Sports Wrap 10/17/13


Field Hockey Blanks Port Jeff

The Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team beat Port Jefferson, 8-0, on October 10, matching the impressive goal total from the teams’ first meeting earlier this year. The Lady Whalers were led by seniors Kasey Gilbride, who had three goals and an assist, and Katherine Matthers, who had two goals.

Ana Sherwood, Cassandra Spencer and Emme Luck also had goals, while Kirra McGowin and Cali Cafiero contributed with assists. Sam Duchemin had three saves in the shutout win.

The Lady Whalers, who improved to 6-4 as a result of the win, are currently in fifth place in the Division III power-point standings with 120.920 points. They hosted cross-town rival East Hampton yesterday, October 16, after press time and will play two more home games starting tomorrow, October 18, against Harborfields at 4:30 p.m. Sayville will travel to Sag Harbor for a 4:30 p.m. game on Monday, October 21 in what will be the final home game of the regular season, which will then close out for Pierson on October 24 at Rocky Point.

Tennis Wins Two and Closes Out Regular Season

The East Hampton girls tennis team, which includes players from Pierson High School, closed out the regular season with wins over Eastport-South Manor and Westhampton Beach, both by the score of 5-2.

Pierson freshman Isabel Peters continued her wildly successful rookie varsity season with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Victoria Chan from ESM and a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jodie Sipala of WHB.

Cece Combemale and Lily Kot, Pierson players who have teamed up for most of the year at second doubles, also picked up wins in both matches, winning 6-0, 6-3 against ESM and 6-2, 6-2 against WHB.

The three Pierson players competed in the Division IV Tournament over the weekend and picked up wins before being eliminated. Peters, seeded eighth, beat Daniella Benigno of Shoreham, 7-6, 6-2, in the first round before losing to Liz Dwyer of Mattituck by the score of 6-4, 6-2.

Playing in the doubles draw and seeded sixth, Combemale and Kot won two matches against teams from Hampton Bays before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Shannon Merker and Delaney Macchirole of Mercy. Combemale and Kot earned All-Division honors as a result of their play in the tournament.

East Hampton’s top doubles team of Dannie Dunphy and Gillian Neubert lost to William Floyd in the finals of the tournament and were the only members of the team to advance to the Suffolk County individual tournament.

The Lady Bonackers finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, which tied the Ross School for second place in League VII behind undefeated William Floyd. All those teams will play in the Suffolk County team tournament starting October 18.

Volleyball Should Be Playoffs Bound

The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team had a chance last night against the Ross School to earn a spot in the upcoming Suffolk County Class C playoffs. With a .500 record required for the postseason, the Lady Whalers entered last night’ match at 5-3 with just four matches remaining in the regular season. The Lady Whalers previously beat Ross in straight sets on September 18.

Earlier in the week, Pierson lost in straight sets to Shelter Island, which is perfect in League VIII play. The Lady Indians won with scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-21. May Evjen had 27 digs and 13 assists, while Lily Kunzeman had 31 digs, seven kills and seven serves.

Ryan Wins Whitebread Regatta

The Whitebread 20 Sailing Regatta was held Saturday in Peconic Bay and around Shelter Island with winds gusting out of the northeast at 20 to 30 knots, making for what event organizers described as a “wild ride” for the 115 boats entered in the event.

Jim & Mindy Ryan won the Whitebread Spinnaker trophy aboard Wasn’t Me, their Melges 23, while passing half the fleet to finish with a corrected time of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds.

Will Ricketson captained USA124 to a second place finish with a corrected time of 3:59:28 while Anders Langendahl aboard 84 finished third in 4:02:40.

Club Championship at Sag Harbor

Tom Ratsep won the Men’s Club Championship and Naree Dokjan won the Women’s Championship at the Sag Harbor Golf Club on September 23. Rick Oliver and Diane Griffin were the senior club champions and Rick Oliver was the men’s low qualifier.

The Men’s Silver Bowl went to Ted Schiavoni and Pete Deleski for gross score and Tom Ratsep and Tom Sabloski for net. The President’s Cup winners were Bill Rozzi and Liz Granitz.

Chuggers Wanted for Sunday Brewathalon

Paddlers for Humanity, a not-for-profit that donates to children and youth charities, is putting a spin on its traditional fundraisers with the inaugural Montauk Brewathalon to be held this Sunday, October 20. The event will begin at the Montauk Brewery on South Erie Avenue in Montauk at 1 p.m. Participants will recruit two, four or five person teams to complete five legs of the race. Each team will need a starting chugger, a 5K runner, a 1.5-mile paddler, a 25K biker and an ending chugger. Chuggers may not compete in the run, paddle or bike portion of the event. There must be one female participant on each team. The top three teams will receive a prize.

There is a $250 participation fee for each team, which includes a race shirt, pint glass and beer tasting. All proceeds will be donated to various organizations focused on bettering the lives of children and youth.

For further information about Paddlers for Humanity and this event, visit or contact 917-834-3888.