Brett Osman, Jake Buonaiuto lead Miller Place

Miller Place defender Brett Osman (1) picks up Miller Place defender Brett Osman (1) picks up his man in the first half on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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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.

"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.