Sports Wrap: Swimmers Push Through, Field Hockey Perfect in Class C, Golf Wins

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Pierson senior Paige Schaefer, pushing the ball against Miller Place earlier this year, scored the game-winner against Port Jefferson last week. Gavin Menu photo

Swimmers Push Through West Babylon

The East Hampton girls swimming team cruised past West Babylon with a convincing 93-68 victory on October 4 that kept the Lady Bonackers atop the League III standings with just two league matches remaining in the regular season. East Hampton, which improved to 3-0 in the league, will compete at West Islip on Thursday, October 11, at 5 p.m. before closing out the season at home on October 18 at 5 p.m. against Harborfields, which as of Tuesday was tied with East Hampton atop the league standings.

Field Hockey Still Perfect in Class C

As has often been the case, the Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team is fighting its way through a difficult Division II schedule, while also enjoying success against other Class C schools, which matters most when it comes time for the postseason. The Lady Whalers knocked off Port Jefferson, 1-0, on Thursday, October 4, to improve to 4-0 this season against Class C competition, which includes Port Jefferson, Greenport/Southold and Babylon.

Senior Paige Schaefer scored the lone goal of the game against Port Jeff off an assist from Meredith Spolarich with 10:35 remaining in the first half, and goalie Charlotte Johnson remained strong in goal, with nine saves, to secure her fourth shutout of the season.

The Lady Whalers as of Tuesday were 4-6 overall going into a game at Harborfields. The team will travel to play West Babylon on Thursday, October 11, at 4 p.m. before returning home to face Greenport/Southold on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Golf Team Scores a Victory

The League VII golf season is starting to heat up. Pierson knocked off William Floyd twice in the last week, each time by a score of 9-0, with junior Henry Brooks leading the way with a score of 37 in each match. Cooper and Tucker Schiavoni have been solid in the number two and three spots, while Conor Flanagan, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey and Brendan Burke have held down the bottom half of the lineup.

“We are right there,” Pierson head coach Clint Schulman said before his team faced East Hampton on Tuesday, which along with Southampton, has two losses this season behind Westhampton Beach, which has just one.

Pierson (2-3) will play at Southampton on Thursday, October 11, before closing out the season at home against Center Moriches (10/15) and Southampton (10/16), and then on the road at Center Moriches, which plays at the Rock Hill Country Club, on October 17.

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