As the season winds to a close, Patchogue-Medford was able to keep their playoff hopes alive with an emphatic 17-6 victory over Copiague on Friday night at .
The game started slowly for the Patchogue-Medford, as Copiague scored early to take a quick 2-0 lead. Soon after the second goal, Patchogue-Medford was able to take control of the game, unleashing a barrage of 11 consecutive goals to take a nine goal lead. This lead assured Patchogue-Medford that it would take the victory and put to rest any hope that Copiague had of an upset road victory.
“We played well today,” said Patchogue-Medford head coach Steve Mollot. “We played together as a team, which was nice.”
Senior Midfielder Kevin Gerard had a huge game, scoring a career high eight goals. Another senior, Brian Mannion also contributed with two goals. Also, Raider Tyler DeLuca had three goals and four assists.
The victory improves Patchogue-Medford’s overall record to 7-8 with one game remaining. According to Mollot, a win in their last game of the season would see the team finish with a .500 record for the first time in four years.
Patchogue-Medford will finish the season on Monday with a home game against William Floyd at 4:30 p.m.