Pierson Soccer Teams Struggle Against League Rivals

Pierson senior Fallon O'Brien lines up the ball against Mercy on Monday.
Pierson senior Fallon O’Brien lines up the ball against Mercy on Monday. Gavin Menu photo

The Pierson-Bridgehampton boys and girls soccer teams struggled in games this week as they attempt to build on early season progress.

The Lady Whalers, who won their first game in two seasons with a 2-0 victory over Smithtown Christian on September 16, have dropped four straight since, the latest a 3-1 loss to visiting McGann-Mercy on Monday.

Pierson's Ethan Tanner fires a shot against Southold on Tuesday.
Pierson’s Ethan Tanner fires a shot against Southold on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Pierson High School Athletic Directors Facebook page

The boys team, which has been decimated by injuries and forced to fill the roster with junior varsity players , lost two games to League VII rivals Smithtown Christian and Southold this week. After playing one of the program’s best games in recent memory on September 21 in a 4-2 loss to Mattituck, the defending New York State Class B champion, the team came out flat at Smithtown Christian, according to head coach Peter Solow, and lost 2-1.

Southold improved to 5-0 atop the league standings with a 4-0 over Pierson on Tuesday as the Whalers fell to 2-2 in league play, and 3-6 overall.

Next up for the Lady Whalers is a home game against Port Jefferson on Friday at 4:30 p.m., followed by a non-league game at East Hampton on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

The boys will host Port Jefferson on Thursday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. and Greenport comes to town on October 7 for a 4:30 p.m. start.