Spallina, the Syracuse bound star and consensus top-recruit in the country, led Long Island in scoring and broke the all-time points record for boys earlier this week. Spallina, who had a goal and five assists, scored wtih 11:11 left in the fourth quarter to bring Mt. Sinai (18-1) within 8-7. From that point forward Manhasset (15-4) put on a clinic in ball control, holding the ball for the next 8:47 and scoring four times in the process to ice the game.
Terenzi scored early and then assisted on goals by Petersen and Perfetto at the end of the first half that gave Manhasset a lead and the momentum heading into the break. “Jack Petersen is our guy,” Terenzi said. A year after Manhasset and Mt. Sinai met in a classic Long Island championship game that was won on a last second goal by Spallina, it was Manhasset who took control late.
“That goal Joey scored last year — he`s the best player in the country and it`s not even close — it stung,” Terenzi said. Spallina ended his historic career as the all-time scoring leader in Long Island boys lacrosse history with 507 points. “This is by far the biggest win I`ve ever had,” Terenzi said.