The sheer intensity matched any high school contest played on the high school lacrosse circuit this season.

Lady Bonackers Break Through




It may have been two winless teams squaring off, but the sheer intensity matched any high school contest played on the high school lacrosse circuit this season.

And after a hotly contested match and one scoreless overtime stanza, Bonac’s Lucy Emptage found the net and East Hampton had its first lacrosse win of the season, sending the team and the crowd into a frenzy.

It was that good — and that close. The two teams were tied 6-6 after the half and 12-12 after the first overtime, when Emptage drilled the game winner. It was fitting — the youngster had left just about everything she had on the field, rifling home six goals and assisting on five others.

Emptage wasn’t the only heroine, though. Elizabeth Bistrian had four goals and five points, and Grace Perello added three scores. Katelynn Johnston ripped seven shots past the netkeeper for the Lady Royals, who fell to 0-7.

East Hampton, now 1-6 in Division II and 1-7 overall, have a couple other winnable games coming up: Deer Park (3-6) at home on April 25 and at Hampton Bays (0-8) May 1. Both contests begin at 4:30 PM.

The locals will need a win streak to qualify for the postseason. West Babylon (8-1), Bayport/Blue Point (7-1) and Eastport/South Manor (6-1) sit atop the division standings, but Westhampton is perfectly positioned, with a 6-2 mark.

The Lady Hurricanes bested Rocky Point at home 16-8 on April 18. Hailey Daleo scored eight points, including five goals, and Giana Murphy and Holly Hollie Schleicher each added three goals and three assists. Isabelle Smith had a hat trick and tallied five points, and Maureen Duffy scored twice and added an assist. Eleanor Kast patrolled the net and smothered eight shots.

The Lady Hurricanes are at Bayport/Blue Point Saturday for a high noon affair and Tuesday at Babylon (5-4) for a 4:30 PM tiff.

Boys Lacrosse
Mattituck/Southold heads to the postseason. The North Forkers edged Hauppauge to improve to 4-2 in Division II play. The Tuckers overcame an early deficit behind the play of Max Kruszeski, who unloaded for five goals, and Greg Hauser, who drilled home for more. In the end though, it was Justin Tobin who tallied the game winner with less than two minutes left, on a pass from Ethan Schmidt. Shawn Howell manned the nets and turned back nine shots.

rmurphy@indyeastend.com