The Montauk Rugby Club capped its fall season with a hard-fought 32-29 win over the New York R.C. at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Saturday before an appreciative crowd that included a number of Montauk alums who had come out not only to see the finale, but also in memory of Ron Jensen, a popular former forward who died at the age of 44 this past week in Jupiter, Fla.
“New York is a really good team, definitely the best we’ve played all season,” said Rich Brierley, one of Montauk’s coaches, during a conversation Monday.
The East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which had, with a 1-0 victory over Elwood-John Glenn here on Columbus Day, clinched at least a share of the League VI title, claimed it outright on Oct. 21, defeating Amityville here by a like margin.
The Bonackers, coached by Rich King and Don McGovern, thus finished the regular season undefeated, at 10-0-2. It is the school’s fourth consecutive league title, and its fifth in the past six years.