Lady Tornadoes Lacrosse downs Comsewogue
by Ryan Ackerman
After being postponed a day due to rain, the Tornadoes and Warriors looked to lock in for a pivotal league game.
Going into the day Harborfields and Comsewogue each only had one loss in League II.
In the first half both teams played aggressive defense, with only three goals scored between the two teams.
Opening up the second half down 2-1, Harborfields looked to make the push through the Comsewogue defense.
At halftime the team stressed to keep giving it their all, according to senior Mikayla Bergin, who said, “We wanted to keep focusing on timing our cuts, hitting the open players, placing our shots and giving it one hundred and ten percent until the final whistle.”
As soon as the ball dropped for the opening draw of the second half we saw a focused Lady Tornadoes team get fast and furious.
Less than one minute into the half Kailey Broderick, a senior midfielder and defender, broke through the Warrior defense to tie the game.
KiKi Venza scored for Comsewogue to retake the lead, but Stefanie Walsh got Harborfields even on a breakaway with 9:27 left in the game.
After being granted possession from a foul on Walsh's breakaway, Falyn Dwyer was able to capitalize giving the Lady Tornadoes their first lead of the game with 7:27 left.
That score would stand, as the Harborfields attack was able to control the ball for the rest of the game, squandering any Comsewogue hopes of a comeback.
For Harborfields, goalie Erin Tucker had six saves, and Grace Zagaja also added a goal.
This win for Harborfields was their fifth in League II play, pushing their league record to 5-1. Five wins will secure a .500 season for the Tornadoes, and thus a spot in the playoffs. The record for the Comsewogue Warriors stands at 5-2.
The next game for the Lady Tornadoes comes tomorrow, when they travel to West Babylon for another League II matchup.
The next home game comes on the third of May when Bellport comes to town for a 4:00 PM draw.