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02/08/19 2:38pm
02/08/2019 2:38 PM

The similarity was sickening to Steve Van Dood.

Once again, the Mattituck High School girls basketball team played Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island. Once again, Pierson prevailed, 38-32, Thursday night. And, once again, dismal shooting by Mattituck enabled the Whalers to sink the Tuckers. READ

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01/11/19 9:41pm
01/11/2019 9:41 PM

Of all the names that filled Mattituck’s scorebook Friday night, there were no players named Mayhem, Chaos or Havoc. Coach Steve Van Dood joked that perhaps there should be, given the way his high school girls basketball team plays.

For all the new players Mattituck has — and despite the fact that the Tuckers lost six players to graduation, including all five starters — they still play the same game. Their pressure defense forces turnovers, turning steals into easy layups. READ

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12/17/18 11:43pm
12/17/2018 11:43 PM

Slowly, but surely, this Mattituck High School girls basketball team is forging an identity for itself.

The Tuckers have become a hard-hosed defensive side that makes the opposition work for its points while turning turnovers into key baskets.

Just ask Babylon, which entered Monday night’s Suffolk County League VI encounter undefeated in four league games while outscoring its foes by an impressive 16.5-point margin. READ

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06/09/18 1:56pm
06/09/2018 1:56 PM

First they survived, and then they thrived.

That was the interesting path Mattituck/Southold took to its first high school girls lacrosse state championship. READ

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06/04/17 8:12pm
06/04/2017 8:12 PM

In this first year for Class D in New York State high school girls lacrosse, Mattituck/Southold is in a class of its own — at least on Long Island.

That was evident Sunday when the Tuckers picked up their first Long Island championship in dominating fashion.
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04/26/17 10:44pm
04/26/2017 10:44 PM

As the old saying goes, defense wins championships. The Mount Sinai High School girls lacrosse team knows a thing or two about both.

Mount Sinai has won three state championships in the past five years and defense had more than a little to do with it. That said, Al Bertolone believes this current defense may be the best he has had since taking over as Mount Sinai’s coach in 2008.
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03/21/17 8:30pm
03/21/2017 8:30 PM

In its own way, it was a work of art. Among other things, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school girls lacrosse team has shown it can draw.

And that’s no small thing. Draw control is huge. It means possessions, and possessions can translate into goals.
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