As of Monday morning, the East Hampton (4-2), Southampton (4-2 in division, 5-2 overall) and Pierson (3-3) field hockey teams were bunched together at fifth, sixth and seventh places, respectively, in Division IV.
The Lady Bonackers split two games last week, losing 2-1 at Sayville (4-2, 5-2) on September 24 before rebounding with a 4-1 home win over Babylon (3-3, 5-3) on Friday. Southampton beat Hampton Bays (0-7) in a 5-0 homecoming game on September 24, while Pierson lost, 2-1, at Sayville on September 26 before crushing Port Jefferson (1-5), 8-2, during Pierson’s homecoming game on Saturday.
Amanda Calabrese scored a hat trick in East Hampton’s win over Babylon. Her team took control early, going up 3-1 at halftime. Francesca Keogh had the other goal, while both Sophia DePasquale and Kathryn Wood had two assists. Goalie Leonella Acevedo made 13 saves.
Against Sayville, East Hampton was down 2-0 at halftime, but avoided the shutout when DePasquale scored in the second half off an assist from Calabrese. Acevedo made 18 saves.
Lady Mariner goalie Alex Ambrose needed to make only one save in a 5-0 homecoming win over Hampton Bays for her team on September 24. Miranda Maloney scored twice, while Meggie Gallo and Chloe Schmidt each added a goal and an assist. Victoria Russo also added a goal, while Shelby Pierson had two assists. Southampton was up 2-0 at halftime and pulled away in the second half.
The Lady Whalers started strong in their loss to Sayville, striking first when Kasey Gilbride scored 7:52 into the game. Sayville managed to tie it before halftime, and notched the game-winner early in the second half.
“We had a rough time transitioning the ball,” Pierson head coach Shannon Judge said.
Pierson rebounded from the loss in a big way by demolishing the Lady Royals on Saturday. Katherine Matthers got the scoring started just 35 seconds into the contest, and Pierson had a 4-0 lead at halftime.
Matthers finished with a goal and an assist, Gilbride had three goals and an assist, Emme Luck had two goals and two assists, Ana Sherwood had a goal and an assist, Erika Selyukova had a goal and an assist, and Cali Cafiero had an assist.
Goalie Sam Duchemin needed to make just one save.
“We played very well, transitioned the ball nicely, passed well,” Judge said. “Katherine controls the field and creates the scoring opportunities. Kasey’s stick handling was great. Ana Sherwood scored off a beautiful reverse chip from the left side which landed nicely in the top right.”
Judge said she hopes her team can avenge some of the one-goal losses it suffered earlier in the season, and she’s hopeful her team can get better results in the second half.
“My expectations are to win the games we have lost by a goal or two,” she said. “No one has dominated us. We have to learn from our mistakes and go into the second half of our season confident. Most of our games are home the second time around and that always helps with morale and with playing on our grass.”
ON THE SCHEDULE: East Hampton—Tuesday, 10/1, vs. Harborfields, 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10/3, vs. Hampton Bays, 4:30 p.m.; Monday, 10/7, vs. Shoreham, 4:30 p.m. Southampton—Tuesday, 10/1, at Port Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10/2, vs. Babylon, 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 10/4, at Sayville, 4 p.m. Pierson—Wednesday, 10/2, vs. Bayport, 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10/8, vs. Miller Place, 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10/10, at Port Jeff, 4:30 p.m.