A 9-1 run to close out the game propelled Bay Shore to a 14-5 non-league victory over Shoreham-Wading River Saturday afternoon at Bay Shore High School.
The Wildcats, who never led in the game, scored the first goal of the second half to trim Bay Shore’s lead to 5-4. But the Marauders’ offense then came to life as they consistently found cutters getting open in the Wildcats’ zone defense for scoring opportunities.
Bay Shore senior Caroline deLyra led the offensive charge with five goals and three assists. The USC-bound midfielder scored on a free position with 19 minutes left in the second half to make it a 7-4 game. It was the first time the teams were separated by more than two goals after a defensive-minded first half.
The Marauders (13-1) scored six straight goals, capped by a nifty under-handed shot by deLyra in front of the cage off a feed from Cynthia DelCore.
The Wildcats (9-3) came into the game in second place in Division II power points, narrowly ahead of Mount Sinai by 1.36 points. Whichever team ends up higher in power points will earn the No. 1 seed in Class C and avoid playing a semifinal game against Babylon.
The Wildcats close out the league season with road games at Huntington and Harborfields.
Shoreham senior Katie Boden led the Wildcats with four goals. Freshman goalie Lauren Daly had seven saves.
Kyra Harney had four goals for Bay Shore and Amanda Voges had three.