The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton boys tennis team is off to a perfect start this season, winning both of its matches with 7-0 scores. After defeating Westhampton Beach, with which it shared the League VII title last season, on March 19, the Bonackers defeated Shoreham/Wading River the very next day.
East Hampton was scheduled to play Half Hollow Hills East in a non-league match on Friday, but it was rained out and postponed to Wednesday, March 27. That match will be a good indicator of where the Bonackers lie among the county’s elite teams, having already defeated Hills West, 4-3, in their season opener on March 15.
The Lady Bonackers won their first game of the season on Monday, 6-5, at Elwood/John Glenn thanks to a run-scoring single by Ella Gurney that scored Becca Kuperschmid in the top of the seventh inning. Sophia Swanson struck out six in the complete game and Kuperschmid went 2 for 4 and drove in three of East Hampton’s six runs.
The Bonackers couldn’t hold on to an early 3-1 lead as they suffered an 11-3 non-league loss at home to Mattituck on Friday. Elian Abreu’s two-run base hit in the bottom of the first gave East Hampton a 2-1 lead after one inning of play, but Mattituck scored nine runs between the fourth and fifth innings to take the game.
The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton/Ross girls lacrosse is off to a 2-1 start, although it lost its last game, a non-league contest, 18-8, at home to Longwood on Saturday. Prior to the loss, though, the Lady Bonackers defeated Stony Brook, 20-1, on March 19, and Hauppauge, 18-7, the following day.
The Islanders have started their season 0-3, including their first Division I game, 14-3, at Connetquot on Friday. South Fork also lost, 14-9, to Bellport on March 19 and, 15-10, to Port Jefferson on March 15.
The Whalers started their season with a bang on Monday, defeating rival Southold, 9-1. The Settlers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth, only to see Pierson break out for five runs in the bottom of the inning, then tacked on four runs in the sixth.
The Mariners have either won or lost each of their three matches this season by a score of 4-3. After suffering losses to Lindenhurst and Southold/Greenport on March 15 and 19, respectively, the Mariners picked up a win at Mattituck on Thursday, March 21. Lachlan Desane picked up the deciding point for the Mariners in that win by defeating Kyle Schwartz, 6-4, 7-6, at third singles.
The Baymen won their first match of the season, 4-3, over Eastport-South Manor, on March 19. All of their set wins came in the singles draw, with Patricio Pulla, Jeremy Carcamo, Noah Sanabria and Justin Korczak all picking up victories. Since then, though, Hampton Bays has dropped its past two matches, both by scores of 4-3. After losing to William Floyd on March 21, the Baymen lost the very next day to Ross.
Cassidy Moore clinched the Lady Baymen’s second victory of the season with the eventual game-winning goal with less than two minutes left in an 11-10 non-league victory over Brentwood on Monday. Moore finished with seven goals, Sierra Gaffney had two goals and two assists and Jordyn Meyers made 11 saves in goal. It was the second non-league victory for Hampton Bays after defeating Copiague, 19-2, in the season opener on March 18. Moore scored seven goals in that game, as well. Hampton Bays is 0-2 in Division II play with losses to Rocky Point and Bellport.
The Hurricanes bounced back from their 6-1 loss at Hills East and 7-0 loss to East Hampton with back-to-back 4-3 victories at Southold/Greenport on Thursday, March 21, and at home over Hills West on Monday, to even their overall record to 2-2.
The Hurricanes suffered their first loss, 6-5, on Saturday albeit in a non-league game at North Shore. They are 2-0 in Division II play, having defeated Center Moriches, 17-1, at home on Thursday, March 21, and Miller Place, 17-4, on March 16. Jack Gilbride had four goals and Rob Moore added three goals and three assists in the win over Center Moriches while Peter Traina had five goals and one assist and Tyler Nolan had four goals and four assists in the win over Miller Place.
The Lady Hurricanes have only surrendered two goals through two games so far this season. They defeated Patchogue/Medford, 17-1, in the season opener on March 18 and defeated Rocky Point, 9-1, on March 20. Belle Smith had six goals and four assists and Maureen Duffy scored four times in the win over Pat/Med while Gianna Murphy had four goals and one assist and Taylor Gallarello made nine saves in the win over Rocky Point.