Despite an impressive run by senior Shane Martensen, the Redmen fell to 1-2 on the season with an Oct. 2 loss to North Babylon.

The boys golf team fell to Sayville, 7.5-1.5, on Oct. 2 at Timber Point. EI’s Tank Argenti shot a 39.

East Islip defeated Centereach, 3-1, on Oct. 2, led by two goals from Zack Acocella. Also scoring: Danny Munar (1 goal), Nolan Ferrin (1 assist), Steven McKenna (1 assist). Goalie Frank Noviello made 4 saves.

Steven Braccioforte scored with 1:40 to go, tying an Oct. 4 game against Smithtown East that ended 2-2. Also scoring for EI were Brady Benitez (1 goal), and Acocella (1 assists). Noviello made 10 saves.

Spurred by Carlee Ancona’s 2 goals, East Islip downed Connetquot, 4-1, on Oct. 1. Other EI scoring: Alexa Martino (1 goal, 1 assist), Courtney Bernardini (1 goal), Nicole Levy (1 assists), Juliette Polis (1 assist) and Brianna DeMeo (1 assist). Goalie Jordan Catanzaro made 7 saves.

The EI girls won again on Oct. 3, shutting out West Islip, 2-0, and extending their record to 8-0.
Junior Brianna DeMeo scored her first varsity goal. Other EI scorers were: Levy (1 goal) and Bernardini (1 assist). Catanzaro made 1 saves, with Erica Hayden also making 1 save.


Proving their undefeated status to date was no fluke, the Redmen beat top-ranked Riverhead, 24-14, to push their record to 5-0 in Division II. EI intercepted Riverhead QB Ryan Bitzer four times (by Paul Dondero, Hugens Tranquille, Steve Walsh and Mike Lee). Emerging star Andre Deegan rushed for 110 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. QB Casey Nolan went 9-for-18 for 162 yards, highlighted by a 49-yard touchdown pass to Lee. Matt Walter was a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points and added a 22-yard field goal.


Finishing 1-2-3 in the three-mile course at Sunken Meadow, Niamh Ashe (20:22), Kayla Murphy (20:58) and Emily Fusco (21:25) led East Islip over North Babylon, 41-17, on Oct. 2.

EI shut out North Babylon, 1-0, on Oct. 2, with the sole goal coming from Kayla Saager (assisted by Sydney Cammeyer). Goalie Kiersten Conway made 4 saves.

The Lady Redmen notched another shutout on Oct. 3 against Centereach. Saager scored 2 of EI’s 3 goals, and added an assist. The remaining goal was scored by Caileigh Apicella, while Shannon Cumming added 2 assists. Conway made 3 saves.

West Islip in turn shut out EI on Oct. 5, winning 2-0 despite Conway’s 7 saves.

EI beat Sayville, 7-0, on Oct. 2, improving their record to 7-0. Christina Hyland defeated Paige Liskiewski at third singles, 6-2, 6-3. Other EI singles winners were Karen Serina at first, Emily Hyland at second and Abby Dell’Orto at fourth. For doubles, EI winners were Marissa Corrado and Shannon Murphy (first), Nicole Damore and Sarah Schreiner (second), and Justina Marku and Shelby Clyne (third).

The team won again on Oct. 3, beating West Islip 4-3 and winning the League III championship. Star sophomore Serina (38-0 in league matches) defeated Tori Lentzeres at first singles, 6-0, 6-0. Other EI singles winners were Christina Hyland (third) and Dell’Orto (fourth). Damore and Schreiner won at second doubles.

On Oct. 6, EI fell to Half Hollow Hills East, 6-1, to end the regular season.

EI shut out Centereach, 3-0, on Oct. 1 to improve their League III record to 5-0. Cathy Marku had 5 blocks and 10 kills, while Brianna Baier had 6 aces and 10 digs.

Boys cross-country photos by Glenn Reed