West Islip's Craig wins 400th game
To Scott Craig, the chance to earn his 400th victory Thursday meant one thing.
"All it really means is that I'm old," he said.
But like a fine wine, some things get better with age. The Craig-led Lions are one of them, as they defeated Connetquot 13-7 yesterday in Division I boys lacrosse to give the 25-year coach his milestone victory.
Anthony DeLuca had three goals and three assists, and Brendan Smith added two goals and three assists for the Lions (14-0).
West Islip started off slowly with only two goals in the first quarter, but outscored Connetquot 11-5 in the second and third quarters to pull through.
"We weren't firing on all cylinders early on," Craig said. "But I think we did a good job of cutting down on our mistakes in the third quarter and really pulled away then." Craig did take a moment to reflect on the milestone, crediting his longtime staff of assistants and the overall support he's received from the community.