Islip has Shoreham-Wading River’s number. That number is 0 — as in the number of goals the Wildcats have scored against Islip this year.
Unfortunately for SWR, one of those games just happened to be the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer final on Tuesday evening. READ
The final result was the same for the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls soccer team, just a whole lot less drama, and the Wildcats were perfectly fine with that.
SWR, coming off a penalty-kick thriller in the Suffolk County Class A quarterfinals, took the preferable route to the county final with a 6-1 semifinal rout of Hauppauge Thursday at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham. READ
“FEAR THE FIN.”
So advised the back of the Eastport-South Manor Sharks’ warmup shirts. But Shoreham-Wading River didn’t show fear in the showdown between two of Suffolk County Division II’s top girls soccer teams Wednesday. On the contrary, SWR attacked, attacked — and then attacked some more. READ
The Riverhead High School girls soccer team isn’t playing the stylish samba soccer made famous by Brazilian teams, nor are they playing the “Samba” soccer their first-year head coach, Samba Traore, would like to see from them one day.
“I want to play samba soccer,” Traore said. “We have a long, long way to go.” READ
The graduation this past spring of four-time All-State goalkeeper Lydia Kessel left the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team with really only one question mark entering this season. Well, that question mark has quickly become an exclamation mark.
Not only has the producer of that exclamation mark, Alison Devall, posted two shutouts and conceded only one goal in the team’s first three games, but she has played impressively. The junior’s performance has been reassuring to her teammates and coaches. READ
Warning to Suffolk County Class A girls soccer teams: If you think Shoreham-Wading River was good last year, wait until you meet this year’s team. READ
Some of the players on the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls soccer team are a superstitious lot. Trying to get them to talk about the likelihood of them winning a Long Island championship may be more difficult than trying to push a soccer ball past them.
Good luck. READ
There was palpable optimism surrounding the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team at the start of the 2017 season. And for good reason. (more…)