With a shortened roster of just 14 players Tuesday night, the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team persevered long enough against a deeper Miller Place team to emerge 1-0 winners in the Town of Brookhaven small school championship.
Courtney Clasen scored the winning goal off an assist from Megan Kelly three minutes into the second overtime period at Diamond in the Pines in Coram to lift the Wildcats to the win.
The Wildcats are undefeated in the summer league at 9-0-3. They’ll play one more game Thursday against Brentwood, the large school champion.
“We were hurt a little bit on numbers,” said Shoreham coach Adrian Gilmore. “They work hard, they never give up and I think we controlled most of the game. Miller Place is a team that you can never count out.”
Kelly said on the winning goal, the play started with a pass from Taylor Chaimowitz.
“I dumped it off to Courtney, who cut to the middle and striked it in the corner for the win,” she said. “So I think we work well together knowing where our runs are going to go.”
Clasen added: “Fatigue was definitely setting in — I was dying. I got a great pass so I made the cut, I saw a hole and I just went for it and went right to goal.”