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Long Island will be playing for the Brogden Cup.
Team Long Island (pictured above), featuring senior and junior varsity standouts from Nassau and Suffolk, defeated Team Maryland 10-5 today at the University of Tampa (FL) to win the Brine National Lacrosse title.
It will now be LI vs. Canada at 6 p.m. today for the Brogden Cup.
Long Island enjoyed a crisp game offensively and also played tough defensively.
Carter Hawthorne from NY Class A state champ Massapequa led LI with three goals and two assists. Massapequa junior Ryan Tierney also had three goals. Hawthorne is headed to Wesleyan College. Tierney has committed to play at Hofstra, where his father, Seth, is head coach.
Another Massapequa standout, Phil Brady, also played a key role in the win, taking eight-of-11 faceoffs. Binghamton University-bound senior attackman Griffin Konen, also of Massapequa, had three assists. Army-bound Danny DeSanti of St. Anthony’s had two goals and an assist.
Goaltenders Kevin Carbone and Dylan Moser combined to make eight saves for LI, with Carbone having five.
Long Island dominated groundballs against Maryland, led by Binghamton-bound Joe Licata of Sachem East (NY).
For more on the tournament, including team rosters, click here.
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