That was the word of the day.
That was the sentiment expressed by Mattituck/Southold players following their Suffolk County Division II boys lacrosse game in Port Jefferson Thursday. Port Jefferson turned in a stunning performance, coupling outstanding goaltending by freshman Peter Murphy with a game-changing run of eight straight goals for a 12-7 defeat of the Tuckers. READ
All of Mattituck/Southold’s previous boys lacrosse games against Rocky Point may have been forgettable from the Tuckers’ perspective, but Saturday’s game is one they will surely remember for years to come.
Mattituck trailed for most of the non-league game, falling behind by two goals on four occasions. That only set up set up the dramatic finish. READ
Mattituck/Southold is seeded 13th among 26 teams in Suffolk County Division II. It’s the highest preseason ranking the Tuckers have ever had. READ
The greatest season in Mattituck High School boys lacrosse history was a season of firsts. As in the first Suffolk County and first Long Island championships the Tuckers have ever won.
Not bad. READ
Since he started playing on travel lacrosse teams in sixth grade, Southold’s Max Kruszeski has dreamed of playing for a Division I college. READ
The Pleasantville Panthers had their pawprints all over this one.
Except, perhaps, for the first quarter. READ
In the tradition of championship lacrosse teams, the Mattituck Tuckers raced onto the Hofstra Stadium field to mob, hug and congratulate their goalie, Shaun Howell, after securing the Long Island Class D boys title Saturday morning. READ
With scant seconds remaining in a tightly contested match, Dane Reda flipped the ball as high as he could to make sure no Babylon player could get it. (more…)
Now there are no ifs, ands or buts. Mattituck/Southold is headed into the high school boys lacrosse playoffs.
An 11-7 loss at Port Jefferson on Wednesday had raised some question about the playoffs being in Mattituck’s near future. So the Tuckers did what they had to do Friday to erase that doubt. They beat Bellport, 12-4, in the final regular-season game for both teams. READ
Mattituck High School has become the little engine that could in Suffolk County Division II boys lacrosse. READ