What a difference a month makes.
On April 16, the Sachem East girls lacrosse squad needed overtime to squeak out a win over Smithtown West. On Friday afternoon, though, in the first round of the Suffolk Class A playoffs, Sachem, the 7-seed, blew past Smithtown with a 15-2 victory.
Casey Gelderman scored four goals for East, which held Smithtown scoreless in the second half. Jackie Wasilko and Katie Trombetta tallied three goals each for Sachem.
Next up, East will take on the 2nd-seeded Bay Shore at Bay Shore on Monday at 4 p.m.