By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LiLacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/23/12
Carly Cox had four goals and four assists today as second-seeded Bay Shore earned a 19-10 win over visiting West Islip in a Suffolk County Class A girls’ lacrosse semifinal playoff game.
Bay Shore (17-1) moves on to play top-seeded Ward Melville in the championship on Thursday May 31 at Dowling College. Ward Melville (17-1), which advanced to toppling East Islip, 13-5, dealt Bay Shore its only loss, this year, 10-8.
“This has been our goal since the beginning,” said Cox of reaching the finals. “We are so happy we came out and won this game.
“We started a little slow today but we knew we really wanted this. We had the heart so we went after every ground ball and we stuck together as a team and came out with a win.”
Bay Shore took the lead with 16:06 to play in the first half and starched the advantage to 8-3 at halftime. The margin ballooned to 17-6 late in the second half.
Dylan Teitelbaum grabbed 10 saves. Cynthia DelCore scored four goals, Kyra Harney had three goals and one assist and Caroline deLyra added one goal and five assists.
“Our game plan worked today,” said Bay Shore head coach Allison Pfeffer. “We have more than one player to be face guarded, we are a deep team. I feel good going forward. We have really spread it out and I feel they are playing well.”
West Islip (12-7) was led by Riley Hill, who had four goals and one assist; and Erin Byrnes, who had two goals and two assists.
“We got into the semifinals again for the fourth year straight,” said West Islip head coach Joe Nicolosi. “We had an absolutely great season; these girls worked hard and gave me 110 percent throughout the whole year.”
Bay Shore 19, West Islip 10
Bay Shore: 8-11-19
West Islip: 3-7-10
Bay Shore: Carly Cox 4G, 4A, Cynthia DelCore 4G, Kyra Harney 3G, 1A, Amanda Voges 2G, 1A, Katie Kirk 2G, Kaitlyn Arnold 2G, Caroline deLyra 1G, 5A, Paige Leggio 1G, Erin Ilchuk 1A
West Islip: Riley Hill 4G, 1A, Erin Byrnes 2G, 2A, Lorraine Hodgson 2G, 1A, Kylie Nowicki 2G, Cara Douglas 1A, Katie Beier 1A
Saves: Dylan Teitelbaum (BS) 10, Ruthann Dooling (WI) 6