Hilton Overall 5 - 9 | Conference 1 - 0
Overall 17 - 2 - 1 | Conference 13 - 2 - 1
Top performers Goals - WI: Blackton, Dellipizzi, Lodie, McMahon, Silva; O: ; Assists - WI: Castellano, Gildard, Grieco, Lodie; O: ; Saves - WI: Iacono 4; O: ;
West Islip 5, Hilton 0: The West Islip boys soccer team's amazing season of firsts culminated with a fantastic last. The Lions -- who won their first Long Island championship and state semifinal this season -- capped the 2021 campaign with the program's first-ever state title after a convincing 5-0 win against Hilton in the state Class AA final at Faller Field. "We made history," said Aidan Lodie, who had a goal and an assist. "It's just an amazing feeling." Lodie, the Lions' "Mr. Clutch", set up his team's first goal when his corner kick found Brendan McMahon, whose header gave the Lions a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute. The junior midfielder -- who had seven winning goals and assisted five winners -- wasn't through. He took control of a Hilton miscue near midfield and raced 50 yards before smoothly slipping in his 21st goal of the season in the 34th minute. Not bad for a player who wasn't even at 100 percent.