Majorana, Vlahos and Fleishhacker lead Manhasset to 'C' title
How dominant has Manhasset been in Nassau Class C? The last time the Indians failed to win a county title, Halle Majorana was in second grade. But in typical Manhasset fashion, Majorana already had a year of lacrosse experience.
"I started early," the sophomore said with a laugh.
Majorana bobbed and wove her way to five goals and one assist, Jenny Vlahos had three goals and two assists and Kerri Fleishhacker added three goals and one assist as top-seeded Manhasset defeated No. 3 Cold Spring Harbor, 19-10, Thursday in the Nassau Class C girls lacrosse championship at Hofstra. It is the eighth straight county title for the Indians.
"It's a great feeling," Fleishhacker said. "It never gets old."
Added Majorana: "We just keep getting better."
Manhasset (16-1) led 4-0 and 13-4 at halftime. Majorana scored 42 seconds into the second half and after Vlahos scored to make it 16-4 with 19:59 left, most of Manhasset's starters were on the sideline.
CSH (10-7) answered with three straight goals, but a minute later Stephanie Gallo scored to give the Indians another 10-goal lead. They'd remain up by double digits until CSH's Maggie Andrea scored with 9.8 seconds left for the game's final margin.
Cathryn Avallone (two goals, one assist) and Maggie Reichenbach (two goals) also had multi-point days as nine different players scored for Manhasset. Kristen Insardi had three goals and one assist and Victoria Kotowski had two goals to lead CSH.
Manhasset will meet Shoreham-Wading River for the Long Island Class C championship at 5 p.m. Sunday at Dowling. SWR has ended Manhasset's season four straight years. "We're an optimistic team," Reichenbach said. " . . . This was our goal and hopefully we can win one more."
Said Fleishhacker: "We don't want to think too much about it and we don't look past any of our opponents but [SWR] has been in the back of our minds."
The Indians will now have just two days to prepare for Shoreham, after they had an extra two days to prepare for CSH when thunderstorms Tuesday rescheduled the game.
"I was anxious," Majorana said. "I wanted to play, but we had a really good practice [Wednesday] and I think we really wanted to win this."