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09/27/19 6:37am
09/27/2019 6:37 AM

Bryan Flores is obviously the same person he was last year. He’s not nearly the same soccer player, though.

Last year Flores was a little-used reserve player, one of the last on Mattituck’s bench. “He didn’t play much,” coach Will Hayes said. “He came to practice every single day with a smile on his face and just kept grinding.”

Flores participated in a couple of indoor practices over the winter, but didn’t play for Mattituck’s summer league team. Hayes wasn’t even sure if Flores would come out for the team in training camp before receiving a text message.

Then, Hayes saw the new and improved Flores, who is taller and stronger. The senior left wing reported to camp fit and ready. READ

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09/27/19 6:36am

While a torrential downpour pelted players, coaches and spectators during the second half at Southold High School on Thursday afternoon, interim head coach Lucas Grigonis turned to someone on the sidelines and said, “The weather has been like our season: stormy, slightly wet and uncomfortable.”

Grigonis wasn’t kidding.

The First Settlers have endured much in a season that is barely a month old. READ

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08/31/19 5:55am
08/31/2019 5:55 AM

Joe Silvestro has never played for a county champion Southold High School boys soccer team. Not that he didn’t come close — several times.

Last year, Southold lost to Greenport in the Suffolk County Class C final, 1-0. And both years prior to that, the First Settlers fell to Pierson/Bridgehampton, both by 1-0 scores.

“It’s always like a heartbreaker at the end,” said Silvestro, a four-year varsity player who played in all three of those finals.

Silvestro wants to change that. READ