The truth is, Brett Osman misses the days when he was Miller Place's leading scorer, when he was a running back and when he frequented end zones.
There's one thing Osman, now a shutdown defender on the lacrosse field, likes a lot more, though, which helps him get over it rather quickly.
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"I do miss that. I do miss that a lot," Osman said with a laugh. "But if someone else is doing it and if we're winning games, I don't mind that much."
It was Jake Buonaiuto who supplied the scoring Thursday as Osman, a senior headed to Marist for lacrosse, led a stingy defensive effort as host Miller Place topped Comsewogue, 12-7, in Suffolk Division II.
Buonaiuto scored three goals in the first quarter as the Panthers pounced to a 5-0 lead. He finished with four goals and three assists.