2011-05-13 / Sports

High School Roundup: Lady Dolphins Advance to Playoffs

By Elio Velez

The Beach Channel/Channel View girls lacrosse team handled their business in the PSAL regular season finale by dispatching Queens High School of Teaching 15-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Tabitha Rosario and Whitney Brown each scored four goals to lead Beach Channel.

Seven different players each recorded a goal for the Lady Dolphins, who improved their record to 10-4 and sealed a three-way tie in the PSAL ‘A’ division with Curtis and Midwood for second place.

Tottenville won the division championship with a 13-0 record. The PSAL held a seeding meeting at presstime to determine the tie-breaking scenario. Beach Channel could either receive a bye with the second seed, or will either host a game on Tuesday as the third or fourth seed.

The Dolphins struggled in the last few weeks with their play. They lost 11- 9 to Curtis on the road, and barely defeated Cardozo and Frederick Douglass Academy by one goal.

I think we’ve been in a slump and didn’t play well against Curtis, FDA, played alright against Cardozo. We haven’t been playing our best, but this is a good one to get,” Dolphins coach Sam Innes said.

Innes admits Tottenville are on a mission to win the PSAL title after losing to Beach Channel two consecutive years in the championship game. While the Dolphins aren’t as experienced in years past, but they will give it their best shot when the playoffs game begin this week.

“Hopefully this one gets us back on the track,” Innes said. Boys Tennis

A bit of luck gave the boys tennis team at Beach Channel/Channel View to have their full complement of players for their first round PSAL ‘C’ Division against visiting Harry S. Truman.

The original first round matchup was scheduled for May 6, which would have fallen on the day of the school’s senior trip to Florida. But the playoff schedule was changed a few days prior, and Beach Chanel benefitted from that switch.The Dolphins advanced to the PSAL ‘C’ semifinals at presstime with a 4-1 victory over Truman on Tuesday.

Everybody felt like they played well,” said first singles player Julian Morales, who recorded a 10-1 victory over Jonathan Irizarry. Second singles Dwayne Thomas and third singles Curtis Blocker each recorded wins. Adrian Flanigan and Anthony Adengule won in first doubles. Beach Channel, the fourth seed, faced top ranked Newcomers at the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows yesterday.

The winner advances to Monday’s championship, which also takes place at the USTA Center. Beach Channel lost in the championship game to Long Island City in May of 2010.

“I want to get back to the tennis center and those finals. We got so close. This could be the last chance for us because we’re losing seven kids,” Morales said.

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