Saturday June 10th will be a day to remember for the Bayport Blue Point community as the girls lacrosse team captured the first Class C New York State Championship in the history of the program. After winning the Long Island Championship over Manhasset they headed to Cortland for the first time and defeated Indian River in the semifinals 14-5 and John Jay Cross River 13-5 in the championship game to cap off a season that saw them finish a perfect 20-0.
For the third straight season Northport and Massapequa went head to head for the Class A Long Island Championship and for the second straight year it would take overtime to decide a winner. With just under 20 seconds remaining with an 8-8 score, senior Caitlyn Dorman had a chance to send the Chiefs to Cortland with a free-position shot and she bounced it into the back of the net to give Massapequa a 9-8 win over reigning two-time Class A Champions. The win for Massapequa gives the program their first ever Long Island Championship.
The Manhasset Indians are heading to their third straight Class C Long Island Championship Game courtesy of Holly Newman’s four goal performance which included the game winner in overtime for a 13-12 comeback victory over top seeded North Shore. The heroics go beyond just Newman, as Duke bound midfielder Caitlin Barrett scored the game tying free position goal which was her fifth of the game with eight seconds remaining to set the stage for the overtime victory. The win for Manhasset sets up what will be the trilogy between them and the Bayport Blue-Point Phantoms for the Long Island Championship on Sunday at Adelphi.
For the second consecutive season Long Beach and Garden City matched up in the Nassau Class B County Finals and once again it was top seeded Garden City coming away victorious by a singular goal. The 9-8 win for the Trojans sends them to their third consecutive Long Island Championship where they will be facing the West Islip Lions for the opportunity to head to Cortland to play for the New York State Championship.
The West Islip Lions defeated Smithtown West 8-6 in the Suffolk Class B County Finals on Wednesday to advance to the Long Island Championship on Sunday June 4th. It’s their first county title since 2018. Although they never trailed in the game, it was a hard fought battle that went right down to the wire against a young and talented group from Smithtown West that gave West Islip everything they had.
The Nassau County Class C Girls Championship is taking place today, Thursday June 1st at Adelphi University at 7:30pm. The #1 seed North Shore Vikings (16-2) are facing the Manhasset Indians (8-6) and it’s bound to be a classic.
Get ready for an electrifying matchup as the Long Beach girls lacrosse team faces off against the formidable Garden City High School. This highly anticipated clash between two powerhouse programs promises to be a thrilling display of skill, strategy, and sheer determination on both sides of the field.
This afternoon at 3pm at Stony Brook University, the Suffolk Class B County Final will feature top seeded West Islip against third seeded Smithtown West playing for an opportunity to represent Suffolk County in the Long Island Championship. Neither team was playing this deep into the season last year, but have had strong 2023 seasons which has put each of them in a position to still be playing in late May. West Islip will be looking to win their first county championship since 2018 back when they were in Class A, while Smithtown West aims to make history and win their first ever county championship.
The Suffolk Class B Championship is going to be decided in a battle of the Islip’s between West Islip and East Islip. In their semifinals matchups, they both won by 1 goal as underdogs. East Islip won in overtime 10-9 against Hauppauge off a goal from Charlie Heffernan and other great performances from Matthew McIntee, Ryan Parker, and Drew Walendowski contributed to their huge victory. Syracuse commit Matt McIntee is leading his team with 83 points but other offensive pieces such as Ryan Parker, Matthew Baldino, Charlie Heffernan, and Ethan Benardos, have stepped up and made plays throughout the season as well. LSM Charlie Kalinowski has played great all year and has led this East Islip defense.
The fifth seeded Cyclones have advanced to Nassau Class C Semifinals after yesterday’s 9-8 victory over fourth seeded Seaford. The win comes just a little less than three weeks after a 14-7 defeat against the Vikings. This time around South Side was fueled by Caitlin Haggerty’s four goals as well as Charlotte Rathjen’s two goals and one assist. Defensively they were sparked by a multitude of players including Sienna Connolly and goalie Kyla Murphy who each stepped up with big plays throughout different points of this tightly contested matchup. The next time the Cyclones will be in action is this Friday at 5:30 at Adelphi University against the top seed in Class C the North Shore Vikings.