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CONNETQUOT BOYS’ LACROSSE WINS EXCITING LIGHTNING-DELAYED GAME 10-9 v WARD MELVILLE

Connetquot High School boys’ lacrosse fans arrived for the T-birds’ June 4th game at home v Ward Melville expecting an exciting confrontation between two powerhouse programs, and were not disappointed!  Connetquot got off to a quick 4-0 lead in the first period, and Melville came back to narrow that deficit to 5-4, and then the lightning appeared!  The game was called and everyone went home waiting to hear if and when the game would be completed.

On Saturday, June 5th, Ward Melville came back to Bohemia to play the second half of the game, down one goal.  The visitors scored the first three goals of the second half to a 7-5 lead.  Connetquot LAX coach Brett Jefferes pulled his team together for the fourth, and final, period in which they outscored Melville 4-2 to tie the score (9-9)  late in the final period. 

In the FINAL second of the game, Connetquot’s Brayden Stellwagen scored the winning goal, assisted by Tyler McCarthy for the lead, and the 10-9 WIN!. Brian Zicchini scored four goals, James Engley and Stillwagen scored two apiece while Tyler Moore and Tyler McCarthy added one each. Shaun Hill went 18-22 on faceoffs.

Connetquot improves to 11-3 in Suffolk Division I, and has been seeded #7 for the Suffolk County playoff tournament. The T-birds begin their pursuit of the championship with a first round game on Tuesday, June 8th with an opponent to be determined. Thunderbird pride!

(Photos courtesy of Connetquot Central School District/Joseph Maniaci)

Brian Zecchini (33) scored four goals for the T-birds v Ward Melville.

Brayden Stellwagen’s (1) goal in the last second of the game proved to be the game winner!

Shaun Hill won 18-22 faceoffs.

Mike Monahan (26) was credited with 5 ‘stops’ as Connetquot’s goalie against Ward Melville.

CALHOUN GIRLS LACROSSE NAMED CONFRENCE CHAMPS

On June 3, the Sanford H. Calhoun High School girls varsity lacrosse team clinched the Nassau Conference 3 Championship.

“The team avenged their Tuesday loss to Division by beating them 9-6 on Thursday to win the title,” explained coach Melissa Rohr. “The team finishes the regular season with a 12-1 record and awaits their first-round playoff matchup.”

Calhoun High School girls varsity lacrosse team.

Photo courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

LINDENHURST SHUT OUT BY CONNETQUOT BOYS’ TENNIS 7-0

Coach Ryan Cavanagh’s boys’ tennis team celebrated it’s annual ‘Senior Day’ on June 1st, by honoring their graduating seniors, and earning a 7-0 against Lindenhurst.  Senior, Jacob Danziger won at 3rd singles in Suffolk league II.  The other graduating senior, Kevin Wilk and Joseph O’Brien clinched a win in second singles.  Connetquot is now 5-5, looking forward to consideration for a playoff bid!

Coach Ryan Cavanagh and the members of the Connetquot boys’ tennis team celebrate their graduating seniors Kevin Wilk and Jacob Danziger after the Lindenhurst win.

(Photos courtesy of Connetquot Central School District/Joseph Maniaci

CONNETQUOT GIRLS’ SOFTBALL FALLS TO COMMACK IN EXTRA INNINGS

The Connetquot HS girls’ varsity softball team went into the top of the last inning with a 1-0 lead, but the visitors from Commack scored a run to tie the score and put the game into extra innings!  Unfortunately for the T-birds Commack scored twice in second extra inning to take the lead, and the win, 3-1.    Connetquot’s league II record is now 5-5.

(Photos courtesy of Connetquot Central School District/Joseph Maniaci)

Kaylee Coburn has her eye on the ball against Commack.

Julianna Levanti almost beat out a hard ground ball to the infield.

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