ESM keeps rolling as Lady Hurricanes lose tough battle

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The Eastport South Manor girls lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three games with a 19-14 win at Kings Park on April 23. The Lady Sharks are 6-2 in Division II and 7-2 overall.

Eastport South Manor head coach Don Consorte thought his team did very well and saw a lot of good things in the first half, a half in which his team outscored Kings Park 10-4.

“It seemed like everything we went over in practice, whether it was moving the ball up the field or setting up a play and executing it, was done to the last detail,” he said. “They moved the ball well and finished well.”

By the second half, Consorte thought his team got a little lazy with the big lead. The Lady Sharks were outscored 10-9 in the second half but, because of such a great first half, they were able to hang on for the win.

Natalie Lieberman was the high scorer for Eastport South Manor with five goals. Tara Gerstacker had four goals while Lisa Terry had three. Dana LeGoff and Samantha Navarra both added two goals each, and Leah Riccio, Adrianna Amendola and Lauren Colombi added a goal each.

One player that really stood out for Consorte was Navarra. He said she always takes the time to help the younger players in practice and games and is putting together a nice senior season.

“She’s done real well with her stick work this year, and she doesn’t turn the ball over that much,” he said.

The Lady Sharks had a game on Tuesday in Bellport. They will be home tomorrow to host Hauppauge at 2:30 p.m.

Westhampton Beach

The Lady Hurricanes came out strong in the first half against Bayport-Blue Point at home on April 23 but still took the loss 15-4.

Westhampton Beach head coach Jen Kulesa-Kast said her team put forth an excellent defensive effort in the first half allowing just five goals. She praised the play of senior Brynn Lettieri, junior Nicole Komorowski, sophomore Courtney Owen and freshman Kara Stucklen.

The Lady Phantoms came out very strong in the second half scoring five goals in a matter of six minutes. Kerry Stoothoff, the goalie for Bayport-Blue Point, did an amazing job in net said Kulesa-Kast. She would intercept a pass, clear the ball 40 yards and before they knew it, the Lady Hurricanes were caught off guard in the defensive end.

“We did a nice job in transition, but we couldn’t capitalize on the offensive end,” Kulesa-Kast said.

Junior Emily Pepe led all Westhampton Beach scorers with two goals. Senior Kate Kissane and junior Alexa Broccoli had a goal each, and sophomore Michele Squeri had an assist.

Rocky Point will visit the Lady Hurricanes on Tuesday. The girls will not have another game until May 9 when they face Babylon at home at 4:30 p.m.

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