In what head coach Robert Mirabile calls “one of my greatest losses in a decade of coaching boys lacrosse,” the NHP Bulldogs lost an amazing battle 8-7 against the Knights from Elwood [Northport] this past Sunday, May 1.
A warm and sunny home field advantage and a massive, cheering crowd almost gave the Bulldogs the push they needed.
A tight game from the first face-off to the final horn the NHP shooters came out hard.
JJ Alecia, Chris Valentine, and Dan Celic pounded the Elwood goalie with shots all afternoon, while the attack antics of creaseman Robby Mirabile feeding Brian Hoerter resulted in four goals.
On the defensive end, rookie long stick big man Greg Capelle fought off the Knight Offense while Goalie Nick Armon made some spectacular saves.
Coach Mirabile commented that “a game like this is the greatest you can ever be involved in, win or lose, it’s just one of those great games, for the players, coaches, and fans. T
he best part is every player got involved especially some of my newer boys like Steven Cascio, Matty Lorandini, and ‘Little’ Mark Niewieroski. It was a blast”