Kings Park lacrosse can’t overcome tough Mattituck team

Kings Park lacrosse can’t overcome tough Mattituck team

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Above, Jillian Winwood grabs possession at midfield off the draw. Photo by Desirée Keegan

Amid a rain and wind-whipped field Tuesday, the Kings Park girls’ lacrosse team struggled to find a rhythm and, as a result, the Kingsmen fell 15-1 to Greenport/Southold/Mattituck on their home field.

Mattituck capitalized on Kings Park’s early mistakes, as the team continued to win the draw, force turnovers and scoop up the ground balls off bad passes, leading to 10 unanswered goals by the end of the first half.

Shannon Savage scoops up a ground ball. Photo by Desirée Keegan
Shannon Savage scoops up a ground ball. Photo by Desirée Keegan

By the 10th goal, which came at the 3:05 mark, the seconds began to tick away off the now-running clock, regardless of the referees blowing the whistle.

In the second half, Mattituck mustered up five more goals, while Kings Park junior Jillian Winwood scored the lone goal for her team, off an assist from classmate Shannon Savage.

Freshman goalkeeper Lexie Kotsailidis made five saves between the pipes.

With the loss, the Kingsmen fall to 6-5 in Division II. The team has three games left this season, against Shoreham-Wading River, Center Moriches and Hauppauge.

Kings Park will travel to Shoreham-Wading River today, Thursday, for a game against Division II’s No. 3 team at 4 p.m.

The Kingsmen will host the 4-7 Center Moriches team on May 9 at 4:30 p.m., and wrap up the regular season against visiting 5-6 Hauppauge on May 11 at 4 p.m.