Lely boys lacrosse continues to improve

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 Lely's Reid Loicano scored the lone goal for Lely in its loss to Golden Gate.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Lely's Reid Loicano scored the lone goal for Lely in its loss to Golden Gate.

Lely's Gabe Leal listens intently during a time out in the Trojans lacrosse match against Golden Gate. Lely fought hard, but in a losing effort.

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Lely's Gabe Leal listens intently during a time out in the Trojans lacrosse match against Golden Gate. Lely fought hard, but in a losing effort.

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Gary Chernow, Lely lacrosse coach, gets the attention of his players during a time out in a match won by Golden Gate.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Gary Chernow, Lely lacrosse coach, gets the attention of his players during a time out in a match won by Golden Gate.

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Lely’s Jeronen Lori gets the edge on scooping up the loose ball in a lacrosse match with Golden Gate, won by the Titans.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Lely’s Jeronen Lori gets the edge on scooping up the loose ball in a lacrosse match with Golden Gate, won by the Titans.

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Lely goalie Mike Borowski deflects a shot on goal in the Trojans loss to Golden Gate.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Lely goalie Mike Borowski deflects a shot on goal in the Trojans loss to Golden Gate.

Lely boys lacrosse continues to improve

The Lely boys lacrosse teams over four years have definitely taken the lumps, but keep on improving.

Last week a top-rated program, Naples, won 14-3, but the Trojans gained a second win against seven losses for the season in defeating Immmokalee. 4-2.

In the Naples loss Joel Devariste, Jilbert Monpremier and Mike Kusinsky each scored and Cody McCauley had an assist.

Against Immokalee, McCauley fired in two goals, while Cody Dangler, and Devariste each scored.

“The kids play hard every night and keep improving, they don’t give up,” coach Gary Chernow said.

Chernow thinks lacrosse may be the hardest game to learn,

“Playing well begins with catching and throwing and scooping up more ground balls than the opposition,” he said. “The team that scoops up the most ground balls usually wins.”

While having 10 seniors, the team still lacks confidence. Chernow says developing a youth program would be a major step.

“We need a youth program on this part of town so that they get involved much younger,” he said. “Now, when they come to high school, we are having to teach fundamentals.

“Developing a program takes money, donations, and manpower.”

Leading scorers are McCauley and Kusinsky.

“Kusinsky does a great job in winning face-offs,” Chernow said.

Defensively the stalwarts are Gabe Leal, Julio Gonzalez, Jeronen Lori and Eddie Carey. Goalie Mike Borowksi, a senior, is in his first yet at the net.

“Borowksi stepped up to take on the position and has done a good job,” Chernow said. Team speed is good as there are a lot of athletes on the team.

Assistant coaches are Bill Nunn, who works with the defense and Bob Daino, who works with the mid fielders and attackers.

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