Hauppauge girls lacrosse team is preparing to take to the fields to defend their title as Suffolk County's Class B champions Thursday afternoon.
The Hauppauge Lady Eagles will play against No. 2-ranked Eastport - South Manorville in the finals of the Suffolk County Class B Championship 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dowling College's Sports Complex.
The Lady Eagles are looking to repeat their 2011 performance when they beat Shoreham-Wading River, 8-5, to win their in the program's 10-year history.
So far, Hauppauge has won the Division II title with a 13-1 record league record, earning it No. 1 ranking moving into the playoffs. The Lady Eagles easily knocked Miller Place out of the competition in the first round with a decisive 15-7 win. However, the team was barely able to squeeze by Harborfields in the semi-finals with a 10-9 win.
Eastport-South Manorville was the only team to beat Hauppauge during regular league play, beating the Eagles 8-6 on April 25. The Class B titles are the Eagles' change for a rematch.
Hauppauge fans can find directions to Dowling College are available on the Section 11 website. Admission is $6 per person.
For those unable to travel to Dowling College, MSG Varsity will be providing live streaming video coverage of the match on its website.