Two Wins Followed by Loss

"It was hard to take — we beat Kings Park 15-10 last season”

   The East Hampton High School girls lacrosse team, which was in 10th place among Division II’s 21 power-rated teams as of Tuesday, lost 15-13 at Kings Park Friday after having earlier in the month defeated Bayport-Blue Point 10-9 and, in a nonleaguer, Lindenhurst 11-8.
    “We let the Kings Park game slip away,” Matt Maloney, East Hampton’s coach, said in an e-mail. “We started off great, at the half we led 10-6, but in the second half we didn’t play to our potential. We lost most of the draws, we didn’t continue to play tough defense, and, offensively, we only scored three goals. It was hard to take — we beat Kings Park 15-10 last season.”
    As of Tuesday, Kings Park was in fourth place in divisional play, with 123.060 power points, behind undefeated Hauppauge and Shoreham-Wading River and once-defeated Eastport-South Manor. East Hampton was, as aforesaid, in 10th, with 106.400 power points.
    Of the win over Bayport-Blue Point, Maloney said, “We lost to them 16-5 last year, one of the worst losses of our season. It took a total team effort to overcome our mistakes and to wind up on top this time.”
    The nonleaguer with Lindenhurst “was a pretty even match-up. Again, we played a tough game and came out on top. It was great to get those back-to-back wins” on April 3 and 4.
    Maloney said that he hoped his team, which was 5-2 over all, would get back on track Tuesday here with 17th-place Deer Park. This afternoon, the Bonackers are to play at 14th-place Islip.


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