The Comsewogue girls lacrosse team has made history. But the team isn’t satisfied.
Top-seeded Comsewogue defeated No. 4 Eastport-South Manor, 8-5, in the Suffolk Class B semifinals Tuesday to advance to its first county championship game in program history, according to coach Nicole Danisi.
Comsewogue (12-4) plays No. 2 Westhampton in the Suffolk Class B final at Newfield High School Wednesday at 5 p.m.
“I have total confidence we are the best in this division and we can handle any challenge,” said senior defender/midfielder Jaidyn Donley. “We worked so hard during the preseason and season and I knew this was where we wanted to end up. It means a lot to us.”
Donley said she knew before the season this team was capable of having a special season. Comsewogue had its eyes set on leaving a legacy at the school since the fall.
“We’ve been playing together since kindergarten and we can beat teams that no one thought we can and we did prove people wrong this year,” said Donley, who is committed to play at Stony Brook. “We just worked very hard and it’s where we wanted to end up and we just always had that mindset to be the best.”
Alyssa Deacy (21 goals, 22 assists), Madison Schubert (33 goals, six assists), Shannon Harrington (28 goals), Mackenzie Beck (25 goals) and Gabriella Constant (21 goals) have also been keys to Comsewogue’s success with a balanced offensive attack.
Danisi was the Comsewogue junior varsity coach for the last five years before taking over the varsity team this season. She said she and the coaching staff knew how talented this roster was from Day One.
“We knew that this team was more than capable of making it to a county championship game,” Danisi said. “I personally don’t think it was a surprise because these girls have been working since the fall. We’ve been reminding them it’s a privilege to be playing this far into the season. They’ve definitely earned it.”
Commack late-game heroics
No. 5 Commack rallied back from a two-goal halftime deficit to defeat No. 4 Smithtown East, 12-11, in the Suffolk Class A quarterfinals. Ashley Kolomechuk broke the tie at 11 with a goal with 4:59 remaining in the second half after Amelia Brite scored the tying goal for Commack with 6:11 left.
St. Dominic heading to state final
St. Dominic defeated Kennedy Catholic, 13-3, Wednesday to advance to the state CHSAA ‘A’ final. St. Dominic plays Nichols Academy at Canisius College Sunday (TODAY FOR PRINT) at 12 p.m.
Top postseason performances
Julia Foppiano (Plainedge) had five goals and five assists in a 17-9 victory over Mineola in the Nassau Class C opening round …Payton Tini (Locust Valley) had six goals and three assists in a 13-9 victory over Bethpage in the Nassau Class C opening round … Delaney Radin (Long Beach) had a goal and eight assists in a 19-1 victory over New Hyde Park in the Nassau Class B quarterfinals.