Six of Bonac’s 11 Fall Entries Are in Leagues’ Top Three

Morgan German, competing in the 100-yard butterfly above, was East Hampton’s “most outstanding swimmer” in the meet here with Huntington on Oct. 9. Jack Graves

    Standings posted on Section XI’s Web site Tuesday morning showed that East Hampton High School’s boys soccer team was in first place in League VI with a 7-1-0 record, and that girls volleyball, boys volleyball, and girls swimming were in runner-up spots.
    Moreover, boys and girls cross-country were each in third place in their leagues, golf was fourth, girls tennis was fifth, field hockey was eighth among 11 teams in Division III, and girls soccer was last in League V.
    The boys volleyball team, whose record as of that day was 4-2 in League III, is to raise money at its match here with Westhampton Beach tomorrow for breast cancer research.
    In recent matches, the boys lost 3-2 to Sayville, but rebounded to win 3-0 at Westhampton. The girls, whose sole loss as of Tuesday had come at the hands of Elwood-John Glenn, last week swept Miller Place and Rocky Point, by 3-0 scores in each case. Versus Rocky Point, Melanie Mackin had 11 kills, Charlotte Wiltshire 7, and Raya O’Neal and Carley Seekamp 6 each. In addition, Maria Montoya served 5 aces, O’Neal had 16 assists, and Katie Brierley had 23 digs.
    In the division individual girls tennis tournament, East Hampton’s Gillian Neubert and Daniella Dunphy defeated William Floyd’s Kelsey Henn and Lisa Linn 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4 Monday in a semifinal-round doubles match. Abby Okin, East Hampton’s number-one singles player, was defeated 6-2, 6-0 in the second round by Ross’s Sophie Volz, who went on to lose to Mercy’s Cassidy Lessard 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. East Hampton’s number-two, Carly Grossman, who had a nice run at the end of the season, won two matches before being ousted.
    Volz, a junior from Germany, won all her league matches this fall at number-two.
    Ross’s team, ranked eighth on Long Island by Newsday, finished second to William Floyd in league play with a 10-2 record. The Cosmos, coached by Vinicius Carmo, defeated Floyd 5-2 under its bubble, but a couple of days later lost by the same score on Floyd’s courts.
    Given that his team had gone 3-9 last year, Carmo said he couldn’t complain.
    He added that “our league, League VII, is the strongest in the county. All of us — East Hampton, Mercy, and my team — can do well. East Hampton lost a lot of 4-3 matches — they had bad luck. Our league should do well.”
Carmo said Tuesday that Ross had been seeded fifth in the county team tournament, which is to begin tomorrow, with matches at the sites of the higher seeds.
East Hampton’s field hockey team fell to 6-6 Monday as the result of a 3-2 loss in overtime at Riverhead. Sophia DePasquale tied the score with a goal in the last minute of regulation, but Riverhead’s Maria Dillingham got the game-winner (and a hat trick) with 1:54 left in O.T. Shannon McCaffrey got the assist on DePasquale’s goal, which was her 12th of the season.
On Saturday, Becky Schwartz’s charges bageled Port Jefferson 5-0. The goal-scorers in that one were Alyssa Bahel, with two, and DePasquale, Amanda Calabrese, and Casey Waleko.
    Things have been going swimmingly, by and large, for the girls swimming team, coached by John McGeehan.
    The team was 2-1 in league competition as of Tuesday, having lost a close one to Huntington and having soundly defeated West Babylon in meets last week.
    East Hampton wound up losing 89-81 to Huntington at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Oct. 9, though going into the final two events the score was tied.
    “They were a little deeper than I thought,” McGeehan was to say later in the week. “It was a good meet.”
    East Hampton’s outstanding swimmer that day, he said, had been Morgan German, a junior, who recorded personal bests in her 50-yard leg in the 200 freestyle relay, in the 100-meter butterfly, and in her 100-yard leg in the 400 freestyle relay.
    She swam the first leg of the 200 relay in 27.72 seconds; she was second in the 100 fly in 1:07.76, and her 1:01.68 was the fastest leg in the 400 relay. East Hampton (German, Lydia Florio, Shannon Ryan, and Marina Preiss) won the 200 relay, and placed second in the 400 with German, Marikate Ryan, Lindsey Stevens, and Laura Gundersen.
    Preiss, a junior who swam the 50 and 100 free in the state meet last year, and who, according to McGeehan, is his only competitor with a shot at the states this season, won the 100 freestyle in 54.57 (“23/100ths of a second off the state qualifying time”), and anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay, after which she won the 100 backstroke.
    McGeehan added that Florio, one of only two seniors on the team, had in placing second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17:51 recorded a personal best.
    Among the top performers at West Babylon Friday were Gundersen, a senior, who won the 200 freestyle; Preiss, who won the 200 individual medley and the 100 back; Florio, who won the 50 free; German, who won the 100 fly; Stevens, who won the 100 free; Sarah O’Dwyer, a ninth grader in her first year of competition, who won the 100 breaststroke, and the winning 200 freestyle relay team of Shannon Ryan, Mia Karlin-Cappello, Marikate Ryan, and Preiss.