Kaan Ilgin assisted on Mattituck’s goal against Miller Place in the Town of Brookhaven Summer League small schools final. (Credit: Garret Meade)
The unofficial mantra for the Mattituck boys soccer team at Diamond in the Pines in Coram on Monday night went something like this: Better now than in November.
Better to lose in the small schools championship game of the Town of Brookhaven Summer League on Aug. 4 than to lose in the Suffolk County Class B final on the very same field on Nov. 1. (more…)
Mattituck’s Kaan Ilgin, left, fights for possession of the ball with Southold’s Shayne Johnson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
During a remarkable 3-minute 29-second span early in the second half of Mattituck’s 4-1 victory over North Fork rival Southold on Monday, midfielder Kaan Ilgin reminded the world why he earned Suffolk County small schools player of the year honors as a junior last fall.
First, Ilgin scored off a spectacular volley to snap a 1-1 tie in the Town of Brookhaven Boys Soccer Summer League small-school quarterfinal match before chipping the goalkeeper for a 3-1 lead at Diamond in the Pines in Coram. (more…)
Now here’s a scene you don’t necessarily see much of these days.
In the waning moments of Mattituck’s 2-0 victory over Southold in a Town of Brookhaven Boys Soccer Summer League game Monday night, First Settlers goalkeeper John Charles Funke congratulated the Tuckers defender-turned-striker Walter Jacob for scoring the insurance goal. (more…)