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Oct 22, 2019 12:58 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sports Roundup: Smith Runs Wild At Greenport; Mariners Soccer Suffers First Loss; Bonackers, Baymen Soccer Clinch Postseason Berths

East Hampton eighth-grader Melina Sarlo races the ball downfield with Hampton Bays sophomore Angie Chinchilima chasing after her. KYRIL BROMLEY
Oct 22, 2019 5:44 PM

The East Hampton boys soccer team clinched a playoff spot last week by winning, 4-2, at Eastport-South Manor on October 15 and defeating Kings Park, 3-0, at home on Thursday, October 17. The two victories ensured the Bonackers (7-6-2 League V) of finishing with a .500 winning percentage or better, which is needed to qualify for the postseason.

Christopher Pintado scored a pair of goals and Matthew McGovern and Michael Ortiz each scored goals in the victory at ESM. The Bonackers led 3-0 at halftime.

McGovern had two goals and David Ayala added another in the victory over Kings Park, and McGovern had the lone goal in East Hampton’s 2-1 loss at Harborfields on Saturday afternoon. Aidan Cuthbertson’s second goal of the game came on a penalty kick with 4:01 remaining in the game to continue Harborfields (12-0-3 League V) unbeaten streak.

The Bonackers hosted Hauppauge on Tuesday afternoon in their regular season finale.

Season Ends For Lady Bonac Field Hockey



Although the East Hampton field hockey team won three of its final five games to finish with a 7-7 record, it did not have enough power points to qualify for the Suffolk County Class B playoffs. The Lady Bonackers’ 1-0 loss at home to Port Jefferson on October 14 was most likely the main culprit of them not getting in, since the Lady Royals were a smaller school and had a worse record.

In that game, East Hampton had eight shots on goal compared to Port Jeff’s three, but Farrah Ghaleb saved all of them and Charlotte Kujawski had a crucial defensive save in the first half to preserve the tie for the Lady Royals. Claudia Koutsantanou scored the game-winning goal for Port Jefferson with 2:27 remaining in the game.

Pierson Field Hockey In ‘C’ Final



The Pierson/Bridgehampton field hockey team will be going for its fifth consecutive county title when it faces Babylon in the Suffolk County Class C Championship on November 2 at Patchogue-Medford High School at noon.

Both Pierson and Babylon finished with identical 6-8 records in Division II this season, but the Lady Whalers had more power points (92.91-81.23), most likely due to the fact that they defeated the Lady Panthers twice this season. Pierson won the first matchup between the two teams, 4-1, in Babylon on September 24 and then again most recently in the regular season finale in Sag Harbor this past Friday, where the Lady Whalers won, 3-1. Joyce Arbia scored a pair of goals and Mahlia Hemby added another in that game.

Mariners Soccer Suffers First Loss



The Southampton boys soccer team went the first 15 games of the season without a loss, but in its regular season finale at Babylon on Saturday, it suffered its first defeat, 1-0. Gavin Conboy scored the game-winner, off an assist from Kyle Castelluccio, with 2:23 left in regulation. The Panthers needed a victory in its final two games of the season to clinch a playoff berth.

The loss shouldn’t affect the Mariners’ seeding when it comes to the postseason since it still has the best record in Class B at 13-1-2. Playoff brackets weren’t out as of Monday night but should be later this week at sectionxi.org. The boys Class B playoffs are tentatively slated to begin on Wednesday, October 30.

Lady Mariners In Line For Playoff Spot



With their 3-2 home victory over Port Jefferson on Thursday, October 17, the Southampton girls soccer team should be receiving a postseason berth, so long as it won its final two games of the regular season against Wyandanch and Smithtown Christian on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. As of Sunday, Southampton (4-8 Division II, 6-8 non-league, 80.88 power points) was the fourth-ranked team in Class B behind Babylon, Mattituck/Southold/Greenport and Center Moriches, but head coach Sean Zay said his team could fluctuate between the third and fourth seeds depending how the final standings pan out. The girls Class B playoffs are expected to begin Tuesday, October 29.

Ellie Avallone scored the game-winner, her second goal of the game, with five minutes remaining in regulation in the victory over Port Jeff. Taylor Zukosky also scored a goal in the win.

The Lady Mariners suffered a tough 2-0 double overtime loss to Harborfields on Friday. The Lady Tornadoes were ranked 10 spots ahead of the Lady Mariners coming into the game.

“We played absolutely amazing. [Harborfields] is a very, very good team. They should make the playoffs [in Class A]. Would have been nice to pull off the upset but I think it shows we’re starting to click at the right time,” Zay said.

Mariner Football Downed By Mt. Sinai



The Southampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton football team lost its third consecutive game, 35-6, at home to Mount Sinai on Friday night. The loss didn’t affect the Mariners (2-4 Division VI, 98.49 power points) all that much in the standings, as they still sat in the eighth and final playoff spot as of Tuesday morning, just 3.30 power points ahead of 3-4 Hampton Bays. But it will most likely need at least one more victory to secure its first playoff spot in 14 years. Southampton hosts Bayport/Blue Point this Friday night at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to play at Port Jefferson on November 2 at 2 p.m.

Smith, Baymen Football Roll At Greenport



Hampton Bays senior Quinn Smith ran for 276 yards on 17 carries and seven touchdowns, leading the Baymen to a 60-0 drubbing over Greenport/Southold/Mattituck on the North Fork on Friday night. It was the third consecutive win for Hampton Bays (3-4, 95.79 power points), which is still in the running for the final playoff spot in Division IV. It plays its final regular season game at undefeated Mount Sinai this Friday night at 6 p.m., but the Baymen have a good shot at making the playoffs even with a loss to the Mustangs, given that its beaten both Southampton and Wyandanch, two teams ranked ahead of them this preseason.

Hampton Bays scored all 60 of its points and three and a half quarters, as it didn’t get on the scoreboard until 5:54 remaining in the first half. From that point on it was hard for the Porters to stop Smith, who scored on all three of his carries in the third quarter from 45 yards out with 10 minutes remaining and then a pair of 20 yard scores.

Dakota Thompson led the Baymen defense with four tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Jacob Tuttle had two tackles, a sack and a blocked punt and Jonathan Salas had two tackles and two fumble recoveries, one of which was taken in for a touchdown. Cooper Shay ran for 30 yards on five carries and a late touchdown.

Hampton Bays head coach Rich Doulos said he tried his best to not run up the score.

“I feel for their kids, they seem to be in the same boat as we were last year,” he said. “We simply got the ball and we ran it in. We were just running very simple plays, no passes, no counters.”

Baymen Soccer Clinches Playoff Spot



The Hampton Bays boys soccer team needed three points to clinch a spot in the Suffolk County Class B playoffs and it did so with a scoreless draw at home with Greenport on October 15 and a 5-0 win at home over Pierson/Bridgehampton on Thursday, October 17. It then followed up with a 6-0 home victory on Saturday morning over Port Jefferson. Milan Moraga, who returned from injury not long ago, had rare back-to-back hat tricks in the victories over Pierson and Port Jeff.

As of Sunday, Hampton Bays was slated to be the third seed in the playoffs but with five teams expected to make the playoffs, with Southampton, Center Moriches, Mattituck and Babylon all expected to get in, the Baymen could be seeded anywhere from three to five depending how the final games of the regular season shake out. Hampton Bays played at Center Moriches on Tuesday night in their regular season finale.

Lady Bonac Volleyball Defeats Westhampton Beach



The East Hampton girls volleyball team defeated Westhampton Beach for the second time this season in what was the regular-season finale for both teams on Monday afternoon. The Lady Bonackers won, 25-17, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23. Brooke Wittmer finished with 20 digs and four aces, Molly Mamay added 20 assists and Mikela Junemann recorded 13 kills.

East Hampton (8-2 League VI, 10-3 overall) finished the season in second place in League VI behind league champ Kings Park while Westhampton Beach (6-4 League VI, 13-4 overall) finished third. Both East Hampton and Westhampton Beach should receive high seeds in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs. As of Tuesday morning brackets were not released but they should be up on sectionxi.org later this week. The Class A playoffs are tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 29.

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