Girls Lacrosse: Wildcats face Mount Sinai today for county title

05/31/2012 11:37 AM |

ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River junior Jessica Angerman leads the WIldcats against Mount Sinai today in the Class C championship game.

A day after the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse and baseball teams won county championships, the girls lacrosse team will look to be the next team to raise a banner today.

The top-seeded Wildcats face No. 2 Mount Sinai at 3 p.m. today at Dowling Sports Complex for the Class C title. The Wildcats, who won four straight state championships in Class C from 2007-10, will need to beat last year’s county champion to return to the Long Island championship game. The News-Review will be providing live coverage.

The teams will renew their playoff rivalry after playing four consecutive years in the county finals from 2006-09. Shoreham won every game.

The Mustangs defeated Shoreham earlier this season, 8-5. The Wildcats lost their next game after that against Hauppauge, the No. 1 seed in Class B, but have run off eight wins in their final nine games since then.

The Wildcats ended the regular season with an uplifting non-league victory over Sacred Heart, 13-11. It was the kind of signature win the Wildcats needed before the playoffs.

Although Mount Sinai beat Shoreham in the regular and the teams finished with an identical 12-2 record in Division II, the power points worked in favor of the Wildcats. Shoreham narrowly finished ahead of Mount Sinai in the standings to earn the No. 1 seed. That allowed the Wildcats a bye into the championship game.

Mount Sinai had to play No. 3 Babylon May 22 and won 11-8 at home. Danielle DellaRocca led the Mustangs with five goals.

The bad news for Shoreham is that it’s now been over two weeks since playing a regular season game, which could lead to some rust to start Thursday’s game.

The Mustangs made the most of Shoreham moving up to Class B last year by advancing all the way to the state finals for the first time in program history. It’s a place the Wildcats have been accustomed to getting to and one they’ll hope to return to this year.

The first step starts Thursday against a Mount Sinai team that won’t give up its title without a fight.

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