Photos: Mattituck soccer’s championship season

11/18/2012 12:00 PM |

Few sports are as photogenic as soccer. Its quick pace, dramatic goals, athletic saves and crashing headers make the sport come to life in a photograph.

Suffolk Times contributing photographer Garret Meade spent much of this fall documenting the Mattituck boys soccer team’s championship campaign.

Here are some of his best photos from the season:

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck’s Kaan Ilgin, chasing after the ball with Greenport/Shelter Island’s Bryant Rivas, had one goal and three assists in the non-league game in September.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck sophomore Kaan Ilgin scored two goals with a pair of assists against Southampton.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck sophomore Paul Hayes helped anchor the defense against Carle Place in the Long Island Championship Game.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Stephen Urwand provided Mattituck with six playoff goals, including three game-winners.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Ryan Weingart of Greenport/Shelter Island trying to take the ball away from Mattituck’s David Burkhardt.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | The Mattituck boys soccer team celebrates its double overtime victory over Carle Place Monday in the Class B Long Island championship.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck sophomore Mario Arreola assisted on the game-winning goal against Carle Place Monday.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck senior Tyler Connell helped solidify the Tuckers’ short-handed defense against Carle Place.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | The Class B Long Island champion Mattituck boys soccer team.