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Oct 2, 2018 7:14 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Lineup Overhaul For Southampton Field Hockey; East Hampton Defeats Port Jeff In Extra Session

Pierson junior Mahlia Hemby pushes the ball upfield. KYRIL BROMLEY
Oct 2, 2018 10:23 AM

A 6-0 loss to Bayport/Blue Point on September 20 prompted Southampton field hockey head coach Jackie Trelease to overhaul her lineup, and early indications are that it is paying off for the Lady Mariners. Since that loss, they’ve gone 2-1, improving to 4-4 on the season. They earned a 6-1 win over Hampton Bays (2-6 in Division II) on September 22, lost 3-0 to a strong Rocky Point team in a road game on September 26, and won, 2-0, at Babylon two days later.

Trelease said that her team’s passing and defense looked much better in the loss to Rocky Point (the Division II leader at 7-1, 8-1 overall), but that confidence may have been an issue.

“We just didn’t believe in ourselves to compete with them,” she said. “We need to go into those games with a more proactive attitude instead of being too afraid to generate offensively for fear of a team like Rocky Point coming back on us.”

Against Babylon—one of the weaker teams in the division at 1-7—Southampton took 26 shots on goal while limiting the Lady Panthers to zero, but Trelease said she’d still like to see her team capitalize more when it has that many opportunities to score.

Southampton is a young team, with a trio of juniors—Juliana Stein, C.C. Wetter, and Emma Wesnofske—serving as captains, but Trelease said she wants to see those girls in particular step up in the second half of the season.

“I’m really going to be looking to them to spark us,” she said. “They need to believe in themselves if they want to succeed.”

Southampton had six games left on its schedule as of Tuesday morning, including a rematch with Bayport (5-3) at home on October 2. The Lady Mariners were scheduled to host East Hampton (5-3) at home on October 4 at 6 p.m. for their homecoming game and will visit Miller Place (6-2) on October 9 for a 4 p.m. game.

East Hampton

The Lady Bonackers pulled out an important win on Monday night, beating Port Jefferson, 2-1, in a game that went to one-on-one’s to determine a winner after a scoreless overtime. Emily Hugo and Cate Wicker scored the winning goals in that extra sesson, while Bonac goalie Tia Weiss made four saves in the extra period. Prior to that win, East Hampton got past winless Greenport/Southold in a 4-0 game on September 26. Kailey Marmeno, Olivia Jarrett, Maya Feit and Delilah Desmond all scored, while Jarrett, Raven Biondo, Grace Myer and Remy Campbell each had assists. Greenport did not take a single shot on goal.

East Hampton was scheduled to visit Babylon on October 2, and will visit Southampton for a 6 p.m. game on October 4 before hosting Shoreham on October 9 on 4:30 p.m.

Hampton Bays and Pierson

The Lady Baymen earned their second win of the season on September 26, beating Babylon 2-1 on the road, improving to 2-6 on the year, 2-7 overall. Pierson, meanwhile, moved to 3-5 after a 4-0 win at Greenport/Southold on Friday night. That came on the heels of a 1-0 home loss to West Babylon on September 26 and a 3-0 win over Port Jefferson at home on September 24.

Additional information on those games was not available at press time. Pierson was scheduled to host Rocky Point on October 2 and will visit Port Jefferson on October 4 at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to Harborfields on October 9 for a 4:30 p.m. game. Hampton Bays was scheduled to host Port Jefferson on October 2 and visit Greenport/Southold on October 5 for a 4:30 p.m. game before visiting Sayville on October 9 at 4:30 p.m.

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