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11/03/19 7:56am
11/03/2019 7:56 AM

When the end comes, tears sometimes follow, but this was in the extreme.

After the horn sounded, ending the Suffolk County Class B girls soccer final Saturday night, the deliriously happy, triumphant Babylon players mobbed each other. Mattituck/Southold/Greenport players, meanwhile, looked devastated. Some just sat or squatted on the field, motionless, staring down. Others, bawling uncontrollably, were hugged and consoled by teammates.

MSG, which won last year’s Suffolk Class B championship in its first year of existence, took this 4-1 loss exceptionally hard. Coach Chris Golden later observed that the scene had a funeral feel to it. READ

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10/25/19 5:26am
10/25/2019 5:26 AM

During the preseason, the big issue with the Mattituck/Southold/Greenport girls soccer team was who would take over the goalkeeper position. That matter has long since been resolved and isn’t a question any more.

Thank you, Aaliyah Shorter.

Shorter, a Mattituck High School sophomore, emerged as the number one (although she wears No. 0). She has started the great majority of matches and has impressed. READ

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09/28/19 8:32pm
09/28/2019 8:32 PM

Before scoring the game-winning goal in Mattituck/Southold/Greenport’s 2-0 girls soccer win over Westhampton Beach on Saturday morning, Halle Foster already had invited her team to her house to make posters for a Sunday car wash and for some more team bonding.

As if MSG really needs the latter. READ

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09/23/19 10:55pm
09/23/2019 10:55 PM

The Mattituck/Southold/Greenport girls soccer team might have been out of breath, but the players were not out of words of praise for their performance after dropping a 1-0 decision at Sayville on Monday.

Even though the defending Suffolk County Class B champions had suffered their third loss of the season, they realized playing against Class A squads such as the Golden Flashes will prepare them for next month’s playoffs. READ

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08/27/19 6:00am
08/27/2019 6:00 AM

Mattituck/Southold/Greenport is back.

The girls soccer team formed to represent the three North Fork high schools had great success last year, rebounding dramatically from an 0-6 start to bag what had initially seemed an unlikely Suffolk County Class B championship in its inaugural season. Although 11 seniors from that team have moved on, MSG still has a bunch of returning veterans it can count on.

There is one glaring hole, though. Who will play goalkeeper? READ

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03/27/19 5:55am
03/27/2019 5:55 AM

The soccer relationship between Chris Golden and his daughter, Jillian, has been a complex one. Chris is not only Jillian’s father, but he is also her coach and athletic director.

Wearing three hats at once can be tricky for the Southold/Greenport girls soccer coach and Greenport athletic director, but he seems to have navigated it well. READ

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02/05/19 6:00am
02/05/2019 6:00 AM

It was February, 1980. The United States Olympic ice hockey team surprised the world by upsetting the team from the Soviet Union in the semifinal round. As the clock was winding down at the end of the game, ABC sportscaster Al Michaels delivered, perhaps, the quintessential call ever at a sporting event, “Do you believe in miracles?!”

You can bet Greenport High School sports faithful are believers. (more…)