Vika Stapon’s previous shootout experience amounted to the number she wore on the back of her uniform: 00.
The senior goalkeeper for the Riverhead High School field hockey team not only had never played in a shootout before, but had not had much practice handling one v. one situations in practice. READ
Nothing in Suffolk County Division I boys lacrosse, where parity is paramount, is easy this year. That point was made by Riverhead and Commack coaches on Tuesday, and then their teams went out and proved it. READ
Riverhead will have to wait until another day to complete its quest of reaching the Suffolk County high school girls lacrosse playoffs for the first time.
The Blue Waves came close to taking a giant step toward the postseason, but dropped a heart-breaking 10-9 Division I decision at Commack High School Monday afternoon.
Tears were bound to fall when the end came.