Though she didn’t face a ton of shots, Doherty was busy working behind a solid defense consisting of seniors Samantha Longo and Kelly Backus, and juniors Marissa Colascco and Kristen Paczkowski. “She was active throughout the game,” Winchester said of Doherty. “She had to be aggressive at times and race out to meet the ball.”
The Lady Sailors scored two late goals to beat Kennedy the previous day, marking their first win since Sept. 24. The eventual winner came with 7:36 left when Ryan banged home a rebound of a Colascco free kick, and senior Rachel Blackley added an insurance goal with 5:36 to go off an assist from freshman Jules Sicker.
“In the first half, we play a little too much to the style our opponent wants,” Winchester said. “We’ve been a second-half team all year.”
The regular season concludes Oct. 22 when Massapequa visits for a 7 p.m. start.