Manhasset’s high octane offense trounces Calhoun in quarterfinals 16-3

Gregory Giaconelli
Manhasset senior midfielder Steven Schneider (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

The top seeded Manhasset Indians defeated the ninth seed Calhoun Colts 16-3 in the Nassau Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon, led by John Psyllos and Steven Schneider.

Psyllos and Schneider each led Manhasset with two goals and two assists while Kevin Mack had two goals and an assist.

Tommy Cummings led Calhoun with a hat trick while goalkeeper Kyle Munson recorded 12 saves.

After receiving a first round bye, Manhasset head coach Keith Cromwell said they wanted to get off to a good start and take control of the game early on.

“You want to come out, shake off the rust and be efficient right off the bat,” Cromwell said. “I thought they did a good job with that. We were good right off the faceoff and it continued all over the field, where we put a lot of pressure on them early.”

In the first quarter, Manhasset outscored Calhoun 6-0 and had a 8-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Schneider led Manhasset with two goals and two assists while Psyllos had a goal and two assists.

Psyllos assisted on goals by Luke Postiglione and Chris Glynn to give Manhasset a 2-0 lead a minute and twenty two seconds into the game.

Mack gave Manhasset a three goal lead off a feed from Schneider with 6:20 left in the first quarter.

Schneider scored off a bouncer with 5:32 remaining to give Manhasset a 4-0 lead.

Psyllos received a pass from Schneider and scored with 1:27 left in the first quarter to give Manhasset a commanding five goal lead.

Schneider closed out the first quarter with his second goal of the game to give Manhasset a 6-0 lead with less than a minute remaining.

In the second quarter, Manhasset outscored Calhoun 5-1 and outshot them 11-6.

Mack and Logan Hyde each paced Manhasset’s offense with a goal and an assist.

Psyllos, Aidan Mulholland and Aidan Farrell rounded out the scoring for Manhasset in the second quarter.

Psyllos said a big factor in the win was pushing the tempo, while his playmaking abilities helped him record four points against Calhoun.

Manhasset senior attacker John Psyllos (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

“With 13 goals coming from different players, it shows that we’re not a one or two man show,” Psyllos said. “We have to push it all the way and don’t stop. In my game, it was about me and my teammates looking for each other.”

Cummings scored off an assist from Dylan Barry for Calhoun’s lone goal as Manhasset led 11-1 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Manhasset outscored Calhoun 4-2 and outshot them 8-6.

Jake Temares, Matt Pullano, Peter McAree, and Michael Farrell each tallied a goal for Manhasset while Cummings scored twice for Calhoun, completing the hat trick.

Chris Meyer netted the only goal in the fourth quarter for Manhasset as they went on to win 16-3.

Boys Lacrosse Scores

Tuesday, May 16

Port Washington defeated Baldwin 10-7. Brian Crawley led fourth seeded Port Washington with a hat trick over fifth seed Baldwin in the Nassau Class A quarterfinals. John Athanasian added two goals and two assists for Port Washington while goalkeeper AJ Galassi recorded 11 saves.

Wednesday, May 17

Cold Spring Harbor defeated Wheatley/Carle Place 17-5. Ian Laviano led top seeded Cold Spring Harbor with five goals and three assists over ninth seed Wheatley/Carle Place in the Nassau Class C quarterfinals. Matt Licciardi added two goals and three assists for Cold Spring Harbor. Luke Caliendo led Wheatley/Carle Place with two goals and two assists. Dom Pascarella scored twice for Wheatley/Carle Place while goalkeeper John Deridder stopped 10 shots on goal.

Lynbrook defeated Floral Park 11-8. Kyle Yaeger led third seeded Lynbrook with four goals over sixth seed Floral Park in the Nassau Class C quarterfinals. Eddie Perlstein added two goals for Lynbrook while goalkeeper Ian Proefriedt made 11 saves. Mitchell Kozak led Floral Park with four goals and an assist while Mike Incantalupo had a goal and three assists.


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