale, thanks in part to three goals and five assists from Caroline Tarzian. Tarzian was the Trojan’s leading scorer this year with 68 goals and 13 assists. Mikaela Rix (42 goals, 16 assists), Shannon Mangini (34 goals, nine assists) and Alex Bruno (34 goals, 18 assists) also had big offensive years for the Trojans, who are in the running for the national title. GC rolled past Jericho 18-2 in the quarters and Plainedge 17-5 in the semis. Stopping Wantagh will be tougher. The Warriors have not scored less than 10 goals in a game this season.

Wantagh (12-4) is one of the few teams in the country with the firepower to keep up with Garden City. Paual Schmidt (51 goals, 44 assists) and Jackie Sileo (40 goals, 56 assists) are one of the best scoring duos around and Kaleigh Craig (42 goals, 10 assists) and Colleen Lovett (45 goals. 13 assists) also provide plenty of offense. Wantagh routed MacArthur 20-7 in the quarters and South Side 17-7 in the semis. If they hold a third team to 7 goals, they'll hit the jackpot, but it's unlikely. GC's season low in goals is 15, scored in that win against Wantagh.

The start is a little delayed by a couple of hours due to earlier thunderstorms. See you soon.

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