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Girls Soccer Edged by Connetquot 1-0 in County Playoffs

Winning goal scored with minutes on the clock Friday.

The Patchogue-Medford Raiders varsity girls soccer team lost to Connetquot, 1-0, in the final three minutes of at Connetquot High School.

The match was extremely close with both goalies making saves, keeping the score tied at 0-0 going into the half.

The winning goal was tallied with 2:45 left in regulation when a collision with the Raider goalie allowed the ball to roll just over the goal line.

The goal was contested by the Chris Grieco, the Raiders coach, who claimed that the goalie had possession of the ball at the time of the collision. The ruling stood and Connetquot held on for the remaining time to secure a 1-0 victory.

"It is a though loss, not much that can be said," Grieco said following the game.

Browse the photos for highlights from the game.

Linda October 30, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Those Raider girls were not edged by Connetquot they were robbed by the refs and dirty play by Connetquot!!!! The Raiders goalie had the ball, Connetquot clearly kicked it out of her hands and then knocked her down preventing her from getting the ball!!!! A field player can not be knocked down like that with out it being a penalty, the goalie gets higher consideration and is supposed to be protected by the refs!!! Section xi should be ashamed of the quality of their officials from this entire season!!!

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