By Gene Morris
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/31/12
Cynthia DelCore had three goals and an assist, Caroline de Lyra tallied three goals and Dylan Teitelbaum made 12 saves to lead Bay Shore to an 11-5 victory tonight over Ward Melville in the Suffolk County girls’ lacrosse A championship at Dowling College.
The Marauders (18-1) will face Nassau County champion Farmingdale for the Long Island championship on Sunday at Dowling at 5 p.m.
The title was Bay Shore’s second in three years.
“Dylan can be hot and cold,” Marauders co-head coach John Pfeffer said. “She had a personal trainer come yesterday and work on a couple of things with her that I had been noticing and she just did a phenomenal job today reading the ball and listening to the keys that we told her.”
Bay Shore jumped out to an early lead, stifling the Ward Melville attack by coming out in a man-to-man defense, something that Pfeffer knew the Patriots would not expect.
The Marauders built up a 4-1 lead in the early going but the Patriots Emily Rogers-Healion was able to bring her team to with 4-3 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the first half. From that point forward it was all Bay Shore.
Kyra Harney scored two huge goals for Bay Shore in the final 1:34 of the half to send the Marauders into halftime with an 8-4 lead.
Ward Melville would have chances in the second half, some of them from point blank range off free position shots, but Teitelbaum was up to the challenge.
“She’s been our starter and done a great job throughout the season but today she was hot and came up big,” bay Shore co-coach Alison Pfeffer said.
Both coaches enjoyed the victory after they were “slaughtered” in the county final by Northport last year and said this game was especially sweet to the players.
Ward Melville dealt Bay Shore its only loss of the season earlier in the season.
“We didn’t play in the first half at all,” John Pfeffer said. “We lost every draw and they had a 7-2 lead at halftime. We beat them in the second half (6-3) so we knew we could play with them.”
Thursday night was the Marauders’ chance to prove that theory right and they did just that. It was something the entire team was itching to do.
“The girls were dying to play Ward Melville,” Alison Pfeffer said. “They didn’t want to play anybody else in the finals. They wanted this game.”
Now, they have a game with Farmingdale for the Long Island championship on Sunday.
“We wanted to come back and win it so we accomplished this goal,” John Pfeffer said. “But, we’re not done yet.”
Ward Melville – which got two goals from Yuna Hur – finishes at 17-2.
Bay Shore 11, Ward Melville 5
Bay Shore: 8-3-11
Kaitlyn Arnold: 2 goals
Caroline de Lyra: 3 goals
Cynthia DelCore: 3 goals, 1 assist
Kyra Harney: 2 goals
Amanda Voges: 1 goal
Carly Cox: 1 assist
Dylan Teitelbaum: 12 saves
Yuna Hur: 2 goals
Deryn Blaney: 1 goal
Rebecca Arent: 1 goal
Emily Rogers-Healion: 1 goal
Ally Tilley: 1 assist
Emma Jehle: 7 saves