A high school boys lacrosse game of great consequence came to down to a simple game of keepaway. Yorktown is good at keepaway, among other things.
Protecting a 6-5 lead in a New York State Class B semifinal, Yorktown was running the clock down during the final minutes when Shoreham-Wading River caught a break. A turnover gave Shoreham the ball and hope. But that hope didn’t last long.
Junior Kevin Cutinella scored four goals to lead the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team to the Class B Long Island championship Saturday. READ
The Suffolk County Class B boys lacrosse final didn’t start the way Shoreham-Wading River wanted it to. Sayville was taking it to the Wildcats, who were on their heels and looking out of sorts. At halftime, Shoreham was on the short end of a 5-2 score.
The Wildcats can’t say they haven’t been there before. Just five days earlier, in the semifinals, they trailed Comsewogue, 4-2, at halftime.
The pack of Shoreham-Wading River students huddled together on the track, chanting, jumping, waiting for their chance to join the on-field celebration on Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field. READ
Kevin Cutinella scored on a pass from behind the cage with 1 minute 49 seconds remaining to snap a tie and lift Shoreham-Wading River to an 8-7 victory over Eastport-South Manor in a Suffolk County Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinal on Saturday.
Riverhead had its heart set on making it to the playoffs, but Sachem North shot a flaming arrow right through it.
Sachem North overcame a 5-1 deficit, scoring eight straight goals in a 9-6 Suffolk County Division I boys lacrosse triumph on Tuesday. The result earned the Flaming Arrows a place in the playoffs while bursting Riverhead’s postseason hopes on Senior Day at Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field in Riverhead.
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