Bay Shore's defense temporarily changed the Suffolk girls lacrosse landscape, and an injury to West Babylon's Alyssa Murray may have a lasting effect.

Shelby Vaccaro's unassisted goal with 13:54 left in the second half was the winner for visiting Bay Shore in its 10-9 Division I victory over previously undefeated West Babylon.

Murray, Long Island's leader in points (74 with 27 goals) and assists (47), went down with a right knee injury with 12:30 remaining in the first half, according to West Babylon coach Paul Digiulio. She was carted off the field and taken to a knee specialist, but the extent of her injury won't be known until she has an MRI. Digiulio was unaware last night when that would take place.

"I just thought the worst, but you never know," Digiulio said. "Anytime you lose a key part of your team, other people have to do their part to get through it, and we could have done a better job with that."

With Murray out of the game, Bay Shore's defense took over. Chelsea Cook had three ground balls inside the arc late in the game to preserve the lead, while Kayla Arnold held West Babylon's leading goal-scorer, Samantha Rush (36), without a goal.

"If you give her an assignment like this, she takes it to heart," Bay Shore co-coach John Pfeffer said of Arnold's effort.

Carly Cox scored two goals for Bay Shore (5-0). Christina Esposito led West Babylon (5-1) with a game-high five goals.

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