11/08/14 10:43pm
11/08/2014 10:43 PM
Rhinebeck's Eric Rodriguez knocks the winning penalty kick beyond the reach of Southold goalkeeper John Charles Funke. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Rhinebeck’s Eric Rodriguez knocks the winning penalty kick beyond the reach of Southold goalkeeper John Charles Funke. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SOUTHEAST REGION CLASS C FINAL | HAWKS 1, FIRST SETTLERS 1 (HAWKS WIN IN PKS, 3-1)

Asked to sum up his Southold High School boys soccer team’s season, coach Andrew Sadowski needed only one sad word. “Short,” he said.

As in too short.

The First Settlers had hoped to extend their season another week with a place in the New York State Class C semifinals, but it wasn’t to be. They were denied by two dreaded words: penalty kicks. (more…)