Sports Results for Week of May 7, 2012
East Islip beat Smithtown East 6-3 on May 8, with Ken Rotunno going 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer. Winning pitcher John Dondero threw a complete game with 12 strikeouts (allowing only 3 runs) while going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Rotunno was on the losing end when Smithtown East got revenge on May 10, blanking EI 3-0.
In the third game of this series on May 11, EI lost 6-3 with Dave Palmer on the mound as Smithtown East clinched the League III title.
Connetquot edged East Islip on May 8, winning 7-6 despite big saves from goalies Sean Sconone (6 saves) and Robert Rohan (5 saves). EI scorers were Tyler Rigo (4 goals, 1 assist), Joe Modica (1 goal) and Sean Spruyt (1 goal).
East Islip came out on top on May 10, beating Patchogue-Medford 6-3 behind freshman Sconone’s 13 saves. Rigo had a hat trick and added 2 assists. Other EI scorers were Robert Sconone (1 goal, 1 assist), Shawn Cummings (1 goal), Spruyt (1 goal), Ross Vandenburg (1 assist) and Modica (1 assist).
The Division II Individual Championships were held on May 7 at East Islip. In the singles finals, No. 1 Tyler Hoffman (Sayville) defeated No. 2 Nick Bauer (East Islip) 6-2, 6-1. In the doubles consolation, No. 5 Jared Sossin and Greg Nolan (West Islip) beat No. 3 Terrence Nixdorf and Ryan Hegarty (East Islip) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
The East Islip boys track and field team had an excellent showing at the 67th annual Suffolk County Relay Meet held at Bayport-Blue Point High School on May 12, earning seven school-record relay performances and 16 medals for the day. Seniors Dave Nappi and Joe Braccioforte won first place in the 2x pole vault (23'-6"). In the 2x triple jump, senior Ryan Smith and freshman Zach Acocella placed fouth (79'-0.5"). Junior Andrew Sharkey and freshman Tom Koppelman came in sixth (2:03.39) in the 2x400-meter intermediate hurdles. In the 4x1600-meter relay, seniors Jack Smith and Raymond O'Connor and juniors Brian Smith and Shane Martensen came in fifth place (19:10.04). Seniors Nicardo Whyte, Erik Corral and Nick Croce and sophomore Evan Barnes came in seventh (1:40.99) in the sprint medley relay. In the 4x100-meter relay, seniors Jerel Williams, Smith and Whyte and junior Andre Deegan earned second place (44.46). The 4x400-meter relay ended with Williams, Corral, Sharkey and Acocella also fininishing in second (3:28.41).
“We went to the meet with high expectations for ourselves,” said coach James Connell. “The team has been performing well all season long. We know we're a really good team this year, but I could have never imagined a day in which we would take down seven school records. I couldn't have been more proud of my team .”
East Islip’s girls golf team shut out West Babylon 9-0 on May 7 at the Timberpoint White Course. Junior Kendall Allmendinger shot a personal-low best of 44, 8 strokes over par, and senior Kim Schmidt shot a 46. The team score for the day was an impressive 250, which bested West Babylon by 90 shots.
The girls fell to League II leaders Sayville on May 10, losing 7-2. The team score was 21 strokes off Sayville's total of 248.
On May 11, EI beat second-place Bayport-Blue Point by an 8-1 score. Sophomore Cathy Marku shot a 51 in the number five spot. “An excellent effort – the girls demonstrated a solid team effort with all players contributing to the win,” said coach Judith Fischer.
The team qualified for the Suffolk County tournament for the fifth straight year.
GIRLS VARSITY LACROSSE
East Islip demolished Smithtown East 19-9 on May 8, with Nicole Levy exploding for 7 goals (she added 3 assists as well). Other EI scorers were: Jackie Niciforo (4 goals,1 assist), Shannon Cummings ( 3 goals, 1 assist), Lisa Olen (3 goals), Elizabeth Vetter (1 goal, 1 assist), Carlee Ancona (1 goal, 2 assists) and Jackie Clyne (1 assist). In goal, Krista Ancona made 2 saves and Clyne made 1.
EI lost to Bay Shore on May 11, despite 5 saves from Lee-Ann Salim and 4 by Krista Ancona. Scorers were Victoria Gregson (3 goals, 1 assist), Carlee Ancona (1 goal, 1 assist), Levy (1 goal, 1 assist), Cummings (1 goal, 1 assist), Vetter (1 assist) and Olen (1 assist).
GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LACROSSE
The girls middle school lacrosse team beat Sayville 13-6 on May 8. Taylor Lungrin scored 5 goals. Rachel Florenz, Veronica Saager and Kamryn Pasha netted 2 goals each, while Sara Wright and Amanda Rovalino each scored a goal. “The team worked well together, dominating each quarter of the game,” said coach Melissa Love.
EI won again on May 10, defeating Oregon 14-4. EI scorers were Samantha Levey (2 goals), Lungrin (2 goals), Wright (2 goals), Florenz (1 goal), Sarah Ianella (1 goal), Molly O'Neill (1 goal), Taylor Paglino (1 goal), Pasha (1 goal), Angelina Perrone (1 goal), Rovalino (1 goal) and Saager (1 goal).
“Great job by the entire team and another amazing game,” said Love.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
In a League IV event, East Islip’s girls track and field team lost 93-57 to Riverhead on May 10.
Centereach beat East Islip’s softball squad on May 10, winning 3-1. Courtney Blake was the losing pitcher and hit EI’s sole home run.
On May 11 against Smithtown West, Blake went 3-for-4 and threw a 2-hitter with 7 strikeouts. Lindsey Zenk went 2-for-4 with a double and triple.
In a non-league game, EI and Blake vanquished Commack 4-1 on May 12. Alexa Martone finished 2-3 with one RBI.