The Tigers' prowl will continue to Cortland. And that's dangerous for foes with players like Kristin Desmond and Natasha Albaneze on the attack.
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Albaneze opened the scoring in the 10th minute, knocking in a deflection off a cross from Cortney Fortunato. Desmond scored on a direct kick from the top of the box to make it 2-0 Northport with 6:20 remaining in the half.
We felt like this was the year," Albaneze said. "We are a force to be reckoned with."
Erica Modena made a beautiful chip pass near the top of the box to set up a breakaway for Rosie DiMartino, who scored to bring Massapequa (14-4-1) within 2-1 with 12:33 remaining.
But Desmond charged in on a free kick from midfield that got behind the defense and knocked in the loose ball to make it 3-1 with 9:42 left. Keeper Jessica Rom made nine saves to seal the win.
Northport (17-1-2) advances to the state semifinals at Homer High School in Cortland at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
"We said this was our year," Desmond said. "We're going to go all the way and hopefully we do. We're right there."