New York Class C teams can officially take notice: The Wildcats are back.
Shoreham-Wading River won 11-7 against defending county champion Mount Sinai Thursday afternoon at the Dowling Sports Complex, reclaiming its spot as the best Class C team in Suffolk.
The Wildcats won their eighth title in the last nine years after last season ended with a loss in the county finals to Hauppauge in Class B.
Shoreham used a 6-0 run in the second half to blow open what had been a tight, back-and-forth game. Sophomore Shannon Rosati scored her second goal to put Shoreham ahead 5-4 with 20:52 left in the second half. Just over six minutes later junior Jessica Angerman sank a free position shot to make it 10-4 Shoreham.
Mount Sinai could never recover.
Shoreham freshman Lauren Daly played a superb game in goal with 15 saves, including many on free position shots. She helped set the tone early for Shoreham in what was one of the team’s best defensive efforts of the season. Seven goals equaled a season low for Mount Sinai this season.
The Wildcats had a balanced offensive attack, led by three goals apiece from Rosati and junior Alex Fehmel. Senior Katie Boden, who won her fourth county title, added two.
Shoreham will now play Nassau champion North Shore at noon Sunday back at Dowling College for the Long Island title. North Shore lost in the Long Island title game last year to Mount Sinai.
Below was a live blog from Thursday’s game: