The Hampton Bays boys lacrosse team downed Mercy, 13-5, on April 21 to earn its third win of the season, already making 2015 the best season in the program’s brief, three-year existence. The Baymen’s previous best season came last year, when they won two games.
First-year head coach John Armenia said he thinks his team, which is 3-4 in League III play so far this season, has what it takes to continue rattling off victories.
“We should be able to continue to raise the bar in wins,” he said. “They just need to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them.”
Johnny Nolan had a game-high seven goals in the victory over Mercy while Alec Dubrowsky finished with a hat trick. Travis Flynn tacked on two goals and Justin Strecker added a goal. Ayden Muhs made seven saves in net.
More recently, Hampton Bays lost, 7-6, at Center Moriches on April 23 on a late, fast-break goal by Shane Parks in the final three minutes.
Nolan scored four goals, and Flynn and Griffin Lohr each scored once in the loss.
As of Monday morning, the Lady Hurricanes were in the middle of a four-game winning streak that began with a 3-2 victory over Harborfields on April 18.
The Lady Canes won, 8-6, at East Hampton on April 21, picked up a 2-1 victory at home over Shoreham/Wading River on April 22 and then clobbered host Amityville, 21-2, the next day.
Jess Ferrick pitched five innings and allowed one earned run and four hits in the win over Shoreham. Angela Acampora retired all six batters she faced to earn the two-inning save for Westhampton, which was 6-6 in League V as of earlier this week. Jillian Galovic drove in a run to give Westhampton Beach a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Aurora MacDonald went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the win over East Hampton. Acampora went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in that contest.
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The Lady Baymen lost both of its games last week. After falling, 19-6, at Elwood/John Glenn on April 21, Hampton Bays lost, 16-1, the following day at Comsewogue.
The losses dropped Hampton Bays to 1-8 in Division II with 62.48 power points.
The Baymen were swept by Center Moriches last week to fall to 1-10 in League VIII.
Hampton Bays lost game one of the series, 4-1, at Center Moriches on April 21 and then dropped the second game, 7-3, the following day at home. Host Center Moriches took the finale 10-2 on Saturday.
The second game of the series was the first true home game for the Baymen this season due to the construction of the new concession stand just beyond the left field fence on their home field.
After earning their first win of the season two weeks ago, the Baymen dropped their next three games last week.
Hampton Bays lost, 6-1, at home to Southold/Greenport on April 21, fell by the same score to East Hampton at home on April 23, and then suffered a 7-0 loss at Center Moriches on Saturday.
Hampton Bays is 1-7 in League VIII.