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Sports Wrap 10/24/13

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Girls Tennis Advances To Set Up Meeting with Rival

Pierson’s Isabel Peters defeated Alanna Salwen, 6-1, 6-2, at second singles to help lead the fourth-ranked East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson girls tennis team past Smithtown West in the second round of the Suffolk County team playoffs on Tuesday. The Lady Bonackers advanced to play rival Ross School in a quarterfinal yesterday, October 23, after press time.

Girls Soccer Closes Season

The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls soccer team fell to 1-12 in League VIII this week with a 5-0 loss to Babylon on Friday followed by a 1-0 loss to Stony Brook at home on Tuesday.  The Lady Whalers closed out the regular season at Southold-Greenport yesterday, October 23, ending the high school careers of Katherine Coronado, Paige DePetris, Gabrielle Goggin, Marley Holder, Katy Koehne, Ashley Nill, Diana Rozzi, Eilis Sheil, Sol Varela and Phylicia Weber.

Head coach Lisa DiRussa thanked the seniors on Tuesday for their selflessness in helping to start a re-building process at Pierson by playing occasionally on the junior varsity team this fall.

“Their response was overwhelmingly positive,” DiRussa said about the seniors. “They embraced the experience as mentors and leaders. I feel lucky to have a team led by these ten seniors who set the tone for respect, hard work and kindness for all to follow.”

Pierson Golfers Finish Third in League VIII Championship

The Pierson-Bridgehampton golf team finished in third place behind Southampton and East Hampton in the League VIII Championship at Rock Hill Golf Club on Tuesday.  East Hampton won the tournament with an overall team score of 453, Southampton finished second with a 469 and Pierson was third with a total score of 470. Center Moriches finished fourth and Westhampton finished fifth.

Pierson senior Jack Bori shot an 88 over 18 holes to lead the Whalers. Garrett Potter shot a 93 and Ben Kushner a 94 to close out their seasons. Jack Brown (96), Charles Canavan (99) and Matthew Burke (99) rounded out the top six.

Along with Bori, Kushner, Potter and Brown, fellow seniors Nick Kruel, Pat Rice and Henry Kotz closed out their golfing careers for Pierson.

One last gathering will take place on October 28 with the team’s annual Pumpkin Classic, where players will be joined by a parent, friend or teacher for a round on the famed course at The Bridge Golf Club.

Whalers Win League Title

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Jack Fitzpatrick has scored 17 goals this season, tied for the second most in Suffolk County.

Jack Fitzpatrick has scored 17 goals this season, tied for the second most in Suffolk County.

By Gavin Menu

When it was announced earlier this year that perennial boys soccer powerhouse Port Jefferson had moved up to League VII and Class B for this season, a glimmer of hope appeared in the collective eye of the Pierson-Bridgehampton boys soccer program. With Port Jeff stumbling through a two-win season, the Whalers are now the class of League VIII.

The team’s 2-1 road win at second-place Southold on Friday clinched Pierson’s first league title since “the last century,” according to head coach Peter Solow, and improved the Whalers’ league record to 8-0-1 with just one game remaining on the league schedule.

The Whalers, who are 9-2-2 overall, hosted winless Knox School last night after press time, a team they beat 11-0 in their first meeting earlier this year.

Solow on Tuesday said the game against Southold (7-2 League VIII) was extremely competitive and physical, which was no surprise considering Southold’s only two losses in league play this year came against the Whalers, both by one-goal margins.

“We’re going to have to play them again in the playoffs,” Solow said, adding that it may be just two teams that will qualify from Class C. “They are a very effective team, a very good team, and I think for portions of the game on Friday they outplayed us. It really could have gone either way.”

Pierson junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored both goals against Southold, the second coming late in the second half off a breakaway set up by senior Forrest Loesch, Pierson’s tireless midfielder. The goal was Fitzpatrick’s 17th of the season, which is tied for the second highest total in Suffolk County behind James Thristino (22) of Comsewogue.

“Jack has been a revelation this year,” Solow said. “I knew he was going to be very good, but I didn’t know exactly how he was going to contribute. Since I’ve been coaching, I don’t think we’ve ever had a kid score even 10 goals in a season.”

Pierson senior Drew Harvey has 10 goals and five assists this season as part of a dangerous one-two punch for the Whalers, whose offense has clicked all season long.

“Last season I had three goals,” Fitzpatrick said, adding that he never expected the kind of productivity he has contributed this season. “The team chemistry on offense is the key to it all.”

Pierson likely cruised last night against Knox, but things are about to become decidedly more difficult for the Whalers, who will play non-league games against Southampton and Mattituck, two of the best Class B schools in Suffolk County over the last decade. Both games will be played on the road, starting Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Southampton.

Mattituck will host the Whalers on October 22 at 4 p.m., with the Suffolk County Class C playoffs tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 30.

“If we want to be successful in the playoffs we have to become more disciplined, we have to be more fit and we have to get 100 percent from all of the guys,” Solow said. “I don’t think there’s any better way of preparing for that than playing some really good schools. For us, to play them is going to be a massive challenge.”


Girls Soccer Falls at Home

The Lady Whalers girls soccer team has not been as successful this season and recently dropped two straight home games against tough competition. The team lost, 3-1, to Mattituck on October 10, with Zoe Diskin scoring a goal in the second half as the Lady Whalers could only muster four shots on goal. Hayley Lund had 8 saves in the game. Pierson lost, 6-0, to Port Jefferson on Tuesday to fall to 1-10 on the league season.

The Lady Whalers will play at Babylon tomorrow, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. before returning home on October 22 for a game against Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. They will close out the regular season at Southold/Greenport on October 23 at 4 p.m.

Mixed Results for Pierson-Bridgehampton Soccer Teams

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The Pierson-Bridgehampton volleyball team, which is in the midst of one of its best seasons in the program’s short history, knocked off visiting Port Jefferson, 3-1, on Tuesday in the team’s “Dig Pink” game, which helps raise awareness about Breast Cancer. The win was a nice bounce back after the team lost a non-league match, 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-20), to Hampton Bays on Friday.

“The girls played a tough game and really hustled,” head coach Donna Fischer said about the match against the Lady Baymen. “Hampton Bays was much scrappier than us and we were surprised when the ball came right back at us.”

Lily Kunzeman had 11 serves, Tatyana Dawson had seven serves and seven kills and Jenna Hochstedler had six serves and eight kills to lead the Lady Whalers against Hampton Bays.

May Evjen had 20 serves, 16 digs and 14 assists against Port Jeff, while Kunzeman had another big game with 36 digs and 20 kills. Bridget Canavan had 25 digs, 15 serves and 13 kills in the match, which Pierson won 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15.