Pierson Golf Beats Rival East Hampton
Coming off a difficult loss to Southampton last Thursday, the Pierson golf team bounced back in a huge way on Monday night, beating rival and perennial powerhouse East Hampton, 8-1, at the Noyac Golf Club. Gabe Denon posted a career week with wins over Scott Ricca of Southampton and Ian Lynch of East Hampton, who coming into the season were considered two of the top golfers in Suffolk County. Denon shot a career best 36 in the win over Southampton, which unfortunately was one of the few highlights from the match.
“They just plain beat us,” head coach Sean Crowley said this week. “We were well prepared and had our best lineup playing.”
More important, however, was that the team bounced back to dominate East Hampton on Monday with a total team score of 224-251. Denon and Dillon Decker each shot 42, while Jack Bori (46), Ben Kushner (44) and Brad Reiner (50) picked up additional wins in their individual matches. Crowley said the win over East Hampton was the first for Pierson since 1995.
“It was a great win for us,” Crowley said, “And a testimony to how strong East Hampton has been for so many years.”
Soccer Teams Also Win
The Pierson/Bridgehampton soccer teams each posted wins this week as they continue to reach for spots in the Suffolk County Class C playoffs. The boys team bounced back from a difficult 5-1 loss to Southold on September 19 to beat rival Ross, 6-1, at Mashashimuet Park on Tuesday afternoon. Senior striker Forrest Loesch scored his first career hat trick. Alex Liro, Giordan Zeas and senior captain Christian Bautista also scored goals as the team’s crisp passing attack led to the offensive flurry.
“When we pass well, we score. It’s as simple as that,” head coach Peter Solow said. The Whalers improved to 2-1 in League VIII with the win and are 3-4 overall.
The Lady Whalers soccer team picked up two wins last week with a 3-1 triumph over McGann-Mercy on Thursday, September 20 and a 3-1 win over the Ross School on Saturday, September 22. Both Mercy and Ross are winless while the Lady Whalers improved to 2-1-1 atop the League VII standings.
Abi Holder scored two goals to lead the team past Mercy while goalie Julia Schiavoni had 10 saves.
The girls will host Stony Brook kick off the school’s homecoming action at noon on Saturday with a game against Port Jefferson at Mashashimuet Park. The boys will host Stony Brook tomorrow, September 28, at 4:30 p.m.
Ross Tennis Looks Strong
For the second time in a week the Ross School girls tennis team beat East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton in League VII play. Ross improved to 4-0 in league play while East Hampton fell to 1-5.
“The girls are training very hard and they want to win the league championship this year,” Ross coach Vinicius Carmo said, adding that this Saturday’s match against undefeated William Floyd, which will be held at Ross at 1 p.m., could go a long way to determining the eventual league champion.
East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton will host two matches this week, against West Islip tomorrow, September 28, and against McGann-Mercy on Monday, October 1.
Volleyball Continues to Struggle
The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team fell to 0-5 on Monday after a 3-sets-to-1 loss to Stony Brook. Despite the lopsided record, the program has enjoyed strong participation numbers this fall, according to interim athletic director John Wayne Shierant.
The Lady Whalers will play at Greenport-Southold today, September 27, at 5:45 p.m. and will host Mercy-McGann on Tuesday, August 2 at 4 p.m.