Today in sports: SWR field hockey team looks to stay perfect in league

10/04/2011 10:00 AM |

ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River senior Kaitlyn Taddeo leads the Wildcats against Riverhead today.

Three straight games have led to three one-goal finishes for the Shoreham-Wading River field hockey team, which has faced its share of big tests early in the season. Of those three games, the Wildcats — four-time defending Class B county champions — won two.

They defeated Rocky Point 2-1 and most recently Pierson 1-0. Their lone blemish on the season came in non-league against Ward Melville, 3-2. Ward Melville is consistently one of the top Class A teams.

Led by the fierce tandem of Debi-Michelle Jantzen and Kaitlyn Taddeo, the Wildcats travel to Riverhead at 4 p.m. today looking to improve on their 6-1 record.

The Blue Waves (2-3) will have their hands full. Riverhead pulled out a tough win in penalty strokes last week against Greenport, before falling the following day to Comsewogue, 3-0.

The rest of Tuesday’s schedule is as follows:

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Hills West (1-1) at Riverhead (1-1) (Indian Island), 4 p.m.

Mt. Sinai (2-1) at SWR (3-0) (Sunken Meadow), 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Bellport at Riverhead (Indian Island), 4:30 p.m.

SWR (2-1) at East Hampton (0-2) (Indian Island), 4:30 p.m.

BOYS GOLF

Port Jefferson (1-4) at SWR (3-0) (Baiting Hollow), 4 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

McGann-Mercy (1-5-1) at Smithtown Christian (2-1), 4:30 p.m.

SWR (2-2) at Hampton Bays (0-5-2), 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS

Stony Brook (0-7) at SWR (6-4), 4 p.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

SWR (4-2) at Bayport-Blue Point (3-2), 4 p.m.