The Blue Devil varsity girls’ soccer team celebrated its veteran players on Senior Day as a crowd of parents, friends and teammates looked on.
The careers of Ryann Gaffney, Anna Gulizio, Shannon Maloney, Lauren McGlone, Erin Morrisroe, Jolena Smith, Emma Petrizzi and Tara Wilson were recognized as head coach John Walsh waxed poetic about them one by one. The ceremony followed a fierce battle at Blue Devil Stadium against visiting Centereach. The game ended in a scoreless tie.
The bleachers were decorated with colorful balloons. Underclassmen made touching posters filled with photos and humorous sayings in honor of each of the eight seniors and affixed them to the façade of the bleachers facing the field. Finley girls’ soccer players and a large crowd of high school students attended the game.
Huntington Alum Rolling with the Tide
Huntington grad Meghan Plant (front row, third from left) with the Alabama club field hockey team.
Meghan Plant is thoroughly enjoying her freshman year at the University of Alabama. The Huntington High School Class of 2016 member dived right into life on the campus, including getting involved in the Crimson Tide’s club field hockey team.
Last weekend, Ms. Plant participated in her first club field hockey tournament against Western Kentucky, Kentucky and Dayton. Alabama went 2-0-1 and Ms. Plant scored a pair of goals from her forward position. “It was great,” she said.
Ms. Plant played on the Huntington field hockey and lacrosse teams and was very involved in a long list of clubs and other activities around the school.
Blue Devil Field Hockey Wins on Senior Day
Blue Devil field hockey seniors and their parents.
The Huntington field hockey team notched its biggest win of the fall when it outlasted visiting Newfield in overtime on Senior Day at Blue Devil Stadium, 6-4.
Anna Wickey, Liz Berejka and Michaela Carnesi scored goals. Megan Byrnes had two assists and Berejka also assisted on one of the goals.
With the score knotted 3-3, the team went into overtime, but neither squad could put the ball between the posts. The battle then went into a shootout phase and Huntington sparkled.
Wickey, Holly Wright and Lindsay McKenna all hit the back of the cage as the Blue Devils outscored the Wolverines, 3-1in the shootout to grab a 6-4 victory.
Huntington seniors Emma Alexander, Olivia Arciprete, Liz Berejka, Michaela Carnesi, Alexa Cassar, Grace Curran, Jessica Greene, Alexandra Haughwout, Ryan McKean, Ashley Wright, Amber Zulijani and manager Mikaela McMahon were all honored during a pre-game ceremony before taking the field and playing their hearts out.
Gelb & Gulizio Score in Blue Devil Victory
The Huntington boys’ soccer team shutout host Smithtown East in a must-win game, 2-0. Matt Gelb and Kevin Gulizio scored goals for the Blue Devils.
The game was knotted in a scoreless tie at halftime before Huntington struck twice. Alex Rivera and Gulizio added assists. Nat Amato stopped four shots in goal to record the shutout.
Blue Devils Fall in Tennis Playoffs
The Huntington girls’ tennis team fell to Bayport-Blue Point in the Suffolk playoffs, 5-2. Abby Bellistri and Mia Breitbart captured No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-0. Eighth grader Isyss Jones took No. 3 singles in three sets, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3).
Matt Giamo Sharp on the Links
The Blue Devil golf team putted its way to a 6.5-2.5 victory over Harborfields on the front nine of Sunken Meadow’s “green” course. Matt Giamo’s two-over par 38 led Huntington.
Freddy Amador’s Goal Breaks Tie
The Huntington boys’ soccer team notched a crucial victory at Copiague on Monday afternoon, 2-1. Freddy Amador broke a 1-1 tie when he scored from about 20 yards out with a blast to the right corner of the net less than a minute into the second half.
Kevin Gulizio scored in the first half for the Blue Devils. Matt Gelb picked up an assist. Nat Amato had five saves in goal for Huntington.
Darkness Sets in on Field Hockey
The Huntington field hockey team made the long trek to Riverhead on Tuesday afternoon. It was the Blue Waves’ senior day game, so there were plenty of parents in the bleachers.
Anna Wickey and Michaela Carnesi scored for Huntington. The teams battled to a 2-2 tie during regulation. Neither squad could score during the 10-minute overtime. The teams then moved into the shootout phase, but darkness set in and the game was halted.