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Sports Wrap (9/26/13)

Posted on 27 September 2013

Win a Long Time Coming for Bonac Tennis 

The East Hampton girls tennis team, which includes four players from Pierson High School, beat rival Westhampton Beach for the first time in 10 years on Friday.

While Westhampton is having a down year by that program’s standards, East Hampton improved to 4-1 with the 6-1 victory over the Lady Hurricanes.

Pierson’s Isabel Peters beat Jodie Sipala, 6-2, 6-1, at second singles. The Pierson team of Lily Kot and Cecilia Combemale beat Gen Spanarkel and Sabrina Salvi, 7-6, 6-2, at second doubles.

The Lady Bonackers played at Bay Shore last night, September 25, and will not play again until Wednesday, October 2 at home against Mercy at 4 p.m.


Volleyball Team Wins Again

The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team improved to 2-1 in League VIII with a 3-0 victory over Ross on Wednesday, September 18. The Lady Whalers won in straight sets with scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21.

Bridget Canavan led Pierson with 17 serves and five aces, while Tatyana Dawson and Jennah Hochstedler had seven kills apiece. Morgan Vaughn, the team’s libero, had 17 digs while setter May Evjen had five kills and a block to compliment her assist game.

“The team is playing hard and really hustling,” head coach Donna Fischer said. “They need to work on continuing to play until the whistle and playing smart.”

The Lady Whalers were at home against Greenport/Southold on Tuesday and will play Mercy at home tomorrow, September 27, to kick off homecoming weekend at 4 p.m.

Field Hockey Bounces Back With Big Win

The Lady Whalers field hockey team suffered a tough 4-2 loss to East Hampton on September 20 before coming back on Monday with a huge 1-0 win at Harborfields, which had knocked off East Hampton earlier this year.

The Lady Bonackers are coached by former Pierson star Robyn Mott (formerly Bramoff) so the game came with extra special significance. The Lady Bonackers jumped out early in the game until two goals by Pierson’s Kasey Gilbride brought the score to 3-2 at halftime.

The Lady Whalers dominated the second half with 18 corners, but were unable to convert. Adding insult to injury, Pierson lost starting sweeper Emma Romeo for the remainder of the year with an ankle injury.

Against Harborfields on Monday, Katherine Matthers scored on an assist from Gilbride just two minutes into the game. The team’s defense held up for the remainder, with goalie Sam Duchemin contributing with six saves.

“This was a big turnaround for us,” head coach Shannon Judge said. “Losing to East Hampton lost us many power rating points, but winning yesterday helped us gain points from Harborfields, who beat Rocky Point and East Hampton.”

The Lady Whalers will kick off homecoming Saturday this weekend with a noon start against visiting Port Jefferson at Mashashimuet Park.

“To The End and Back”

The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina and Breakwater Yacht Club have announced the first annual Race “To the End and Back.” The race will take place over two days, September 28 and 29 and will be open to all boats with a 2013 PHRF- ELI rating certificate and one design keel boats racing in their one design division are eligible.

Entry forms are available on the ELIYA website at For more information contact Christopher DiSunno at or 631-804-4601.

Homecoming Weekend at Pierson

Pierson High School will celebrate homecoming with a full slate of games this weekend and a bonfire on Long Beach Friday night from 6-9 p.m. On Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the homecoming parade will run down Main Street to Mashashimuet Park, followed by float skits from grades 9-12 at the park grandstands.

For a full schedule of games visit

Boys and Girls XC Victorious

Both the Pierson boys and girls cross country teams defeated Ross School on Tuesday at Mashashimuet Park. The boys won, 27 – 30, with Pierson’s Cesar Rodriquez winning with a time of 19:32. The girls team won, 27 – 31, with Elena Skerys and Maya Buckner finishing first and second place with identical times of 23:30.

The girls traveled to the Syracuse region last weekend to compete in the Baldwinsville Invitational, where Hannah Jungck ran the 2.95 mile race in 22:05 and Skerys in 22:55. This weekend the boys and the girls teams travel to New Jersey to compete in the Six Flags Invitational 5K. On Tuesday, October 1 they compete in a double dual meet at Sunken Meadow against Port Jefferson and Mercy at 4:30 p.m.

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