The Wheatley-Carle Place Wild Frogs defeated the Island Trees Bulldogs 10-6 in lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon, led by Luke Caliendo’s five points.
Caliendo recorded four goals and an assist while Jake Lopez netted a hat trick and two assists for the Wild Frogs.
Wheatley-Carle Place captain Lewis Grama won 15 out of 19 face-offs.
Justin Nigro led Island Trees with a hat trick and an assist while goalkeeper Peter Cornell stopped 15 shots.
Wheatley-Carle Place head coach Rich Donovan said the team show resiliency and continued to play hard against a tough Island Trees squad, who entered the match with a 5-1 record.
“I’m glad the game was competitive as they are well coached and have a great squad,” Donovan said. “It was a hard game to win and we came out on top, which is what counts. Moving forward, we are 3-0 in conference games and hopefully this game makes us better.”
In the first quarter, each team scored twice but Island Trees had a 5-3 edge in shots on goal.
Caliendo scored with 8:06 left to play in the first quarter to give Wheatley a 1-0 lead.
Island Trees tied the game at one on a goal by Nigro with 7:21 remaining.
Island Trees capitalized on a Wheatley 30 second penalty as Tyler Butrico gave them a 2-1 lead, prompting Donovan to use his first timeout with 5:03 remaining.
Lopez scored with eight seconds left in the first quarter and the game was tied at two.
In the second quarter, Wheatley-Carle Place outscored Island Trees 5-3 and outshot them 7-4.
Caliendo paced Wheatley with two goals while Nigro led Island Trees with two goals as well.
Lopez quickly gave Wheatley-Carle Place a 3-2 lead with his second goal of the game.
Mike Vella’s wraparound shot gave Wheatley a 4-2 lead with 10:05 remaining in the second quarter.
Nigro trimmed the lead to one with his second goal of the game at 9:18.
Wheatley-Carle Place took back the two goal lead with Caliendo’s second goal of the game at 5:22.
Dylan Vincenti netted a goal at 4:45 to give Wheatley a 6-3 lead.
43 seconds later, after Nigro completed the hat trick to make it 6-4, Island Trees used their first timeout.
Tim Madden scored a goal to cut Wheatley’s lead to one with 3:29 remaining in the second quarter.
Caliendo completed the hat trick with 3:04 left in the second quarter and Wheatley-Carle Place took a 7-5 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, Wheatley outscored Island Trees 2-1 and had the advantage in shots.
Dom Pascarella gave Wheatley-Carle Place a 8-5 lead four minutes into the third quarter.
Caliendo netted his fourth goal of the game at 4:39 to give Wheatley a 9-5 lead.
Butrico scored his second goal of the game with 35 second remaining in the third quarter to make it 9-6.
Lopez’s lone goal in the fourth quarter came at 6:02 and Wheatley-Carle Place went on to win 10-6.
Wheatley-Carle Place outshot Island Trees in the fourth quarter 7-5.
Grama said it was a complete team effort that got them the win.
“We all stayed together and played as a team,” Grama said. “It was a good win. We started off a little bit slow but we picked it up in the end by getting good looks and making good passes.”
Boys Lacrosse Scores
Tuesday, April 18
Roosevelt defeated Great Neck North 15-4. Tyon Grimes led Roosevelt with seven goals.
Herricks defeated Great Neck South 14-3. Jason Zheng led Herricks with two goals and three assists while Danny Woska recorded a goal and six assists.
Manhasset defeated Long Beach 15-4. John Psyllos and Steven Schneider each led Manhasset with four goals and two assists while Kevin Mack added a hat trick and two assists.
Hewlett defeated New Hyde Park 8-4. Jake Levitz and Sam Rovner each led Hewlett with two goals while goalkeeper Max May recorded eight saves. Matt Lorandini led New Hyde Park with two goals while Brian Hoerter added two assists.
Roslyn defeated Sewanhaka 14-7. Jake Steffen led Roslyn with two goals and six assists. Zach Simon recorded a hat trick and two assists while Ethan Gatto added two goals and three assists for Roslyn. Yvans Oscar led Sewanhaka with a hat trick and three assists. Stephane Eugene added two goals and two assists for Sewanhaka while goalkeeper Nick Leonardo stopped seven shots.
Wednesday, April 19
Cold Spring Harbor defeated Floral Park 11-3. Taylor Strough led Cold Spring Harbor with four goals and two assists. Ian Laviano scored two goals and recorded two assists while Matt Licciardi recorded five assists for Cold Spring Harbor. Mike Incantalupo led Floral Park with two goals while goalkeeper James O’Grady recorded 14 saves.
Oyster Bay defeated Mineola 10-2. Bradley Beck led Oyster Bay with five goals while goalkeeper Brian Schindler stopped eight shots. James Graf led Mineola with a goal and an assist while goalkeeper Chris Shannon recorded seven saves.
Port Washington defeated Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK 15-2.