The seeds of the high school girls lacrosse rivalry between Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai were sown earlier this century. It was during SWR’s heyday, when the Wildcats were regularly winning state championships. SWR collected five state Class C titles — from 2007-10 and then again in 2012.
At the time, an envious Mount Sinai was paying close attention. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Manuela Cortes is guarded closely by Mount Sinai’s Mary Ellen Carron. (Credit: Garret Meade)
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About an hour before game time, when the players on the Mount Sinai High School girls lacrosse team marched toward their field for pregame warmups on Tuesday, there was not a single smile on their faces. On the contrary, they looked all business, wearing deadly serious looks. One might even say they appeared downright angry, as if resentful that someone was going to dare try to take something away from them that they had worked hard for.
The fact that they were facing Shoreham-Wading River may have only made them more determined. The two teams, whose schools are separated by only eight miles, are fierce rivals, after all.
“It’s Army-Navy,” said Mount Sinai coach Al Bertolone. (more…)