The Eastport South Manor girls lacrosse team won both of its games last week and appears poised to get the top seed in the Class B playoffs this week with a 12-1 Division II record, 13-1 overall, with 171.98 power points, as of Tuesday morning. If the Lady Sharks were indeed the top seed, and seven teams make the playoffs as expected, ESM would host a semifinal game on Tuesday, May 20, at 4 p.m.
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ESM won a tight 6-5 contest over Bayport/Blue Point at home on May 6, then won, 14-7, at Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Thursday, May 8. ESM held a 5-1 lead at halftime over Bayport last week, only to see that lead dwindle to one in the second half. Kelsey Huff scored with 4:14 remaining in the game to give the Lady Sharks a 6-4 lead and it wound up being the game-winning goal. Kristin Anderson and Allyson Tolken each scored two goals for the Lady Sharks.
ESM led 6-1 by halftime at Mattituck last week. Huff and Jackie Wasilko each scored a hat trick while Niki Baker and Kaitlyn Dowsett scored twice.
The Sharks split their games last week and face an uphill battle to make the Class B playoffs. They need to win their final two games of the season this week to have a chance and even then it’s not a guarantee they will earn a spot.
ESM lost, 16-7, at Rocky Point on May 7 but then turned around and beat up Center Moriches on its home field, 16-2, on Friday. Tyler Weiss had five goals in the win over the Red Devils while Zach Clemente, Chris Clemente, and Justin Pugal each had two goals.
The Lady Hurricanes lost both of their games by 12-0 scores last week. After losing at Harborfields on May 6, Westhampton Beach lost at Rocky Point on Thursday, May 8. Westhampton Beach is 2-16 in League IV.
The Baymen lost, 14-5, at Bellport on May 7 then lost, 12-1, at Westhampton Beach Friday night. The losses dropped the Baymen to 1-11 in Division II, 1-12 overall, with 48.91 power points.
The Lady Baymen dropped all three of their games last week. After falling, 15-5, at Comsewogue on May 6, Hampton Bays lost, 16-6, at Center Moriches on Thursday, May 8, then fell, 20-7, at home to Elwood/John Glenn on Saturday.
Hampton Bays is 2-11 in Division II, 2-12 overall, with 41.42 power points.