Homecoming Hits Pierson This Weekend

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Pierson goalie Charlotte Johnson makes a save against Southampton on Monday. Michael Heller photos

Pierson High School will celebrate homecoming this weekend, starting Friday, September 21, with a pep rally kicking off the festivities at 2:20 p.m. The Sag Harbor PTSA Homecoming Celebration will take place behind Pierson High School starting at 6 p.m., with food trucks, games and music. The event is open to all students, alumni, family and members of the community. A PTSA Homecoming parade will begin on Main Street at 9 a.m. on Saturday and move to Mashashimuet Park for the annual class skits competition. Oh, and there will be sports. Here’s a look at some recent action along with upcoming schedules.

Volleyball Will Kicks Things Off

The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team, state finalists a season ago, will help kick off the weekend with a home match against Center Moriches on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Whalers improved to 3-1 this season with a 3-0 win over Hampton Bays in a non-league match on September 14.

Pierson’s Abby Sherwood fights for control of the ball against Southampton.

Heartbreak for Pierson Field Hockey

Junior C.C. Wetter scored a goal with three seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Southampton field hockey team past Pierson, 1-0, on Monday. Southampton goalie Nicole Gutierrez made five saves in the shutout, while Pierson’s Charlotte Johnson made four saves.

The Lady Whalers, who faced Greenport at home on Tuesday, dropped to 0-3 in Division II as a result of the loss at Southampton. The team will play three straight home games starting with Saturday’s homecoming match-up behind Pierson High School against Miller Place at 12 noon.

Rough Patch for Boys Soccer

The Pierson/Bridgehampton boys soccer team dropped two games during the last week heading into Saturday’s homecoming game with Mattituck, which will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday behind Pierson High School. Babylon knocked off the Whalers, 4-0, on September 12 followed by a 7-3 loss to Greenport on September 14. Following Saturday’s game against Mattituck, Pierson (1-3 in League VII) will play two straight on the road, at Smithtown Christian on Monday and at Southold on Wednesday, with both games starting at 4:30 p.m.

Pierson’s girls soccer team lost, 5-0, to Port Jefferson on Monday, September 17, and will play at East Hampton High School on Friday at 4 p.m.

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Gavin Menu is the sports editor, advertising director and co-publisher of The Sag Harbor Express and Express Magazine. Reach him at gmenu@sagharborexpress.com.