Shoreham goalkeeper Lydia Kessel makes a save in the first half against South Side in the Long Island Championship. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
The signs were there before the season even began that this had the making of a special season for the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team. The Wildcats won the Town of Brookhaven Summer League, even without regular contributions from several top players. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Sopko scored the lone goal for the Wildcats in Saturday’s loss to South Side. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
CLASS A LONG ISLAND FINALS | CYCLONES 2, WILDCATS 1 (OT)
It took until a chilly night in November, in the 104th minute of a championship game, for the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team to feel the agony of defeat.
The Wildcats fell 2-1 to perennial champion South Side Saturday night in the Class A Long Island Championship at Dowling Sports Complex. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team defeated Sayville Wednesday night, 1-0, to win the Class A county championship. The Wildcats advance to play South Side in the Long Island finals Saturday. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle on her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday’s Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
CLASS A COUNTY FINALS | WILDCATS 1, GOLDEN FLASHES 0
It was a moment 27 years in the making.
The Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team outlasted perennial nemesis Sayville, 1-0, in Wednesday’s Class A county finals to win the program’s first championship since 1987. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday’s Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
CLASS A COUNTY FINALS
No. 1 Sayville (15-0-3) vs. No. 2 SWR (17-0-1)
Dowling Sports Complex
In a battle of two unbeatens, Shoreham-Wading River faces Sayville this afternoon for the Class A county title in girls soccer. The Wildcats are playing in their first county title game since 2006 when they lost to Islip. Sayville is the defending county champion. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River goalkeeper Lydia Kessel is mobbed by teammates Samantha Higgins (14) and Haley Rose after Friday’s win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
CLASS A SEMIFINALS | WILDCATS 2, TORNADOES 1
They say that the goalposts are a goalkeeper’s best friend.
But tell that to Harborfields keeper Katie Hammer, who saw not one, but two shots by second-seeded Shoreham-Wading River hit the post and find their way into the net in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win in the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer semifinal matchup Friday. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Blunnie heads the ball in Tuesday’s playoff win over Comsewogue. Blunnie scored once in the win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
CLASS A QUARTERFINALS | WILDCATS 2, WARRIORS 0
The ball had barely crossed the goal line before Emily Blunnie screamed out loud: “Yesss!”
The Shoreham-Wading River senior, positioned perfectly in front of the goal, knocked in a pass by Megan Kelly from her left to break a scoreless tie in the 56th minute Tuesday afternoon against Comsewogue in the Class A quarterfinals. (more…)
Dayna Young scored both of Mercy’s goals in Saturday’s playoff loss at Mattituck. (Credit: Garret Meade)
CLASS B PLAYOFFS | TUCKERS 3, MONARCHS 2
Mattituck coach Malynda Nichol presented freshman Jane DiGregorio two options early this season.
One would be to stay on the junior varsity, where as a quick, talented forward, she would undoubtedly score plenty of goals. The second option was to join the varsity, where her playing time would be limited, but she could experience the big club. (more…)