The second-place Shoreham-Wading River field hockey team is hot on the heels of Rocky Point, in pursuit of the Suffolk County Division III championship. Eighth-place Riverhead is trying to snag a playoff berth.
Both teams will try to further their aims when Riverhead (5-7, 5-6) plays in Shoreham (11-2, 10-1) today at 4 p.m.
Shoreham has won six of its last seven games, the most recent being a 1-0 defeat of Pierson/Bridgehampton on Friday on the strength of a Debi-Michelle Jantzen goal. Kendal Conway made five saves to post her eighth shutout for the Wildcats this season, according to Newsday.com.
Riverhead is coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Greenport/Southold/Shelter Island last Thursday. It wasn’t a good day for the Blue Waves, who were outshot, 11-2, and outplayed by the Clippers. Sarah Tuthill scored the game’s only goal 18 minutes 36 seconds into the game, knocking a rebound into an unguarded goal after goaltender Allison Doscinski had made three straight saves.
Shoreham was a 3-0 winner over Riverhead earlier this month. Kendal stopped 11 shots while Kaitlyn Taddeo, Alyssa Pearce and Alyssa Fleming supplied the goals, Newsday.com reported.
Here is the rest of today’s sports schedule:
Westhampton Beach at Shoreham-Wading River, 4 p.m.
Center Moriches at Bishop McGann-Mercy, 4:30 p.m.
Center Moriches at Shoreham-Wading River, 5:45 p.m.
Amityville at Bishop McGann-Mercy, 4 p.m.
Riverhead at Copiague, 4 p.m.
The Stony Brook School at Bishop McGann-Mercy, 4:30 p.m.
Riverhead at Hauppauge, 5:45 p.m.