In 2015, James Jacobs was looking forward to his first season on the Mattituck High School varsity boys soccer team as a backup goalkeeper to Kyle Makely on the Class B state champions. As a freshman, he was ready to pay his dues. Freshman goalkeepers traditionally wind up on the sidelines, soaking up the experience.
Then something happened. READ
Midway through the opening half, Mattituck High School boys soccer coach Will Hayes looked down at the grass on the field.
“Gee, a penny,” he said, pocketing it.
Up until then Hayes did not need much luck — his team had rolled to a three-goal advantage over Greenport — but perhaps he could have used a little later Tuesday afternoon. The Tuckers lost senior goalkeeper James Jacobs to a sprained right ankle early in the second half of their 3-0 Suffolk County League VII victory. READ
Dane Reda knows his strengths and weaknesses.
“I’m not the greatest soccer player, but I can run fast, so …,” he said. (more…)
Soccer has always been in Andrew Sadowski’s blood.
Even before he kicked a ball at the age of 5, the Southold High School boys soccer coach already had been influenced. His father played at Farmingdale State back in the day. A cousin of his grandmother’s performed for Birmingham in England. READ
Two weeks into the Suffolk County high school girls soccer season, Jillian Golden and Claire Gatz haven’t lived up to the preseason hopes and expectations of Mattituck/Southold/Greenport’s dynamo duo.
At least not yet. READ
Playing at soccer at Center Moriches is tough enough.
Playing the defending state champions without your top goalkeeper who has three-plus years of varsity experience is a recipe for disaster. (more…)
The highly anticipated debut of the Mattituck/Southold/Greenport girls soccer team turned out to be a rocky one Saturday morning. READ
For the first time in the program’s 82-year history, the Mattituck High School boys soccer team finished below .500 last year.
The Tuckers completed a disappointing 6-12 season after falling to eventual state champion Center Moriches in the Suffolk County Class B final, 6-0. READ
With the merger of the Mattituck and Southold/Greenport high school girls soccer programs, head coach Chris Golden realizes he is sitting on a bevy of riches in talent and depth. But he isn’t about to rest or sit on his laurels.
The team, which will be known as MSG — the first initial from each of the three schools, is primed for a successful season. READ
Head coach Chris Golden surveyed the 45 young women training on the new Southold High School turf soccer field on Monday. They were the midst of their second practice of a unique merger. He said the first day of the transition that combined the Mattituck and Southold/Greenport teams was “great, perfect.” READ