05/19/18 5:59pm
05/19/2018 5:59 PM

The Riverhead Blue Waves weren’t singing in the rain, but there might have been some dancing going on.

Certainly, there was plenty of smiling and laughing on the Riverhead side as its girls lacrosse team celebrated the first Suffolk County quarterfinal win in the team’s eight-year history Saturday afternoon. Delu Rizzo’s goal off a return pass from Lauren Kenny with 30 seconds left in the second half snapped a tie, giving Riverhead a thrilling 13-12 victory over Middle Country at Nick DeCillis Field in Selden. With that, the fifth-seeded Blue Waves (11-5) move on to the Suffolk Class A semifinals against the Division I champion and No. 1 seed, Northport (17-0), on Wednesday. READ

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05/18/18 10:07pm
05/18/2018 10:07 PM

As the Riverhead High School boys lacrosse team walked off of Robert W. Pratt Field, its supporters — about three dozen fans who made the trip — gave the Blue Waves a rousing reception.

And for good reason.

The 10th-seeded team in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs had played its hearts out in a 10-7 quarterfinal loss to No. 2 and host Smithtown West Friday night. READ