The wind was fierce but its intensity was no match for No. 1 Mattituck's offense in their Class B semifinal win over No. 4 Southampton.
Kaan Ilgin and Stephen Urwand paved the way for Mattituck, scoring two goals apiece in their dominant 6-0 victory Thursday. Ilgin scored the first goal of the game on a cutback pass from Mario Arreola just 26 seconds into the first half, putting Southampton on notice that host Mattituck (12-3-1) came to play.
Despite the early goal and stifling defense that Mattituck coach Matt Litchhult called "excellent and organized," the wind was a major factor that kept Litchhult from being comfortable for most of the afternoon. Litchhult did not believe the game was in hand until Mattituck's fourth goal, which came in the 52nd minute by Urwand, on a pass from Ilgin.
Goalie Stephen Ostrowski was not tested much but stayed on his toes at a crucial point in the game, making a tough save on Dailos Ramos' breakaway midway through the first half that could have made it a 2-1 game. "If Ramos scores there it's a totally different game," Litchhult said.