As of Monday morning, the Pierson girls volleyball team (5-3, in League VIII, 5-4 overall) needed just one more win to qualify for the Class C playoffs. The Lady Whalers put themselves in that position with a win last week, beating Port Jefferson (1-6, 1-7), 3-1, on October 8 at home. Pierson won the first set, 25-22, and the second, 25-14, lost the third, 25-22, and then closed out the match with a 25-15 win.
Setter May Evjen had 20 serves, four kills, 16 digs and 15 assists, while outsider hitter Lily Kunzeman had 16 serves, 36 digs and 20 kills.
Opposite hitter Bridget Canavan had 25 digs, 15 serves and 13 kills, while middle Tatyana Dawson had 19 kills and two blocks.
Outsider hitter Jennah Hochstedler had nine serves, 10 kills and 10 digs, and libero Morgan Vaughn had 22 digs.
Two days later, Pierson lost, 3-0, at undefeated league leader Shelter Island (7-0, 7-1 overall). The Lady Indians won with scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-21.
The Lady Mariners dropped to 2-6 in League VII after two losses last week. They were downed, 3-0, on the road against two-time defending state Class B champion Elwood/John Glenn (8-0) on October 7, and lost, 3-1, at home to Mattituck (4-4, 6-5 overall) on October 9. Against Glenn, Southampton lost with scores of 25-10, 25-8 and 25-13. Against Mattituck, Southampton lost the first two sets, 25-14 and 25-20, won the third, 25-18, and then lost, 25-20, in the fourth set.
The Southampton girls soccer team fell to 3-5 in League VIII after a 4-0 home loss to League VIII leader William Floyd (6-0, 6-3). Floyd scored all four of its goals in the first half.
The Lady Whalers fell to 1-9 in League VII, 1-11 overall, after a 4-1 loss at Smithtown Christian on October 8 and a 3-1 home loss against Mattituck two days later. Sabrina Baum scored in the loss to Smithtown Christian while Zoe Diskin scored in the loss to Mattituck.