“It was a weekend of great highs and lows,” Rich Brierley, who coaches the Montauk Rugby Club, said on the team’s return from a regional Sweet 16 tournament outside Pittsburgh over the past weekend.
A 15-12 win at Elwood-John Glenn last Thursday enabled the East Hampton High School girls lacrosse team to make the playoffs for the first time in the program’s 12-year history.
The win, however, didn’t come easily. “We didn’t play our best, but we did play well down the stretch,” said the team’s head coach, Matt Maloney. “We scored three goals in the final five minutes and stopped them twice, which gave us the victory. Allison Charde, our goalie, had 12 big saves to prevent an upset.”