Shoreham-Wading River led from start to finish in a 13-10 victory over North Shore Sunday afternoon to clinch the Class C Long Island Championship at Dowling Sports Complex.
The Wildcats won the sixth Long Island crown in program history and first since a five-year run from 2006-2010. The Wildcats advance to the state semifinals at 9:30 a.m. Friday at SUNY Cortland where they’ll face defending state champion Christian Brothers Academy.
Shoreham will now have two lacrosse teams playing in the state semifinals after the boys team won yesterday. The baseball team plays for a L.I. title Tuesday looking for the trifecta. It’s the second time both lacrosse teams have won L.I. titles in the same season. They both won state titles in 2007.
Six different players scored for Shoreham. Juniors Alex Fehmel and Paulina Constant both scored three goals. Senior Katie Boden, junior Jessica Angerman and sophomore Shannon Rosati all scored two.
Rosati delivered one of the biggest goals after North Shore had trimmed the Wildcats’ lead down to two late in the second half. Rosati whipped a hard shot from about 12 yards out on the right side to beat North Shore goalkeeper Alexis Greene and make it a 12-9 Shoreham lead.
Junior Alyssa Pearce scored with 6:02 left off a feed from junior Lauren Lustgarten to give the Wildcats some breathing room.
Shoreham executed a five-minute delay to close out the game. The Wildcats effectively passed the ball around to run down the clock and prevent North Shore from getting possession back.
The Wildcats withstood a stellar second half from North Shore senior midfielder Amanda Johansen, who’s headed to USC. She scored the final four goals for the Vikings and finished with five for the game to lead all scorers.
Shoreham led 7-1 after a free position goal by Constant with 10:59 left in the first half. Shoreham took an 8-3 lead into halftime. It was only the sixth time this season the Wildcats scored at least eight goals in the first half of a game.
North Shore scored three consecutive goals in the second half to close to within 9-6 at 11:18. Rosati scored her first goal to answer and put the Wildcats back ahead by four.
Below is a live blog from Sunday’s action: