by Jacob Sisson
Pierson/Bridgehampton 3 – 1 Ross
The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers (4-3-2, 3-2-0) took a well-earned win against Ross that moved them temporarily to .500 on the season. Amanda Busiello returned to the lineup to score a hat trick, including one goal in the first half and two in the second half, to lead the Lady Whalers to victory. Ross showed some fight in the first half, heading to halftime with the scored tied at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Emma Betuel.
Southold/Greenport 0 – 3 Pierson/Bridgehampton
The Lady Whalers’ scoring assault continued as Southold/Greenport (1-7-1, 1-5-1) came to Mashashamuet Park. Kaci Koehne opened the scoring in the first half, while Amanda Busiello and Alexis Suydam each added one goal to the scoreboard in the second half. Thanks to the win, Pierson/Bridgehampton sprung into third place in the league eight standings.
Ross 0 – 2 Pierson/Bridgehampton
The Pierson/Bridgehampton Whalers (3-6-0, 3-2-0) picked up their third win of the season against Ross (1-4-0, 1-4-0), coming out of their home matchup 2-0. With the win, Pierson/Bridgehampton moved into third place in league eight and closer to a playoff berth.
Pierson/Bridgehampton 0 – 1 Stony Brook
Pierson/Bridgehampton traveled to Stony Brook (4-2-0, 4-1-0) where they dropped a narrow league eight encounter. Pierson/Bridgehampton went down in the first half through a Tyler Anderson goal, which Stony Brook maintained until the full time whistle.
Southold 1 – 2 Pierson/Bridgehampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton picked up their second 2-1 win of the season over Southold (6-3-1, 3-3-0). The win, paired with the Southold loss, helped move Pierson up one spot over the visitors and helped distance the Whalers from the rest of the playoff contenders.
Shoreham Wading River 6 – 2 Pierson/Bridgehampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton (4-3-0, 4-2-0) welcomed joint league leaders Shoreham Wading River (6-0-0, 4-0-0) to Mashasamuet Park. Shoreham Wading River jumped out to an early 4-0 lead thanks to four first half goals. Pierson/Bridgehampton’s Sariah Cafiero and Lindsay Warne responded with one goal each in the second half, but it was not enough, as Shoreham Wading River also scored two goals in the second half.
Riverhead 0 – 4 Pierson/Bridgehampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton got back to its winning ways as the Lady Whalers routed Riverhead (2-3-0, 1-2-0). One goal in the first half and three in the second half came from Lindsay Warne and Sarah Barrett, who each had two goals. Alexa Lantiere and Kacey Gilbride each contributed an assist.
East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson 91 – 85 Smithtown
East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson (2-0-0, 0-0-0) picked up its second non-league encounter, coming out 91-85 winners against Smithtown (0-2-0, 0-0-0). Marina Preiss picked up a pair of wins in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard backstroke. Maddie Minetree on both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.
Deer Park 28 – 21 East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson
Deer Park (3-1-0, 3-1-0) staged a 22 point third quarter rally to upstage East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson (2-2-0, 2-2-0) at home. Despite a touchdown in the first quarter and two in the second quarter, giving East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson a 21-6 lead going into halftime, the team struggled against the run in the second half, giving up 22 points in the third quarter. The offense couldn’t get moving in the second half either, as Deer Park pitched a shutout to preserve the win.
Girls Cross Country
Pierson/Bridgehampton 33 – 22 Mattituck
Pierson/Bridgehampton (0-3-0, 0-3-0) slipped to the bottom of league eight, losing a tight matchup against Mattituck (1-2-0, 1-2-0) in the 5k event at Indian Island.
Pierson/Bridgehampton 15 – 50 Stony Brook
Pierson/Bridgehampton’s Elena Skerys ran 23:01 to finish up the day in second place against Stony Brook (2-1-0, 2-1-0) at Sunken Meadow State Park. The fastest time of the day belonged to Stony Brook’s Margot Rashda, who ran a 22:34.
Pierson/Bridgehampton 0 – 9 Southampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton (3-3-0, 3-3-0) was shut out at the Southampton Country Club by first place Southampton (5-1-0, 5-1-0). Ryan Ricca shot a 2-under 34 on the course’s back nine, followed closely by Nick Acquino’s even-par 36, to lead Southampton to victory.
Pierson/Bridgehampton 0 – 9 East Hampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton lost its second match to East Hampton (7-0-0, 7-0-0) of the season, as it could not keep up with East Hampton’s record setting 187 stroke team score at the South Fork Country Club, the team’s lowest total since 1985. Zach Grossman led East Hampton with a 1-under 34.
Pierson/Bridgehampton 8 – 1 Westhampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton traveled to the Westhampton Beach Country Club to face Westhampton (3-4-0, 3-4-0). Harrison Bayrami was the top scorer on the day, shooting a 5-over 41 on the course’s front nine. With the win, Pierson moved into the top half of the league eight standings, good enough for third place.
Center Moriches 2 – 3 Pierson/Bridgehampton
The Pierson/Bridgehampton Lady Whalers (4-3-0, 4-3-0) took a win in a very close match over Center Moriches (2-5-0, 2-5-0). After dropping the first game 21-25, Pierson/Bridgehampton rebounded in the second to win 26-24. Pierson/Bridgehampton dropped another game in the third 22-25 but reversed that scoreline in the fourth to even the match at 2-2. Pierson/Bridgehampton pulled away in the fifth, winning the game 25-19 and taking the match 3-2
Pierson/Bridgehampton 3 – 0 Ross
The Lady Whalers traveled to Ross (0-7-0, 0-7-0) hoping to build on the momentum following the Center Moriches Win. Pierson/Bridgehampton proceeded to rout Ross 3-0. Pierson/Bridgehampton took the first set 25-13, the second set 25-17 and the third set by the same score.
Port Jefferson 3 – 1 Pierson/Bridgehampton
Pierson/Bridgehampton’s winning run came to an end against Port Jefferson (4-3-0, 4-3-0), dropping the match 3-1. Pierson/Bridgehampton dropped the first game 16-25 before rebounding and evening the match score with a second game result of 25-17. Despite their second game success, Pierson/Bridgehampton dropped a close third game 22-25 before dropping the final game 19-25. With the loss, Pierson/Bridgehampton dropped into a tie for third place in league eight.