Wantagh Girls’ Lax Team Draws Manhasset in Playoff Semifinal

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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.