A game that was as much about two players who weren’t there was a reminder that soccer can be an unfair, cruel sport sometimes.
Had Jason Cruz been at Middletown High School’s Faller Field Thursday instead of Stony Brook University Hospital with a broken left leg, he surely would have been crushed by what he had seen, but at the same time extraordinarily proud of his teammates. READ
Jason Cruz couldn’t believe what had happened.
Only several minutes prior he had just drilled a 20-yard shot into the lower left corner to lift Greenport to its first Suffolk County boys soccer championship in a decade Sunday. 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
With no prior discussion or warning, the position change was made. Jason Cruz suddenly became a forward for the Greenport High School boys soccer team during a preseason scrimmage against Riverhead.
Since then, he has been on Cruz control, leading the Porters in goal scoring. 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
Southold certainly wasn’t a long shot to win in the Suffolk County Class C boys soccer semifinals.
Crunch time is Ryan Herrmann time.
Herrmann has done it again. And by that, we mean win another high school boys soccer game for Southold. READ
The Mattituck High School boys soccer team has its work cut out for itself this season.
Every team in League VII reached either the Suffolk County Class A or Class B playoffs last season. That includes Class A power Elwood/John Glenn and Class B champion Center Moriches.
Sporting a yellow Brazilian national team replica jersey with the name and number of Neymar on its back, Sean Charters on his first day as coach did not give his Greenport High School boys soccer team an opportunity to kick the ball around as the superstar does.