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With 16 of its players having made a recent class trip to Italy, the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls lacrosse team had not practiced in two weeks. On top of that, the Monarchs are short on precious experience.

As if all of that didn’t augur well for the Monarchs, Elwood/John Glenn was in town to play them in their season opener. John Glenn is a good team, with talents like Victoria Tsangaris and draw expert Amelia Biancardi. READ

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04/02/16 2:19pm
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Seeing is believing. What the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats saw through the raindrops on Saturday made them true believers — in themselves.

If the Wildcats were suffering from lagging self-confidence, they certainly received a significant boost that may be worth even more than the power-rating points they earned with their 11-7 victory over Mattituck/Greenport/Southold in a girls lacrosse game at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham.

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Excitement was in the air. Spirits were high. And why not? The weather was surprisingly warm — with temperatures in the mid-60s around game time — and a brilliant blue sky provided the setting as the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school girls lacrosse team was up for its season opener on Wednesday.

“You can’t ask for anything better,” said senior midfielder Katie Hoeg, who was referring to the weather, but might as well have been talking about how her team played.

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03/16/16 8:00pm
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#30 Sophia Triandafils finds the cutter

As a senior at Shoreham-Wading River in 2007, Brittany Davis capped her high school career the way every player dreams: holding a trophy as a state champion. Davis played an integral role in the early years of the Wildcats’ program, earning All-Long Island honors while ushering in a dynasty that saw the team win five state titles in six years.  (more…)

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Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Sophia Triandafils led the Wildcats with four goals in Wednesday's Class C playoff game. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Sophia Triandafils led the Wildcats with four goals in Wednesday’s Class C playoff game. (Credit: Bill Landon)


Shoreham-Wading River closed to within three goals late, but could never get any closer in a season-ending playoff loss at Bayport-Blue Point Wednesday afternoon.

The third-seeded Wildcats never led in an 11-7 loss to the defending champion Phantoms in the Class C semifinal.  (more…)

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Riverhead goalkeeper John Roca played on attack in Saturday's win over Copiague, scoring his first varsity goal. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead goalkeeper John Roca played on attack in Saturday’s win over Copiague, scoring his first varsity goal. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The Riverhead boys lacrosse team will open the playoffs against perennial powerhouse Ward Melville in the first round of the Class A playoffs.  (more…)

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Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)


The Half Hollow Hills girls lacrosse team is made up of players from both Hills West and Hills East high schools, which presents one problem: what’s the team name?

Hills West is the Colts. Hills East is the Thunderbirds.

The solution? Thundercolts.

The Riverhead Blue Waves experienced plenty of thunder Thursday at Riverhead High School. Half Hollow Hills raced out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back in a 14-7 Division I victory.

The Thundercolts evened their league record at 5-5 with the key win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Riverhead fell to 4-7 with three games remaining.

Riverhead returns home Tuesday with a game against Ward Melville.

The Thundercolts got four goals apiece from Jennifer Cassadonte and Casie Caiazza, two of the team’s four captains. Cassadonte is a fifth-year varsity player who’s attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Cassadonte struck quickly, scoring the first two goals for Half Hollow Hills. Her second came on a nifty spin move that ended with a bounced shot past Riverhead’s goalkeeper.

The Thundercolts led by as many as 10 in the second half, prompting a running clock. The Blue Waves, led by three goals from junior Courtney Troyan, scored the final three goals of the game.

Riverhead eighth-grader Kayla Kielbasa scored two goals.

Riverhead has been without senior Rachel Doroski. She tore her ACL in a game against Longwood April 15, according to coach Ashley King. Doroski had been a key player on attack for the Blue Waves.

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