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06/12/18 12:00pm
06/12/2018 12:00 PM

Allowing one goal in a New York State girls lacrosse final was unheard of — until Saturday, that is.

Clichés carry a lot of truth. That’s how they become clichés. What Mattituck/Southold achieved this past weekend is further evidence that defense does indeed win championships.

Make that an awful good defense. READ

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06/09/18 1:56pm
06/09/2018 1:56 PM

First they survived, and then they thrived.

That was the interesting path Mattituck/Southold took to its first high school girls lacrosse state championship. READ

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06/08/18 3:09pm
06/08/2018 3:09 PM

South Jefferson did a remarkable job of defense, face guarding Mattituck/Southold’s Riley and Mackenzie Hoeg in Friday’s New York State Class D girls lacrosse semifinal. The Hoeg sisters, who have combined for 155 points this year, were held to no points.

That’s right. Zero. Nada. Zilch.

But there was one Hoeg South Jefferson didn’t account for. READ

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06/03/18 6:22pm
06/03/2018 6:22 PM

The Mattituck/Southold Tuckers are back where they want to be.

Since Mattituck’s six-goal loss to Bronxville in last year’s New York State Class D girls lacrosse semifinals, the Tuckers have been itching to return to that stage. “Ever since that loss I think it’s been our motivation,” said senior midfielder Jane DiGregorio.

On Sunday they got their wish. READ

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05/12/18 3:43pm
05/12/2018 3:43 PM

Patience is not only a virtue, but to play winning lacrosse, it just may be a necessity.

Both coaches clearly understood that, spending a good deal of their time on the sideline Saturday morning, reminding their players to remain patient when they had the ball. Mount Sinai’s Al Bertolone repeatedly yelled out the “p” word. “Patience! Patience!” he implored. “Stay patient!” READ

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04/27/18 7:00pm
04/27/2018 7:00 PM

Nowadays, the Mattituck/Southold girls lacrosse players can chuckle at the memory. Once upon a time, though — not all that long ago, really — the Tuckers lost a lot. Wins were hard to come by for the developing team as it struggled to find its way. So when one of the players spoke about how nice it would be to win a state championship one day, laughter would follow, as if to say, it’s never going to happen.

Or is it? READ

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04/03/18 2:45pm
04/03/2018 2:45 PM

It could have been mistaken for a playoff game, if not for the biting wind and cold or the fact that these two high school girls lacrosse teams will not meet in the playoffs, being in two separate classes.

The level of play, however, was playoff caliber, and that had to warm the hearts of both coaches, Mattituck/Southold’s Matt Maloney and Eastport-South Manor’s Becky Thorn, on this raw Tuesday morning. READ

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03/20/18 8:47pm
03/20/2018 8:47 PM

Spring has sprung and a new season has begun.

Not that it felt or looked like spring. Banks of snow were piled along the sides of the girls lacrosse field at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead (with the promise of more snow to come) and temperatures were in the mid-30s. Just a few hours after spring officially arrived, Mattituck/Southold and Riverhead ushered in their own season with Tuesday’s non-league game. READ