Blue Devil Sports News

Tara Wilson and Amber Stieve work the play for Huntington. (Mike Connell photo.)

September 06, 2016

Tara Wilson drilled a penalty shot into the goal in the 76th minute to give the Huntington girls’ soccer team a 1-1 tie at Walt Whitman last Friday night under the lights. It was the non-league opener for both schools.

The teams were scoreless at halftime. Whitman’s Shelbi Wuss put the Wildcats ahead with about 28 minutes remaining in the game when she scored out of a crowd in front of the net.

Anna Gulizio recorded 10 saves for the Blue Devils in her first career varsity start in goal. Whitman’s Brittany Shaneberger stopped eight shots.

H-ton Boys’ Soccer Impressive

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Kevin Gulizio had two goals
against Patchogue-Medford. (Darin Reed photo.)

The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team won its season opener on Saturday when it notched a shutout of visiting Patchogue-Medford, 3-0.

Luis Ortiz, Matt Gelb and Denison Osorto all scored goals for Huntington. Kevin Gulizio added a pair of assists. Eren Aydin also picked up an assist. Goalie Nat Amato stopped six shots and gained his first shutout of the season.

The Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead first half lead and added a pair of goals in the second frame to lockdown the victory.

Huntington is fielding an almost entirely new varsity team this fall after losing 21 players to graduation last spring.

Jordan Forte Has Two Goals for JV

Jordan Forte scored two goals and Natalie Gonzalez added a third to pace the Huntington girls’ junior varsity soccer team to a 3-0 victory over visiting Walt Whitman.

The Blue Devils produced impressive offense in the season opening contest. Gonzalez’ goal came on a penalty kick. Goalie Ashley Lumpe had 10 saves.

Mackenzie Maloney Scores for Wells College

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Huntington alum Mackenzie Maloney
plays soccer at Wells College.

Former Blue Devil three sport star Mackenzie Maloney scored a goal in Wells College’s season opening 4-1 victory over SUNY Canton.

A member of Huntington’s Class of 2014, Maloney excelled for Wells College in soccer, basketball and lacrosse as a freshman. Against SUNY Canton, she had two shots on goal.

A crowd of 657 turned out for the game at SUNY Canton.

Ulixis Colato Scores Every Point

Trailing 8-0, Huntington freshman Ulixis Colato scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and then added a two-point conversation to the Blue Devil junior varsity football team a tie at home against rugged Newfield.

Both teams played outstanding defense, frustrating the opposing offenses. After Colato tied the game, Newfield rallied before being stopped on the two yard line as time ran out.

Samantha Lynch Settles Into ND

Samantha Lynch has settled into Notre Dame University for her sophomore year. The former Blue Devil great plays lacrosse for the Fighting Irish. She was an exceptional soccer, basketball and lacrosse player for Huntington.

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Huntington alum Samantha Lynch
is a Notre Dame sophomore.

“I am taking all mechanical engineering classes this semester so I’m excited to really get started with my major,” Ms. Lynch said. “The team looks good so far.

Notre Dame is beginning its fall workout program

Blue Devils Fall on Gridiron

The Huntington varsity football team fell behind defending county and Long Island champion Newfield, 14-0 last Friday night before staging a second quarter rally to tie the score.

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Huntington senior Jared Leake scored
a 25 yard touchdown last Friday night.

Newfield went on to score 20 unanswered second half points to capture a 34-14 victory in the season opener. The Blue Devils travel to Suffolk Division II top seeded Half Hollow Hills West on Saturday.

Jared Leake scored Huntington’s first touchdown on a 25 yard run. Kei Ron Byrams also scored from the one yard line. Jose Veliz kicked both extra points for the Blue Devils.

Omar Santiago Appointed

Former Blue Devil wrestling star Omar Santiago has been approved for a probationary appointment to teach technology at J. Taylor Finley Middle School.

Santiago holds a BS degree in technology education from SUNY Oswego. He taught technology at Freeport High School from February 2016 through the end of the school year.

Huntington officials interviewed seven candidates prior to recommending Santiago for appointment.

A member of Huntington’s Class of 2009, Santiago compiled a 30-7 record on the mat as a senior, reaching the Section XI tournament finals, where he fell in sudden death overtime to Sachem East’s Dan O’Malley, 6-4. Santiago pulled off several upsets on his way to the finals, winning an overtime decision over Eastport-South Manor’s Jon Mercado, 4-2 and then wrestling past Brentwood’s Travis Calderon, 5-1. The Huntington senior grabbed a 9-2 decision over Sachem North’s Mike Piro in the semi-finals.

Blue Devil Captains

The Huntington varsity football team is captained by seniors Kei Ron Byrams, Nicholas Lanzisero and Eddie Daly. The Blue Devils are coached by Steve Muller, Todd Jamison and Andrew White. The JV staff consists of William Harris and James Byrnes.