When MacArthur needed someone to step up in Monday’s Nassau VII match, Amanda Petrillo was there to answer the call.
“We all have jobs to do,” Petrillo said. “We know that if one of us is not doing well or is not feeling 100 percent, we need to be there to pick each other up.”
Petrillo rolled a 203 in game three of a 529 series to lead MacArthur (2-0) to a 563-427, 650-422, 683-505 win over Division in Nassau VII. Senior Skye Mollica shot a 190 in game two of a 519 series.
During the summer, Petrillo and senior Amanda DeLisi stayed sharp by teaming up in the Farmingdale junior scholarship doubles league. Mollica also participated in the league.
“It is an absolute pleasure to coach these girls,” third-year coach Chris Leahy said. “The way they interact with one another and carry themselves is a testament to their upbringing.”
MacArthur has fallen a win shy of a county title the past two seasons and is hoping that this season will be different.
“With Petrillo and DeLisi returning and Mollica bowling the way she is, I am very excited about this season,” Leahy said. “We are looking to win the conference again, go undefeated, and I believe we have enough talent to win the counties this year.”
MacArthur will take on a Wantagh team that handed the Generals their only regular-season loss last season on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at South Levittown Lanes.
“It is a bit of a rivalry,” Petrillo said. “They have really good bowlers and we always go back and forth when we play each other.”