Brian Contreras scored off a first half penalty kick to give Huntington a 1-0 victory over visiting Centereach. Goalie Cole Pillion made three saves to notch his third shutout of the season for the Blue Devils.
Contreras’ goal came with about 15 minutes remaining in the first half. Huntington’s defense took it from there, shutting down the Cougars.
“We played really well,” said Manny Reyes, one of the team’s top players. “We moved the ball nicely and created a lot of opportunities, but unfortunately just couldn’t finish. But in the end we did what we needed to do to win the game and that’s what counts.”
Ainsley Lumpe is Spectacular in Goal
Ainsley Lumpe was simply spectacular in goal for the Huntington girls’ soccer team, recording 14 saves in goal to help the Blue Devils tie their third straight game, this time at home against Patchogue-Medford, 1-1.
Huntington’s Marissa Stafford gave the Blue Devils a 1-0 halftime lead on a penalty kick, but Patchogue-Medford tied the game on a goal about 18 minutes into the second half. Neither squad could score in the next 42 minutes, including 20 minutes of overtime.
Huntington Field Hockey Playing Well
The Huntington field hockey team easily dispatched visiting Lindenhurst, 5-1. Lauren LoScalzo and Anna Wickey both scored twice. Holly Wright had a goal and an assist. Meg Byrnes added two assists. Wickey also picked up an assist.
The Blue Devils led 3-0 at halftime and went on to outscore the Bulldogs in the second half, 2-1.
A few days earlier, Huntington’s second half rally fell just short at Bay Shore as the Blue Devils dropped a 2-1 verdict to the Marauders.
Huntington fell behind 2-0 by halftime, before Anna Wickey scored in the second half to cut the Blue Devils’ deficit in half.
Huntington goalie Julie Rogel made seven saves. Lisa Martin added two saves for the Blue Devils.
Huntington dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 verdict to Walt Whitman at home on Monday afternoon. Anna Wickey scored the lone Blue Devil goal. The two teams combined for 20 shots on goal. Huntington goalie Julie Rogel made eight saves.
Lexi Helburn Paces Blue Devil Tennis
The Huntington girls’ tennis team nipped Half Hollow Hills West for the second time in a week, 4-3. Blue Devil No. 3 singles Lexi Helburn won an exciting three set match, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to lead the way.
Huntington improved to 7-1 on Monday afternoon when the Blue Devils edged visiting Walt Whitman at Coach Cupp Courts, 5-2.
Huntington’s Caitlyn Palermo and Anna Bell Young won an exciting match in No. 2 doubles. The duo dropped the first set 0-6 before rallying to win the next two sets by scores of 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Jack Giamo Leads Huntington Golf
The Huntington golf team drove its way past Walt Whitman for its fifth consecutive victory without a loss. The Blue Devils topped the Wildcats, 9-0. Jack Giamo shot a four over par 38 on the front nine at the Oyster Bay Golf Course.
Giamo was also outstanding against Commack a few days earlier. His three over par 39 on the front nine at the Huntington Crescent Club helped the Blue Devils beat Commack, 6.5-2.5.
Finley Cross Country on the Run
The J. Taylor Finley Middle School co-ed cross country team is off and running this fall. The squad is coached by Finley teacher Jarrad Richter.
The Finley girls’ roster includes seventh grader Ella Ackerman, Michaela Dopico, Felicity George, Daniella Granito, Amalia Heinz, Molly Hodgkinson, Elizabeth James, Chelsey Olivo, Kathryn Schmidt and Anne Tyrell and eighth graders Andrea Mani-Munoz and Jannel Marroquin.
The Finley boys’ roster features seventh graders Robert Giordano, John Joyce IV, Sajithan Kamalendran, Aidan Pope and Benjamin Soric and eighth graders Thomas Breingan, Benjamin Edgar-McNerney, Brandon Fucci and Lars Galvin.
Finley has dual meets scheduled against Northport, Oldfield, Hauppauge, Stimson, Candlewood, Elwood and Kings Park. A countywide race at Sunken Meadow State Park is also planned.
Finley Girls’ Tennis Notching Aces
The J. Taylor Finley Middle School girls’ tennis team is notching aces this fall. The squad is coached by Eric Triolo.
The Finley roster consists of seventh graders Liva Camarata, Madeline Eriksen, Adriana Flores Matute, Vincenza Garofalo, Emily Kustera, Tess Markotsis, Elizabeth Michaelson and Erika Reyes and eighth graders Jane Callery, Grace Carmody, Keira Coulter, Jackeline Guevara-Medina, Ellie Kaufman, Maya Sakellarios and Miladys Vila-Saz.
Finley is in the midst of a 10 meet schedule. The team is playing home and away matches against Hauppauge, Elwood and Stimson along with single meets against Northport, East Northport, Commack and Oldfield.
Finley Field Hockey Loaded with Young Talent
The J. Taylor Finley Middle School field hockey team is loaded with young talent. The squad is coached by veteran Nancy Conlon.
Finley’s roster features a dozen seventh graders, including Rosie Arner, Alexandra Centrone, Charlotte Curtin, Alyssa Evans, Janelee Gomez-Hernandez, Rafaella Gregorio, Ariana Lepera, Brittany Lopez-Berrios, Jordan Matijak, Aine Rimkunas, Gwendolyn Tittman and Sophia Weiss along with eighth graders Landry Flynn, Natalia Hernandez and Kaityln Sansiviero.
Finley’s eight game schedule includes home and away contests against Candlewood and Stimson and single games against Northport, East Northport, Oldfield and Commack.
Smithtown West Tops Huntington Boys’ Soccer
The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team fell behind in the first half to undefeated Smithtown West and was unable to make up its deficit, falling 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
The Blue Devils trailed at halftime, 2-0. Jasson Garay scored an unassisted goal in the second half and goalie Cole Pillion made six saves, but it wasn’t enough for Huntington.