Mattituck’s Amber Mello didn’t think her corner kick was headed for the net.
And were it not for the winds gusting toward the Bayport-Blue Point goal, the ball may well have landed on the outer edge of the goalie box.
Instead, the ball curled back toward the goal and Phantom goalie Mariah Valva took a step forward to grab it. The only problem was the ball kept drifting, sailing over her head and bouncing into the right side of the net before any of her teammates could reach it.
With 19:56 left in the second half, the Tuckers had a 1-0 lead that would stand as the final score on Thursday afternoon at Bayport-Blue Point High School.