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Top 10: Moments of 2013-14 (#1-5)

August 8, 2014
Andrew Daniel (#20) & Bryce Jackson made life miserable for Ian Barrett and the Whalers (Photo credit: Sag Harbor Express)

Andrew Daniel (#20) & Bryce Jackson made life miserable for Ian Barrett and the Whalers (Photo credit: Sag Harbor Express)

The countdown of the ten best moments of 2013-14 continues with #1-5.

#5 | Cross Country Teams Win Counties | 11/1/2013

After an undefeated League Championship season, the girls cross country team continued their success by cruising to their fourth County Championship in five years with a 26-38-65 victory over Pierson and Southold, respectively. Margot Rashba closed an outstanding career with her fourth individual County Championship.

Girls’ Class D Championship Results

1. Margot Rashba | 21:33

2. Clara Walker | 22:40

4. Miranda Harrigan | 23:49

7. Anna Brummeler | 24:14

14. Elsa Crozier | 27:16

17. Nicole Gray | 28:22

18. Sara Andersen | 28:32

The boys’ team also found Sunken Meadow glory, reclaiming the team title for the first time since 2010 with a narrow 27-28 victory over perennial foe Southold. A Stony Brook runner did not win the individual crown, but the Bears showed their depth by placing five runners in the top ten.

Boys’ Class D Championship Results

2. Jacob Brummeler | 18:52

3. Ayan Mandal | 18:57

7. Luis Irias | 20:31

8. Simon Wynter | 20:32

10. John Desan | 20:44

15. Matt Hollis | 22:08

16. Darryl Baker | 22:16

#4 | Tankeh Fastest in County | 5/30/2014

At the Section XI County Championships, Charles Tankeh followed in the footsteps of the great Justin Song ’05 and Taylor Colucci ’12 by becoming the fastest man in Class B. Song won the 100 meter dash crown in 2004 and Colucci pulled off wins in the 100 and 200 meter dash in both 2010 and 2011. Tankeh continued that impressive lineage by winning the Class B 100 meter dash in 11.36, a mark that placed him 6th overall in Suffolk County. He then came back and won the 200 meter title in a time of 22.18.

Tankeh continued his success at the State Meet where he finished 3rd in the 100 meter dash, obliterating the school record in a time of 10.84.

#3 | Boys Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Titles | 2/15/2014

After winning a third consecutive League Championship, coach Mike Hickey’s 8th during his tenure as head coach, the boys looked ahead to the County Championship and a third consecutive match-up with Pierson. The Whalers were hungry to erase the memory of a 57-27 defeat in the 2013 title game, but this year’s contest began on an ominous note for them as Asaiah Wilson drained a deep 3-pointer, with a hand in his face, on the game’s first possession. That’s all Wilson needed to get going on a night when he would score 18 points, hitting on five 3-pointers. On the next possession Andrew Daniel, Long Island’s leading rebounder for the second consecutive year, converted on an “old-fashioned” 3-point play to wrest away the momentum and all but silence the large Pierson contingent. The result was a 62-36 blowout for back-to-back County titles and the fourth in program history.

While the Bear offense was in high-gear, it was their defense that snuffed out Pierson’s will half-way through the game. Pierson’s Forrest Loesch, who had been averaging 21 points per game, was completely taken out of the game by Brandon Odom’s smothering defense. Odom held Loesch to four points in the last regular season match-up and six points in the County final, two of only three times Loesch was held under ten points all season. Daniel was a monumental presence inside and Bryce Jackson came off of the bench to score 12 points on a variety of difficult shots.

#2 | Rashba Wins 4th Title | 11/1/2013

Margot Rashba closed the second most decorated career in girls cross country history with her 4th consecutive individual County Championship. Only Laura Whitney ’82 has more County titles, winning five from 1977-1981 along with four State Championships. Her leadership, willingness to mentor younger runners, and pure love of the sport will be just as sorely missed as her indomitable stamina.

#1 | Girls Soccer Wins Thriller in County Final | 11/1/2013

In perhaps the greatest comeback in Stony Brook athletics history, the girls soccer team overcame a 1-3 deficit with just four minutes remaining to steal the County title away from Southold and win their 6th Championship in the last seven years. With time ticking down the Bears had a corner kick opportunity that was stymied by the Settler defense. The ball was cleared out of the box, but Julia Shi, who came all the way up-field from her spot on defense, fired a shot into the top right corner from 25 yards to cut Southold’s lead to 2-3. Two minutes later the Bears converted on a corner kick as Annie Skorobohaty forced overtime on a goal assisted by Emily Pius.

After a scoreless overtime period the game moved to penalty kicks where freshman keeper Fiona Farrell emerged as one of the game’s heroes. After turning away 14 shots in regulation, Farrell saved two of Southold’s penalty kicks while Morgan Pius and Skorobohaty converted on Stony Brook’s final two shots to earn the miraculous victory. Pius added a gorgeous goal in regulation, that hit the far post and ricocheted in, and Hannah Barker tallied an assist.

Watch the full game video of the girls’ win here!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 8, 2014 1:27 PM

    Impressive top 10 recap…2014-15 hopefully brings more of the same

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    • August 8, 2014 1:47 PM

      We hope so too! We certainly have some awesome kids of whom we are very proud. Thanks for checking it out and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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