By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/11/12
Caroline deLyra scored three goals and dished three assists today to lead visiting Bay Shore to a 12-6 win over East Islip in a regular-season finale.
“This was a good win for our team,” said deLyra, senior midfielder. “We knew East Islip has been playing really well against other teams and we knew we had to play better than we did yesterday (a 17-5 win over Connetquot), having two games back to back.”
Bay Shore finished 15-1 in the regular season whole East Islip finished 11-5. Both have playoff aspirations.
“As a team we feel great going into the playoffs,” said deLyra.” We have the second seed, we have a whole week of practice to work on everything and we feel really strong about going into the playoffs.”
Bay Shore came out aggressive, putting up eight goals in the first half and only giving up two. Carly Cox scored at the 10:41 mark giving Bay Shore its biggest lead at 12-3. Kaitlyn Arnold and Amanda Voges both had three goals for the Marauders.
“It was important for us to win this game,” said Bay Shore head coach Allison Pfeffer. “We wanted to keep the second seed. I feel good going into the playoffs because the girls are playing smart and aggressive; we will be ready.”
East Islip never gave up, grabbing 14 of the 20 draws and scoring three goals to end the game. Victoria Gregson grabbed three goals and one assist.
“I think we have as good a shot as anyone going into the playoffs,” said East Islip head coach Steve Levy. “We had games against top ranked teams in Nassau and Suffolk and we were very competitive.
“ We just can’t make mistakes now; it is at that point where the team that makes the least amount of mistakes usually ends up winning.”
Bay Shore 12, East Islip 6
Bay Shore: 8-4-12
East Islip: 2-4-6
Bay Shore: Caroline deLyra 3G, 3A, Kaitlyn Arnold 3G, Amanda Voges 3G, Cynthia DelCore 2G, 1A, Carly Cox 1G, Kyra Harney 1A
East Islip: Victoria Gregson 3G, 1A, Nicole Levy 1G, 1A, Shannon Cummings 1G, 1A, Carlee Ancona 1G, 1A, Lisa Olen 1A, Elizabeth Vetter 1A
Saves: Dylan Teitelbaum (BS) 11, Krista Ancona (EI) 4, Lee-Ann Salim (EI) 3