Sports Wrap: Soccer Ends on High Note, Big Swim Meet, Field Hockey Drops Two

Pierson's Kiara Bailey-Williams competes in the 500-yard freestyle against Sayville earlier this year. Michael Heller photos

League Swimming Title On the Line

The East Hampton girls swim team, which includes athletes from Pierson, will host Harborfields to close out the regular season on Thursday, October 18, at 5 p.m. with an opportunity to win the league title outright. The Lady Bonackers are 4-0 against league competition and were expecting to face another unbeaten team, but Harborfields lost to Sayville last Thursday.

The Lady Bonackers cruised past The Stony Brook School, 53-40, on October 9 with Pierson’s Kiara Bailey-Williams swimming a personal-best time of 1:08.42 in the 100-yard backstroke to win that event. They also beat West Islip, 54-39, on October 11 as Baily-Williams scored another victory, this time in the 200 IM with a time of 2:29.45.

 Barahona, Kuperschmid Qualify For County Tennis Tournament

Pierson sophomore Juliana Barahona, who moved to Sag Harbor just this year from her native Colombia, placed seventh in the Division IV Individual Girls Tennis Tournament, which concluded on October 9, and advanced to the Section XI, or Suffolk County, Individual Tournament on Friday at Shoreham/Wading River High School. Barahona upset Andreana Zaphiris of Hauppauge in the first round, but then lost 7-5, 6-3 to Kyla Bruno of Miller Place in the next round.

East Hampton’s top singles player, senor Becca Kuperschmid, dropped her first-round match in the county tournament, 6-4, 6-3, to Ward Melville’s Kira Kronenberg.

The East Hampton girls team is now seeded seventh in the Section XI Team Tournament, which starts Thursday, October 18, with first-round matches. The Lady Bonackers have a first-round bye, however, and will host either William Floyd or Mattituck in the second round on Friday at 3 p.m.

Field Hockey Drops Two

The Pierson/Bridgehampton field hockey team dropped a pair of games to larger schools last week, falling 2-0 at Harborfields on October 9 and 3-0 at West Babylon on October 13. With a 4-8 record, the Lady Whalers dropped to tenth place in the Division II standings, but still lead the other three Class C schools in Suffolk County with 85.750 power points. With Babylon and Greenport/Southold both struggling and likely to miss the postseason, Pierson will likely face Port Jefferson (5-7) for the Suffolk Class C Championship, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, at Patchogue-Medford High School.