The Blue Waves’ hopes for post-season play rest on a penalty shootout scheduled for tomorrow afternoon due to their game being called for darkness Tuesday.
Riverhead played a little flat-footed in the first half, as goalie Grace Dow made some great saves to keep the game scoreless. The Blue Waves lit up the scoreboard first as Rease Coleman scored on an assist from Katherine Goodale. The Waves came out on fire after the half, peppering the Huntington net with shot after shot, until Laryssa Olsen put in the rebound off the goalie to make it 2-0 Riverhead.
That lead wouldn’t last long as Huntington came right back scoring two goals, the second one with about three-and-a-half minutes to go. The two teams played a scoreless 10-minute sudden-death overtime, but was called on account of darkness.
The two teams look to finish it off in a penalty shootout tomorrow at 3 p.m.
A win for Riverhead (8-6, 7-6) could secure a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive year.
Yesterday was senior day for Riverhead field hockey — as well as the christening of the new turf field at the Pulaski Street sports complex.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by George Faella