With a defense like that, it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team was able to successfully defend its Town of Brookhaven Summer League championship.
SWR did just that Thursday night with — what else? — a shutout in the championship game. Jillian Hobbes, a junior striker/midfielder, put in both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Rocky Point at Diamond in the Pines in Coram. The assists came from her sister, Sara Hobbes, and Graceann Leonard. Alison Devall posted the shutout. READ
It would be safe to say that the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls soccer team had its fill of Islip in 2018. Both games the Wildcats played against Islip ended in 1-0 wins for the Buccaneers. READ
Islip has Shoreham-Wading River’s number. That number is 0 — as in the number of goals the Wildcats have scored against Islip this year.
Unfortunately for SWR, one of those games just happened to be the Suffolk County Class A girls soccer final on Tuesday evening. READ
The final result was the same for the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls soccer team, just a whole lot less drama, and the Wildcats were perfectly fine with that.
SWR, coming off a penalty-kick thriller in the Suffolk County Class A quarterfinals, took the preferable route to the county final with a 6-1 semifinal rout of Hauppauge Thursday at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field in Shoreham. READ
“FEAR THE FIN.”
So advised the back of the Eastport-South Manor Sharks’ warmup shirts. But Shoreham-Wading River didn’t show fear in the showdown between two of Suffolk County Division II’s top girls soccer teams Wednesday. On the contrary, SWR attacked, attacked — and then attacked some more. READ
The Riverhead High School girls soccer team isn’t playing the stylish samba soccer made famous by Brazilian teams, nor are they playing the “Samba” soccer their first-year head coach, Samba Traore, would like to see from them one day.
“I want to play samba soccer,” Traore said. “We have a long, long way to go.” READ
The graduation this past spring of four-time All-State goalkeeper Lydia Kessel left the Shoreham-Wading River girls soccer team with really only one question mark entering this season. Well, that question mark has quickly become an exclamation mark.
Not only has the producer of that exclamation mark, Alison Devall, posted two shutouts and conceded only one goal in the team’s first three games, but she has played impressively. The junior’s performance has been reassuring to her teammates and coaches. READ
Warning to Suffolk County Class A girls soccer teams: If you think Shoreham-Wading River was good last year, wait until you meet this year’s team. READ