Today in sports: Riverhead soccer teams look for first league win

BOB LIEPA FILE PHOTO | Riverhead's new coach, Lamine Traore, with senior center midfielder Jordan Fulcoly during a recent practice.

It’s been a rough start to the season for both the boys and girls soccer teams at Riverhead. And both teams will be heavily challenged this afternoon in search of their first league victories.

The boys soccer team (0-3 League III, 2-3 overall) will host Smithtown West at 4 p.m. The Bulls are the last unbeaten team in the league at 3-0-1. They’re 4-1-1 overall.

The Blue Waves played Smithtown East tough earlier in the season, losing by a goal in overtime, 3-2. The Blue Waves took a 2-1 lead into halftime in that game.

The girls team, meanwhile, will host Hauppauge at 4 p.m. The girls are 0-4 in League IV and 0-6 overall. The Eagles come in tied for first place at 3-0 and with a 4-1-1 overall record.

So far the Blue Waves have scored only one goal, which came in a 2-1 loss to Westhampton. Hauppauge just put six goals in its latest win over Copiague.

The rest of Monday’s sports schedule is as follows:


Riverhead (1-4) at Mattituck (5-0) (North Fork Country Club), 4 p.m.

Eastport-South Manor (6-1) at McGann-Mercy (4-3) (Olde Vine), 4 p.m.


SWR (4-1-2) at Amityville (3-5) , 4:30 p.m.

Hampton Bays (3-4) at McGann-Mercy (2-6), 6 p.m.


Eastport-South Manor (6-3) at Riverhead (7-2), 3:30 p..m.

SWR (6-4) at Rocky Point (2-7), 4 p.m.

William Floyd (8-1) at McGann-Mercy (8-2), 4 p.m.


East Hampton (3-2) at SWR (0-6), 4:30 p.m.


Riverhead (1-5) at Copiague (0-8), 4 p.m.