As they slowly walked off the field at Islip High School Friday night, there was not a dry eye among the Mattituck Tuckers.
The girls soccer team just played the game of its lives, going toe to toe with undefeated Babylon in the Suffolk County Class B championship game before enduring an excruciating 2-1 overtime loss. READ
As she walked toward the north end of the Mattituck High School soccer field to take a vital penalty kick Wednesday, Halle Foster was a bundle of nerves.
Chelsea Marlborough tried and tried again. The Mattituck High School sweeper launched a variety of shots from a variety of angles on the field and each time came away empty-handed. After a while, the senior could only look toward her team bench following a miss and smile.
In a sentimental gesture, Marlborough was moved to the front line in the second half in an effort to get her a goal in her final regular-season soccer game Thursday at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. She was saved by goalkeeper Olivia Maxwell once, but missed the mark on her five other attempts. The final one of those shots bounced off the top of the crossbar.
“Sometimes it doesn’t roll your way, I guess, but she definitely played a great game,” said Mattituck coach Stephen LiRosi. READ
If there is a Suffolk County League VII girls soccer team that can overcome the Babylon juggernaut, the squad hasn’t stepped forward yet.
The Panthers claimed another victim Thursday afternoon, registering a 4-1 home victory over Mattituck. READ
In the midst of chasing Suffolk County League VII leader Babylon, both the Southold/Greenport and Mattituck girls soccer teams shared a more immediate concern on Tuesday: each other.
The Mattituck High School girls soccer team continued to share the wealth as four players found the back of the net in its 4-1 win over host Smithtown Christian in a Suffolk County League VII game Monday. READ
Stephen Lirosi figured he could not be in a better situation while taking over the reins of the Mattituck High School girls soccer program.
“If there was any scenario to come into, this was the best scenario,” he said. “It’s definitely a blessing to move into an organization like Mattituck. It’s a matter of setting the pieces in motion.”