Chelsea Marlborough tried and tried again. The Mattituck High School sweeper launched a variety of shots from a variety of angles on the field and each time came away empty-handed. After a while, the senior could only look toward her team bench following a miss and smile.
In a sentimental gesture, Marlborough was moved to the front line in the second half in an effort to get her a goal in her final regular-season soccer game Thursday at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. She was saved by goalkeeper Olivia Maxwell once, but missed the mark on her five other attempts. The final one of those shots bounced off the top of the crossbar.
“Sometimes it doesn’t roll your way, I guess, but she definitely played a great game,” said Mattituck coach Stephen LiRosi. READ
If there is a Suffolk County League VII girls soccer team that can overcome the Babylon juggernaut, the squad hasn’t stepped forward yet.
The Panthers claimed another victim Thursday afternoon, registering a 4-1 home victory over Mattituck. READ
In the midst of chasing Suffolk County League VII leader Babylon, both the Southold/Greenport and Mattituck girls soccer teams shared a more immediate concern on Tuesday: each other.
The Mattituck High School girls soccer team continued to share the wealth as four players found the back of the net in its 4-1 win over host Smithtown Christian in a Suffolk County League VII game Monday. READ
Chris Golden had to wear a brave face under the strain of tremendous grief. It wasn’t easy.
“I had to keep myself from crying,” he said. READ
No pain, no gain.
The Southold/Greenport high school girls soccer team knows what that’s all about. Southold was facing the real potential of trouble. As if it wasn’t enough that defender Marie Mullen’s playing status Monday was questionable with an ailing ankle, goalkeeper Hayley Brigham was out with a hairline fracture/third-degree sprain of her right wrist. Beyond that, the First Settlers have been banged up with bumps and bruises.
The calendar might have said Sept. 7, but Southold/Greenport’s celebration was more suited for towards the end of October.
Immediately after the final whistle, the First Settlers girls soccer team celebrated as though they won the Suffolk County Class C crown instead of an early regular-season game against Mattituck in Greenport Thursday night. READ
Stephen Lirosi figured he could not be in a better situation while taking over the reins of the Mattituck High School girls soccer program.
“If there was any scenario to come into, this was the best scenario,” he said. “It’s definitely a blessing to move into an organization like Mattituck. It’s a matter of setting the pieces in motion.”
On a perfect Monday morning, Chris Golden was out on the Greenport High School athletic field doing one of the things he enjoys the most — coaching soccer.