The Hampton Bays boys lacrosse team won two of its three games last week.
The Baymen took care of Southampton/Ross, 16-4, on April 28, and defeated Copiague, 12-11, on Friday night. Both wins came at home. The Baymen suffered a 16-10 loss at Port Jefferson on Thursday, April 30.
Against Copiague, Johnny Nolan scored the game-winner, his third of the game, with 1:50 remaining in Friday night’s game. The Baymen (4-5 League IV, 5-5 overall) outscored the Eagles, 9-5, in the second half to take the win. Sean Grismer had five goals and three assists to lead Hampton Bays. Ayden Muhs made 14 saves in goal.
Travis Flynn scored six goals in the win over Southampton. Griffin Lohr scored five goals, and Nolan and Alec Dubrowsky each had two goals. Muhs had 14 saves.
The Lady Baymen have had a rough couple of weeks since getting their first win of the season over Mercy on April 14. Since that time, Hampton Bays has gone winless in its past seven games, including a 17-4 loss at Oyster Bay on Saturday, and a 20-5 loss at Miller Place on Friday.
Hampton Bays is 1-10 in Division II, 1-11 overall.
It was a trying regular season for the Baymen this season, but some may say an admirable one. Hampton Bays went into the season without a full team but managed to win a match—a 4-3 victory at Riverhead on April 18. With four consecutive losses last week, though, Hampton Bays finished the regular season with 1-11 record in League VIII.
The Division IV Championships begin this Friday at William Floyd High School at 9 a.m., with the second day of the tournament being the following day at noon. The finals are slated to be Monday, May 11, at 3 p.m.
With the seeding meeting for the tournament coming Thursday, Hampton Bays head coach Stephanie DiCapua didn’t know, as of Sunday night, if any of her players would be playing for a division title. She said she was, however, proud of the players that did come out on the team, especially those who had never played the sport competitively before this season.
“This season was definitely a growing season and a learning experience for [our] players,” DiCapua said. “Some of the members of the team just picked up a racket at the beginning of the season. They did awesome, though, considering.
“I have high hopes for next year, with only one senior, Saul Rojas, leaving, and I’m hoping to field more players for next season,” she continued. “We will be offering a summer camp this summer, so, hopefully, that will create more interest. Fingers are crossed.”
The Lady Hurricanes lost, 13-3, at home to Mount Sinai on April 28, then lost, 7-2, at Miller Place on Thursday, April 30. Westhampton Beach fell to 6-9 in League V.