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
Friday the 13th is regarded as an ominous date for some, portending misfortune, but Friday the 13th, 2018, was a great day for Max Kruszeski.
Kruszeski, after all, didn’t have to worry about luck. Pure talent was enough. READ
Mattituck’s 16-4 boys lacrosse win over East Meadow Saturday won’t help the Tuckers in the Suffolk County Division II standings because it was a non-league game. (more…)
It’s a year of change for the Mattituck/Southold boys lacrosse team. The team lost 10 seniors from last year, no longer includes players from Greenport and has dropped from Class C to Class D.
That leaves the Tuckers with Babylon and Port Jefferson to battle it out for Suffolk County honors in Class D. READ
The Mattituck School District acted within its rights to exclude Greenport students from competing on the varsity boys lacrosse team this spring. But the decision was still misguided and unfair. READ
Reese Costello began playing lacrosse at 8 years old, developing skills through the North Fork Lacrosse Club. As an eighth-grader he joined the junior varsity of the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold boys lacrosse team. A year later, he was among the call-ups to varsity when the team reached the playoffs. READ
Say this about the Bellport and Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school boys lacrosse teams: They make a good match for each other.
When the two Suffolk County Division II teams with similar records played on Thursday, it was intense and spellbinding. One team would score, then the other would reply with a goal of its own in a captivating, back-and-forth contest. The lead changed hands six times and the score was tied nine times. The goalkeeping on both sides was exceptional. Through the first three quarters, the only two-goal lead was Bellport’s at 7-5.
As the pregame warmups of the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school boys lacrosse team were coming to a close Friday, a Westhampton Beach player shouted, “No mercy.”
It took awhile for his Hurricane teammates to get the message, but once they did there was no stopping them as they showed no mercy in Mattituck.
Rob Kruszeski is fearless when he steps onto the field to protect the goal.
So says Mattituck/Greenport/Southold boys lacrosse coach John Amato, whose admiration for Kruszeski’s courage under fire is just one of the traits he likes about his senior goalie.