Shoreham-Wading River freshman Ryan Bray scored a team-high three goals as the Wildcats won 9-7 against Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon at Hofstra University to clinch the Class C Long Island championship.
The Wildcats won their fourth L.I. title in program history and first since 2007 — the year of their last state title. Shoreham advances to play in the state semifinals Wednesday back at Hofstra against Bronxville.
Shoreham’s zone defense forced Cold Spring Harbor into long shots all game and senior goalkeeper Tyler Lutjen was there to stop 10 of those shots. Shoreham never trailed and led by as many as four in the fourth quarter.
The Seahawks struck for two quick goals in a 1:03 span by Jordan Walter to slice Shoreham’s lead in half with 6:30 left. The Wildcats answered with a goal by sophomore Troy Miller to push the lead back to three.
Cold Spring Harbor went 22 minutes without a goal from the second quarter into the fourth before Walter snapped the drought.
Shoreham limited Cold Spring Harbor to single-digit goals for the first time since April 14, a 6-5 win over Huntington.
Shoreham junior Tim Rotanz scored two goals and senior Trevor Brosco added one with two assists. Brosco has 13 goals in Shoreham’s three playoff wins.
Below is a live blog from Saturday’s game: