The win capped a roller coaster regular season for the Bulldogs, who were undefeated through seven conference games (5-0-2) and in the driver’s seat. They were averaging 2.25 goals per game after beating Division, 4-0, on Oct. 9, as Campos scored twice and Isaac and Anderson once. A 1-0 loss to Glen Cove two days later started a downslide that included a scoreless deadlock with Sewanhaka, a 4-1 setback to Bethpage, and the aforementioned defeat to Great Neck North.
“If I had to point the finger at one thing, we weren’t getting the secondary scoring we were getting earlier in the year,” Lacetera said.
But the slump was put to bed by Monday’s win, and players doused Lacetera with ice water as part of the celebration.
“We’ve got five days to heal and get ready for the playoffs,” he said. “Once you’re in, anything can happen.”