No. 4 Ward Melville defeated No. 9 Whitman, 9-3, in the Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinals on Wednesday at Dowling Complex in Shirley.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's Eddie Munoz (6) scores and celebrates with Andrew Lockhart (41) in the fourth quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's Andrew McKenna (40) carries the ball up field in the fourth quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

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Ward Melville's Liam Davenport (16) splits the defense between Walt Whitman's Spencer Derosa (14) and Willie Petro (20) in the third quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's Chris Grillo (3) points skyward after scoring a goal in the third quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's Eddie Munoz (6) looks to shoot while being covered by Walt Whitman's Matt Havekotte (7) in the third quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's John Day (44) carries the ball up field in the second quarter during the Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

Credit: Bob Sorensen

Ward Melville's Connor Grippe (24) looks to pass in the second quarter Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

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Macabre O'Keefe #3 passes the ball Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Ward Melville and Walt Whitman on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Dowling Sports Complex.

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