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Apr 19, 2017 2:29 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sports Roundup: Lady Canes Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight Game; Track Teams Take Home A Number Of Medals From Invitationals

Westhampton Beach senior Spencer Torres tries to keep an ESM player at bay. DREW BUDD
Apr 19, 2017 3:09 PM

The Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first half and never looked back in its 16-8 win at home over East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton on Monday. Isabelle Smith scored eight goals for the Lady Hurricanes (3-1 Division III, 4-4 overall) while Maureen Duffy and Anna McCarthy each scored three goals.

The Westhampton Beach boys lacrosse team lost, 12-5, at home to cross-town rival Eastport South Manor on April 12. As they have made a habit of doing, the Hurricanes (2-3 Division II, 3-4 overall, 106.03 power points) followed up the loss with a victory, albeit of the non-league variety, in an 8-5 win at home on Saturday over Briarcliff Manor, a school from Westchester County. Chris Merle had three goals and four assists in the win while Dylan Laube scored three goals and added two assists.

The Hampton Bays boys lacrosse team lost, 17-3, at home to Mattituck/Southold/Greenport on April 12. The Baymen are 1-4 in Division II with 78.53 power points.

Boys Tennis

The Westhampton Beach boys tennis team dropped a non-league match, 6-1, at home to Half Hollow Hills East on Monday. The Hurricanes are tied with East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton with identical 5-1 League VII records heading into this week’s matches.

The Hampton Bays boys tennis team lost, 7-0, at Southampton on Monday. The Baymen are 1-6 in League VIII.

Track and Field

The Westhampton Beach girls track team had a number of top-10 finishes at the Suffolk Coaches Meet at Sachem North High School on Saturday.

Kayla Berman won the open 800-meter run in 2:21.93. Sarena Choi won the open long jump in a jump-off with Smithtown West’s Angelica Arroyo after both initially leaped 17 feet 9¼ inches. Choi leaped 17 feet 1 inch in her second attempt compared to Arroyo’s 16-foot-10-inch jump. Choi also placed second in the open triple jump with a 36-foot-9-inch leap.

Julia Smith placed second in the freshman/sophomore 400-meter dash in 62.29 seconds. Kathleen Kelly placed fourth in the freshman/sophomore high jump, reaching 4 feet 8 inches. Jillian McManus tied with North Babylon’s Cecilia Ali in the open high jump after both cleared 4 feet 10 inches. Tahira Boyd also cleared 4 feet 10 inches but in more attempts to place sixth. Rose Peruso placed seventh in the novice pole vault reaching 7 feet. Reilly Gwinn rounded out the top 10 in the open 1,500-meter race, finishing in 5:18.51.

The Westhampton Beach boys track team competed at the Port Jeff Steeplefest on April 12. Jack Ryan won the open 2,000-meter steeplechase in 6:25.80. Juan Lasso placed fifth in the same race in 6:39.83. Laurence Barr-Forget won the pole vault with a height of 13 feet 6 inches. Ermel Bautista placed third in the freshman 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:14.65. Kieran Ryan finished fifth in 7:30.32.

Both the Hampton Bays boys and girls competed at the Port Jeff Steeplefest. Jason Huzau placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet 10¾ inches. Mateo Ariza finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 114 feet 2 inches.

Christina Coulton placed eighth in the girls novice 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:22.12. Teammate Hailey Troyan finished right behind her in 8:22.23. Lillian Vaquero placed 10th in the freshman 2,000-meter steeplechase in 9:09.12.

Baseball

After stealing a 9-3 victory from Sayville in the opener of the series on April 10, the Westhampton Beach baseball team couldn’t keep things going in the next two games. The Hurricanes lost game two of the series, 4-2, at Sayville on April 12, then dropped the series finale, 9-1, at home on Saturday. Westhampton Beach is 3-3 in League VI.

Similar to its neighbors to the west, after taking the first game of the series against Babylon, the Hampton Bays baseball team lost the next two games of the series last week. The Baymen then lost, 6-3, at Mercy on Monday to fall to 1-9 and in a tie for last place in League VIII with the Monarchs.

Softball

The Westhampton Beach softball team rebounded from its worst loss of the season thus far, an 11-3 defeat at Miller Place on Saturday, with a 3-2 victory over Southampton at home on Monday.

Brooke Walker hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to give herself and the Lady Hurricanes a 3-1 lead on Monday. Walker allowed one earned run and two hits with seven strikeouts in the pitching circle. Lexi Miller hit a home run for the Lady Canes, who improved to 7-2 in League IX, good enough for second place.

The Hampton Bays softball team bounced back after arguably its toughest loss of the season on Saturday with a 17-5 victory at home over Amityville on Monday. Mackenzie Tyler went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, two walks and three RBIs in the win while Amelia Kozuchowski went 3 for 3 with a double, triple, three RBIs and a run.

The Lady Baymen (2-7 League IX, 3-8 overall) held a 3-0 lead through five innings over East Hampton at home on Saturday before the Lady Bonackers rallied to tie the game in the sixth. Each team scored two runs in the eighth to force another extra inning, where Maddie Schenck drove in Alexis Vargas to give East Hampton the lead and eventual victory.

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