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Class A semifinals: Ward Melville 4, Smithtown East 3

Ward Melville players, from left, #6 Kim Geiger,

Ward Melville players, from left, #6 Kim Geiger, #18 Mary Brigid Coughlan and #15 Emma Holland react to a goal scored by teammate #7 Vanessa Pryor to tie the score 3-3 with 12:34 remaining in the second half a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011) Credit: James Escher

Third-seeded Ward Melville edged No. 2 Smithtown East, 4-3, in the Suffolk Class A field hockey semifinals.

Smithtown East's Christina Fini chases after a loose
Credit: James Escher

Smithtown East's Christina Fini chases after a loose ball in the first half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Smithtown East's Shannon Rooney hits downfield in the
Credit: James Escher

Smithtown East's Shannon Rooney hits downfield in the first half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville's Deryn Blaney, left, and Smithtown East's
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville's Deryn Blaney, left, and Smithtown East's Emily Marklin battle for a loose ball in the first half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Smithtown East's Christina Fini, left, gets pressured by
Credit: James Escher

Smithtown East's Christina Fini, left, gets pressured by Ward Melville's Kelsey Catalano in the first half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville's Mary Brigid Coughlan, right, races downfield
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville's Mary Brigid Coughlan, right, races downfield as Smithtown East's Victoria O'Brien gives chase in the second half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville field hockey players react after their
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville field hockey players react after their 4-3 double overtime win over host Smithtown East in a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville's Mary Brigid Coughlan cuts across the
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville's Mary Brigid Coughlan cuts across the field in the second half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville's Vanessa Pryor passes downfield in the
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville's Vanessa Pryor passes downfield in the second half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville players, from left, #6 Kim Geiger,
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville players, from left, #6 Kim Geiger, #18 Mary Brigid Coughlan and #15 Emma Holland react to a goal scored by teammate #7 Vanessa Pryor to tie the score 3-3 with 12:34 remaining in the second half a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Ward Melville's Liz Conley heads downfield in the
Credit: James Escher

Ward Melville's Liz Conley heads downfield in the second half of a Suffolk Class A semi-final playoff game. (Nov. 7, 2011)

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