Riverhead had its heart set on making it to the playoffs, but Sachem North shot a flaming arrow right through it.
Sachem North overcame a 5-1 deficit, scoring eight straight goals in a 9-6 Suffolk County Division I boys lacrosse triumph on Tuesday. The result earned the Flaming Arrows a place in the playoffs while bursting Riverhead’s postseason hopes on Senior Day at Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field in Riverhead.
Riverhead senior Ed Matyka (right), pictured at the North Fork Invitational last year, is second-ranked in the county this season at 120. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)
Riverhead coach Wade “Rocky” Davey isn’t in the business of making predictions just yet. But it wouldn’t be far-fetched to see the Blue Waves as a team capable of producing multiple all-county wrestlers this season.
It’s been five years since Riverhead had more than one all-county wrestler, defined as a top-six finish in the county tournament. (more…)