Riverhead’s Mark Andrejack tries to elude the Ward Melville defender in Friday’s playoff game. (Credit: Bill Landon)
CLASS A PLAYOFFS | PATRIOTS 12, BLUE WAVES 4
In only their second postseason appearance in program history, the 13th-seeded Riverhead Blue Waves had their hands full with No. 4 Ward Melville on the road Friday afternoon.
Few outside the Blue Waves locker room might have imagined the game’s start. After two quarters, Ward Melville — a program whose championship pedigree dates back to the 1970s — was left clinging to a one-goal lead against the Blue Waves. (more…)
Riverhead senior Mark Andrejack scored three goals in Saturday’s win over Copiague. (Credit: Bill Landon)
BLUE WAVES 18, EAGLES 1
The scenario set up like a playoff: One game left in the season. Win or go home.
The Riverhead Blue Waves, after narrowly missing the postseason a year ago, needed a win Saturday in the final game of the regular season to keep their season alive. It took only a few minutes after the opening whistle for the outcome to become inevitable. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team hosted Miller Place Saturday for the seventh Lax Out Cancer fundraiser game. Proceeds from the game went to four young people battling cancer: Kaitlyn Suarez, Harrison McClelland, Zachary Cote and Sean Hughes. Read more about each of them here. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Ryan Bray led the Wildcats with five goals Saturday against Miller Place. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 11, PANTHERS 7
Mike Taylor saw firsthand in 2010 the Shoreham-Wading River Lax Out Cancer event. That year, the boys lacrosse team played the annual fundraiser event, which started in 2008, at Dowling Sports Complex where Taylor was a coach.
When he became the Wildcats’ varsity coach this season, he knew carrying on that tradition was an important part of his new job.
Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Tim Schmidt scoring a goal against Riverhead goalie John Roca. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
BLUE WAVES 11, TUCKERS 5
The difference in skill level between Leagues II and IV in Suffolk County high school boys lacrosse was clearly spelled out on Monday. Riverhead, described as a middle-of-the-pack team in League II by its coach, Vic Guadagnino, gave League IV Mattituck/Greenport/Southold all it can handle and more in a non-league game.
After scoring the game’s first six goals (two by Austin Fitzpatrick), Riverhead maintained at least a four-goal lead the rest of the way and posted an 11-5 win at Mattituck High School. It was the Tuckers’ first loss of the season. (more…)