follow us on...

NY girls’ state championships: Eastport-South Manor, West Islip complete Suffolk County title sweep

Sunday, 7th June 2015

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school  
 

LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 6/7/15
Staff Report

Kaeli Huff had six goals and an assist and MVP Kelsey Huff had three goals to lead Eastport-South Manor to a 15-8 victory Saturday over Somers in the New York Class B girls’ lacrosse championship game at Cortland State, completing a title-day sweep by Suffolk County teams.

Eastport-South Manor celebrats the NY Class B championship

Eastport-South Manor celebrats the NY Class B championship

West Islip (Class A) and Mt. Sinai (Class C, click here for story) also won state crowns for Long Island’s Section XI, the first time a section has won all three titles since this system was adopted in 2005.

“The feeling is truly indescribable,’ said Kaeli Huff. “This is a goal that our team has set since the fall. We have worked extremely hard in the off season, as well as during the season. I think I speak for my team when I say that we are extremely proud to bring home the state title for each other and to our community.”

Kaitlyn Doesett added two goals and an assist and Jaime Biskup had two goals for the Sharks (19-3), who were making their first appearance in the state finals.

ESM took an 8-2 first-period lead and was never threatened.

“We focused on playing for each other, as one heartbeat,” said Kaeli Huff. “We wanted to play as a whole and do the little things well. All season, our coaches have been telling us how all the little things add up and Saturday we were able to do this successfully.”

ESM closed its season with six wins after dropping back-to-back games to West Babylon (13-12 in double overtime and Sayville (8-7).

“After losing to Sayville on senior night and the year before in counties, we knew that we needed to change something if we wanted to beat them in semis and make it to counties.” said Kaeli Huff. “The whole atmosphere at practice began to change and everyone came to practice committed and ready to work hard everyday because we knew that was what it would take to achieve our goal.

“At this point in the season we started to write each other’s numbers on our legs, and although that may seem insignificant, it meant a lot to us because it signified our team mentality of playing as one. I think I speak for the whole team when I say that this was such an amazing experience that I wouldn’t want to have lived with any other group of girls. Although were heartbroken to have to let these seniors go, we’re glad we’re able to send them off with ending the season in the most perfect way possible.”

Eastport-South Manor 8 7 -15 (19-3)
Somers 2 6 -8 (19-3-1)

Scoring Summary
Eastport-South Manor: Kaeli Huff 6-1, Kelsey Huff 3-0, Kaitlyn Dowsett 2-1, Jaime Biskup 2-0,
Kasey Choma 1-0, Hannah Kenneally 1-0, Laura Kesnig 0-1, Allyson Tolken 0-1
Somers: Nicole Demase 4-0, Livy Rosenzweig 3-1, Sydney Erickson 1-0

Goalies: Eastport-South Manor: (21) Samantha Giacolone, 9 saves, 50:00
Somers: (30) Jess Monaco, 8 saves, 14 GA in 47:48; (25) Dani Morea, 0 saves, 1 GA in 2:12 (Morea
played from 11:36 to 9:24 mark of 2nd half)

Chronological Scoring
Half Time Left Team Goal Assist ESM-S
1 23:45 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff (24) Laura Kesnig 1-0
19:49 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff (12) Kaitlyn Dowsett 2-0
17:58 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff (free position) 3-0
15:16 ESM (12) Kaitlyn Dowsett (5) Allyson Tolken 4-0
11:43 S (12) Livy Rosenzweig (free position) 4-1
9:23 ESM (12) Kaitlyn Dowsett (free position) 5-1
6:43 S (17) Nicole Demase (free position) 5-2
6:04 ESM (16) Kelsey Huff — 6-2
3:45 ESM (16) Kelsey Huff — 7-2
2:13 ESM (3) Kasey Choma (6) Kaeli Huff 8-2
2 23:36 S (12) Livy Rosenzweig (free position) 8-3
21:08 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff — 9-3
17:59 ESM (4) Hannah Kenneally (free position) 10-3
15:23 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff (free position) 11-3
13:17 ESM (6) Kaeli Huff (free position) 12-3
11:36 S (12) Livy Rosenzweig (free position) 12-4
9:24 ESM (16) Kelsey Huff — 13-4
8:47 S (15) Sydney Ericson (12) Livy Rosenzweig 13-5
7:12 ESM (8) Jaime Biskup — 14-5
6:23 S (17) Nicole Demase (free position) 14-6
5:42 S (17) Nicole Demase — 14-7
3:07 ESM (8) Jaime Biskup (free position) 15-7
1:01 S (17) Nicole Demase (free position) 15-8

West Islip 10, Suffern 9

Lena Riportella scored the game-winner off a pass from Paige Sherlock with 2:07 to play and West Islip (19-3) won its first state title behind BSN Tournament Most Valuable Player Emily Piciullo, who scored four goals. Chelsea Sorahan added two goals and an assists and Alyssa Gillespie had two goals.

Suffern (17-6), the defending champion, got three goals from Regina Sharp and two goals and an assist from Dana Gisonno.

West Islip 7 3 -10 (19-3)
Suffern 4 5 -9 (17-6)

West Islip: Emily Piciullo 4-0, Chelsea Sorahan 2-1, Alyssa Gillespie 2-0, Vanessa Costantino 1-0, Lena
Riportella 1-0, Emily Beier 0-3, Paige Sherlock 0-2

Suffern: Regina Sharp 3-0, Dana Gisonno 2-1, Caitlin Leary 2-0, Baley Parrott 1-0, Allison Iodice 1-0

Goalies: West Islip: (22) Lauren Distefano, 4 saves, 50:00
Suffern: (8) Mikaila Cheeseman, 4 saves, 50:00

Chronological Scoring: (uniform number in parentheses)
Half Time Left Team Goal Assist WI-S
1 23:22 S (17) Regina Sharp (free position) 0-1
21:08 WI (15) Emily Piciullo — 1-1
18:57 S (17) Regina Sharp — 1-2
15:49 WI (15) Emily Piciullo (5) Emily Beier 2-2
14:48 S (2) Caitlin Leary (4) Dana Gisonno 2-3
14:10 S (2) Caitlin Leary — 2-4
13:05 WI (12) Alyssa Gillespie (free position) 3-4
10:47 WI (12) Alyssa Gillespie (13) Chelsea Sorahan 4-4
7:06 WI (13) Chelsea Sorahan (free position) 5-4
2:15 WI (11) Vanessa Costantino (5) Emily Beier 6-4
1:56 WI (15) Emily Piciullo — 7-4
2 23:42 S (1) Baley Parrott (free position) 7-5
20:34 S (4) Dana Gisonno — 7-6
14:33 S (11) Allison Iodice — 7-7
13:41 WI (15) Emily Piciullo (8) Paige Sherlock 8-7
11:11 S (17) Regina Sharp — 8-8
10:43 S (4) Dana Gisonno — 8-9
8:09 WI (13) Chelsea Sorahan (5) Emily Beier 9-9
2:07 WI (2) Lena Riportella (8) Paige Sherlock 10-9


READERS COMMENTS (0)

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Latest Headlines