HALF HOLLOW HILLS, New York, April 23
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
Ryan Ozsvath accrued a season-high 7 points and the Colts of Half Hollow Hills High School West’s boys lacrosse team fought off a late surge by the Redmen of East Islip (2-5) to secure a 19-12 win on April 16.
For the second time this season, the Colts (4-3) climbed back to a game over .500 in League II with the win after beginning the season 0-2. As of press time Monday, this left the Colts in sixth place with a little less than half the season left to play.
The win over the Redmen was powered by Ozsvath’s 7 points, which he gathered through 5 goals and 2 assists. Michael McCarthy recorded a season-high 6 points in the win via a goal and 5 assists.
East Islip made the game interesting, however, despite trailing through three quarters of the game. The Redmen outscored the Colts 8-1 in the final quarter, but goalkeepers Andrew DeLuca and Ryan Coffey combined over the course of the contest to make 11 saves for Hills West and preserve the win.
A non-league win over New Milford continued the Colts’ winning ways on Saturday as McCarthy led the Colts with 6 points on 3 goals and 3 assists.
With a 5-point performance in that win, Ozsvath leveled his season total to 39 and secured himself as the Colts’ second-leading points producer. Cam Mule – who recorded 5 points of his own against New Milford – currently sits atop that list with 41 points, which is the sixth-most out of all players in Suffolk County.
Ozvath, however, leads the Colts in goals with 30 and found himself in a tie for ninth-most on all of Long Island.
The Colts were scheduled to be in action once again on Monday as they welcomed one of Suffolk’s undefeated teams in Connetquot (7-0) for a non-league contest.
On Friday, the Colts will get back into League II play with a game against Deer Park (0-6) scheduled for 3 p.m. at Deer Park High School.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, April 23, 2015; A22)