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The Thunderbirds overcame an 8-2 deficit in the third set to take a 16-15 lead after Katie Von Kampen's block landed just inside the line. Mackenzie Taylor's kill off a one-handed dig by Cole opened a 20-17 advantage. A kill by Cassandra Patsos and an ace by Taylor gave Connetquot a second straight
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Jack Richardson scored five touchdowns and Anthony Del Negro blocked a final-second field goal attempt as Connetquot held on for a 41-40 victory over Ward Melville in the Suffolk Division I quarterfinals.
Charlotte Mackie made impressive saves against the Patriots (18-2) to keep it scoreless, and Mamaroneck (20-1-1) made the most of its chances in the second overtime.
The goal from down low gave the Patriots a lead five minutes into the second half. It was the lone tally of the game, as Ward Melville beat Albany-Shenendehowa in a state Class A semifinal Saturday at Maine-Endwell High School.
No. 3 Smithtown East had the No. 2 Patriots facing elimination, leading entering the fourth set, but Ward Melville rallied for a 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory to advance to the county final.
It was only the beginning for Rogers-Healion, whose four second-half goals led Ward Melville to a 5-
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National lacrosse expert Paul Carcaterra sits down with MSG Varsity's Mike Quick to discuss his players to watch in the 2014 tri-state boys lacrosse season.
Sophomore Nick Honor scored off a cross from his brother Kyle, a senior, with 5:19 remaining to give the No. 9-seeded Patriots a 1-0 victory over host No. 8 North Babylon on Tuesday in a Suffolk AA first-round playoff game. They will play at No. 1 Brentwood on Friday.
Ward Melville won its first Suffolk County championship since 2010, defeating Newfield 2-1 in the Class A final on Monday night.