East Roundup: Tough Loss For Lady Mariners; Pierson Boys Soccer Triumphs


The Southampton field hockey team dropped to 2-3 in Division III, 3-3 overall after a tough 2-1 loss at Comsewogue on September 23. Comsewogue struck first in the game, but the Lady Mariners tied it at 1-1 with 14:04 left in the second half off a well-executed corner play, where Meggie Gallo passed the ball to Shelby Pierson, who passed it to Victoria Russo, who put it in. The Lady Warriors scored the game-winner with 6:37 left, off the stick of Marissa Spinazzola.

It was a tough loss for the Lady Mariners to swallow, head coach Jess Zukosky said, as they had a goal called back in the second half, one that would have given them a 2-1 lead. Layla Thomas sent in a shot that hit the back board of the goal, (below the net), but the officials said the ball was too high.

Because Comsewogue was seeded lower than Southampton in the power-rated division going into the game, the loss dropped Southampton down to seventh place and moved the Lady Warriors (4-2, 6-2) up to fifth.

Alex Ambrose made five saves in the loss.

The Lady Mariners are still waiting to finish a game with East Hampton that was successfully protested by both Zukosky and East Hampton head coach Robyn Mott because the officials had misinterpreted overtime rules. Zukosky said on Monday that while there still had not been a date set for the continuation of the game, she was told that the game would pick up exactly where it left off, with Southampton leading 1-0 in the second round of one-on-ones (individual player vs. goalie). Each round includes five players from each team, and the full round is played before a winner is declared. The teams tied in their first round, and initially the official had thought the second round would be sudden death, which was incorrect.


The Pierson boys soccer team used a strong second half to get past Ross, 4-0, at Ross on September 23 and improve to 5-0 in League VIII, 5-3 overall. Pierson scored all of its goals in the second half, off the boots of Cameron Burton, John Chisholm, Jack Fitzpatrick and Jesus Padilla. Burton, Chisholm and Charlie Pintado all had assists. Chase Zimmerman made three saves.

“Ross played a terrific game,” Pierson head coach Peter Solow said. “They outplayed us in the first half. It took the guys half the game to realize that we were in a game. In the second half we played some of our best soccer of the season.”

The Pierson girls soccer team fell to 0-5 in League VII, 0-6 overall after a 3-0 home loss to Babylon on the same day. The Southampton girls soccer team dropped to 0-5 in League VI, 0-7 overall with a 6-1 loss at Glenn on September 23.


The Pierson and Southampton girls volleyball teams both lost in straights sets, 3-0, in their only games last week. Pierson dropped to 1-4 in League VIII, 1-6 overall after losing at Port Jefferson on September 23, while Southampton lost at Center Moriches on the same day

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