Wildcats Take Game with Decisive Win

“She was consistent, her pitches worked, and she was smart on the mound,” Coach Miranda about pitcher Taylor Epstein.
“She was consistent, her pitches worked, and she was smart on the mound,” Coach Miranda about pitcher Taylor Epstein.
Nicole Algierie (8) makes a quick heads-up play from first-base.
Nicole Algierie (8) makes a quick heads-up play from first-base.
Floyd's tough offense was negated by shortstop Noelle Bryggman (9) who made sure nothing got past her.
Floyd's tough offense was negated by shortstop Noelle Bryggman (9) who made sure nothing got past her.
Senior Melissa Triolo had a big day, especially at the plate with 2 RBI’s.
Senior Melissa Triolo had a big day, especially at the plate with 2 RBI’s.
Britany Khatchatourian looks to the umpire to check if her slide into second base was good.
Britany Khatchatourian looks to the umpire to check if her slide into second base was good.

Great start to the playoffs on Monday by varsity softball with an 8-2 win over William Floyd.  “There is no underestimating anyone in this league,” said Varsity Coach Ralph Miranda.  “There is no clear county leader, and we will need to come out with the same intensity [on Wednesday] as we came out with today.” Taylor Epstein quieted Floyd's tough offense by allowing 2 hits over 7 innings while striking out 10. “Taylor was lights-out after the 2nd inning,” said Miranda. “She was consistent, her pitches worked, and she was smart on the mound.” Taylor also scored 3 runs and drove in 1. Melissa Triolo and Nicole Algierie each had 2 RBI in the game.

“One through nine, everyone contributed to his win,” added Coach Miranda. Great plays in the field, especially by Noelle Bryggman, Melissa Triolo, and Sarah Glaser helped keep Floyd off the bases “I’m real happy with the way the team came back down 2-0 after the first inning, took the lead and never looked back,” said Miranda. “I tell them- don't be complacent, keep the pressure on, keep the plays on, and we’ll get the win."

Come support the team as they take on West Islip at home on Wednesday at 4:30PM.

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