A season that began with Sayville ended with Sayville.
That’s how it was for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys lacrosse team. This season has had its share of bumps in the road for the Wildcats, and that road reached a dead end Thursday. READ
As he walked onto the field before Tuesday’s high school boys lacrosse game, Mike Taylor was asked if he was ready for the season. “We’ll find out in about an hour,” he said with a grin.
That grin turned into a full-fledged smile by the time it was all over and Taylor’s Shoreham-Wading River team had executed a commanding 13-4 victory in its season opener and Sayville’s home opener. Tim Cairo struck for five goals and one assist and Xavier Arline had two goals (from 13 shots) to go with four assists for Shoreham in the Suffolk County Division II game. READ
The waiting game can be a dangerous game. Mike Taylor knows that only too well.
Shoreham-Wading River High School’s boys lacrosse coach recalled two years ago when his Wildcats were in the exact same situation they were in on Saturday. Having received a bye straight into the Suffolk County semifinals, Shoreham then faced Sayville and lost a close one in 2015.
The Shoreham-Wading River-Sayville boys lacrosse game scheduled for Friday night has been postponed until Saturday after the death of a Sayville student Friday, school officials confirmed. READ
Maybe it was because it’s Sunday, normally a day of rest, but in this case it’s a rare Sunday game day, for a playoff game, at that. Perhaps it was just a biorhythm thing. READ
A good, competitive high school girls lacrosse game was anticipated. It didn’t start out that way, though.
Riverhead scored on seven of its first eight shots, shooting out to a surprisingly easy 7-0 lead within the opening 8 minutes, 26 seconds. If the Blue Waves thought at that point that Monday’s non-league game was going to be easy for them, they would have been greatly mistaken.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls volleyball team didn’t get the result it was looking for. Then again, the Wildcats could take some good things away from their final regular-season match Thursday.
In a playoff tuneup for both teams, visiting Sayville defeated Shoreham, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19, in a Suffolk County League VI match.
The Suffolk County Class B boys lacrosse final didn’t start the way Shoreham-Wading River wanted it to. Sayville was taking it to the Wildcats, who were on their heels and looking out of sorts. At halftime, Shoreham was on the short end of a 5-2 score.
The Wildcats can’t say they haven’t been there before. Just five days earlier, in the semifinals, they trailed Comsewogue, 4-2, at halftime.