Sports Roundup For East Hampton, Pierson and Southampton


Both the East Hampton (3-0) and Southampton (2-0) boys golf teams were off to perfect starts in League VIII going into their first showdown of the season, set for Tuesday, September 24, at the Southampton Golf Club. That match ended too late to be included in this edition, but results will be in next week’s paper.

East Hampton enjoyed a pair of 9-0 wins, getting past Center Moriches at their home course, South Fork Country Club in Amagansett, on September 17 before beating Ross at the East Hampton Golf Club on September 19. In the win over Center Moriches, both Turner Foster and Regis O’Neill shot a 44 on the par-36 front nine to lead their teams, while Joseu Palacios shot a 45. Palacios had the first score in the 30s this season for East Hampton in the win over Ross, shooting a 4-under 39.

In its only match of the week, Southampton was dominant as well, beating Westhampton Beach 9-0 at the Westhampton Country Club on September 19. Southampton owned a 219-252 edge in team stroke total on the par 35 course. Matt Kreymborg shot a 39, while Christian Oakley shot a 40 and Eddie McLaughlin shot a 42.

Pierson improved to 2-1 with wins last week as well, beating Westhampton 9-0 on the road on September 17 before getting past Center Moriches 8-1, also on the road, the following day. Jack Bori and Ben Kushner, the number one and two golfers for Pierson, respectively, led the team in both matches. Bori shot a 41 in both matches while Kushner shot a 41 against Westhampton and a 44 against Center Moriches. Charles Canavan also shot a 44 against Center Moriches.

Girls Soccer

The Pierson girls soccer team split games last week to move to 1-2 in League VII, 1-3 overall. The Lady Whalers shut out Smithtown Christian 3-0 at home on September 18, with goals from Zoe Diskin, Abi Holder and Isabella DiRussa.

“The entire team had a great game, playing with intensity, looking to play the ball wide and challenging for all the 50/50 balls,” head coach Lisa DiRussa said. “Smithtown is always a team that plays a good, physical game.”

Pierson lost 5-0 on Friday to undefeated Mattituck (3-0) on the road.

“Mattituck is a highly skilled, quality team,” DiRussa said. “I think we were a bit overwhelmed, but our strategy will be to continue to focus on the fundamentals, challenging for the 50/50 balls, and being aggressive and smart.”

The Southampton girls soccer team fell to 0-3 in League VIII after losing its only game of the week, falling 6-1 to William Floyd on the road on September 19. Caroline Rumph scored Southampton’s only goal.

Girls Volleyball

The Pierson girls volleyball team improved to 2-1 in League VIII with a 3-0 victory over Ross, winning with scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-21. Bridget Canavan led Pierson with 17 serves and five aces, while Lilian Kunzeman had 11 serves. Tatyana Dawson had seven kills, and setter May Evjen finished with 14 assists.

The Southampton girls volleyball team fell to 0-3 with a 3-1 home loss to Hampton Bays on September 19 that came on the heels of a 3-0 loss at Mattituck two days earlier. Hampton Bays won the first set 25-13, Southampton won the second set 25-23 and Hampton Bays closed out the win with 25-23 and 25-12 wins. Mattituck won with scores of 25-22, 25-10 and 25-13. Individual statistics were not provided.

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