West Babylon, which is fielding a varsity boys volleyball team for the first time, was no match for host Eastport South Manor on September 16, falling in straight sets—25-6, 25-8 and 25-16.
Kyle Allen Morabito had eight kills for the Sharks. Tom Ogeka finished with seven kills and two blocks while filling in for the injured Tyler Brandow, who hurt his back at a tournament in Northport a few weeks ago. Brandow is expected to return from his injury within the next week or two.
Josh Undari recorded 27 assists in the victory.
The Lady Sharks won their first match under new head coach Susan Claudio, 5-2, at home over Westhampton Beach on September 17. Claudio is taking over for Sharon Klune, who left the team for personal reasons. ESM suffered a 6-1 loss at home to Southampton on Friday.
Jackie Bukzin won her first singles match, 6-0 and 6-0, over Laura Halsey in the win over Westhampton Beach. Cassie Rivera and Victoria Chan, at first doubles, won their match, 6-2 and 6-4.
Julia Cutler and Taylor Bourguinon picked up the lone victory for ESM in the loss to Southampton. They won, 6-4 and 6-2, at third doubles.
The Sharks ended a two-game losing streak with a 5-1 homecoming victory over West Babylon on Saturday morning. ESM had previously lost, 4-0, at Deer Park last Thursday, September 18, and 3-2 at home to Huntington on September 16.
The Sharks scored four first-half goals in the win over West Babylon. Ray Cirko netted two while Ryan Richer, Mike Flynn and Keith Foley each scored a goal. Richer scored the Sharks’ fourth goal of the first half, in the 33rd minute. Aleks Cusumano added three assists, and Chris Danza and Tyler Flaherty combined for five saves.
ESM and Huntington played a scoreless first half last week, with all five goals of the game coming in the second half. Jaime Bonilla scored Huntington’s third goal in the 65th minute of the game. Flynn tried to bring ESM back all by himself, scoring in the 70th and 74th minutes, but the squad still came up short.
The Lady Sharks picked up their first victory of the season, a 3-0 home win over Bellport on September 17. They also suffered a 1-0 loss, also at home, on Friday night to Kings Park.
Karleigh Stefanidis, Kristen Shine and Danielle Senecal all scored in the win over Bellport. Gillian Belfiore made three saves in the shutout.
The Sharks are off to a 2-0 start following a 22-33 victory over Islip on September 16 at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park.
Dom DeAngelis and Ryan Corbett both crossed the finish line at 17:04 to secure first and second place, respectively. DeAngelis was credited with first place, marking his first ever win in cross country. Brandon Turbush placed fifth overall in 17:34.
ESM also ran at the Suffern Invitational at Bear Mountain on Saturday. Corbett placed 15th overall in the 3-mile varsity race, finishing in 16:45. DeAngelis rounded out the top 20 with a 16:54 finish.
The Sharks finished seventh out of 21 teams. Andrew Gallagher ran in the freshman 1.8-mile race and placed 30th overall in 10:59.
The Hurricanes picked up a 24-33 victory over Mount Sinai on September 16 at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays. They took second, third, fifth and sixth place to win the meet.
Alex Patricolo took second in 18:37 while Jack Ryan finished third in 18:58. Roger Llivasaca finished fifth in 20:04 and Khai Henderson crossed the finish line sixth in 20:09.
The Westhampton Beach girls cross country team defeated Islip, 25-30, at Red Creek Park on September 16. Jenny Jordan won the 5K in 21:26, Kaitlyn Brierton finished third in 22:41 and Reilly Gwinn placed fourth in 23:27.
The Lady Hurricanes did well at the Bob Pratt Invitational at Sunken Meadow Park on Saturday. They placed second overall in the Varsity ‘B’ race. Jordan placed fifth overall in 22:07, Brierton placed 10th overall in 22:25 and Gwinn crossed the finish line in 23:02, which was good enough for 22nd place.
In their first dual meet of the season, the Baymen found themselves victorious after a 15-49 win over Babylon at Red Creek Park on September 16. Hampton Bays took the first six places, and seven of the first eight, in the win. Nick Berglin won the race in 18:25 and was followed by Christian Berglin, who crossed the finish line in 19:04. Dan Ruiz (21:05), Chris Downs (21:07) and John Ferguson (21:48) were the next Baymen to finish.
The Baymen also ran in the Varsity ‘A’ race at the Bob Pratt Invitational on Saturday at Sunken Meadow. Nick Berglin finished 11th overall in 18:06 while Christian Berglin finished 23rd overall in 18:48—a personal best at Sunken Meadow.
The Hampton Bays girls cross country team defeated Babylon, 23-37, on September 16 at Red Creek Park. Cameron Heaney won the race in 24:48 and the Lady Baymen swept fourth through eighth to win the meet. Alyssa Ortiz finished fourth in 26:30, Taylor Dunn placed fifth in 27:19 and Chloe Haynes finished sixth in 27:43. Seventh place was taken by Erika Meindl, who finished in 28:30, and Stacey Lattimore placed eighth in 28:46.
The Baymen picked up a big 2-0 victory at Mattituck on September 17, handing the Tuckers, who have state-title aspirations this season, their first League VII loss of the fall. Jack Seabury and Christian Loiaza each scored for the Baymen in the victory, while Jean Blanco and Byron Pacheco each had assists. Griffin Lohr made 11 saves in the shutout.
Two days following its big win over Mattituck, Hampton Bays lost, 2-0, at Center Moriches, then dropped its non-league game, 3-0, at East Hampton on Saturday. Hampton Bays is 2-2 in League VII, 3-4 overall.
The Lady Baymen dropped both of their League VI games last week. After losing, 5-0, at Bayport/Blue Point last Thursday, September 18, Hampton Bays fell, 3-0, at home to Mount Sinai on Saturday morning.
Hampton Bays is 1-3 so far this season.
The Lady Baymen surpassed last year’s win total of four with two victories last week. After winning, 4-3, at Center Moriches on September 17, Hampton Bays won, 6-1, at Riverhead two days later.
Hampton Bays improved to 5-2 in League VIII and is 5-4 overall.
Olivia Terry defeated Ariania Breest, 6-0, 6-0, at third singles in the win over Riverhead. Against Center Moriches, fourth singles player Ivana Ocampos defeated Erin Horan 6-4 and 6-1, and Magda Wrobel beat Ericka Koscinski, 6-4 and 6-1, at first singles.