The shake-up in the Division III field hockey standings continues.
In another day that illustrated the parity in the division this year, the East Hampton field hockey team made a big step toward its goal of making the playoffs with a 3-2 overtime win at home against Southampton. The Lady Bonackers improved to 5-3-1, while Southampton fell to 4-4-1. Southampton sat in third place in the division coming into the game, thanks to upset wins over first-place Rocky Point and Shoreham last week, while East Hampton came into the game in sixth place.
Elizabeth Bistrian was the hero for East Hampton, scoring both the tying and winning goals. She forced overtime with a goal with 11 minutes left in the second half, and had the winner six minutes into overtime, off an assist from Sophia DePasquale. East Hampton opened the scoring in the game off a goal from DePasquale, but Chloe Schmidt tied it for Southampton with four minutes left until halftime. Southampton took a 2-1 lead when Miranda Maloney scored with 14:20 left in the second half, before Bistrian struck twice.
Pierson cruised to an easy 5-0 win over Port Jefferson, improving to 6-3 on the year. Ana Sherwood scored four times, bringing her to 26 goals on the season, which should move her to first place on Long Island. Both Cali Cafiero and Hollie Schleicher had a goal and an assist, and Paige Schafer had a goal. Pierson had 16 corners to just three for Port Jeff, and goalie Charlotte Johnson only needed to make one save.
The East Hampton girls soccer team was edged, 1-0, at home by Center Moriches, falling to 2-7 in League VI, 4-7 overall. Center Moriches scored the only goal on a penalty kick with 10 minutes left in the game.
The Southampton girls soccer team fell to 0-8 in League VI, 0-10 overall after a 1-0 loss to nearby rival Hampton Bays at home. Mary Kelly Hilton scored the only goal on a breakaway late in the second half. Julia Dudley made 10 saves for Southampton.
The Pierson girls soccer team lost 5-1 at home to Mercy, falling to 0-8 in League VII, 0-9 overall. Lottie Evans scored Pierson’s only goal, making it 3-1 at halftime. Alyssa Kneeland made 18 saves for Pierson.
The Southampton girls tennis team beat second-place East Hampton in a tight 4-3 match in Southampton. At first singles, Southampton’s Noa Dubin beat Maddie Aldrich, 6-0, 6-0; at second singles, Southampton’s Cecelia Scheuer beat Isabel Peters, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; at third singles, East Hampton’s Becca Kuperschmid beat Julia Kepczynska, 6-3, 6-1; and at fourth singles, Southampton’s Marcelina Kropiwnicka beat Cece Combemale, 6-2, 6-4. At first doubles, East Hampton’s Harriet DeGroot and Lily Kot beat Molly Squires and Pauline DeLaCruz, 7-5, 6-0; at second doubles, Southampton’s Megan Goleski and Olivia Bruyn beat Makenzie Scheerer and Amelie Neubert, 6-4, 6-4; and at third doubles, East Hampton’s Leah Moffucci and Allie Clarke beat Gianna Fiorello and Caleigh Kiembock, 6-3, 6-3.