Wantagh Girls’ Lax Team Draws Manhasset in Playoff Semifinal


The girls’ lacrosse team’s final week of the season was described by Coach Svolos as hell week, where the Warriors took on defending Class B state champ Garden City, defending Class A state champ Northport, and two-time Suffolk County Class A finalist Bay Shore.

The Warriors survived hell week with a double overtime win over Northport, 12-11, and close losses to Bay Shore 10-8 and Garden City. 14-10. Wantagh got a piece of the conference championship as it finished in a three-way tie with Manhasset and Garden City. Each team had an 8-1 conference record. The Warriors won their first two playoff games in convincing fashion over Bethpage, 18-3 and South Side, 18-5. The team’s leading playoff scorers in those first two games were Collen Lovett, 9 goals and 11 assists; Kaleigh Craig, 8 goals and 3 assists and Catie Ingrilli, 5 goals and one assist. Sophia Gambitsky had 12 saves in the two games. Wantagh takes on Manhasset Wednesday at Adelphi University in the playoff semifinals.