Photo: George Faella

Riverhead’s girls lacrosse season ended on a rainy windswept field in Smithtown yesterday, where the Blue Waves fell to No. 2 seed Smithtown East, 14-9.

The Bulls, who compiled a 14-2 record in regular-season play, dominated the first half with slick passing and shots down low as they had drove the score to 6-1. No. 7 seed Riverhead mounted a slight comeback to make it a respectable 8-4 at the half.

The East team thought it was a runaway game until the Blue Waves, capitalizing on errant Bulls’ passes and sloppy play, made it 10-7 midway through the second half. Smithtown, sensing a hungry Riverhead squad, buckled down and added four more goals to Riverhead’s two. But Smithtown East was nervous and played out the clock against an upstart Riverhead squad.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by George Faella

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George is a freelance photographer who covers sports for SoutholdLOCAL and RiverheadLOCAL. He lives in Riverhead.Email George