The W.I girls lax team won their first round of playoffs against William Floyd by a score of 9-8.
During the first half, the Lady Lions played strong on both ends field. Winning a majority of draws, West Islip went into half time leading 6-2.
However, a determined William Floyd squad was not about to quit without a fight. They were able to hold the West Islip girls scoreless for 13 minutes in the second half. With a score of 9-8 in favor of West Islip, and 7 seconds remaining on the clock, the final draw was crucial. Luckily, West Islip came away with the ball and the win.
Goalie Ruthann Dooling's 9 saves were key to the West Islip victory. Lorraine Hodgson and Erin Byrnes each had 2 goals. Kylie Nowick, Kelsey Allen, Kate Beier, Cara Douglas and Riley Hill each had a goal.
This article and photo was submitted by West Islip Patch reader D. Jensen. Readers wishing to submit stories and photographs may do so by contacting local editor Kaitlyn Piccoli at email@example.com.