Leading off today:
Devin Grimaldi's goal with 10:34 to go closed out the scoring and gave Corning East an 8-7 victory yesterday in a confrontation between unbeaten Section 4 boys lacrosse teams.
Grimaldi and Matt Tobia scored hat tricks for Corning East (10-0). The Trojans led 6-3 at halftime, but Ithaca (9-1) scored four goals in the third quarter to force a 7-7 tie. Riley Lasda scored three goals for the Little Red.
Ithaca built a 14-4 advantage in faceoffs and outshot Corning East by 28-24.
"They were very physical, and I don't mean that in a bad sense," Trojans coach Bob Streeten told The Star-Gazette. "We started the game with eight healthy midfielders and finished with about four and a half. In three of the quarters we held them to three goals. In the third quarter we got a little bit overpowered."
Girls lacrosse: Makenzie Hommel scored a season-high 11 goals and added an assist to lift Ward Melville over Smithtown East, 24-14. Jenny Granger added four goals and two assists for the Patriots.
How do you improve on perfection? I trust that Keio Academy has seen enough of Chelsea Lisikatos.
The Haldane sophomore threw her first perfect game en route to a five-inning, 18-0 rout of Keio one day after throwing her third no-hitter of the season against the same opponent.
"She had very good stuff,'' Haldane coach and Chelsea's father Nick Lisikatos told The Poughkeepsie Journal. "She moved the ball around and got ahead of everybody."
Lisikatos struck out nine in the perfect game.
Texas schedules on hold: The University Interscholastic League, which oversees high school sports in Texas, has shut down all interscholastic competition until at least May 11 because of the swine flu outbreak, the organization announced this morning.
"The health and safety of our student activity participants is of the utmost importance," said
UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. "Taking every possible precaution to prevent the further spreading of this disease is an important contribution to the welfare of our great state, and altering the schedule of our events is a way to keep our participants safe."
The move came down on the recommendation of Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The shutdown means that UIL regional track meets scheduled for this weekend will be canceled and the state