The Huntington boys’ lacrosse took a giant leap forward in its quest for a post-season berth by toppling highly regarded Northport at Blue Devil Stadium, 12-7.
Huntington (8-5 league; 9-6 overall) is striving to secure a playoff spot. The Blue Devils play at North Babylon on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the final regular season game.
Northport (9-4 league; 10-5 overall) entered this week’s game in third place among 23 teams in Suffolk Division I. But Huntington gave the visiting Tigers fits right from the opening whistle.
Huntington led 3-0 after 12 minutes and 8-4 at halftime. The Blue Devils went on to outscore Northport in the second half, 4-3.
Freshman Robbie Smith (34 goals; 2 assists) once again led Huntington, scoring five goals on the afternoon. Pat Durand (19g; 39a) had a pair of goals and five assists. Billy Burton (21g; 5a) tallied three goals. Jordan McCoy (10g; 15a) had a goal and three assists. Jack Krisch (19g; 2a) also scored in the game. Nick Mattio (4g; 9a) had two assists. Luke Luckow (5g; 2a) also assisted on a goal.
Huntington junior Aedan McDonald was once again sensational in the cage, stopping 11 Northport shots, with some qualifying as rockets. McDonald has made 98 saves this spring.
Blue Devil Girls’ Cruise Past North Babylon
The Blue Devil girls’ lacrosse team is also fighting to reach the playoffs. The Blue Devils cruised past North Babylon on its home field earlier this week, 15-5.
Huntington (6-6 league; 6-8 overall) took a 9-2 halftime lead and went on to outscore the Bulldogs in the second half, 6-3.
The Blue Devils were once again led by Abby Maichin (40 goals; 17 assists) who tallied five goals and an assist. Jordan Forte (20g; 7a) and Paige Lennon (19g; 7a) had two goals each. Katie Browne (10g), Gretel Cassell (1g), Gianna Forte (2g; 2a), Charlotte Maggio (8g; 5a), Alyssa Sorensen (5g; 17a) and Marissa Stafford (10g; 6a) also scored goals in the game. Maggio and Sorensen added three assists each.
Huntington goalies Maya Santa-Maria, Emily Cheshire and Lisa Martin combined to record six saves in the cage. Santa-Maria now has 110 saves this spring.
“The game went really well today,” Stafford said. “We were finding each other so well on offense and completely dominated the game in all aspects. Today was a full team effort and everyone played really well.”
The Blue Devils play at Copiague on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and then travel to Sachem East for a Friday night game set for 5:45 p.m.