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On This Day In History | 2005

September 17, 2018
Football

Anderson runs past a Warrior

On this day 13 years ago, Terrance Anderson racked up 176 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 carries as the football team topped Wyandanch, 26-6. Anderson also added 13 tackles, including 5 for a loss. Chris Myrtil had 9 tackles and a sack.

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On This Day In History | 1997

September 16, 2018
B Soccer 1997

The ’97 Bears

On this day 21 years ago, Jay Smith broke a scoreless tie 8:27 into the second half to help propel the boys’ soccer team over Pierson/Shelter Island, 3-1. Alex Cunningham and Chris Albert added goals while Justin Chase recorded 6 saves in goal.

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Liotine & SBU Trample Fordham

September 15, 2018
Liotine SBU

LIotine bowls over a Ram (PC: Newsday)

This evening the Stony Brook University football team got off to a great start in the first game of a scheduled six-year series against Fordham as the Seawolves prevailed in the Bronx, 28-6.

Don Liotine ’13 and teammate Jordan Gowins powered a ground game that outgained the Rams an astonishing 311 yards to -7. Liotine racked up 106 yards, his second consecutive week above 100, punctuated by a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half to put the Brook up 28-0 and all but seal Fordham’s fate. The run gave the former Bear the 6th 100+ yard rushing game of his college career.

With the win the Seawolves, currently ranked 24th in the nation, improve to 2-1 and 2-0 vs. FCS competition. They open their CAA Conference slate next Saturday in a home match-up with Richmond.

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Volleyball Grounds Falcons in Scrimmage

September 14, 2018
Volleyball 2018

The girls huddle before game one

This afternoon the volleyball team swept the Knox School, 3-0, in an early season scrimmage on Long Beach Road.

The Bears raced out to a 16-6 lead in game one, powered by their serve, but Knox reeled off six straight points to energize their crowd and close to within 16-12. A Mercedes Alvarez Herrero kill pushed the lead back to 18-13, but consecutive points pulled Knox within 18-15. The Bears responded with four straight aces from Liz Robbins, and back-to-back kills from Bekah Detwiler and Alvarez Herrero to close out a 7-0 run and give the Bears the opening game, 25-15.

The Bears took an early 4-3 lead in game two, an edge they would not relinquish. In fact, they would not trail again the rest of the afternoon. Leslie Kang uncorked four straight aces that pushed the Blue and White advantage to 10-4. A Shannuel Lamptey spike made it 11-5 and consecutive kills from Detwiler and Alvarez Herrero pushed the lead to 19-11, but Knox closed to within 19-14 to resurrect their crowd once again. Lamptey quickly righted the ship with a kill and Robbins slipped a cagey drop shot past the Falcons’ towering blocker for a 21-15 lead. Two more kills from Lamptey, including a rocket into the teeth of Knox’s defense, powered the Bears to a 25-15 win.

The Bears charged out to a 9-1 lead in game three behind three kills from Alvarez Herrero and four aces from Niamh Scanlon, but Knox evened the score at 12-12. The Bears immediately grabbed the lead back with a 5-0 run, punctuated by a pair of Kang aces. Scanlon scored three of the final four points with two aces and a kill to finish off the sweep, 25-15.

The Bears are back in action on Monday in their inaugural PSAA match vs. Our Savior.

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Bears Shutout Panthers

September 14, 2018

This afternoon the boys’ soccer team remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 shutout over Portledge to move to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the PSAA.

The Bears played the Panthers to a standstill after the first forty minutes, thanks in part to Brandon Gicquel’s recent penchant for clearing balls off the goal line, a habit he started in last week’s win over Our Savior.

Once again, the Bears kicked their offense into the gear, galvanized by Tiger Winston who found the back of the net less than ten minutes into the half after Mo Romeus headed a Jai Narain throw-in into the box. Owen Sobel followed less than a minute later when he stole a pass in the Portledge backfield then weaved between three Panthers before finding the top shelf on a lefty strike. Romeus sealed the win with less than four minutes remaining when he took a Winston free kick and volleyed it over the keeper for the final tally.

The Bears are back in action on Wednesday in a home match-up with Our Savior.

Stats

  • Winston: 1 G, 1 A
  • Romeus: 1 G, 1 A
  • Sobel: 1 G
  • Kutame: 4 Saves

Long Island Leaderboard

Jai Narain currently leads all private school players on Long Island, including all independent and catholic schools, in points with 7 (5 G, 2 A). Sobel is 2nd with 6 points (4 G, 2 A) while Winston (2 G, 2 A) and Romeus (3 G, 1 A) are tied for 6th place with four points each.

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On This Day In History | 2012

September 14, 2018
Football 2012

Liotine carries the ball vs. the Bonackers (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On this day six years ago, the football team engineered an incredible comeback vs. Easthampton to move to 2-0 on the season. Here is the recap of the game from Brett Mauser of the Easthampton Press.

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Bonac Football Loses Heartbreaker to Stony Brook

Barely a minute from rejoicing, from a long yet celebratory bus ride home from the north shore, it seemed as though the hard work during the offseason and throughout the week in preparation was finally—thankfully—going to pay off for the East Hampton football team. Late on Friday night at Buyers’ Park in Stony Brook, the Bonackers had the Bears on the ropes.

However, that the Bonackers haven’t recently emerged triumphant was also the cause for their unraveling against Stony Brook. They failed to close out the host Bears, who scored 15 points with less than two minutes remaining in the game, including a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown with 22 seconds left, to score a most improbable 20-14 victory in front of their home crowd.

“These guys are just not experienced at winning football games,” Bonac head coach Bill Barbour said of his team. “They don’t know what it feels like. Winning breeds confidence, confidence breeds more confidence, and right now we don’t have that.”

Following an offsides penalty and a 3-yard run on first down, the Bonackers (0-2 Division IV) had the ball 2nd-and-2 at the Bears’ 26-yard line with an 8-point lead. One more first down would have sealed the victory, East Hampton’s first since 2010. Instead, the mistakes that plagued them for much of the game resurfaced in crunch time—a false start penalty, a dropped toss to the running back, and on fourth down a fumble on the exchange from center to quarterback.

Still, to that point the Bonacker defense had held Stony Brook—which racked up 38 points in beating Greenport in Week 1—to just six during the game’s first 46 minutes. It even forced six turnovers, including three Sergio Betancur interceptions. Stony Brook (2-0 Division IV) made the final two minutes count, however. Senior Don Liotine, who piled up 113 yards on the ground on the night, showed his versatility on a perfectly executed halfback option pass from the Bears 30-yard line. The senior found wide receiver Tyler Hoegsberg behind the East Hampton secondary and he raced untouched down the right sideline for the touchdown.

“We knew it was coming and we picked it off earlier in the game,” Barbour said. “You try and coach them to be prepared for it, but in the heat of the moment, kids try to come up and make a play and the guy gets behind them. It’s frustrating. If I had the answer for it, we wouldn’t have let that happen.”

Needing two points to tie, Stony Brook snapped the ball to Liotine, who roared around the right end and plunged into the end zone, making the score 14-all.

On the ensuing drive, East Hampton quarterback Cortland Heneveld connected on consecutive attempts to Peter Vaziri and Thomas Nelson to give East Hampton possession at the Stony Brook 35-yard line with 40 seconds remaining. On second down, though, linebacker Austin Hulse dropped into coverage and snatched Heneveld’s throw out of the air at the Bears’ 30 and saw nothing but daylight in front of him. The senior won the footrace to the left pylon, giving Stony Brook a 6-point lead with 22 seconds remaining.

East Hampton went four downs and out in its final possession.

“We made too many mistakes,” Barbour said. “I evidently didn’t prepare them for this situation. It boils down to me and my preparation and my training them. Clearly I have not done that.”

Bonac used a big play of its own to take an early lead. On third down from their own 25, Heneveld rolled to his right and found Nelson on the sideline. The junior made one move and then sped to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown. Stony Brook crept to 7-6 by halftime, but East Hampton opened the second stanza with a 51-yard drive that culminated with Vaziri taking a pitch from Heneveld and scoring from 9 yards out, making the score 14-6.

Having forced six turnovers, having given the ball away five times and having squandered countless other opportunities to put points on the board or at least move the chains, Friday’s ranks at or near the top in the recent string of hard-to-swallow defeats. Bonac hopes to end its 15-game slide, which dates back to 2010, next week.

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Felix Nets Pair vs. Staten Island

September 14, 2018

Yesterday afternoon the girls’ soccer team made their first foray into PSAA competition with a 2-1 victory over Staten Island Academy.

After fifty scoreless minutes, the Tigers got on the board first with a goal ten minutes into the second half. Despite arriving on campus with only ten players, Staten Island showed tremendous fight, but the Bears responded with a pair of goals in the ensuing ten minutes to vault back into the lead. Beth Felix netted the equalizer three minutes after the Tigers’ score on a penalty kick. Seven minutes later she follower with a sensational winner, hammering a cross from Madison Logan into the right side netting from outside the 18-yard box.

Sarah Hull (3 saves) and Sophia DiLavore (1 save) played well between the posts and ensured Felix’s pair of scores held up.

The Bears are back in action on Monday in a match at Portledge.

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