Shoreham-Wading River’s Manuela Cortes is guarded closely by Mount Sinai’s Mary Ellen Carron. (Credit: Garret Meade)
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…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Logan Hoffmann, right, pressures Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Justine Kundmueller in the second half. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
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…)
Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse players Troy Miller (left) and Logan Hoffmann will lead their respective teams into the playoffs Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon/Garret Meade)
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…)
Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Monica Healy defends against Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s Riley Hoeg, who prepares to take a shot. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
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…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Lax-Out Cancer fundraiser netted more than $15,000. (Credit: Bill Landon)
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 senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)
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…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Logan Hoffmann scored 4 goals with 3 assists Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)
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…)
Shoreham-Wading River and first-year coach Rachel Feirstein (left) faced off against the Wildcats’ former coach, Mary Bergmann and Westhampton Beach Friday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
HURRICANES 18, WILDCATS 8
The day was inevitable, the matchup unavoidable.
Sooner or later, Mary Bergmann was going to have to face her former team as the head coach of a new rival. It just so happened, Bergmann’s former Shoreham-Wading River girls lacrosse team visited her new home in Westhampton Friday with the season barely a week old. (more…)