Thursday, May 5, 2016
Lakeland Field Hockey Wins Fourth Consecutive NYS Championship
Bard, Bensaia and Dana Bozek were named to the All-Tournament team. Lakeland surrendered only one goal in the state playoffs.
The Lakeland High School Field Hockey team won a tense 1-0 win over Maine-Endwell Saturday night in frosty conditions at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Stephanie Scala scored the winning goal on an assist from Gab Celetano at 25:03 of the second half. It was a tight defensive battle on both sides as the first half ended in a scoreless tie. Lakeland had six corners and goalie Mairead Hourihan made two stops. Maine-Endwell had five corners and goalie Cassie Banker made three saves.
Sutherland defeated Long Island champion Miller Placed 2-0 in the other semifinal.
In the 7-1 Field Hockey Regional final against Burnt Hills (Albany area), Gianna Bensaia, Kristen Conroy and Dana Bozek had two goals each. Steph Scala also scored. Bensaia added two assists and Gab Celentano had one. Lakeland goalie Mairead Hourihan made two saves.
In the Regional Semifinal Nov. 10 Lakeland High defeated Roundout Valley HS Saturday 4-0 in a Regional field hockey at LHS. On Nov. 9, Walter Panas HS won a thrilling Regional match over Cornwall HS last night.
In the Regional semifinal against Roundout Valley HS, Gab Celetano and Molly Fitzpatrick scored first half goals for the Hornets. Abby Murdock and Fitzpatrick added goals in the second half to complete the scoring.