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Oct 29, 2019 12:06 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sports Roundup: Lady Bonac Swimming Wins Final Dual Meet; Baymen Football Await Playoff Fate

Oct 29, 2019 12:19 PM

Swimmers Win Final League Meet



The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls swimming team won its final dual meet of the season, 93-79, at Hauppauge on October 21 to finish in second place with a 4-1 League III record (4-3 overall).

East Hampton head coach Craig Brierley said he had some flexibility with his lineup going into the meet knowing that Hauppauge is young and developing, so he moved some of his swimmers into different events to challenge their comfort levels and give others an opportunity to qualify for county and state meets.

Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams had what Brierley called standout performances in both the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke, taking first in the IM and second in the breast to her teammate, Jane Brierley, finishing with personal bests and qualifying for counties in both events. East Hampton senior Sophia Swanson finished with her best time in the 100 butterfly and just missed the state qualifying time by 0.47 of a second and won the event by eight seconds.

East Hampton captains recognized Sophia Tucci as the team’s Swimmer of the Meet. It’s Tucci’s first year on the team. She is new to the sport, and Brierley said she’s been working hard in practice and learning the skills and techniques needed to perform at a high level, specifically the backstroke. Tucci was asked to lead off the medley relay in the 50 back on the ‘C’ relay team and raced well, leading the captains too choose her as swimmer of the meet.

East Hampton competed in the League III Championships at Hauppauge High School on Tuesday. Results of the meet occurred too late to appear in this week’s edition of The Press and will be in next week’s edition.

Lady Bonac Soccer Finishes Season



The East Hampton girls soccer team won three of its final five games to finish with a 5-9 Division II record, 6-10 overall, with 82.07 power points. It placed the Lady Bonackers 20th in the county and outside of the Class A postseason.

Mariner Football Falls To Bayport



The Southampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton football team lost, 40-6, at home to Bayport/Blue Point on Friday night to drop to 2-5 in Division IV with 93.66 power points. The Mariners now sit outside of the eighth and final playoff spot at ninth in the division and will need to win their final game at Port Jefferson this Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in order to have a shot of leapfrogging crosstown rival Hampton Bays for the final playoff spot.

Baymen Football Loses At Mt. Sinai



As expected, the Hampton Bays football team lost at first place and undefeated Mount Sinai on Friday night, 35-0, but even with the loss, the Baymen (3-5 Division IV) were able to take over the eighth and final postseason spot from Southampton, which lost to Bayport. It’s now a waiting game for Hampton Bays as to whether it will clinch a postseason berth, since it has a bye in the final week of the regular season. If Southampton loses at Port Jeff this weekend, Hampton Bays would most likely stay in the eighth spot and get in.

Lady Baymen Soccer Avoids Winless Season



The Hampton Bays girls soccer team (1-13 Division II, 1-15 overall, 27.72 power points) avoided a winless season with a 5-0 victory at home over Wyandanch back on October 12. Saorla Scully and Melissa Guzman each scored a pair of goals. Pam Grajales also scored, and Rebecca Heaney made five saves in the shut out.

Lady ’Canes Miss Out On Playoffs



The Westhampton Beach girls soccer team defeated Kings Park, 2-1, in its regular season finale on Thursday, October 24, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Lady Hurricanes into the Class A postseason. They just missed out on qualifying even with a respectable 7-7 Division II record with 112.90 power points.

Ella Dunathan scored the winning goal over Kings Park off an assist from Elizabeth Knieriemen with 9:30 left in the game. Courtney Wenzel also scored a goal, Jade Merrell made 14 saves and Sydney Wood chipped in a save of her own.

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