After playing in the bitter cold with temperatures in the mid-30s, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats must have felt a warm feeling inside as they walked off Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field. Their performance, however, might have sent a chill through the other boys lacrosse teams in Suffolk County Division II.
Talk about daunting tasks. Travis Baskin’s new job is a challenge, to say the least. Baskin is Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s fourth boys lacrosse coach in as many years. READ
Playing a man down in lacrosse is tough. It’s even tougher still when a high school team plays shorthanded for an entire 48-minute game.
Shoreham-Wading River opened its high school boys high school lacrosse season in mid-season form Monday afternoon.
The Wildcats rolled to a 5-0 advantage midway through the first quarter and recorded a 17-7 non-league home win over St. John the Baptist. READ
The Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team was denied its first win on Saturday, but there was no denying the Blue Waves’ refusal to quit — not to mention their flair for the dramatic.
Lacrosse is a fast game. The players move fast, the ball moves fast and, without a moment’s notice, momentum can change just like that.
Through the first quarter of play in Riverhead’s season opener on Tuesday, the Blue Waves looked good, and had a 4-1 lead over Eastport/South Manor to show for it.
From an outsider’s perspective, last season had all the makings of a rebuilding year at Shoreham-Wading River. The Wildcats introduced a new coach, Mike Taylor, their third in three years. READ
Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Curran scored three goals with two assists in Thursday’s loss to Sayville. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
CLASS B SEMIFINALS | GOLDEN FLASHES 12, WILDCATS 11 (OT)
There was an undeniable feeling from the early moments of the season, beginning with a dominant opener against Harborfields, to a win over Miller Place and a string of blowout victories toward the end, that Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse was back.
The up-and-down season a year ago gave way to stability under new coach Mike Taylor. And the focus was squared back where it belonged: on playing lacrosse. (more…)