The Seaford girls lacrosse team continued its fast start to the 2012 season with wins over Mineola and Island Trees this week.
A dominating 15-5 win at Mineola Monday and a 15-14 victory against neighborhood rival Island Trees Wednesday has brought the Lady Vikings' record to 7-1 in Conference 4C and 10-2 overall. Seaford girls lacrosse head coach Kurt Dankerbrink said after the convincing win against Mineola that the victory was important after suffering a 20-12 setback to first place North Shore this past Saturday.
“We came out of a tough loss the other day therefore we were really kind of pumped up to kinda make a statement, not a statement to [Mineola] but the idea of getting our stuff back where it belongs, to play to the ability that we can,” Coach Dankerbrink said.
The Lady Vikings have a high potent transition-style offense that has scored in double-digits in every game but one this season. Coach Dankerbrink describes the offense as "run and gun' with the aim of playing four-on-four instead of seven-on-seven.
“We like to run and gun so when we get a chance we do a nice job of looking to play four-on-four not seven-on-seven," he said. "That’s where we look to excel.”
Seaford has been led offensively by sophomore phenom Emma Schait, who tallied seven goals in Wednesday's win at Island Trees. Other key Seaford offensive weapons have included Amelia Taylor and Ali Glazer.
On the defensive side, goalie Diana Rice had been strong in the cage holding opponents to single digits six times.
Seaford is next in action this Saturday at North Shore starting at 10 a.m.