WILDCATS 10, EAGLES 8
The Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team shut out Rocky Point in the second half of their Suffolk County Division II showdown on Saturday and got fourth-quarter goals from Ryan Bray and Trevor Brosco, securing a 10-8 victory at Shoreham-Wading River High School.
Rocky Point grabbed an 8-7 halftime lead thanks to Vin LoScalzo’s goal with 50 seconds left in the second quarter. The Wildcats made a key adjustment on defense, switching to a zone, and that stymied the Eagles’ attack from then on. Rocky Point maintained the one-goal edge for most of the third quarter until Dylan Gorman rifled a shot past Eagles goaltender Kevin Fitzpatrick with 29 seconds left in the quarter, evening the score at 8-8.
The Wildcats took the lead early in the fourth quarter when Bray converted a pass from Brosco. A key save by Tyler Lutjen helped the Wildcats stay on top, and the Eagles came close again when Mike Bellissimo rang a shot off the left post with four minutes left.
Shoreham defender Chris Mahoney made what could be considered the play of the game when he intercepted a pass and gave the Wildcats possession with 2:16 to play. Shoreham tacked on an insurance goal with 1:48 remaining off the stick of Brosco, who finished with three goals. James Higgins also scored three for the Wildcats. Tim Rotanz and Mahoney each scored once. Bellissimo led the Eagles with three goals and LoScalzo had two.