It wasn’t long after the playoffs had begun for the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team when it was all over.
It was a tale of two halves as Riverhead was able to go toe to toe with visiting Northport through two quarters of play. Tied at six goals apiece to begin the second half, Northport shut out Riverhead in the third quarter and allowed just two goals in the fourth to cruise to a 13-8 victory Tuesday in a Suffolk County Class A Tournament outbracket game at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead.
The Shoreham-Wading River baseball team, the top ranked Class A team in the state, will open the playoffs Tuesday at home against Harborfields. READ
It wasn’t Goalie Appreciation Day at the Pulaski Sports Complex, but there is no question how the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team feels about its first-string goalie.
After sitting out for nearly three weeks with a slight tear in his right quadriceps, Jacob Coleman was welcomed back onto the field Wednesday.
The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team wears blue jerseys on the road, but there’s more blue to the Blue Waves than that.
There’s also blue in their collars.
No wonder Joe Miller and Chris Gray are good friends off the lacrosse field, given what they do for each other on the field with their contrasting styles.
It’s an interesting connection the two Shoreham-Wading River High School seniors share. Miller does the grunt work, winning faceoffs to bring the Wildcats possessions, and the flashy Gray, an all-American attack, scores the goals.
It was both a gray day and a Gray day.
First, the weather report. The combination of cold, rain and wind made conditions miserable for the Islip and Shoreham-Wading River high school boys lacrosse teams on Friday.
Being tagged as the top-seeded high school boys lacrosse team in Suffolk County Division II is a sign of respect, but it can also be discomforting.
“It’s a compliment, but it keeps me up at night,” said Shoreham-Wading River coach Mike Taylor, chuckling.
At halftime of the Class B county championship game between the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team and Sayville, the Wildcats found themselves staring at a 5-2 deficit. Five days earlier, they had been in a similar position when trailing Comsewogue in the semifinals, 4-2. READ