2011-05-20 / Sports

H.S.Roundup: DolphinsAdvance: BCHS Tennis Bows Out

By Elio Velez

Whitney Brown rushes to the Fredrick Douglass Academy net. Photo by William Thomas. Whitney Brown rushes to the Fredrick Douglass Academy net. Photo by William Thomas. Whitney Brown ended her final girls lacrosse game at home on Tuesday with another fantastic performance. The Beach Channel/Channel View senior midfielder scored a game high 5 goals as the number four seed Lady Dolphins advanced to the PSAL ‘A’ girls semifinals with a 13-5 victory over Frederick Douglass Academy.

Tabitha Rosario added four goals for Beach Channel (11-4) as they traveled to Staten Island at presstime to face first seed Tottenville in a rematch of last year’s championship.

The two-time defending PSAL champions know they won’t have an easy task against Tottenville. Beach Channel defeated the Pirates (14-0) in their championship wins. The Dolphins will face a team who are hungry to win.

“We are in a rebuilding stage, but you can never count out a heart of a champion,” Brown said. “It means a lot to come out and work hard in practice every day.”

Brown though will do her best to give the team a fighting chance.

The senior has elevated her scoring this season with 67 goals.

Rosario, who has scored 23 goals this season, along with Kavelle Lawrence, Courtney Gallagher and goalkeeper Tianna Parkes has shown marked improvement.

“I knew Whitney would step up, that would not be a question…. The team wouldn’t be in the running without her,” Beach Channel coach Sam Innes said. “But those other girls have progressed more and more and more has gotten confidence. Those other girls have stepped up.” If Beach Channel is victorious, they will head to the championship on Sunday afternoon at Aviator Complex against either #2 Curtis or #3 Midwood. Check www.psal.org for more information on the start time. Boys Tennis

Beach Channel/Channel View gave it their all but undefeated Newcomers proved too much as the Lions won 4-1 in the PSAL ‘C’ tennis semifinals held on May 12 at the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Second doubles team Damien Pires and Samuel Silva were the lone victors for Beach Channel as they won 10-8 over Andres Martinez and Phuntsok Palden. Dolphins first singles Julian Morales, second singles Dwayne Thomas, third singles Curtis Blocker and the first doubles team Adrian Flanagan and Anthony Adengule all fell to defeat. Newcomers defeated Beach Channel (10-4) for the second time this season.

“It was a successful year. Disappointing but those three losses we had was in that division,” said Dolphins coach John Sullivan, whose team lost to Flushing and Queens Science in the regular season.

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