Sports Wrap: Lady Whalers Excel Against Greenport, Soccer Teams Up and Down

Brook Esposito, chasing the ball against Rocky Point early this week, scored four goals in a win over Greenport on September 29.

Lady Whalers Excel Against Class C School

After a grueling early-season schedule, the Pierson/Bridgehampton field hockey team finally got a shot at some Class C competition, and blanked Greenport/Southold on the road, 4-0, on September 29. Brooke Esposito scored all four goals for the Lady Whalers, and senior Charlotte Johnson needed just three saves in goal to preserve her third shutout of the season. Pierson improved to 3-5 with the win and is currently 10th in the Division II standings, but tops among Class C schools.

Next up for the Lady Whalers are road games at Port Jefferson (10/4 at 4:30 p.m.), Harborfields (10/9 at 4:30 p.m.) and West Babylon (10/11 at 4 p.m.). The team’s next home game is a rematch with Greenport on October 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer Tops Hampton Bays, Boys Drop Three

Ellie Borzilleri scored the go-ahead goal for the Pierson/Bridgehampton girls soccer team in a 2-1 win over Hampton Bays on September 26. The goal came with 10 minutes remaining in the second half to break a 1-1 tie. Chastin Giles scored Pierson’s other goal as the Lady Whalers improved to 2-7 on the season.

The Lady Whalers will host Sayville on Friday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m.

The Pierson/Bridgehampton boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker, 3-2 in overtime, to Class C rival Southold on September 26 and dropped two more games, 4-3 at home to Port Jefferson and 6-0 at Center Moriches, to fall to 2-6 in League VII. The loses put the team’s postseason hopes in jeopardy just one year removed from an appearance in the New York State Class C semifinals.

Tyler Woodhull scored the game-winning goal with 7:05 remaining in overtime to lead Southold, which as of Tuesday was 5-3 and in the middle of the pack in league standings. Port Jefferson, which has also struggled this season, fell behind, 2-1, at Pierson on September 28, but charged back with three second-half goals to claim the win. Jorge Alvarado, Alex Weseley and Habtama Coulter scored goals for Pierson in the game.

The Whalers will host Greenport on Thursday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to face Southampton in a non-league game on Saturday at 10 a.m.