Patrick Sclafani’s hole-in-one helps Huntington win
On the Par 3, 160-yard third hole at Crab Meadow Golf Course, freshman Patrick Sclafani took a four iron out of his bag and with the wind in his face stepped up to the tee box and rolled in a hole-in-one for Huntington in its 8-1 win over Glenn in Suffolk III. Sclafani shot a 7-over 43 on the front nine.
According to coach Mike Marinello wind gusts ranged from 35-40 miles per hour throughout the match.
“I have been coaching for 15 years and it was the first time I have seen a player in competition have a hole-in-one,” Marinello said. “It is a nice feat for any golfer, but it was a real treat to have him do it under the tough conditions.”
Half Hollow Hills 0, Commack 0 (Half Hollow Hills won 3-1 on penalty strokes): Carley Auricchio made six saves, and had three stops in the penalty shootout for Half Hollow Hills in Suffolk I. Commack’s Shannon Smith made two saves in the loss.
Northport 1, Patchogue-Medford 0: Kirsten Roethel scored off a penalty corner from Kate Trizzino with 7:30 left in the game for Northport. Lexie Ferrara made 15 saves for Patchogue-Medford.
Connetquot 2, Lindenhurst 1: Karly Hokensen scored unassisted with 26:11 remaining in the second half to lift Connetquot. Emma McKean made 12 saves.
West Babylon 1, East Islip 0: Erin Ehrichs scored the game-winning goal with 2:00 remaining for West Babylon in its Suffolk II opener. Kiera Layden picked up the assist for West Babylon, while goalkeeper Hannah Leddy made 12 saves.
Great Neck South 3, Great Neck North 0: Glory Chung had two goals and one assist to lead Great Neck South in a non-conference win to open the season. Emma Motelson added a goal and Ebrani Kayla had five saves in the shutout.
Bay Shore 3, Sachem East 2: Qendrim Shala had 18 kills and four aces to lead Bay Shore in non-league action. Xander Consenda added 40 assists.
Massapequa 3, Long Beach 2: Matt Fasulo had 16 kills for Massapequa in its 25-27, 25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 25-16 Nassau A-I win. Timmy Drake added 19 kills and five aces. Alec Helford had 45 assists.
Farmingdale 3, Oceanside 1: Dylan Sellitti had 25 assists, Dean Pagano had 12 kills and Matthew Lewis-Flood had nine kills to lead Farmingdale in its Nassau II opener.
Harborfields 3, Comsewogue 1: Casey Morrow had 18 kills, Katelyn Maher had 28 assists and Elora Sherman had 19 digs to lead Harborfields 25-13, 25-13, 18-25, 25-16 in Suffolk V.
Whitman 3, Half Hollow Hills West 2: Olivia Poplawski had 42 assists, six aces, four kills and four blocks to lead Whitman in its 24-26, 23-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-19 comeback non-league win. Ally DeGaray added 15 kills and six aces.
Manhasset 93, Great Neck South 82: Manhasset’s Claire McNeary and Megan Smith both qualified for state championships in the 100 butterfly in a non-conference win over Great Neck South. McNeary finished with a time of 58.12 seconds, and Smith posted a time of 59.16 seconds. The state qualifying time for the 100 butterfly is 1:00.02.