The first Long Island All-American lacrosse event will pit the top girls from Suffolk County against Nassau County this weekend. Five games will be played at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. (more…)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C TOURNAMENT | MUSTANGS 8, WILDCATS 4
About an hour before game time, when the players on the Mount Sinai High School girls lacrosse team marched toward their field for pregame warmups on Tuesday, there was not a single smile on their faces. On the contrary, they looked all business, wearing deadly serious looks. One might even say they appeared downright angry, as if resentful that someone was going to dare try to take something away from them that they had worked hard for.
The fact that they were facing Shoreham-Wading River may have only made them more determined. The two teams, whose schools are separated by only eight miles, are fierce rivals, after all.
“It’s Army-Navy,” said Mount Sinai coach Al Bertolone. (more…)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS C TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 16, TUCKERS 6
Without the benefit of explanation, records and statistics can be misleading. For example, the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team took a deceptive 6-8 record into its Suffolk County Class C Tournament outbracket game against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Saturday. On paper, it should have been a close game. On the field, though, it was a different story.
The teams had completed the regular season separated by a mere two places and only 6.94 power-rating points in the Division II standings. They were separated by a lot more on Saturday, though. (more…)
In a roller-coaster season for the Shoreham-Wading River girls and boys lacrosse teams, the Wildcats will both get a fresh start when the playoffs begin Saturday.
At times earlier in the season, making the playoffs was no given for each team, which are both under the direction of new coaches this season. (more…)
TUCKERS 19, MONARCHS 6
With Mattituck/Greenport/Southold leading by a healthy eight-goal margin late in the opening half Tuesday afternoon, Audrey Hoeg came in, bearing down on an empty Bishop McGann-Mercy goal.
Instead of shooting, Hoeg went around the cage and waited for goalie Alyssa DeVito to return to the net as the sophomore midfielder set up a play. (more…)
As a pre-game ceremony came to a close Saturday afternoon, Joe Kavanagh turned the microphone over to Liam McGuire, a 10-year-old who has endured a more than 38-month battle with leukemia.
“Good luck to all,” Liam said to the crowd at Shoreham-Wading River High School as the boys lacrosse team prepared to face Mount Sinai during the sixth annual Lax-Out Cancer event. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River struck for five goals in the opening five minutes and rolled to a 10-0 advantage en route to an 17-7 win over visiting Bellport in a Suffolk County Division II girls lacrosse game Saturday afternoon. (more…)
WILDCATS 20, TUCKERS 11
The day began with a strange role reversal. Seven games into the girls lacrosse season, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Tuckers were looking down in the standings at Shoreham-Wading River.
The Wildcats, one of the most dominant programs in Suffolk County over the last decade, have won as many state championships as Mattituck has had seasons (five, including this year). But as the teams met at Shoreham-Wading River High School Saturday afternoon, it was the Tuckers off to the better start in 2014 by three games. (more…)