The Blue Devil varsity girls’ tennis team looked unbeatable earlier this week as it toppled visiting Shoreham-Wading River at Coach Cupp Courts, 5-2.
Sophomore Tallulah Pitti was sensational in No. 2 singles, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Senior Caitylyn Palermo and freshman Anna Bell Young cruised in No. 1 doubles, 6-3, 6-0.
Huntington is coached by Jamie Fishlow.
H-ton Boys’ Soccer Overwhelms Connetquot
The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team overwhelmed visiting Connetquot in the season-opener, 5-1.
The Blue Devils scored three first half goals to take a 3-0 halftime lead. Jason Garay and Carlos Reyes both tallied a goal and an assist. Arnold Alfaro, Manny Reyes and Julien Rentsch also scored goals in the game. Brian Contreras and Yovani Rubio notched one assist each. Cole Pillion stopped four shots in goal.
Huntington is led by head coach John Pagano and assistant coach Jason Suarez.
Blue Devil Girls’ Volleyball Wins
The Huntington varsity girls’ volleyball team started its season in winning fashion, shutting out host Comsewogue, 3-0.
The Blue Devils captured games by 25-18, 25-7 and 25-21 scores. Cat Jamison has eight digs, five aces, eight digs and 16 kills. Maddie Reed tallied six blocks, two digs and three kills. Shannon Kehoe contributed 37 assists, eight aces and one kill.
Huntington’s team effort included six digs by Steli Vlahos, a pair of kills and block by Sophia Severine, 10 digs, a kill and an ace by Kianna Criscuola, five digs by Izzy Toscano and four digs by Kiara Gelbman. Marina Durand added a block.
Abby Maichin Named to US Lacrosse Select Team
Notre Dame bound Huntington High School senior Abby Maichin has earned a spot on US Lacrosse’s U17 select team. She is one of only 22 players in the country to be tapped for the national squad.
Maichin tallied 46 goals and 24 assists, 10 draw controls, 10 groundballs and six caused turnovers at attack for Huntington last spring. She has scored 150 goals and added 53 assists over the past three varsity seasons.
US Lacrosse chose 22 players each for boys’ and girls’ U15 and U17 teams. The selections were made following August’s national combine for the National Team Development Program that featured nearly 300 of the nation’s top young lacrosse players training at US Lacrosse headquarters. As part of the NTDP process, more than 1,300 players participated in 21 regional trials (boys and girls), conducted in partnership with the Premier Lacrosse League and Women’s Professional Lacrosse League, last summer leading up to the selection of the USA Select teams.
The goal of the NTDP is to provide high-level training for the nation’s top young players that will ultimately expand the talent pool for the U.S. national teams that participate in world lacrosse competitions. The four USA Select teams will compete against international competition from Canada during the Fall Classic at US Lacrosse in Maryland over the weekend of October 18-20.
Blue Devil Boys’ Soccer Captains
This fall’s Blue Devil varsity boys’ soccer team will be led by captains Julien Rentsch, Carmine De Ieso and Brian Contreras. The three seniors have enjoyed long careers with Huntington.
Rentsch and Contreras play defense while De Ieso is a midfielder.
Upcoming Blue Devil Athletic Action
The Huntington girls’ varsity soccer team hosts Riverhead on Friday at 4 p.m. The Blue Devil varsity field hockey team hosts Newfield, also on Friday at 4 p.m. The Huntington golf team will battle John H. Glenn on Friday at 4 p.m. at Crab Meadow.
On Saturday, the varsity boys’ soccer team plays at home against Deer Park at 10 a.m. The Blue Devil varsity girls’ volleyball team plays in a tournament at Walt Whitman beginning at 8 a.m.
Jasson Garay Paces H-ton Soccer
The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team used a pair of second half goals to win their second consecutive game, topping Central Islip at Blue Devil Stadium, 2-0.
Jasson Garay had a goal and an assist to lead Huntington. Manny Reyes also scored and Deybi Jimenez added an assist. Cole Pillion notched the shutout in goal, making four saves.